1. Are Dwayne Bowe's Best Days Behind Him?

    In Week 3 of the upcoming 2014 season, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe will turn 30. A career-worst season in terms of yards per game in 2013 isn ’t a ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 6 days ago 5,199 reads 10 comments

  2. NFL Stars Facing Biggest Adjustments with New Team

    When the new league year starts every March, so does free agency, where teams use the period to remake their rosters with the discarded stars of yesteryear. Some stars still have plenty left in the tank, while others are nearing the end of the line...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 8 days ago 26,652 reads 18 comments

  3. Making the Case for Rod Streater as the Oakland Raiders' No. 1 Wide Receiver

    The Oakland Raiders made a multitude of moves during the 2014 offseason, but despite dozens of upgrades, general manager Reggie McKenzie was unable to find a No. 1 wide receiver...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 9 days ago 14,192 reads 42 comments

  4. Is the 2014 Season Wes Welker's Final Act?

    When the Denver Broncos signed slot receiver Wes Welker away from the New England Patriots in 2013, the move received high marks across the board. It also seemed to pay off in a big way because the Broncos had a record-setting offense in 2013...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 13 days ago 6,385 reads 10 comments

  5. Buying and Selling the AFC West Teams Improving in 2014

    Every team wants to improve in 2014, but not every team will. Improvement can also mean different things to different teams. There are dozens of factors that determine if a team improves, which is why the NFL can be so hard to predict...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 14 days ago 42,790 reads 211 comments

  6. Rookies to Watch in Training Camps This Summer

    Everyone keeps close tabs on first-round NFL draft picks because they often have starting jobs or significant roles handed to them on a platter. It’s rarely a surprise when a top pick unseats a veteran...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 15 days ago 28,914 reads 36 comments

  7. Despite Monster Numbers, Jamaal Charles Still Doesn't Get Attention He Deserves

    If you find yourself debating who the best running back in the NFL is over the course of the next few months, don’t be afraid to say Kansas City Chiefs running back Jamaal Charles ...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 18 days ago 18,781 reads 140 comments

  8. Why Justin Houston's Holdout Is Good for the Kansas City Chiefs

    Justin Houston has established himself as one of the best outside linebackers in the league. Now, he wants the Kansas City Chiefs to pay him like one...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 21 days ago 7,632 reads 11 comments

  9. Demaryius Thomas Extension Could Be a Challenge for the Denver Broncos

    Since quarterback Peyton Manning ’s arrival in Denver in 2012, Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas has been one of the best receivers in the league...

    Christopher Hansen Written by Christopher Hansen about 23 days ago 13,484 reads 41 comments

  10. 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 26 days ago 17,345 reads 25 comments

  11. 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 27 days ago 3,402 reads 7 comments

  12. 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 29 days ago 19,990 reads 94 comments

  13. 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 1 month ago 8,853 reads 18 comments

  14. 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 1 month ago 3,017 reads 22 comments

  15. 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 1 month ago 19,346 reads 37 comments

  16. 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 1 month ago 7,816 reads 60 comments

  17. 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 1 month ago 19,514 reads 77 comments

  18. 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 1 month ago 10,917 reads 4 comments

  19. 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 1 month ago 25,923 reads 117 comments

  20. 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 1 month ago 7,759 reads 14 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 4,147 reads 9 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 6,889 reads 17 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 11,619 reads 25 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 37,320 reads 293 comments

  25. 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 2 months ago 14,959 reads 61 comments