1. 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...

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  2. 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 ...

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  3. 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...

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  4. 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...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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...

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  7. 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...

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  8. 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 ...

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  9. 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 ...

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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