1. Offseason Issues Demonstrating Major Crisis of Leadership for Chargers

    Quarterback Philip Rivers has been reluctant to engage in long-term contract talks with the San Diego Chargers this offseason. At first, he didn ’t want to talk at all, fueling trade speculation prior to the draft...

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  2. Have the Chiefs Become the NFL's Most Overlooked Team?

    The offensive line is bad. Alex Smith isn ’t an elite quarterback. No wide receivers caught a touchdown pass last season. Outside linebacker Justin Houston is going to hold out...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 22 hours ago 5,410 reads 12 comments

  3. Why the NFL Is Primed for a Technological Revolution

    The NFL is a slow-moving machine by today’s standards. It didn’t upgrade to high-definition “All-22” coaching film until 2013, even though most colleges and many high schools had already invested in it...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 days ago 12,245 reads 15 comments

  4. 10 Late-Round Picks Who Could Get Early Playing Time

    When NFL teams select draft picks in the first three rounds, they expect them to contribute. Players drafted on Day 1 and Day 2 should be key backups at worst, preferably rotational players and ideally starters...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 6 days ago 53,977 reads 98 comments

  5. Athleticism, Smarts Will Help Chris Conley Play DeSean Jackson Role for Chiefs

    The Kansas City Chiefs were able to sign wide receiver Jeremy Maclin to fill a major need thanks in part to his prior relationship with head coach Andy Reid...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 10 days ago 9,459 reads 11 comments

  6. Playing Boom or Bust with the 10 Biggest Moves of the 2015 NFL Offseason

    Some of the biggest coaching moves, trades and signings in the NFL this offseason will be successes and some will be failures. We know from history that not every team actually wins the offseason despite what most fans are feeling in May...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 11 days ago 109,351 reads 308 comments

  7. What's Next in the Oakland Raiders' Road Back to Relevance?

    It’s been a long time since the Oakland Raiders were relevant in the NFL . The last time they were even in the playoff conversation was in 2011, when they were 7-4 after 11 games...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 15 days ago 20,950 reads 55 comments

  8. Clive Walford Could Be Key Player in Raiders' Offensive Revival

    The Oakland Raiders made a point to give quarterback Derek Carr weapons this offseason. General manager Reggie McKenzie added wide receiver Michael Crabtree , running back Roy Helu Jr...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 17 days ago 4,219 reads 5 comments

  9. Aggressive Nature, Play Often Pays Dividends for NFL Teams

    NFL stadiums might be the closest thing in modern culture to the Roman Colosseum, but rule changes in recent years to make the game safer have aimed to change that...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 19 days ago 11,847 reads 25 comments

  10. Time Has Come for Chargers to Move D.J. Fluker to Guard

    It’s clear the San Diego Chargers are trying to take some pressure off quarterback Philip Rivers by improving their running game this offseason...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 26 days ago 8,714 reads 37 comments

  11. How Aging Quarterbacks Could Prompt Shift Toward Ground Game in the NFL

    You can hardly go a day without hearing or reading that the NFL is a “passing league.” There’s also scant statistical evidence to suggest that statement is wrong—at least not right now...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 27 days ago 6,375 reads 9 comments

  12. Will Youth Movement in Oakland Pay Dividends for Struggling Raiders?

    For the Oakland Raiders , the 2015 NFL draft was another opportunity to get younger after having the league’s oldest roster in 2014 ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 29 days ago 20,912 reads 114 comments

  13. NFL Draft 2015: The Worst Picks of the Year

    The only truly bad picks in the NFL draft are the ones that don't work out, but it will be years before we can definitely determine the successes and failures of the 2015 draft class...

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  14. Can Owamagbe Odighizuwa Be Giants' Next Great Pass-Rusher?

    Not everyone loved when the New York Giants selected offensive lineman Ereck Flowers with the ninth overall selection of the draft, but few can argue with the need fit and what they were able to accomplish on Day 2...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 16,505 reads 34 comments

  15. Raiders Made Rare Smart Choice with Amari Cooper at Top of 1st Round

    These aren’t your momma’s Oakland Raiders . After years of wasting their first-round draft picks on athletes instead of football players, the Raiders made the rare ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 39,966 reads 171 comments

  16. 2015 NFL Draft Key Phase of Oakland Raiders' Rebuilding Project

    The Oakland Raiders appear to be on the right track despite winning just 11 games over the last three seasons...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 21,135 reads 112 comments

  17. Why the Chargers Should Make a Non-Mariota Trade in 2015 NFL Draft

    After doing a little extra due diligence on Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota , the San Diego Chargers now appear content to hold on to Philip Rivers even if he isn ’t ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 11,286 reads 31 comments

  18. Jets GM Can Put Immediate Stamp on Team in 2015 NFL Draft

    The New York Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan wasted no time putting his fingerprints all over the roster this offseason. After several big moves, it’s safe to say Maccagnan also has a knack for making a splash...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 1,361 reads 2 comments

  19. How the Chargers Can Use the 2015 NFL Draft to Ease Offseason Conflicts

    It’s been a tumultuous offseason for the San Diego Chargers . They’ ve sparred with the city over a new stadium and angered fans by eyeing one in Los Angeles...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 4,941 reads 24 comments

  20. Why There Is Risk to Drafting USC's Leonard Williams in the Top 5

    Everyone knows about the injury risks and character risks that often bump prospects down draft boards, but the most overlooked type of risk is developmental risk...

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  21. 'Disrespected' Eric Weddle Latest Cause for Concern for Chargers as Draft Nears

    Hope grows like a weed during draft season—even in beds of talent drier than the state of California...

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  22. Why Owamagbe Odighizuwa Will Have Greater Impact in NFL Than College

    Teams that don’t get the opportunity to draft one of the top few edge players in the 2015 NFL draft shouldn ’t worry as long as UCLA’s Owamagbe Odighizuwa is still on the board...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 7,383 reads 13 comments

  23. Should the Oakland Raiders Trade for Adrian Peterson?

    Through 10 games of the 2014 season, the Oakland Raiders were averaging 63 rushing yards per game—the fourth worst start for a rushing offense since the merger...

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  24. Is 2015 the Year the Chargers Transition from Antonio Gates to Ladarius Green?

    After 538 yards in 15 games in 2012, the illustrious career of San Diego Chargers tight end Antonio Gates was supposed to be winding down...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 5,260 reads 14 comments

  25. Does Michael Crabtree Give Raiders Flexibility at No. 4 in 2015 NFL Draft?

    Until recently, most experts agreed that the Oakland Raiders would take either Amari Cooper or Kevin White with the fourth overall pick of the 2015 NFL draft...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 1 month ago 21,576 reads 120 comments