1. Building the Franchise Backfield Blueprint for Today's NFL

    In the stock market, they call it "diversification." The theory: Instead of investing all your money into one asset, you spread money over a number of different investments...

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  2. Sammy Watkins Can Make Instant Impact in Buffalo Bills Offense

    Transcendent talents at wide receiver are hard to come by, but t he Buffalo Bills may have overpaid by giving up next year's first-round selection to move up five spots from No...

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  3. What We Learned from Jets QB Geno Smith's 2013 Season

    The New York Jets ' 2013 season often took on the personality of its quarterback: flashing brilliance at times, mired with inconsistency at other times. In the NFL , it's never about what you did last year...

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  4. What We Learned from Bills QB EJ Manuel's 2013 Season

    The Buffalo Bills drafted EJ Manuel 16th overall to be the franchise quarterback. A review of his rookie season shows that while he possesses some of the necessary tools to ...

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  5. NFL Players with the Most to Prove in Offseason Workouts

    There are far better places to prove yourself than in an offseason workout in shorts and shells. No player can truly prove anything until the regular season begins on September 4...

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  6. Have the Buffalo Bills Done Enough to Get over the Hump in 2014?

    The Buffalo Bills ' regime is in its second year, but their time may already be running out. Quarterback EJ Manuel has yet to prove his worth as a young NFL quarterback and ...

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  7. Consistency Is Key for Calvin Pryor's Success with the New York Jets

    Fear. Pain. Intensity. The New York Jets made Louisville safety Calvin Pryor their first-round pick for a number of tangible reasons, but the intangible ones are just as important to head coach Rex Ryan ...

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  8. Where Does Jarvis Landry Fit into Dolphins' Plans at WR?

    After the Miami Dolphins spent over $100 million total on wide receivers Mike Wallace , Brian Hartline and Brandon Gibson in March 2013, no one expected wide receiver to be anywhere near the top of the priority list just 12 months later...

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  9. Jimmy Garoppolo Could Be Next Tom Brady or Next Ryan Mallett for Patriots

    There is life after Tom Brady. The New England Patriots are fully aware that one day their Super Bowl-winning, two-time league MVP quarterback will retire. There is also life after Ryan Mallett, whose contract expires after the 2014 season...

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  10. Projecting the Miami Dolphins' New-Look Offensive Line

    The rebuild is complete. The Miami Dolphins have turned over four-fifths of their offensive line in a two-month span...

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  11. New York Jets Make Smart, Frugal Choices with 'Volume Approach' on Offense

    Throw a bunch of darts at the board, and see how many hit. That's the thinking behind the volume approach in the NFL team-building process, and the draft in particular: Bring ...

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  12. 2014 NFL Draft: Breaking Down the AFC East Post-Draft

    Did anyone get closer to catching the New England Patriots, or are Tom Brady and Bill Belichick still kings of the throne in the AFC East? That's the question everyone in New ...

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  13. New England Patriots' 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The New England Patriots were on the doorstep of the Super Bowl, but with their nine picks over the weekend, they chose to take the long view to keeping their franchise successful rather than the short view to get over the hump and win now...

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  14. Buffalo Bills 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Buffalo Bills entered the 2014 NFL draft with six selections, but wound up making seven by the time it was done...

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  15. Miami Dolphins' 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Miami Dolphins have not made the playoffs since 2008. If they want to finally break the trend, and finally break .500, they will need to get major contributions from their 2014 draft class...

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  16. New York Jets 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    Rex Ryan is on the year-to-year plan as head coach of the New York Jets , so if he is going to stick around for any length of time, the Jets will need to get significant contributions from this year's draft class...

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  17. Patriots Finally Find Their Heir Apparent to Tom Brady in Jimmy Garoppolo

    The New England Patriots are hoping that Tom Brady magically discovers the fountain of youth and never has to retire. But they know, deep down, that's not going to happen. Because a fountain of youth doesn't exist...

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  18. Jace Amaro Adds Much-Needed Wrinkle to New York Jets Offense

    The New York Jets are stealing a page from the playbook of their division rivals, the New England Patriots ...

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  19. NFL Draft 2014: Matching Remaining Day 2 Quarterbacks to QB-Needy Teams

    Blake Bortles to the Jacksonville Jaguars. Johnny Manziel to the Cleveland Browns. Teddy Bridgewater to the Minnesota Vikings. The first round of the 2014 NFL draft was full of surprises, trades and surprise trades for the top quarterbacks selected..

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  20. Dominique Easley Could Be Vince Wilfork Successor or Big-Time Injury Bust

    Maybe former New England Patriots linebacker Willie McGinest knew something no one else knew. He seemed to foreshadow the Patriots' eventual first-round pick when he spoke to the media at Gillette Stadium before the NFL draft on Thursday...

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  21. Dolphins Reach for Need to Select Tennessee T Ja'Wuan James

    The Miami Dolphins were 60 percent of the way to a complete offensive line. They now hope to be up to 80 percent after using their first-round pick on Tennessee offensive lineman Ja'Wuan James...

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  22. Bills Pay Steep Price to Kick-Start to New Era at WR with Sammy Watkins

    Between Stevie Johnson, Robert Woods, T.J. Graham, Marquise Goodwin and Mike Williams, the Buffalo Bills have plenty of guys at wide receiver. But they don't have the guy ...

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  23. New England Patriots Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    How is a team that continually competes for the AFC Championship and/or Super Bowl supposed to improve year after year? That's a question that Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots ' front office has been asking for over a decade...

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  24. Buffalo Bills Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    Can the Buffalo Bills break their three-year 6-10 streak? The answer to that question will likely depend on the answer to another question: Can the Buffalo Bills hit a home run in ...

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  25. New York Jets Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    The New York Jets have 12 chances to improve their roster with a league-leading 12 selections in the 2014 NFL draft. If it feels like an embarrassment of riches, that's because it is...

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