1. Are NFL Teams Making a Mistake by Punting on 4th Down?

    On November 15 th , 2009, in front of the entire country on Sunday Night Football , Bill Belichick did the unthinkable when he attempted fourth down conversion from his own 28-yard-line late in a matchup against the rival Colts...

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  2. Where Do NFL GMs Come From?

    David Caldwell spent his life trying to prepare for this moment. The fate of a franchise was on his shoulders, just as he envisioned as a lowly scouting assistant for the Panthers 17 long years ago...

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  3. Why 'Good' Just Isn't Good Enough for QBs in Today's NFL

    It is hardly a secret that NFL teams cannot survive with poor quarterback play. After all, nearly every team in need of a quarterback this year found themselves picking in the top 10 picks of April's draft...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 5,360 reads 29 comments

  4. Why Johnny Manziel Will Never Be an Elite NFL Draft Prospect

    At this time last year, no one knew who was going to be the quarterback of the Texas A&M Aggies as they prepared for their first season in the SEC...

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  5. Injured NFL Stars to Be Concerned About This Offseason

    As much as coaches and players love to gloat about how far ahead all of their players are in their rehab schedules, no one truly knows how a player is going to react when the lights are on and the speed of the game is cranked all the way up...

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  6. Win, Lose or Draw for All 32 NFL Teams' Offseasons Thus Far

    As training camp rosters are finalized, an unmatched optimism protrudes into the air for all 32 teams. Every draft pick was a steal, every free-agent signing was a bargain and every player already on the roster is due for a huge 2013 season...

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  7. Which NFL Rookies Have the Highest Pro Potential Ceilings?

    Fair or unfair, the order in which players are drafted is based less on their accomplishments at the collegiate level and more on their upside in an NFL uniform...

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  8. Tale of the Tape for the Epic New York Jets Training Camp QB Battle

    While the Jets ' quarterback situation is a bit less cloudy with Tim Tebow out of town, calling the Jets' quarterback situation will be about as accurate as Mark Sanchez throwing a deep-out...

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  9. Breaking Down the Explosive Pairing of Tyrann Mathieu and Patrick Peterson

    No one knows just how successful Bruce Arians and Steve Keim will be with the Arizona Cardinals as they prepare for their first season, but we do know that they are not afraid to make bold moves that few other teams are willing to make...

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  10. Why Rex Ryan Will Survive the 2013 Season

    " Lame duck ." " Dead man walking ." If you are just tuning in to the never-ending drama of the New York Jets , one would assume that the once-promising career of head coach Rex Ryan was over before he had a chance to revive it...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about 1 year ago 4,581 reads 36 comments

  11. Where Does Tim Tebow Stand with Jets After the Draft?

    Under new general manager John Idzik , the Jets have undergone a ton of change in a few short months. Many of the former cornerstones of the team, including franchise icon Darrelle ...

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  12. Initial Post-Draft Depth Chart for the New York Jets

    The following slides will break down each position now that the bulk of the roster building is now over. The Jets will continue to build their training camp roster with more free agent signings...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about over 1 year ago 7,267 reads 61 comments

  13. New York Jets' Post-Draft Wish List

    The draft shows may be over after the final bell rings at the end of the seventh round, but for NFL teams, the precious hours immediately following the draft is the most hectic time of the weekend...

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  14. Tommy Bohanon to Jets: How Does FB Fit in New York?

    With their final selection in the 2013 NFL draft, the Jets added yet another power blocker to further beef up their interior blocking presence. Looking at Tommy Bohanon as a player, this pick looks like it has Rex Ryan 's hands all over it...

    Ryan Alfieri Written by Ryan Alfieri about over 1 year ago 2,375 reads 5 comments

  15. William Campbell to Jets: How Does the DT/OG Fit in New York?

    The New York Jets continued to beef up in the trenches with the selection of William Campbell , a highly touted prospect coming out of high school who never quite lived up to the billing during his time at Michigan...

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  16. Oday Aboushi to Jets: How Does the OL Fit in New York?

    The New York Jets have taken their second offensive lineman in a row, adding UVA left tackle Oday Aboushi to the messy offensive line situation. A Brooklyn native, Oday has four years of playing experience, including three as a starter...

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  17. New York Jets 2013 Mock Draft: Predictions for Day 3

    The first two days of the draft are in the books, and the Jets are in a much different place than they once were...

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  18. Jets Trading for Chris Ivory Was Necessary Move for John Idzik

    The Jets trading for Chris Ivory is a good sign for them in more ways than one. The on-field positives are obvious: while Ivory may be buried on a Saints depth chart that is ...

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  19. Brian Winters to Jets: How Does the OL Fit in New York?

    After adding a quarterback and a pair of defensive studs, the New York Jets turned their attention to rounding out their roster by filling needs with a deep class of middle-round prospects...

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  20. Geno Smith to Jets: How Does QB Fit with New York?

    After a long Thursday night in the green room, the "Geno-slide" is over. Without moving up, the Jets have landed the consensus top quarterback in the draft at the top of the second round, providing tremendous value...

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  21. Geno Smith to Jets: What Does New QB Mean for Mark Sanchez, Tim Tebow?

    The draft-day free fall for Geno Smith is over, and a new era of quarterbacks in New York has begun. Second-round pick or not, the New York Jets ' selection of the player widely ...

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  22. Jets 2013 Mock Draft: Predictions for Day 2 and Beyond

    While the Jets did not do any wheeling and dealing to move around the draft board, they wound up with results that few expected, finding themselves a replacement for Darrelle Revis in Dee Milliner and a new interior pass-rusher with Sheldon Richardson...

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  23. Sheldon Richardson to Jets: How Defensive Tackle Fits in New York

    John Idzik was dead-set on adding athleticism and explosiveness to his roster no matter what position he was going to be at...

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  24. Dee Milliner to Jets: How Does Cornerback Fit with New York?

    As the top players on the Jets ' draft board were snatched up, New York general manager John Idzik was forced to do the unthinkable and directly replace Darrelle Revis with his first selection...

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  25. New York Jets 2013 Draft Picks: Results, Analysis and Grades

    This is no ordinary draft for the New York Jets , even just two years removed from their last AFC Championship appearance. The roster is in tatters, loaded with bad contracts at key positions and enough holes to set the scene for a Louis Sachar novel...

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