1. New Orleans Saints: The 2012 Defense Broke a Record and the Bank

    The 2012 New Orleans Saints defense set the NFL record for most yards allowed in a single season—and broke the bank in the process The Saints defense allowed 7,042 yards ...

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  2. Mississippi State Football: Position-by-Position Spring Practice Preview

    The Mississippi State Bulldogs are set to start spring practice on March 21. Dan Mullen and company will have the task of replacing 10 starters before the season opener against Oklahoma State on August 31 at Reliant Stadium in Houston...

    Tyler Raborn Written by Tyler Raborn about almost 5 years ago 1,994 reads 3 comments

  3. Keenan Lewis Reportedly Chooses New Orleans over a Bigger Offer

    Former Steelers cornerback Keenan Lewis has signed a five-year, $26 million deal with the New Orleans Saints , according to SI.com . The contract contains $10.5 million in guaranteed money...

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  4. Kansas City Chiefs: Alex Smith Faces an Uphill Battle in the City of Fountains

    Alex Smith will be asked to do more with less in Kansas City in this upcoming NFL season. The San Francisco 49ers sent Alex Smith to the Kansas City Chiefs for a second-round ...

    Tyler Raborn Written by Tyler Raborn about almost 5 years ago 3,175 reads 19 comments

  5. NFL Free Agency: A Basic Explanation of the Complex Concept of "Dead Money"

    NFL free agency has football analysts liberally using the term "dead money," and while many NFL fans assume that dead money is a bad thing, they do not know its exact function...

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  6. New Orleans Saints: Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma Will Take Pay Cut or Be Cut

    The Saints are currently $4.3 million over the NFL salary cap and are required to get under the $123 million cap by 4 p.m. ET today. According to spotrac .com's calculations , the Saints are the only NFL team currently above the cap...

    Tyler Raborn Written by Tyler Raborn about almost 5 years ago 451 reads 7 comments

  7. Bill Belichick or Tom Brady: Who Deserves More Credit for the Patriots' Success?

    The New England Patriots are 136-39 under Bill Belichick when Tom Brady is the starting quarterback. Additionally, with Belichick and Brady the Patriots have won five AFC championships and three Super Bowls...

    Tyler Raborn Written by Tyler Raborn about almost 5 years ago 14,788 reads 8 comments

  8. Estimating How Much Matt Barkley's Decision to Stay at USC Cost Him

    Matt Barkley 's decision to stay at USC has cost him a large sum of money. Prior to announcing his decision to stay at USC for his senior season, Barkley was projected to be a top 10 selection in the 2012 NFL draft...

    Tyler Raborn Written by Tyler Raborn about almost 5 years ago 5,569 reads 29 comments

  9. New Orleans Saints: An Analytical Approach to Harper, Smith and Vilma Contracts

    The New Orleans Saints did not get their money's worth last year, according to this in-depth study by Pro Football Focus. Nathan Jahnke described the basic idea behind Pro Football Focus' " Performance Based Value " studies on the website...

    Tyler Raborn Written by Tyler Raborn about almost 5 years ago 4,034 reads 26 comments

  10. Mississippi State Basketball: Not the Worst Team in SEC History

    The Mississippi State men's basketball team failed to win 10 games in the regular season for the first time since the 1986-87 season...

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  11. New Orleans Saints: The Significance of Junior Galette's New 3-Year Contract

    Restricted free agent Junior Galette has signed a three-year contract with the New Orleans Saints . As Nakia Hogan pointed out in his Times-Picayune article , the Saints have been determined to sign Galette ...

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  12. New Orleans Saints: How Sean Payton's Year Away Will Affect the 2013-14 Season

    Sean Payton 's season-long absence from the NFL looks to make several notable impressions on the New Orleans Saints ' 2013-14 season. Payton was suspended for the 2012-13 NFL season for his alleged involvement with a "bounty" program ...

    Tyler Raborn Written by Tyler Raborn about almost 5 years ago 2,947 reads 4 comments

  13. Mississippi State Football: 5 Best NFL Prospects for the Bulldogs in 2013-14

    Dan Mullen's Mississippi State Bulldogs will showcase several players with NFL potential in the 2013-14 season...

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