1. Oakland Raiders Add Pressure During Free Agency by Not Tagging Houston, Veldheer

    The Oakland Raiders are less than a week away from two of their best players becoming unrestricted free agents...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 16,075 reads 47 comments

  2. Can Darren McFadden Resurrect NFL Career in 2014?

    Once upon a time (back in 2010), Darren McFadden rushed for 1,157 yards and added another 507 receiving in just 13 games...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 16,915 reads 57 comments

  3. Breaking Down the Kansas City Chiefs' Potential WR Targets in the 2014 Draft

    The Kansas City Chiefs will be in the market for a No. 2 wide receiver this offseason because Dexter McCluster is set to become a free agent when the new league year starts March 11...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 4 months ago 6,447 reads 11 comments

  4. Oakland Raiders' Future at QB Wisely Doesn't Include Terrelle Pryor

    Quarterback Terrelle Pryor ’s days as a member of the Oakland Raiders are numbered. Late owner Al Davis ’ last draft pick is so unlikely to remain with the team in 2014; all that’s left is the formality of his exit...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 23,127 reads 340 comments

  5. Blueprints for NFL Teams with the Most 2014 Cap Space

    The NFL salary cap keeps going up. The salary cap projection was $126.3 million initially, and it was later adjusted to $130 million . The most recent report by John Clayton of ESPN pegs the 2014 salary cap at $132 million ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 65,173 reads 100 comments

  6. Will Raiders and Chiefs Use the Packers' Defensive Player Prototypes?

    The Oakland Raiders are in the midst of a massive rebuilding effort while their division rival, the Kansas City Chiefs, are trying to take the next step after a huge turnaround in 2013...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 12,148 reads 12 comments

  7. Raiders, Chiefs Following Packers' Scouting Process Entering Scouting Combine

    The Oakland Raiders, Kansas City Chiefs and Seattle Seahawks have all hired a general manager who cut their teeth with the Green Bay Packers...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 1,026 reads 0 comments

  8. How the Denver Broncos Can Replace Eric Decker

    Unless wide receiver Eric Decker changes his mind and takes less money to stay with the Denver Broncos , it’s likely he’s going to be playing elsewhere in 2014...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 15,473 reads 34 comments

  9. Why the Oakland Raiders Should Avoid Using the Franchise Tag

    If the Oakland Raiders decide to use the franchise tag, they can prevent either left tackle Jared Veldheer or defensive end Lamarr Houston from hitting the market on March 11...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 9,425 reads 20 comments

  10. Lamarr Houston an Ideal Target for Raiders to Start Spending Money

    The Oakland Raiders have a lot of money to spend, but they also have many needs. The Raiders need an infusion of talent at just about every position—likely even more than $60 million in salary cap space can buy...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 13,705 reads 39 comments

  11. Why Knowshon Moreno Won't Find Big Money on Free-Agent Market

    Running backs are going to garner a fair amount of skepticism in free agency. At a position that takes such a beating, running backs hitting the open market are often on their last legs...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 13,353 reads 33 comments

  12. Why Eric Decker Is a No. 1 Receiver

    The Denver Broncos had a prolific, record-breaking offense in 2013 because quarterback Peyton Manning had great weapons...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 20,536 reads 107 comments

  13. Oakland Raiders' Spending Dilemma Could Define Reggie McKenzie Era

    The Oakland Raiders are entering the third year of their rebuild with general manager Reggie McKenzie calling the shots. The first two years have been rocky, making this a pivotal year of the entire process...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 25,745 reads 76 comments

  14. The Kansas City Chiefs Shouldn't Waste Limited Resources on Top Wide Receiver

    There has been a lot of talk about which wide receiver the Kansas City Chiefs should target in free agency or the draft. The talk so far has centered on high-profile free agents and first-round draft picks...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 7,792 reads 17 comments

  15. Oakland Raiders Wise to Delay Re-Signing Jared Veldheer and Lamarr Houston

    The Oakland Raiders have a lot of work to do this offseason. With a projected $63.6 million in salary cap space according to Spotrac and a talent-deficient roster, general manager ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 24,671 reads 111 comments

  16. What's Next for the Denver Broncos After Super Bowl Loss?

    After a great season, the Denver Broncos fell short of their goal. With just a couple weeks until the NFL Scouting Combine and just over a month until free agency, the Broncos must quickly transition to preparing to make another run next season...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 27,088 reads 194 comments

  17. What Went Wrong for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII?

    Everything went wrong for the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl XLVIII . At least, that’s probably how it feels...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 20,653 reads 143 comments

  18. How Julius Thomas Went from Unadapted to Uncoverable for the Denver Broncos

    Two seasons, nine games and one catch for five yards at age 25. That was Denver Broncos tight end Julius Thomas ’ stat line entering this season...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 18,806 reads 114 comments

  19. Can the Broncos Beat the Seahawks' Press Coverage?

    The biggest story of Super Bowl week is how the game will pit the Denver Broncos and their No. 1 offense against the Seattle Seahawks and their No. 1 defense...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 10,473 reads 109 comments

  20. Beyond 'Omaha': Breaking Down Peyton Manning at the Line of Scrimmage

    Thanks to an NFL rule that requires certain players to wear a microphone, we can now hear what quarterbacks say at the line of scrimmage...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 5 months ago 347,666 reads 36 comments

  21. Tracing the Denver Broncos' Path to Super Bowl XLVIII

    Making it to the Super Bowl is hard. In fact, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will be making just his third trip to the Super Bowl even though he's made it to the playoffs a dozen times...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 6 months ago 5,358 reads 20 comments

  22. Future Uncertain, Champ Bailey Can Cap Hall of Fame Career with Super Bowl Win

    Cornerback Champ Bailey will make his first-ever trip to the Super Bowl when the Denver Broncos travel to East Rutherford, N.J., to take on the Seattle Seahawks ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 6 months ago 9,870 reads 45 comments

  23. How Von Miller's Absence Spurred Denver Broncos' Defense in Super Bowl Run

    Injuries are part of the game of football, but there is no denying that certain players are tough to replace. Star players are nearly impossible to replace during the season, teams just have to do their best to patch things together...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 6 months ago 5,352 reads 16 comments

  24. Why Peyton Manning's Pass Protection Will Decide Outcome of Super Bowl XLVIII

    Super Bowl XLVIII will be between the No. 1 scoring offense and No. 1 scoring defense, but break that down into individual units, and there is quite a bit of discrepancy...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 6 months ago 13,348 reads 102 comments

  25. No Matter What Happens in Super Bowl, Peyton Manning Has Answered Doubters

    It’s pretty hard to criticize a likeable, amazing player, but Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning still has his doubters...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 6 months ago 14,339 reads 200 comments