1. Analyzing the Atlanta Falcons' Best Options to Add a Pass-Rusher in 2014 Draft

    When the 2014 NFL draft moves to the sixth-overall pick on May 8, it’s expected that the Atlanta Falcons will address their needs along the offensive line or add a pass-rusher...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 6 months ago 10,279 reads 39 comments

  2. Despite Sammy Watkins' Elite Status, Bucs Can't Bear to Use 1st-Round Pick on WR

    Clemson wide receiver Sammy Watkins has the game-changing skills to be drafted in the first seven picks of the 2014 NFL draft...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 6 months ago 6,022 reads 28 comments

  3. Jordan Gross' Retirement Leaves Panthers Desperate for OT Help This Offseason

    After an 11-season, 167-game career with the Carolina Panthers , left tackle Jordan Gross will retire from the NFL ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 6 months ago 5,223 reads 29 comments

  4. Fear of Wasted Pick Should Prevent Falcons from Trading Up for Jadeveon Clowney

    Former South Carolina Gamecocks defensive end Jadeveon Clowney wants to be drafted by the Atlanta Falcons ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 6 months ago 11,977 reads 58 comments

  5. Falcons Signing Gabe Carimi Is a Can't-Lose Move for Atlanta

    The Atlanta Falcons ’ offensive line was pretty bad last season and new offensive lineman Gabe Carimi was not signed to fix it—at least not to the level you would expect from a former first-round draft pick...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 6 months ago 7,779 reads 5 comments

  6. Jimmy Graham, Saints Franchise Tag Battle Has Only One Happy Ending

    Jimmy Graham wants a long-term contract and to feel appreciated. That’s a dodgy way of saying the New Orleans tight end wants to get paid and, believe it or not, the smart ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 6 months ago 24,080 reads 105 comments

  7. Can Khiry Robinson Emerge as Top Saints RB?

    As the 2013 season neared its end and the New Orleans Saints rumbled into the playoffs, Khiry Robinson emerged as the running back to watch...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 6 months ago 10,983 reads 30 comments

  8. Why the Saints Must Set a Limit on Re-Signing Jimmy Graham

    Tight end Jimmy Graham will be in a New Orleans Saints uniform in 2014. This much we know. Graham just completed the final year of his rookie contract and is set to become an unrestricted free agent on March 11 when the league calendar resets...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 13,904 reads 55 comments

  9. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Not Done Adding QB's to Push Mike Glennon

    There's been no shortage of question marks surrounding the Tampa Bay Buccaneers since the 2013 season ended. The front-office and coaching decisions have been made, but the question with the most impact remains unanswered...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 9,179 reads 11 comments

  10. Free Agent Brandon LaFell Won't Find a Warm Welcome on Crowded WR Market

    Searching for a legitimate No. 2 wide receiver in 2010 to play opposite Steve Smith , the Carolina Panthers used their third-round pick in the draft on Brandon LaFell , who left LSU ranked No...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 6,660 reads 36 comments

  11. Tony Gonzalez's Assessment of Matt Ryan Is Spot-On: He's Not Elite, Yet

    With a $103.75 million contract, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan gets paid like an elite quarterback...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 41,959 reads 201 comments

  12. Release of Samuel, Nicholas Just Tip of Makeover Iceberg for Atlanta Falcons

    The Senior Bowl might be the unofficial start to the NFL offseason, but it doesn ’t get the feeling of real until teams start reshaping their rosters...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 11,726 reads 28 comments

  13. Why Drew Brees Needs the Saints to Draft an OT Early in 2014

    New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees was sacked 37 times during the 2013 season, 40 if you count the three playoff sacks he took during trips to Philadelphia (2) and Seattle (1)...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 7,096 reads 27 comments

  14. 2014 NFL Draft: Why the Carolina Panthers Must Pick a WR in the First Round

    On one side of the field, the Carolina Panthers have wide receiver Steve Smith , a 13-year veteran, five-time Pro Bowler and two-time All-Pro...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 22,312 reads 109 comments

  15. 2014 NFL Draft: Should the Falcons Trade Up for Jadeveon Clowney?

    Assume for a moment that the Atlanta Falcons have decided that South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney is the right choice for them with the team’s first pick in the 2014 NFL draft...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 11,845 reads 44 comments

  16. Cash-Strapped Carolina Panthers Must Find Way to Re-Sign Greg Hardy

    The Carolina Panthers need to lock defensive end Greg Hardy up with a long-term contract. Carolina has some experience making financial decisions about high-priced defensive ends...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 6,429 reads 17 comments

  17. What Carolina Can Take Away from 2014 Senior Bowl Week

    One of the common mentalities the group from the Carolina Panthers maintained for the duration of the week in Mobile, Ala., at the 2014 Reese’s Senior Bowl was starting over...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 3,607 reads 10 comments

  18. What New Orleans Can Take Away from 2014 Senior Bowl Week

    Usually a font of knowledge at an event where the free-flowing exchange of information is prevalent, New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan was brutally silent about ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 7,031 reads 26 comments

  19. Hiring Scott Pioli Is a Huge Boost for Thomas Dimitroff, Falcons

    Two Super Bowl rings. That’s one of the accomplishments Thomas Dimitroff and Scott Pioli were able to pull off when both were on staff with the New England Patriots from 2002 to 2007...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 4,459 reads 10 comments

  20. How New Buccaneers GM Jason Licht Impacts Mike Glennon's Future in Tampa Bay

    If history is any indicator, quarterback Mike Glennon probably won’t be replaced by a first-round, rookie quarterback in 2014...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 9,156 reads 67 comments

  21. What the Revamped Atlanta Falcons Offensive Line Should Look Like in 2014

    Let’s not sugarcoat anything: The Atlanta Falcons ’ offensive line in 2013 was bad, maybe even dismal. Atrocious. For those of you studying for the SAT: calamitous...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 7 months ago 5,914 reads 16 comments

  22. New Orleans Saints Must Not Let Jimmy Graham Reach Free Agency

    New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is about to get paid. How much? Well, that’s the problem. Graham just finished the fourth and final year of his rookie contract, a deal where he made $2...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 11,091 reads 67 comments

  23. Where Must Cam Newton Continue to Evolve in 2014?

    Cam Newton is not broken. No matter whether you live near the Charlotte, N.C., home of the Carolina Panthers or simply follow the NFL from anywhere with a TV or Internet connection, "fixing" Newton has become a popular pastime...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 10,274 reads 66 comments

  24. Carolina Panthers Prove They Weren't Super Bowl Ready (Yet) in Playoff Loss

    The Carolina Panthers know all about facing off against one of the hottest teams in the NFL . From Week 6 to 13, they were that team...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 15,139 reads 197 comments

  25. Look No Further Than Payton, Brees for Another Saints Playoff Failure

    The first pass from quarterback Drew Brees during the New Orleans Saints ’ divisional-round, 23-15 loss to the Seattle Seahawks should have gone to tight end Jimmy Graham , the guy who led the NFL in touchdown catches this season...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 8 months ago 40,958 reads 377 comments