1. 2012 NFL Preseason Awards: The Best and Worst Performances

    With the NFL preseason now at a close, we're almost ready for some real, full-octane, high-impact regular-season football. But before we get to that, we've got to cast our minds back just a touch to the games that have already been played...

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  2. Analyzing the Most Common Mistakes Made by NFL QBs

    Playing quarterback at the NFL level is akin to trying to compute some pretty complex problems while being chased by a gang of thugs looking to beat your brains in...

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  3. NFL Rule Changes 2012: What You Need to Know for the Upcoming Season

    With football now approaching like Ray Lewis into a running lane, it’s time we took a little look back at the rule changes that were made by the NFL and how they are going to affect the game in 2012...

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  4. What to Look at When Evaluating NFL Offensive Guards

    Our look at the intricacies of each position in the NFL continues and with this article we get to the real heart of the game—deep in the trenches with a look at offensive guards...

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  5. What to Look at When Evaluating NFL Offensive Tackles

    As I continue this series, which looks the at basic traits needed to succeed at each position, I now get into the trenches—where things often go off the rails a little for some people...

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  6. 5 Things to Look at When Evaluating NFL Tight Ends

    The tight end position has been transformed in recent years in the NFL . While most tight ends were once hulking bodies acting as essentially a sixth offensive lineman who could ...

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  7. Debating the Merits of a 2-QB System in the NFL

    Sounds like lunacy, doesn’t it? In the NFL you have one quarterback, an elite signal-caller leading the team from under center and dragging it to wins...

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  8. NFL Training Camp 2012: Analyzing the Most Heated Battles

    NFL rosters are constantly in a state of flux; rarely is a player or a job untouchable. Training camp represents a stage where players can show what they have and make cases for not just roster spots but for starting jobs, as well...

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  9. How Running Back Became the NFL's Most Worthless Position

    The evolution of football from its earliest days has resulted in a game that would be barely recognizable to any of the founding teams of the NFL back in the 1920s...

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  10. What NFL Analysts Should Look at When Evaluating Wide Receivers

    The NFL hasn't been able to make its mind up about what the perfect wide receiver should look like for the past few years, and despite some obvious success stories, wide receiver remains one of the positions with the highest bust rate in the draft...

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  11. What NFL Analysts Should Look at When Evaluating Running Backs

    Evaluating running backs has become a tricky business in recent years. It wasn't long ago that everybody was looking for the new Walter Payton—a complete running back that ...

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  12. Predicting Every Major NFL Award for the 2012 Season

    It's time to predict the winners of the NFL 's major 2012 end-of-season awards by breaking out some chicken entrails and seeing which way the wind is blowing...

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  13. 2012 NFL Frauds: 7 Teams, Coaches and Players We Don't Believe In

    It's getting close to the start of the 2012 NFL season once again, and that means that we're getting firmly into the season of disinformation...

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  14. Mobile Quarterbacks Redefining the Position

    Every few years, we seem to come back to this debate about mobile quarterbacks redefining the position in the NFL ...

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  15. 10 NFL Players Who Will Become Media Darlings in 2012

    Part of me wanted to begin this article with the time-honored cliché of the dictionary quote to define "media darling...

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  16. 6 Players, Teams and Coaches Who Will Make the Biggest Leaps from 2011 Season

    The NFL offseason is the opportunity for each franchise to move itself forward to develop players, improve coaching personnel and generally reload for a better season the next time around...

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  17. The Best Backup Offensive Linemen in the NFL

    In the NFL today the difference between winning and losing often isn’t how good your starters are, it’s how big the drop off is between them and the guys behind them on the depth chart...

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  18. NFL Scouting 101: What to Look for When You're Watching QBs

    Quarterback has always been the most important position in football, and arguably in all of sports, and it’s never been more so than it is today...

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  19. Power Ranking Each NFL Quarterback Situation Following Minicamps

    As we emerge from the far side of NFL minicamps, we can start to have a look at the various quarterback situations around the league and break out some power rankings...

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  20. NFL Team Scorers Are the Most Important People in the League You Don't Know

    When your job is to break down NFL football and record statistics in the process, you tend to notice things most people wouldn’t even think of...

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  21. Forget Adrian Peterson: The Vikings Are Fine with Toby Gerhart for Now

    Vikings fans are spending much of the offseason receiving endless rehab reports on the progress of Adrian Peterson as he battles back from a catastrophic knee injury suffered against the Washington Redskins late last season...

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  22. Why the Vikings Simply Can't Afford to Lose Percy Harvin

    The Vikings ’ offseason just took a turn for the worse. Yesterday rumors were swirling that Percy Harvin was not happy with the Vikings, and today that escalated into a trade request...

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  23. 10 NFL Starters Who Need to Be Replaced in 2012

    Sometimes in the NFL it isn't about how good somebody is, but about how bad. The biggest improvements can often by made by strengthening the weakest link on a team, by bringing in ...

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  24. Andrew Whitworth and the NFL's All-Underrated Offensive Line

    It's easy for most people to evaluate quarterbacks, receivers, running backs and even many defensive positions for which ready stats are available every which way you look...

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  25. Does the NFL Have Professional Sports' Best Referees?

    Every sport needs officials. They are part of what makes each game great, but they’re also all too often at the center of attention for all the wrong reasons...

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