1. Latavius Murray Ready, Deserving to Replace Darren McFadden in Oakland

    The Oakland Raiders are finally ready to part ways with running back Darren McFadden , who has been a below-average running back since 2011...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 2 months ago 11,185 reads 39 comments

  2. Devin Smith to Shine at Combine, but He's More Than Just an Athlete in the NFL

    The NFL Scouting Combine does a great job highlighting players with a track background. Ohio State product Devin Smith is one such player who should shine in the 40-yard dash, broad ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 12,234 reads 26 comments

  3. Combine Performances Can Unite or Divide Oakland Raiders' Leadership

    Every offseason in Oakland seems to be more important than the one before it. Until the Raiders can climb out of the bay-area mud and wash away the stench of the darkest years in franchise history, that will continue to be the case...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 2,896 reads 2 comments

  4. Denver Broncos Looking for Men More Than Measurables at NFL Combine

    Denver Broncos general manager John Elway made a big statement this offseason. It’s his team now, and he expects the players to play with a certain level of passion...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 5,457 reads 21 comments

  5. Combine Could Vault Rising Prospect Breshad Perriman into 1st Round

    University of Central Florida star wide receiver Breshad Perriman is the latest college prospect to get a lot of buzz in the run up to the 2015 NFL Draft ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 8,493 reads 11 comments

  6. Who Stays, Who Goes for Chiefs in Cap-Strapped Offseason?

    The Kansas City Chiefs are one of a handful of NFL teams that are cap-strapped heading into 2015. It’s not an ideal situation, but general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid surely have a plan in place to make it work...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 7,626 reads 12 comments

  7. Whether Wes Welker Retires or Returns, His NFL Legacy Is Already Set

    Wes Welker is one of the unique players of his generation, but that’s not the only way we will remember him. We’ll remember him as one of the best receivers of his era...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 14,078 reads 72 comments

  8. Oakland Raiders Plan to Be 'Cutting Edge' in 2015 Is Step in Right Direction

    There are 31 teams in the NFL …and there are the Oakland Raiders . For nearly 30 years, being the eccentric renegades served the Raiders well on the field...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 26,229 reads 75 comments

  9. C.J. Spiller Will Provide Boom for a Bargain in Free Agency

    Running backs have been getting the short end of the stick in free agency in recent years. NFL teams have figured out that running backs are relatively easy to find in the draft and their production declines as they accumulate more carries...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 11,482 reads 30 comments

  10. Ken Norton Jr. Tremendous Hire as Defensive Coordinator for Rebuilding Raiders

    It took until almost a week into February, but the Oakland Raiders finally hired a defensive coordinator. The reward for their patience is Ken Norton Jr.—formerly the linebackers coach of the Seattle Seahawks ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 51,368 reads 137 comments

  11. Oakland Raiders Must Find Offensive Playmaker with No. 4 Pick in NFL Draft

    The Oakland Raiders have many needs, but none is more glaring than their need for an offensive playmaker. Helping quarterback Derek Carr is the most important thing on general manager Reggie McKenzie’s list this offseason...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 19,310 reads 77 comments

  12. Big Mistake for Denver Broncos to Let Julius Thomas Hit Open Market

    The Denver Broncos are still waiting for quarterback Peyton Manning to announce that he’s coming back for an 18th season. In the interim, they have a few decisions to make of their own...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 16,028 reads 67 comments

  13. Will Big Names Be on the Oakland Raiders Free-Agency Shopping List?

    Oakland Raiders owner Mark Davis isn ’t wiping his rear with Benjamin Franklin’s face like some other owners, but don’t let his frugality fool you. The Raiders have the resources to bring in players this offseason...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 38,905 reads 160 comments

  14. Tom Brady's 4th Ring Should Squash Any Retirement Thoughts for Peyton Manning

    All the talk about New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady ’s greatness in the aftermath of him earning his fourth Super Bowl ring is either revolting or riveting, depending on your perspective...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 18,228 reads 132 comments

  15. Wade Phillips Can Guide Denver Broncos Talented Defense to Next Level

    The Denver Broncos had a very good defense in 2014, but it was missing many elements of a dominant one. When they signed cornerback Aqib Talib , pass-rusher DeMarcus Ware and safety T...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 10,312 reads 24 comments

  16. The San Diego Chargers Must Commit to Getting over the Hump in 2015

    The balance of power in the AFC West is slowly going to shift over the next two years, and when it does, the San Diego Chargers are in position to seize control...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 6,376 reads 25 comments

  17. Don't Expect Splashy Offseason Moves from the Kansas City Chiefs

    When general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid joined forces in Kansas City in 2013, the Chiefs signed or re-signed a whopping 17 free agents before the draft, traded ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 5,730 reads 20 comments

  18. Improving Personnel Critical for Oakland Raiders to Run No-Huddle Offense

    The Oakland Raiders are either incompetent or ingenious. New head coach Jack Del Rio and his handpicked offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave weren ’t hot coaching candidates ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 24,379 reads 74 comments

  19. Is Balance of Power Shifting in Competitive AFC West?

    The Denver Broncos no longer have a tight grip on the AFC West. Everyone expects Peyton Manning to come back for his fourth season in orange, but if the last half of the 2014 season is any indicator, he’s in decline...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 52,809 reads 287 comments

  20. Unfamiliar Raiders' Coaching Staff Provides Growth Opportunity for Derek Carr

    No player is more important to the Oakland Raiders ' success in 2015 than quarterback Derek Carr. Nearly everything the Raiders do this offseason revolves around the second-year ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 18,128 reads 53 comments

  21. Bill Musgrave Uninspiring Choice to Develop Derek Carr

    When the Oakland Raiders made Jack Del Rio their 20th head coach, the hiring of a top-notch offensive coordinator became paramount to their success...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 26,983 reads 108 comments

  22. Peyton Manning and Gary Kubiak Must Compromise to Reach Goal in 2015

    General manager John Elway has made it clear what he expects from the Denver Broncos in 2015 by parting ways with head coach John Fox...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 3 months ago 6,424 reads 0 comments

  23. New Broncos Coach Must Get More from Broncos' Talented Defense in 2015

    Quarterback Peyton Manning ’s aging body will slowly start to heal over the next several weeks, and it’s likely by spring he’ll announce he is returning for a fourth year with the Denver Broncos ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 4,085 reads 15 comments

  24. With Jack Del Rio in Oakland, New Coordinators Will Be Vital to Raiders' Success

    Now that the Oakland Raiders have finalized a deal to make Jack Del Rio their head coach, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter , the task of turning around a moribund franchise enters another phase of a 13-year process...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 23,174 reads 65 comments

  25. Quad Injury No Excuse for Poor Play from Peyton Manning, Broncos

    In his press conference Tuesday , g eneral manager John Elway dismissed the idea that Peyton Manning ’s partially torn quad was the reason the Denver Broncos lost, 24-13, at home the Indianapolis Colts ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 5,786 reads 38 comments