1. Houston Texans Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    2013 was going to be the year for the Houston Texans . The Texans were the two-time defending champions of the AFC South. They'd won a playoff game in each of those seasons. They were going to take the next step...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 4,047 reads 33 comments

  2. 2014 NFL Draft: Rounding Up Latest Rumors, Buzz and Speculation

    It's been four long months since the 2013 college football season, but the NFL draft is finally, nearly, mercifully here. Over those months, we've had the scouting combine. Pro Days...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 15,604 reads 29 comments

  3. Is Sam Bradford the Missing Piece for Minnesota Vikings?

    Two years ago, the Minnesota Vikings won 10 games and made a surprising playoff run. However, last year the Vikings backslid to 5-10-1, due in large part to a quarterback situation ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 20,830 reads 66 comments

  4. Twitter Erupts over Scouting Reports, Shows Downside of Longer NFL Draft Process

    Thanks to a scheduling conflict at Radio City Music Hall in New York City, the 2014 NFL draft begins on May 8, a full two weeks later than usual...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 6,444 reads 33 comments

  5. From 1st Overall to Free-Falling: What Happened to Teddy Bridgewater?

    It wasn't that long ago that Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was the favorite to be selected first overall in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 13,972 reads 180 comments

  6. Will the Dallas Cowboys Make a Play for Johnny Manziel in 2014 NFL Draft?

    We've reached uncharted waters in the NFL . With the NFL draft two weeks later than usual in 2014, the rumor mill has 14 extra days to churn...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 39,904 reads 143 comments

  7. Earl Thomas Extension Sets Bar for Safeties, Proves Seahawks Are Model Franchise

    Late last week, word began circulating that the Seattle Seahawks were on the verge of making one of their young defensive backs the highest-paid player at his position in the National Football League...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 49,384 reads 311 comments

  8. Does QB Vince Young Have Anything Left to Offer Cleveland Browns?

    It's been a rough 15 years for the Cleveland Browns since they returned to the NFL in 1999. Nowhere is that more evident than at the quarterback position, which has become something of a running joke for the long-suffering fans of the team...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 16,943 reads 45 comments

  9. Best Trading Partners for the Houston Texans at No. 1 Overall in 2014 NFL Draft

    When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell steps to the podium to kick off the 2014 NFL draft, the Houston Texans will go on the clock with the first overall pick...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 11,133 reads 18 comments

  10. Questions on Defense Could Derail Cardinals' Playoff Hopes in 2014

    The Arizona Cardinals didn't make the playoffs in 2013, but with 10 wins, the Redbirds were still one of the league's more surprising teams...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 3,510 reads 20 comments

  11. Jacksonville Jaguars Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    2013 was a tale of two seasons for the Jacksonville Jaguars . The first half of the year was an 0-8 nightmare. Over that stretch, the Jaguars were outscored by the staggering sum of 264-86...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 9,668 reads 45 comments

  12. Tennessee Titans Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    The Tennessee Titans have been stuck in the worst place an NFL team can be in recent years. Mired in mediocrity. Since their last playoff appearance in 2008, the Titans have won between six and nine games each season...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 11,667 reads 102 comments

  13. Houston Texans Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    2013 did not go at all according to plan for the Houston Texans . After winning the AFC South in 2011 and 2012, the Texans entered the 2013 campaign as a Super Bowl favorite in some eyes...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 15,626 reads 96 comments

  14. Indianapolis Colts Schedule 2014: Win-Loss Predictions for Every Game

    The Indianapolis Colts have put on a clinic in how to turn around a franchise quickly in the NFL . After losing 14 games in 2011 and earning the first overall pick in the 2012 ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 18,256 reads 216 comments

  15. Richard Sherman's Megadeal Will Leave Seahawks with Tough Choices Down the Road

    After he helped lead Seattle to their first Super Bowl title in franchise history, the Seahawks are set to reward cornerback Richard Sherman with a contract that will reportedly make him the NFL 's highest-paid player at the position...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 61,254 reads 305 comments

  16. Can Healthy, Lighter Jason Pierre-Paul Carry the Giants in 2014?

    The 2013 season was a disaster for defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul and the New York Giants . The Giants lost their first six games. Pierre-Paul managed only a pair of sacks in the worst season of his four-year NFL career...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 5,467 reads 14 comments

  17. How Will Latest Roster Moves Affect 2014 NFL Draft?

    It's a somewhat slow time in the NFL . The gap between the conclusion of pro days and the NFL draft (a gap that's wider this year with the draft pushed back to May 8) contains a ton of speculation but very little action...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 23,989 reads 13 comments

  18. ESPN Analyst's Bashing of Jadaveon Clowney Embodies NFL Draft's 'Silly Season'

    The time between the conclusion of pro days and the NFL draft has long been known as "silly season," and for good reason. Agents spread rumors and disinformation in an effort to bolster the stock of their clients...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 29,730 reads 116 comments

  19. Could the Houston Texans Land a Historic Haul in the 2014 NFL Draft?

    The Houston Texans went from the penthouse to the outhouse in 2013, from the two-time defending AFC South champions to a two-win team picking first overall in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 17,177 reads 102 comments

  20. Breaking Down LaMichael James' Trade Value to 49ers and Potential Suitors

    The San Francisco 49ers are an anomaly among NFL teams, a team that makes more trades in a year than some divisions. General manager Trent Baalke is reportedly at it it again...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 15,149 reads 81 comments

  21. What Sidney Rice's Return Means for the Seattle Seahawks

    Not too long ago, it was thought that Sidney Rice was set to become one of the next great wide receivers in the NFL . The Seattle Seahawks were sure enough of it to give Rice a five-year, $41 million contract back in 2011...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 29,519 reads 110 comments

  22. Why Chris Johnson Still Has Plenty Left in the Tank for Jets

    The New York Jets missed the playoffs a season ago, but at 8-8, Gang Green was a pleasant enough surprise to save Rex Ryan 's job as head coach. Well, the Jets aren't resting on those laurels even a little bit...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 2,037 reads 6 comments

  23. Justin Gilbert: How Good is 2014 NFL Draft's Top CB?

    In a National Football League where the single-season records for passing yardage and touchdowns have each fallen twice since 2007, good cornerbacks are worth their weight in gold...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 12,126 reads 29 comments

  24. Matching Jaguars' Offer for C Alex Mack Was Absolute No-Brainer for Browns

    The Cleveland Browns are something of a punchline among other NFL fans. Granted, the organization has brought much of that on themselves with 15 years of futility since rejoining the league...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 14,669 reads 128 comments

  25. Is Colt Lyerla Worth the Gamble in 2014 NFL Draft?

    Every year in the NFL draft, there are talented young players for whom the term "red flags" doesn't quite cover it. This year, there isn't a player flying a bigger scarlet banner than former Oregon tight end Colt Lyerla ...

    Gary Davenport Written by Gary Davenport about 5 months ago 11,001 reads 36 comments