1. A Guide to NFL Offseason Holdouts

    Every year there are a few players who holdout of mandatory offseason workouts. In nearly every case, their motivations are the same...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 17,966 reads 25 comments

  2. Can Dee Ford Be Kansas City's Next Great Pass-Rusher?

    When the Kansas City Chiefs drafted pass-rusher Dee Ford with the 23rd overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft, there were a lot of analysts scratching their heads...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 3,536 reads 7 comments

  3. Can Derek Carr Take the Starting QB Job in Oakland in Rookie Season?

    The Oakland Raiders haven’t had a winning season since 2002. One big reason for that painful truth has been the team’s inability to find a franchise quarterback since the retirement of Rich Gannon...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 20,405 reads 94 comments

  4. Are the Kansas City Chiefs Offensive Line Concerns Overblown?

    There is no shortage of reasons why the Kansas City Chiefs could take a step backward in 2014. Some will cite a tougher schedule and others, like Bill Barnwell of Grantland.com , will cite certain projectable statistics...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 10,336 reads 18 comments

  5. How Roger Goodell Can Realistically Improve the NFL Product

    The NFL is a dominant force in sports, the media and even with its apparel. One would think the NFL has it figured out and there wouldn't be a whole lot that commissioner Roger ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 3,134 reads 19 comments

  6. Why Donald Brown Will Replace Ryan Mathews as Chargers' Top Back

    The San Diego Chargers head into the 2014 season with a crowded backfield that includes Ryan Mathews, Danny Woodhead , free-agent acquisition Donald Brown and rookie sixth-round pick Marion Grice ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 22,646 reads 37 comments

  7. The Kansas City Chiefs Shouldn't Pay Alex Smith Like an Elite Quarterback

    Kansas City Chiefs ’ general manager John Dorsey and head coach Andy Reid made the decision to trade two second-round picks for Alex Smith last year, knowing that his contract would expire at the end of the 2014 season...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 7,910 reads 60 comments

  8. What Can the Raiders Do to Help Matt Schaub Rebound in 2014?

    Calling quarterback Matt Schaub ’s 2013 season a down year would be like calling the atomic bomb a weapon of some destruction...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 19,654 reads 77 comments

  9. Peyton Manning's Trust Key to Playing Time for Cody Latimer

    For a receiver, having Peyton Manning as the quarterback throwing you the ball is like a dream come true. Manning has been great for the careers of many wide receivers...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 11,278 reads 4 comments

  10. Rebuilding Raiders Hoping Trenches Key to Turnaround

    The Oakland Raiders are just starting the reconstruction phase of their rebuild. After two grueling years of roster deconstruction, general manager Reggie McKenzie finally had the resources to make significant improvements in 2014...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 26,000 reads 117 comments

  11. How Jason Verrett Will Overcome His Height Disadvantage in the NFL

    A lot has been made of the height of the San Diego Chargers ' first-round pick. Cornerback Jason Verrett is just 5’9.5” and the Chargers still selected him 25th overall because he plays a lot bigger than his size might indicate...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 7,861 reads 14 comments

  12. Bob Sutton's Creativity Key to Maximizing Dee Ford's Impact

    The Kansas City Chiefs surprised many people by taking pass-rusher Dee Ford with the 23rd overall pick of the 2014 NFL draft...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 4,236 reads 9 comments

  13. What Are the Denver Broncos' Early Expectations of Bradley Roby?

    Coming into the 2014 NFL draft, the Denver Broncos were not a team with many needs. The only wide-open starting job on the team was at middle linebacker, which is a part-time player in Denver’s defensive scheme...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 7,130 reads 17 comments

  14. Aaron Murray's Presence on Chiefs Should Accelerate Extension for Alex Smith

    The Kansas City Chiefs didn’t select quarterback Aaron Murray in the fifth round of the 2014 draft to sit on the bench behind Alex Smith for five years...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 12,503 reads 25 comments

  15. 2014 NFL Draft: Breaking Down the AFC West Post-Draft

    Now that the 2014 NFL draft is in the books, we can start to postulate how it might shift the balance of power in the AFC West...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 37,743 reads 293 comments

  16. San Diego Chargers 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The San Diego Chargers need to draft well in order to add young talent to their football team. General manager Tom Telesco didn't have the resources to spend freely in free agency, nor would that necessarily have been the smart thing to do...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 15,211 reads 61 comments

  17. Denver Broncos 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    Everyone expects the Denver Broncos to contend for a Super Bowl again in 2014 after making it there in 2013. The Broncos also added a lot of talent on defense via free agency and several key players will also return from injury in 2014...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 28,079 reads 49 comments

  18. Kansas City Chiefs 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Kansas City Chiefs weren't particularity active in free agency, so the draft provided general manager John Dorsey his only real opportunity to add young talent to his roster...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 13,604 reads 34 comments

  19. Oakland Raiders 2014 Draft: The Good, the Bad and the Baffling

    The Oakland Raiders entered the 2014 NFL draft in desperate need of young talent. The entire roster has been filled with veterans who are long-term solutions...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 34,050 reads 64 comments

  20. De'Anthony Thomas Solves Chiefs' Need for Offensive Weapon

    The Kansas City Chiefs went defense with their first two picks of the 2014 NFL draft. No matter how good those picks turn out to be, they were in desperate need of an offensive weapon who could make an immediate impact...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 4,675 reads 5 comments

  21. Oakland Raiders Get Everything They Need in Derek Carr

    The Oakland Raiders entered Day 2 of the 2014 NFL draft in a precarious position. While general manager Reggie McKenzie lucked into linebacker Khalil Mack at No...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 9,181 reads 38 comments

  22. Raiders' Dennis Allen Gets His New Von Miller in Khalil Mack

    Things have not gone well for the Oakland Raiders for a long time on or off the field. The moribund franchise plays in one of the worst stadiums in the NFL and hasn ’t had a winning season or been to the playoffs since 2002...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 2,312 reads 7 comments

  23. Kansas City Chiefs Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    In many ways, the Kansas City Chiefs are paying the price in 2014 for their big rebound in 2013. The Chiefs will be without their second-round pick because they made the playoffs with Alex Smith as the starting quarterback...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 5,170 reads 9 comments

  24. San Diego Chargers Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    The San Diego Chargers are looking to repeat the success they had in the 2013 NFL draft in 2014. It's a deeper draft, but the Chargers will be drafting near the bottom of each round rather than the middle...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 6,161 reads 38 comments

  25. Denver Broncos Ultimate 2014 Draft Primer

    The Denver Broncos are in win-now mode, but that doesn't mean draft picks aren't very important to the success of the team. Last year, the Broncos got production from several of their rookies...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 6,807 reads 3 comments