1. Where Must the Miami Dolphins Defense Improve in 2013?

    Plenty of statistics can measure a defense, and the Miami Dolphins defense was seventh-best in the league in the most important metric in football: points...

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  2. 10 Second-Year NFL Players Primed for Breakout Seasons in 2013

    Things don't always click right away for NFL rookies. Sure, we've seen plenty of players have instant success in an NFL that is increasingly incorporating college football principles ...

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  3. A Closer Look at the Miami Dolphins' 2013 Spending Spree

    When it came to addressing their needs this offseason, the Miami Dolphins didn't throw darts at the board. They hit the dartboard with a BRINKS truck...

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  4. What to Expect from the New England Patriots Defense in 2013

    For years, expectations have been kept fairly low for the New England Patriots defense. That's about to change. For the first time in a long time, the defense actually looks better than the offense in practice...

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  5. Which NFL Player Is the Future of Every Position?

    The future of the NFL is already here. We just don't know it yet. We have seen consistent performances from these players on a week-to-week basis early in their careers, but the ...

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  6. Why Stevie Johnson Is Even Better Than You Think

    Size and speed are the flashy measurables that often distinguish a "true" No. 1 wide receiver from a phony, in the eyes of many fans and analysts...

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  7. Weighing the Pros and Cons of Mark Sanchez and Geno Smith

    The New York Jets are down to two true candidates for their starting job at quarterback. There are benefits and drawbacks to putting either Mark Sanchez or Geno Smith under center in Week 1...

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  8. NFL Head Coaches Facing Make-or-Break Seasons in 2013-14

    That sound you hear is several head coaches stirring in their seat. That's because their collective butts are all getting a little hot. The hot seat is part of the harsh reality of being a head coach in the NFL , and things can change rather quickly...

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  9. How Can Dion Jordan Avoid Being Labeled a 'Reach' as a Rookie?

    The Miami Dolphins showed a lot of faith in DE/OLB Dion Jordan by trading up to the No. 3 spot in this year's draft to get him...

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  10. 10 NFL Players in Contract Years Who Could Earn a Big Payday for 2014

    With one year left on their contracts, players throughout the NFL can feel some pressure to produce in order to earn their next contract...

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  11. 5 Teams Facing Dire Salary Cap Situations in 2014

    Salary cap planning can be a nightmare. Not only do you have to find a way to fit every player under the allotted yearly cap—$123 million in 2013—but you must also plan for future years, in which the growth of the salary cap is unknown...

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  12. Why Reshad Jones Is Right to Be Upset About His Contract

    As the Miami Dolphins continue to fight for money to fund stadium renovations, one of their own is fighting for money to fund his livelihood...

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  13. Breaking Down the Buffalo Bills' New-Look Hybrid Defense Under Mike Pettine

    Don't try to pigeon hole the Buffalo Bills as a 3-4 or a 4-3 defense. Now that defensive coordinator Mike Pettine is pulling the strings for the Bills, expect a lot of the ...

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  14. What We Learned from Doug Whaley's Introductory Press Conference as Bills GM

    With Buddy Nix stepping down on Monday, the Bills announced Doug Whaley as their new general manager at a press conference on Wednesday. This completes a slow offseason build toward a brand new infrastructure...

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  15. David Garrard's Departure Cuts Jets' Once-Heavy QB Battle to 2-Horse Race

    What started out as a six-man battle royale for the New York Jets starting quarterback spot is down to four before the start of training camp. First, the Jets informed Tim Tebow that he had been released...

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  16. How Can Ryan Tannehill Build on His Rookie Campaign in 2013?

    As the quarterback goes, so goes the offense. That's why, although the Miami Dolphins have done all they can to take the pressure off of quarterback Ryan Tannehill and make ...

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  17. The 12 Players with the Most to Prove at NFL OTAs

    Every NFL player has something to prove every year. However, some people's jobs depend on it more than others. No matter how safe a player seems, things change very quickly in the NFL...

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  18. After Buddy Nix Transition, What Lies Ahead for Bills Franchise?

    It looks like the Buffalo Bills saved their biggest front office shake-up for the slowest period in the NFL offseason...

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  19. 10 Rookies Most Likely to Have the Biggest Fantasy Impact in 2013

    The past two years have given us some of the most productive rookie seasons in fantasy football history. Some impressive point totals from rookies over the past two years (via NFL...

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  20. Why Did Bill Belichick Target So Many Rutgers Players in the Draft?

    When it comes to the NFL draft, Bill Belichick often uses the buzzword "value" to explain his picks. With his recent history of targeting prospects from specific programs, it's ...

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  21. Why Jets QB Geno Smith Should Ride the Bench as a Rookie

    Sometime during quarterback Geno Smith 's long and stressful wait to be drafted, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers sent him a conciliatory message on Twitter: ...

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  22. Miami Dolphins Get Questions and Answers by Signing Tyson Clabo

    The Miami Dolphins have done everything they can to make sure that Ryan Tannehill is as productive as he can be. That is, except for one very important thing: protecting him with a solid offensive line...

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  23. Offseason Predictions for Every Major NFL Award

    The 2013 NFL draft is in the books, and now that we have a clear view of the 2013 season ahead, anticipation is building fast...

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  24. The Best Player Who Could Be Cut from Every NFL Roster This Offseason

    Good players get cut every year in the NFL . For one reason or another—be it poorly structured contracts, declining play, coaching changes, incoming draft picks or some combination ...

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  25. Why the San Francisco 49ers Won the 2013 NFL Draft

    The rich just got a whole lot richer. The San Francisco 49ers are coming off back-to-back NFC Championship Games and a trip to Super Bowl XLVII . I considered their roster to be the best in the NFL before the 2013 NFL draft even began...

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