1. Why NFL Fans Should Be Excited for Tavon Austin's Pro Debut

    “He might be the most explosive player I’ve ever seen in my life.” Mike Mayock has seen plenty of explosive, game-changing players in the thousands of hours ...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 12 months ago 17,760 reads 76 comments

  2. An Updated Look at the Top Battles in NFL Training Camps

    As the first round of preseason games get underway, we start to see visible separation in some of the hottest camp battles of the summer...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 12 months ago 29,136 reads 60 comments

  3. The Most Important Faces of Preseason NFL Action

    As much as season-ticket holders dislike the concept of exhibition football, preseason games serve a vital role in shaping rosters and revealing what the upcoming NFL season may look like...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 12 months ago 21,662 reads 34 comments

  4. The Biggest Emerging NFL Star at Every Position

    As players like Tom Brady and Peyton Manning enter the final stretch of their careers, there is room for young talent to emerge and define a new era of football stars for the next decade...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 123,392 reads 582 comments

  5. Early Lessons from NFL Training Camps

    After a long six months, the NFL offseason is finally over. Now, all 32 teams can get a true feel of exactly what they have in their brand-new roster as they finally put the pads on...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 128,618 reads 127 comments

  6. Which Modern-Day NFL Studs Were Relative Unknowns in Their 1st Training Camps?

    All legends have to start somewhere—in the NFL , “somewhere” is training camp. For rookie free agents and low-round draft picks, the first training camp in an ...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 26,759 reads 123 comments

  7. What Can Training Camps, Preseason Really Tell Us About Regular-Season Success?

    Michael Strahan was fined over a half-million dollars when he took the entirety of training camp to decide that he was not going to retire (although the total was later reduced to about $200,000 by the team)...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 3,317 reads 13 comments

  8. The 25 Most Important Developments from the NFL Offseason

    Offseason? What offseason? Just a few short months after crowning the Baltimore Ravens as world champions, the NFL has seen coaches and general managers fired, star players traded and college stars drafted...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 55,993 reads 76 comments

  9. How Far Away Are the New York Jets from Competing Again?

    As the organization continues to lick its wounds left behind by the previous administration, the New York Jets must look to the future as they try to turn their franchise around into being a respectable, competitive organization once again...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 8,677 reads 40 comments

  10. Can Michael Vick Make Everyone Forget About 2012 Struggles in 2013?

    As Michael Vick waltzed into the Redskins ’ end zone for the second time of the night, he was at the absolute peak of his career...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 5,456 reads 63 comments

  11. Extreme Quarterback Makeover: Breaking Down How Struggling QBs Can Be Reformed

    For most players, the NFL is hardly a place for second chances. Successful comeback attempts are rare—for every Randy Moss , there are countless players who get just a few reps in training camp before they are shown the door...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 4,190 reads 5 comments

  12. Who is the Next Lockdown Cornerback in the NFL?

    As players like Nnamdi Asomugha, Asante Samuel and even Darrelle Revis begin to enter the latter half of their illustrious careers, there is now room for a new generation of great young cornerbacks to build their own legacies in the NFL ...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 59,223 reads 402 comments

  13. Is JJ Watt Overrated, or Truly the Best Defensive Player in the NFL?

    When the Houston Texans drafted J.J. Watt out of Wisconsin 11th overall in the 2011 draft, they obviously thought he could be a huge boost to their paper-thin defense that ranked near the bottom of the league in 2010...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 14,552 reads 177 comments

  14. The Most Patriotic Sights in the NFL Since 2000

    Football is more than just a sport we watch on Sunday afternoons while we eat ourselves into food comas. The NFL product has become a well-stitched fabric of American society that transcends the realm of sports...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 9,144 reads 12 comments

  15. Which NFL Players Face Highest Risk for Sophomore Slumps in 2013?

    What makes the phenomenon of the "sophomore slump" so intriguing is that it is nearly impossible to predict. After all, all of these players are coming off solid rookie campaigns, and at their young age, they should only improve with experience...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 81,096 reads 373 comments

  16. 2013 NFL Rookies Who Already Look Like Draft-Day Steals

    Hitting on first-round picks is essential for any team in order to sustain success—but having success on the second and third days of the draft is what separates the contenders from the pretenders...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 93,028 reads 123 comments

  17. The Blueprint for an NFL Comeback Attempt

    The scale. It remains JaMarcus Russell’s greatest enemy, as he attempts what would be one of the most unlikely comebacks in all of sports...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 5,285 reads 3 comments

  18. How Mark Sanchez Went from Prime Time to Punchline

    “He should’ ve stayed for another year.” USC head coach Pete Carroll was using this awkward press conference as a last-ditch effort to retain his quarterback ...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 15,896 reads 73 comments

  19. Terrell Owens vs. Chad Johnson: Which WR's Downfall Was Worse?

    “I don’t know that you’re taking this whole thing seriously.” Those were the exact words Broward County Circuit Judge Kathleen McHugh uttered to Chad Johnson ...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 12,691 reads 37 comments

  20. How Popular Can the NFL Become?

    Americans refer to baseball as their “national pastime,” but in reality, football dominates the sports landscape in the country that consumes more than any other...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 12,244 reads 43 comments

  21. What Would Be Considered a 'Successful' Season for Eric Fisher?

    Carrying the title of a former first overall pick in the NFL draft is a tremendous honor. The fact that a team is choosing you over hundreds of draftees to build its franchise around creates a feeling only a lucky few get to experience...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 2,951 reads 16 comments

  22. An Idiot's Guide to Being the Smartest NFL Fan in the Living Room

    Now a well-stitched fabric in the world of the American sports fan, the living room or local watering hole on NFL Sundays is more than just a hub to share hours of NFL action...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 5,263 reads 26 comments

  23. Which NFL Team Will Be the Must-Follow Story of the 2013 Season?

    In today’s NFL , innovation is the key to success. Gone are the days in which every team lined up in the same defensive formations every snap...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 27,906 reads 300 comments

  24. Is QB Truly the New York Jets' Biggest Concern This Summer?

    After what seemed like the worst 6-10 season in the history of competitive sports, the New York Jets are turning the page into a new era of personnel decision-making with a fresh new front office in place to turn the organization around...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 3,058 reads 18 comments

  25. A Complete Guide for NFL Quarterbacks to Avoid a Sophomore Slump

    There was a time when rookie quarterbacks were rarely expected to take the field. It was customary to have young passers, even those taken at the top of the draft, sit behind a veteran ...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 5,184 reads 125 comments