1. New England Patriots Trade for Aqib Talib: Risk Well Worth Potential Reward

    Trade deadline deals are rare in the National Football League, and 2012 was no exception. There was no fire to the few trade rumors that caught smoke, including rumored deals for Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and St...

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  2. 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Breaking Down How the Entire First Round Will Play Out

    The NFL season is hitting its halfway point, and the league order is finally starting to clear up. Some teams, like the Atlanta Falcons, San Francisco 49ers and Houston Texans, ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 23,360 reads 78 comments

  3. Bradley Roby: Evaluating Potential 2013 NFL Draft Stock of Ohio State Cornerback

    Ohio State redshirt sophomore cornerback Bradley Roby still has two years of college football eligibility left, but he has already established himself as one of the nation’s most dominant cornerbacks ...

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  4. Patriots vs. Rams: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    New England Patriots 45, St. Louis Rams 7 The Patriots struggled to a 4-3 record through their first seven games of the season, but heading into their Week 9 bye, Patriots fans should feel confident about the second half of the season...

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  5. NFL Rumors: 4 Whispers That May Have Some Validity

    With the NFL trade deadline fast approaching—with some teams exceeding expectations and others already having their fans looking ahead to 2013—it is a time of year when rumors start to heat up around the league...

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  6. Jets vs. Patriots: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    New England Patriots 29 , New York Jets 26 (OT) The New England Patriots have had a horrible time with closing out games in the fourth quarter this season, and Sunday’s overtime win against the New York Jets was no different...

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  7. Why Ohio State's Devin Smith Is College Football's Most Frustrating Player

    With only two receptions, but both on touchdown passes for 106 combined yards, Ohio State sophomore wide receiver Devin Smith had an impressive and unique stat line last Saturday versus Indiana...

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  8. 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Pros and Cons for Every Pick in the First Round

    Nearly six full weeks into the 2012 NFL season, barely any clarity has been brought to what the 2013 NFL draft order will look like, as the league’s top teams have struggled while other teams have traded big upset victories with bad losses...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 16,553 reads 48 comments

  9. Patriots vs. Seahawks: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    Seattle Seahawks 24, New England Patriots 23 This loss can’t be an easy one to swallow for a New England Patriots fan...

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  10. Notre Dame Football: Why It's Time to Bench Everett Golson for Tommy Rees

    College football traditionalists, rejoice: Notre Dame football is back. The Fighting Irish have won their first six games of the season, and with a schedule that has included ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 4,917 reads 13 comments

  11. 7 NFL Teams Most Likely to Select a Quarterback in 2013 NFL Draft

    There may be only 32 starting quarterback jobs in the National Football League, but there seem to always be openings for the top rookies in each draft class, and in many cases, ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 3,427 reads 9 comments

  12. Power Ranking the Top 12 Pass-Rushers in the 2013 NFL Draft

    After franchise quarterbacks and left tackles, there is no position in the NFL draft with a greater premium placed upon it than great pass-rushers...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 2,651 reads 3 comments

  13. Broncos vs. Patriots: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    New England Patriots 31, Denver Broncos 21 The New England Patriots improved to a winning record for the first time since winning their first game of the season, by winning ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 9,140 reads 53 comments

  14. NFL Draft 2013: Power Ranking the Top 100 Prospects

    The college football season is less than halfway over, but there have already been significant changes as to which players are projected to be the top prospects for the 2013 NFL draft...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 12,957 reads 12 comments

  15. Patriots vs. Bills: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    New England Patriots 52, Buffalo Bills 28 New England Patriots fans should be thrilled with what they saw from their team in the second half of their contest Sunday versus the Buffalo Bills...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about 2 years ago 9,255 reads 34 comments

  16. How These General Managers Are Running Their Franchises into the Ground

    All 32 men leading NFL franchises as general managers (or in a role equivalent to general managing) have a great background of experience in what they do, and are among the smartest football minds in the United States...

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  17. Why Blaming The New England Patriots' Loss on Replacement Referees Is Ridiculous

    There were many factors within the New England Patriots ’ control that led to their fourth-quarter collapse and 31-30 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday. Some, however, didn’t see it that way...

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  18. Patriots vs Ravens: Final Report Card, Player Grades for New England

    The New England Patriots lost their second consecutive game on Sunday night, and once again, it came down to a game-winning field goal...

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  19. 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Pick-by-Pick Projections for First Round

    The NFL season has nearly two full weeks in the books, and many things have changed from Week 1 to Week 2. With those changes, the projected NFL draft order has shifted as well...

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  20. Cardinals vs Patriots: Final Report Cards, Player Grades for New England

    The New England Patriots had a very disappointing loss in Week 2, falling to the Arizona Cardinals in a 20-18 defeat on Sunday afternoon...

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  21. 2013 NFL Mock Draft: Mocking the Entire 1st and 2nd Rounds with Analysis

    It’s that time of year again, football fans. The college football season is hitting full swing, the NFL’s opening weekend has sent waves throughout the nation, and it’s ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about over 2 years ago 11,898 reads 14 comments

  22. Patriots vs Titans: Final Report Cards, Player Grades for New England

    The New England Patriots got the season off to a great start. A complete performance, with strong efforts from their offense, defense and special teams, earned them a 34-13 victory over the Tennessee Titans in Week 1...

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  23. How Chris Johnson Can Return to Being NFL's Top Running Back

    In 2009, Chris Johnson of the Tennessee Titans was the NFL ’s best running back, and no other back was even close...

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  24. Predicting Every NFL Game of the 2012 Season

    NFL fans, the time of the season has finally come. The 2012 NFL regular season starts on Wednesday night, when the Dallas Cowboys meet the New York Giants in East Rutherford, N...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about over 2 years ago 8,256 reads 55 comments

  25. What Da'Rick Rogers Transferring to Tennessee Tech Means for His Draft Stock

    As of mid-August, the 2012 college football season looked like a golden opportunity for Da’Rick Rogers, a junior wide receiver, to establish himself as one of the nation’s ...

    Dan Hope Written by Dan Hope about over 2 years ago 4,631 reads 10 comments