1. 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...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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 ...

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  7. An X's and O's Guide to Putting NFL QBs Flat on Their Backs

    As much as schemes and philosophies have changed throughout the decades of NFL football, there is one aspect of defensive football that has stood the test of time: getting to the quarterback early and often...

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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...

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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...

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  18. 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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  19. 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...

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  20. 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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  21. 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...

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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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