1. Is Montee Ball Ready to Become an NFL Workhorse?

    The classic NFL workhorse that carries the ball 20 times per game is a dying breed. In fact, no qualifying running back averaged 20 carries per game in the NFL in 2013 for the first time since 1990...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 14,360 reads 47 comments

  2. Will Maurice Jones-Drew Find More Running Room in Oakland?

    The Oakland Raiders signed so many veteran players this offseason that they are now one of the oldest teams in the league...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 19,849 reads 68 comments

  3. Trading Eric Berry Wouldn't Help the Kansas City Chiefs

    The Kansas City Chiefs aren ’t in a great position to build upon their 2013 season for several reasons. First, they weren ’t very active in free agency because they didn ’t have much cap space...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 4,182 reads 21 comments

  4. How Does Greg Robinson Compare to NFL's Best Offensive Tackles?

    Comparing draft prospects to successful NFL players is dangerous. A prospect might be a carbon copy from a size perspective to a successful NFL player but never perform at the same level...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 6,114 reads 6 comments

  5. Which 2014 Draft Prospect Should the Chargers Pair with Keenan Allen?

    Even though wide receiver isn’t one of the San Diego Chargers ’ biggest needs, it’s a position they should be keeping an eye on. The 2014 NFL draft is loaded with quality receivers, so there could be a lot more value on the board...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 6,129 reads 18 comments

  6. Why the Oakland Raiders May Not Draft a Quarterback in 2014

    At first, the idea that the Oakland Raiders won’t draft a quarterback in the 2014 NFL draft seems extreme...

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  7. Broncos' Offseason Spending Spree, Depth Allow for Luxury Picks in 2014 Draft

    The Denver Broncos are trying to win a Super Bowl next season, but they will have to avoid the hangover of being the loser of the previous year’s big game. Free-agent acquisitions like strong safety T...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 15,736 reads 25 comments

  8. Failure to Land DeSean Jackson Leaves Raiders Desperate for Help

    Oakland Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie has done a good job rebuilding this offseason. After a rocky start that included voiding the contract of their most high-profile ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 29,604 reads 365 comments

  9. 2014 NFL Draft: What Makes This WR Class so Special?

    The NFL has treated running backs like dirt for the last few years, but teams will spare no expense in the pursuit of a prolific passing game...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 60,943 reads 127 comments

  10. Why the Kansas City Chiefs Were Wise Not to Chase DeSean Jackson

    Since it became clear that the Kansas City Chiefs were not going to retain wide receiver Dexter McCluster, fans have been clamoring for the team to find a replacement...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 6,140 reads 12 comments

  11. Maurice Jones-Drew Adds Welcome Flexibility to the Oakland Raiders

    The Oakland Raiders have made quite a habit of signing players on Friday. General manager Reggie McKenzie kept it up by inking running back Maurice Jones-Drew to a three-year deal, according to Scott Bair of CSN Bay Area...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 22,154 reads 43 comments

  12. Why Johnny Manziel Would Be a Disaster for the Oakland Raiders

    Even after trading for quarterback Matt Schaub, the Oakland Raiders need to find their quarterback of the future. The odds are now against the Raiders using the No...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 21,604 reads 113 comments

  13. Reaching for Quarterbacks on Draft Day Poses Massive Risk for NFL GMs, Coaches

    For teams that don’t have a franchise quarterback, finding one is a top priority. It’s common knowledge that a good quarterback is a requirement if a team is going to sustain success...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 15,785 reads 45 comments

  14. Can Eric Fisher Solidify the Chiefs Offensive Line on the Left Side?

    The Kansas City Chiefs made a critical error in the 2013 NFL draft by selecting Eric Fisher No. 1 overall. Not because Fisher didn’t deserve to be the first player drafted, he did...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 1,910 reads 3 comments

  15. The Kansas City Chiefs Will Look to Draft to Offset Offensive Losses

    Over the last two years, general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid have rebuilt the Kansas City Chiefs . When the two men took the job, they had a handful of talented players, but they needed a quarterback and a new direction...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 7,075 reads 3 comments

  16. Why Trading for Matt Schaub Was Best Option for the Oakland Raiders

    The Oakland Raiders were in desperate need of a starting-caliber quarterback until agreeing to trade a late-round draft pick to the Houston Texans for Matt Schaub on Friday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 47,406 reads 341 comments

  17. How Donald Brown Will Fit in the San Diego Chargers Offense

    The San Diego Chargers left many people scratching their heads after signing running back Donald Brown to a three-year, $10.4 million contract at the start of free agency...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 6,723 reads 8 comments

  18. What Is the Oakland Raiders' Plan for Menelik Watson?

    The Oakland Raiders have put an emphasis on improving their offensive line through free agency. After losing left tackle Jared Veldheer to the Arizona Cardinals , the Raiders have ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 26,100 reads 59 comments

  19. How the Denver Broncos Can Get Even Better This Offseason

    The Denver Broncos made a splash in free agency in 2013 by signing slot receiver Wes Welker and right guard Louis Vasquez. They did it again in 2014 by signing strong safety T...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 13,704 reads 33 comments

  20. Raiders Sign James Jones as Reggie McKenzie Rebounds from Rocky Start

    The start of free agency was rocky for the Oakland Raiders and general manager Reggie McKenzie. The team’s best two players, defensive end Lamarr Houston and left tackle Jared Veldheer signed elsewhere...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 32,084 reads 209 comments

  21. How Emmanuel Sanders Can Replace Eric Decker in Denver Broncos Offense

    Everyone expected Eric Decker ’s departure from the Denver Broncos in free agency. Given the numbers Decker put up over the last two years (172 catches, 2,352 receiving yards), ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 38,713 reads 53 comments

  22. Chiefs Sign Vance Walker, Grading the Move and What It Means for Kansas City

    The Kansas City Chiefs have been quiet during free agency to this point. General manager John Dorsey is taking a page from Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson so far, ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 8,258 reads 4 comments

  23. Raiders Sign Austin Howard, Grading the Move and What It Means for Oakland

    The much-anticipated start to free agency for the Oakland Raiders ended with a thud on the first day, as the team signed former New York Jets right tackle Austin Howard . The Raiders spent the majority of Tuesday focused on offensive linemen...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 23,261 reads 33 comments

  24. Raiders Sign LaMarr Woodley, Grading the Move and What It Means for Oakland

    The Oakland Raiders placed an emphasis on upgrading their defensive line on Thursday by inking a pair of veteran pass-rushers to two-year deals...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 19,723 reads 34 comments

  25. Oakland Raiders Finally Make Much-Needed Free-Agent Splash Signing Justin Tuck

    It’s been a rough few days for fans of the Oakland Raiders . Blessed with an abundance of salary-cap space and cursed with little talent, the team’s biggest moves were to sign right tackle Austin Howard and running back Darren McFadden ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about over 1 year ago 31,939 reads 107 comments