1. What Vick Ballard Injury Means for Indianapolis Colts Offense

    The Indianapolis Colts made the playoffs last year, but it was no thanks to the ground game. The Colts ranked 20th in the NFL in rushing in 2013, in large part due to injuries that ravaged the position...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 10,090 reads 29 comments

  2. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for July 25

    The Detroit Lions are apparently a bunch of slackers. On Friday, seven more NFL teams from Cleveland to Phoenix saw their veterans report for training camp. There is now only one team in the league whose veterans have yet to report...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 26,191 reads 16 comments

  3. Marshawn Lynch Has No Leverage, Little Chance of New Deal by Holding out

    The Seattle Seahawks were the most run-heavy team in the NFC last year, and Marshawn Lynch was the engine that drove that ground game all the way to a victory in Super Bowl XLVIII ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 100,900 reads 514 comments

  4. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for July 24

    The champions have arrived. Among the 11 NFL teams whose veterans reported to training camp on Thursday were the Seattle Seahawks, who kicked off the defense of their win in Super Bowl XLVIII in Renton, Washington...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 20,319 reads 26 comments

  5. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for July 23

    The floodgates have officially opened. On Wednesday, veterans from no fewer than 11 NFL teams will report to training camps from Foxborough, Massachusetts, to San Diego, California...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 8,750 reads 12 comments

  6. Jamaal Charles Extension with Chiefs a Mutually Beneficial Deal at Perfect Price

    The Kansas City Chiefs were one of the NFL 's biggest surprises in 2013, improving by nine wins after a 2-14 record in 2012, and reaching the Wild Card Round...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 30,355 reads 70 comments

  7. Could LB Pat Angerer Save the Atlanta Falcons Defense in 2014?

    The Atlanta Falcons were one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL a season ago, due in no small part to a defense that dropped to 27th in the league...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 8,674 reads 28 comments

  8. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors & Analysis for July 22

    The floodgates are just about ready to open. The New York Giants and Buffalo Bills have already reported for training camp, and, while no teams are scheduled to report on Tuesday, things will get really interesting on July 23...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 57,451 reads 18 comments

  9. Fantasy Football Draft Strategy: The Best Rounds to Draft Each Position in 2014

    The dog days of summer may be in full swing, but it hasn't felt this much like fall in quite a while. That's because all across the NFL , players are reporting to training camp...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 83,530 reads 56 comments

  10. Sammy Watkins Is Key to EJ Manuel's Success or Failure with the Buffalo Bills

    With training camp underway for the Buffalo Bills in Pittsford, New York, all eyes are on quarterback EJ Manuel as he begins his second NFL season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 5,881 reads 14 comments

  11. NFL Training Camps 2014: Updates, Rumors & Analysis for July 21

    We're one step closer to the beginning of the 2014 NFL season. On Saturday, veterans for the Buffalo Bills became the first of their ilk to report for training camp...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 13,990 reads 9 comments

  12. How the Cardinals Can Make Andre Ellington the Breakout RB of 2014

    In 2013, Arizona Cardinals running back Andre Ellington became the first rookie to lead the NFL in yards per carry since Ickey Woods of the Cincinnati Bengals all the way back in 1988...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 9,846 reads 47 comments

  13. Under-the-Radar Players Looking to Become Big Names in NFL Training Camps

    It's almost happy-happy fun time! Across the National Football League, many rookies have already reported for training camp. Veterans will begin to do the same on Saturday , starting with the Bills in Buffalo...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 3 months ago 79,344 reads 110 comments

  14. Michael Sam Can Handle the Spotlight, Now Must Prove He Can Play in the NFL

    On Wednesday night, St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam took the stage at the ESPY awards in Los Angeles to accept the 2014 Arthur Ashe Courage Award...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 15,090 reads 0 comments

  15. Broncos Should Be Patient in Extension Talks with TE Julius Thomas

    The Denver Broncos rode a record-setting offense all the way to a berth in Super Bowl XLVIII last year, thanks in no small part to the exploits of wide receiver Demaryius Thomas and tight end Julius Thomas ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 2,147 reads 14 comments

  16. 49ers Have No Choice but to Play Hardball with Disgruntled TE Vernon Davis

    As the San Francisco 49ers prepare to try to knock the arch-rival Seattle Seahawks off their perch atop the NFC West, it's been a relatively successfully offseason...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 25,338 reads 70 comments

  17. Why Is the NFL Dragging Its Feet on Discipline for Colts Owner Jim Irsay?

    On July 11, the Indianapolis Colts released wide receiver LaVon Brazill a few days after it was announced the third-year pro would miss at least the entire 2014 season after once again violating the NFL 's substance abuse policy...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 9,651 reads 114 comments

  18. Why Richard Sherman-Michael Crabtree Rivalry Is Great for the NFL

    Over the past several years, there's been no better rivalry in the NFL than the one in the NFC West between the San Francisco 49ers and Seattle Seahawks...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 29,988 reads 253 comments

  19. Lack of Greg Hardy Extension Caps Off Dismal Offseason for Carolina Panthers

    2013 was something of a dream season for the Carolina Panthers . After starting the season 1-3, the Panthers reeled off 11 wins in 12 games to stunningly capture the NFC South...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 5,627 reads 41 comments

  20. Extension for Justin Houston Could Cause Big Headaches for Chiefs Down the Road

    The Kansas City Chiefs turned things around in a big way in 2013, but as the team tries to build on last year's successes, the realities of life in the salary-cap era in the NFL loom large over the team...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 8,900 reads 43 comments

  21. How Much Pressure Is Kelvin Benjamin Facing in Carolina Panthers Training Camp?

    Last year, the Carolina Panthers were one of the NFL 's biggest surprises. After starting the season 1-3, the Panthers won 11 of their last 12 games to capture the NFC South. That success brings with it increased expectations for the 2014 season..

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 15,933 reads 63 comments

  22. Have the Patriots Quietly Built the NFL's Most Formidable Defensive Line?

    When discussion turns to the NFL 's best defensive lines, a number of suspects are mentioned. There's the St. Louis Rams , who added disruptive tackle Aaron Donald to an already loaded front this year...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 28,274 reads 85 comments

  23. What's Next for the Dolphins After Dion Jordan Suspension?

    By just about any objective measure, the Miami Dolphins ' 2014 offseason has been sort of a mess. Free-agent acquisition Knowshon Moreno showed up out of shape and had to ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 23,523 reads 105 comments

  24. Can Josh McCown Replicate 2013 Success in Tampa Bay?

    Heading into the 2013 season, Josh McCown was a 34-year-old journeyman backup, a quarterback with all of two starts since 2007. However, when Jay Cutler went down for the Bears last year, McCown didn't just step up...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 3,200 reads 17 comments

  25. Can a Healthy Chris Johnson Recapture Past Glory with the New York Jets?

    There was a time when Chris Johnson was considered arguably the best running back in the National Football League. In 2009, Johnson became the sixth player in NFL history to gain over 2,000 yards on the ground in a single season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 4 months ago 7,231 reads 48 comments