1. Chris Simms' Week 7 NFL Picks

    When NFL teams go to the Super Bowl, everyone expects them to be awesome again the next season. This is especially true when a team wins the big game. I can tell you, though, that this isn't always the case...

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  2. Chris Simms' Superstars of NFL Week 6

    The term "superstar" gets thrown around an awful lot, but let me tell you, I know a real superstar when I see one. When I entered my first NFL training camp with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I met Warren Sapp...

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  3. NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Week 7?

    The NFL is a wild league. There is so much talent and so much parity among the 32 teams that it's rare to see games go as expected...

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  4. Chris Simms' Week 6 NFL Picks

    For the first time in the 2017 season, we're getting teams coming off true bye weeks. The Miami Dolphins and Tampa Bay Buccaneers' Week 1 byes were major anomalies...

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  5. Chris Simms' NFL All-Week 5 Team

    The NFL is a wild world. It's often considered a quarterback-driven league, but in Week 5, we saw two different teams win games in which their signal-callers didn't even throw for 100 yards...

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  6. NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Week 6?

    Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has earned a reputation as a meticulous worker and a creature of habit. When I was with the organization, though, I was impressed by what I saw from him when plays didn't go as planned...

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  7. Chris Simms' Week 5 NFL Picks

    There's a common philosophy in the NFL that the season is a long one. You might not view games in Week 5 as particularly important, but I'm here to tell you that every game this week is meaningful...

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  8. Chris Simms' NFL All-Week 4 Team

    Having an upper-echelon quarterback changes the complexion of an NFL team. I saw this firsthand during my time as a scout with the New England Patriots...

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  9. NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Week 5?

    I was fortunate enough to be around some tremendous coaches during my time as an NFL player and scout. One thing I learned from guys like Jon Gruden and Bill Belichick is the most successful teams are the ones that don't consistently beat themselves..

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  10. Chris Simms' Week 4 NFL Picks

    Heading toward the second month of the NFL season, games become about matchups as much as talent. By now, we have a good idea of what teams' weaknesses and strengths are...

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  11. Chris Simms' NFL All-Week 3 Team

    By this point in the NFL season, the truly great players begin to separate themselves. Not only are they in the rhythm of the regular season and finally in game shape, they—like ...

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  12. NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Week 4?

    Everyone is good in the NFL . That's one of the first lessons I learned when I came into the league as a rookie quarterback...

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  13. Chris Simms' Week 3 NFL Picks

    Heading into Week 3 of the 2017 NFL season, it's time to realize that last year's narratives need to be left behind. We can no longer sit here and look at Denver Broncos quarterback Trevor Siemian as a place holder...

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  14. Chris Simms' NFL All-Week 2 Team

    There are certain players in the NFL I refer to as game-plan-changers, guys who alter an opposing team's strategy heading into a game. A prime example from my days playing in the NFC South was Julius Peppers...

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  15. NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Week 3?

    Offensive line play is extremely important. I only started one playoff game in my NFL career, but I can tell you that a strong line was a big part of the reason I was able to...

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  16. Chris Simms' Week 2 NFL Picks

    For NFL players, the second week of the season can be a lot more comfortable than the first. You have film on your opponent, you know what to expect and you have that first game of the season out of the way...

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  17. Chris Simms' NFL All-Week 1 Team

    Sometimes, you don't realize how great an NFL player is until you study his game film. Back when I was working with the New England Patriots, I was tasked with advance scouting the upcoming opponents...

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  18. NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Week 2?

    Week 1 of the NFL season is tough; I don't care how impressive your team is. Even after the preseason, teams aren't sure what they are. They're even less sure what their opponent is going to be...

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  19. Chris Simms' Week 1 NFL Picks

    When I played quarterback in the NFL , Week 1 was always exciting. Yet, it was also a little bit scary. You've spent so much time in the offseason planning that you almost feel overprepared...

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  20. Chris Simms' Regular-Season Awards Watch List

    The NFL preseason is over, and we now have a full regular season worth of games to look forward to—each of them actually meaningful. Of course, the NFL season is more than just a collection of 256 games...

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  21. NFL Power Rankings: Where Does Every Team Stand Heading into Regular Season?

    Coming out of NFL preseason Week 4, we don't have a lot of new team evaluation. I believe the fourth preseason game is almost a waste for any player who has been in the league for more than three years...

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  22. Chris Simms' Preseason NFL All-22 Team

    We've almost reached the 2017 NFL regular season, which, of course, means the return of my All-22 team. As a former player and former scout, I can tell you that closely studying ...

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  23. NFL Power Rankings: Chris Simms' Rankings Heading into Preseason Week 4

    Finally, we're getting to see some real football. With preseason game No. 3 complete, we've gotten an idea of how teams are shaping themselves...

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  24. NFL Power Rankings: Chris Simms' Rankings Heading into Preseason Week 3

    We're halfway through the NFL preseason. While much of what we've seen still isn't NFL reality, we're finally starting to get a good idea of what teams might look like once the regular season arrives...

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  25. NFL Power Rankings: Chris Simms' Rankings Heading into Preseason Week 2

    One thing NFL fans shouldn't do this early in the preseason is overreact. We've barely seen half the league's starters in action, and most of the starters we have seen aren't close to being at their best...

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