1. Time for Browns to Admit Mistake, Move on from Johnny Manziel

    To say that the Cleveland Browns are desperate for a franchise quarterback would be something of an understatement. The team hasn't had one in about three decades, since the halcyon days of the mid-1980s and Bernie Kosar...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 101,934 reads 390 comments

  2. Eric Mangini Hire Not a Home Run for 49ers, but Defense Remains Potent

    It's a period of great upheaval in the Bay Area, as the San Francisco 49ers try to shake off a disappointing 2014 season that led to the departure of head coach Jim Harbaugh...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 20,170 reads 46 comments

  3. 2015 NFL Free Agents: The 10 Hottest Names on the Market

    The confetti hasn't even settled on Super Bowl XLIX, but already the vast majority of NFL teams are looking forward to 2015. Scouts and front office personnel are in Mobile, Alabama, as we speak for this weekend's Senior Bowl...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 139,081 reads 155 comments

  4. Chicago Bears Complete Coaching Overhaul with Adam Gase OC Hire

    After a 2014 season in the Windy City that could be characterized as a cross between a catastrophe and a dumpster fire (perhaps a dumptastrophe?), there are big changes afoot for the Chicago Bears ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 61,925 reads 156 comments

  5. Cowboys Can't Afford to Pick Up Option on Underachieving Mo Claiborne

    The Dallas Cowboys have some work to do this offseason after winning the NFC East for the first time since 2009. Key pieces of the offense like wide receiver Dez Bryant and running back DeMarco Murray are set to hit free agency...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 21,883 reads 66 comments

  6. After Losing Gary Kubiak, Marc Trestman Best Plan B Ravens Could Ask for at OC

    There's been more than a little turmoil surrounding the Baltimore Ravens following their playoff loss to the New England Patriots , with offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak jumping ship to become the new head coach of the Denver Broncos ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 55,287 reads 149 comments

  7. Why Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson Deserve NFL's Richest QB Contracts

    For Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson , this is a time of happiness and excitement, as his team is in the Super Bowl for a second straight season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 30,475 reads 249 comments

  8. Marshawn Lynch, Russell Wilson Executing Zone Read Key for Seattle in Super Bowl

    For three-plus quarters of the NFC Championship Game, the Seattle Seahawks offense sputtered against the Green Bay Packers ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 10,010 reads 58 comments

  9. Bleacher Report's Post-Conference Championship Awards

    The combatants have been set. On Sunday, Feb. 1, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks will meet at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The winner will leave as Super Bowl champions...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 65,073 reads 173 comments

  10. Cowboys Face Difficult 'Challenge' in Retaining Dez Bryant, DeMarco Murray

    The Dallas Cowboys are coming off one of their most successful seasons in years. The team won 12 regular-season games and captured its first division title and postseason victory since 2009...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 32,260 reads 193 comments

  11. Veteran Combine a Win-Win for NFL and Players, but Must Be Handled Carefully

    Next month in Indianapolis, this year's incoming crop of rookies will take part in the NFL Scouting Combine...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 34,066 reads 77 comments

  12. NFL Free Agents 2015: Who's Guaranteed to Break the Bank?

    The playoffs aren't over yet, but for 28 of the NFL 's 32 teams, 2014 is already in the rearview mirror. For those franchises, the process of getting better for the 2015 season ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 172,319 reads 134 comments

  13. Falcons Wise to be Patient in HC Search, Wait for Seahawks DC Dan Quinn

    The pieces are starting to fall into place. In just the past 24 hours, three NFL teams have hired new head coaches...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 11,587 reads 51 comments

  14. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: B/R's Conference Championship Projections

    Time flies when you're having fun. It seems like only yesterday that the Green Bay Packers traveled to Seattle to face the Seahawks on opening night 2014, a game that ended in an emphatic Seahawks victory...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 84,844 reads 234 comments

  15. How Did Things Get so Bad so Fast for the Denver Broncos?

    My, oh my, how quickly things can change in the NFL . At the beginning of the 2014 season, the Denver Broncos were viewed as one of, if not the leading contenders to represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLIX...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 22,338 reads 89 comments

  16. Hiring of Todd Bowles Continues Positive Momentum for Floundering New York Jets

    The New York Jets have become something of a punchline in the NFL in recent years, a team known more for locker-room rifts and sideshow signings than for winning football games...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 80,271 reads 134 comments

  17. Does Duron Carter Bring More to NFL Table Than Famous Father?

    Over the past few months, there's been quite a bit of buzz surrounding CFL wide receiver Duron Carter. The youngster has been linked to at least a dozen teams, including the Minnesota Vikings...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 24,510 reads 48 comments

  18. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: Expert Conference Championship Picks

    And then there were four. After last weekend's divisional round, only two games remain before Super Bowl XLIX. On Sunday, the Halas and Hunt trophies will be awarded to the champions of the NFC and AFC, respectively...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 100,355 reads 107 comments

  19. Bleacher Report's Post-Divisional Round Weekend Awards

    The NFL 's "Final Four" for the 2014 season is set. On Saturday, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks advanced to their respective conference championship games. They were joined on Sunday by the Green Bay Packers and Indianapolis Colts...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 139,827 reads 317 comments

  20. Contract Extension for Joe Philbin Commitment to Mediocrity by Dolphins

    In 2014, the Miami Dolphins went 8-8. It was the second straight season that the team posted that record, and the sixth straight season that the Dolphins have missed the postseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 8,104 reads 87 comments

  21. What Atlanta Falcons' Front-Office Restructuring Means for Team's Future

    After back-to-back disappointing seasons that culminated in a humiliating blowout loss to the Carolina Panthers in a winner-takes-the-NFC South Week 17 game, there are big changes afoot in Hotlanta as 2015 dawns...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 9,173 reads 16 comments

  22. Star Lotulelei's Injury Is Back-Breaking Blow for Underdog Carolina Panthers

    As we ready for the divisional round of the 2014-15 playoffs, the Carolina Panthers are the week's biggest underdogs. According to Odds Shark , the powers that be in Las Vegas have installed the Panthers as 10...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 13,539 reads 57 comments

  23. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: B/R's Divisional Round Projections

    Now things get really interesting. On Saturday, the divisional round of the 2015 NFL playoffs gets underway, which can mean only one thing—time for the big dogs to eat...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 149,074 reads 221 comments

  24. NFL Playoff Predictions 2015: Expert Consensus Divisional Round Picks

    The tournament is underway. The 2014 NFL playoffs began this past weekend, with four teams moving on while four more saw their seasons end. In the case of the Arizona Cardinals, it happened in the most ignominious way possible...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 129,224 reads 290 comments

  25. The Atlanta Falcons Need Many Things, but Doug Marrone Isn't One of Them

    As 2015 begins and the Atlanta Falcons try to shake off the stink of a losing season punctuated by a devastating blowout loss in Week 17 that cost the team the NFC South, the team is in the market for any number of improvements...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 17,837 reads 22 comments