1. Matt Ryan Is Not Living Up to His Massive Contract for the Atlanta Falcons

    Carolina Panthers linebackers Luke Kuechly and Thomas Davis, along with cornerback Drayton Florence, were all beneficiaries of poor decisions by Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan on Sunday...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 10,954 reads 92 comments

  2. Atlanta's Offensive Line the Root of Many of the Falcons' Woes

    The Atlanta Falcons are having trouble moving the football on the ground this season. Through seven games Atlanta has rushed for 437 yards and is averaging 62.4 yards per carry, both league-worst figures...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 1,145 reads 6 comments

  3. Jimmy Graham Can Still Be Effective as He Fights Through Foot Injury

    New Orleans Saints tight end Jimmy Graham is dealing with a partially torn plantar fascia and only played in 20 of the team’s 73 offensive plays in last week’s win ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 2,835 reads 3 comments

  4. Brutal Remaining Schedule Will Define Carolina Panthers' Playoff Hopes

    The Carolina Panthers stand at 4-3 and are in extremely unfamiliar territory. With their Week 8 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , the Panthers moved above .500 for the first time since 2008...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 6,673 reads 32 comments

  5. Falcons Suffering Down Year, but They Can Easily Compete in 2014

    The Atlanta Falcons didn ’t fare well in the desert Sunday, falling to the Arizona Cardinals 27-13. The loss pushed the Falcons to 2-5 on the season and moved their playoff hopes from distant to a mirage...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 6,551 reads 77 comments

  6. Can Mike Glennon Be the Long-Term Answer for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

    Quarterback Mike Glennon is at a very interesting point in his professional career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers . The Bucs benched and then cut ties with former starter Josh Freeman after Freeman’s third start of the season...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 4,752 reads 57 comments

  7. Falcons Must Exercise Patience with Steven Jackson's Return

    The last time Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson was on the field, he was crossing the goal line on an eight-yard reception against his former team, the St. Louis Rams , in a Week 2 game in the Georgia Dome...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 3,171 reads 8 comments

  8. Cam Newton Putting It All Together at the Perfect Time

    With Thursday’s 31-13 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers , the Carolina Panthers are 4-3 and above the .500 mark for the first time since 2008...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 12,731 reads 83 comments

  9. Is Carolina's Defense Good Enough to Carry Panthers into Playoff Hunt?

    The Carolina Panthers went 12-4 in 2008, won the NFC South by one game over the Atlanta Falcons and lost in the divisional round of the playoffs to the Arizona Cardinals . In the five years since, the team is 26-44 and hasn’t been above ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 6,099 reads 26 comments

  10. Doug Martin Injury Is Final Nail in the Coffin for Buccaneers 2013 Season

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers running back Doug Martin has a torn labrum in his left shoulder, but the team is going to continue examining Martin, according to Rick Stroud of the ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 6,671 reads 33 comments

  11. Is It Too Little, Too Late for Resurgent Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons Offense?

    Where the hell did this come from? With running back Steven Jackson still on the mend from a hamstring injury sustained on the first drive of Atlanta’s Week 2 win over the St...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 6,572 reads 39 comments

  12. Can Beating Depleted Falcons Calm Things Down for Schiano, Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

    With just five games in the books on Tampa Bay’s 2013 season, it’s too early to call Sunday’s Week 7 trip to Atlanta to face the Falcons a must-win for the Buccaneers ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 1,071 reads 11 comments

  13. With DeAngelo Williams Shouldering Load, Panthers Must Trade Jonathan Stewart

    Don’t look now, but Carolina Panthers running back DeAngelo Williams looks like he’s four, maybe five years younger. No, he didn’t find a fountain of youth, nor does Williams physically look like he’s getting younger...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 11,920 reads 40 comments

  14. Why Cam Netwon's Roller-Coaster Play Will Never End

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton played arguably the most complete game of his 37-game career in Sunday’s 35-10 victory over the Minnesota Vikings . His 143...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 5,103 reads 51 comments

  15. Breaking Down What Went Wrong, and What Saints Can Learn from Loss to Patriots

    It can’t be fun to board a plane a few hours after losing a football game and fly home with thoughts of the past few hours swirling around...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 6,277 reads 44 comments

  16. Who's to Blame for Saints' Embarrassing Choke vs. Patriots?

    The New Orleans Saints dropped a heartbreaker of a loss, 30-27, to the New England Patriots on the road Sunday...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 5,618 reads 55 comments

  17. What Did Bucs, Mike Glennon Do to Improve During Bye Week?

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers had seen enough of the Josh Freeman era and made a switch at quarterback. Out went the unhappy Freeman and in came rookie quarterback Mike Glennon , who notched his first NFL start in Week 4 against the Arizona Cardinals .

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 2,962 reads 3 comments

  18. How Rob Ryan Has Revolutionized the Saints Defense

    The New Orleans Saints are 5-0 and the toast of the NFC as the conference’s only remaining unbeaten team. Don’t laugh at this next statement: It’s because of the defense that this team is enjoying such unbridled success...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 9,281 reads 25 comments

  19. Assessing Blame for the Atlanta Falcons' Disastrous Start to the 2013 Season

    The Atlanta Falcons are off to their worst start since the 2007 season. And at 1-4, this team is too broken to assume that the issues are simply a result of bad bounces of the football ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 7,426 reads 62 comments

  20. Julio Jones Injury: What's Next for Matt Ryan, Atlanta Falcons Offense?

    The 1-4 start to the Atlanta Falcons ’ season has hit this city and franchise like a ton of bricks. The transition from Super Bowl contenders to stunned bottom-dwellers hasn’t gone over well...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 46,336 reads 219 comments

  21. Forget Super Bowl Dreams, the Atlanta Falcons Aren't Even Playoff Contenders

    Quarterback Matt Ryan threw for 319 yards with two touchdown passes and zero interceptions. That’s the extent of what went right for the Atlanta Falcons Monday night in their 30-28 loss to the visiting New York Jets ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 11 months ago 16,813 reads 127 comments

  22. After Another Brutal Game, Panthers Face Tough Questions on Cam Newton's Future

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton had more tackles (2) than touchdown passes (0) on Sunday. That statement really epitomizes Carolina’s 22-6 loss to the Arizona Cardinals ...

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  23. Sean Payton vs. Rob Ryan: Which Coach's Schemes Have Impacted the Saints More?

    During the offseason, it was popular to argue about the return of head coach Sean Payton . The New Orleans Saints were 7-9 in 2012, but that lowly finish was recorded while Payton was on a year-long suspension...

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  24. What Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Expect from the Mike Glennon Era?

    Mike Glennon isn ’t ready for this. Whether the former N.C. State quarterback was drafted as a catalyst to push Josh Freeman to become better or to be used as a pawn in ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 7,264 reads 62 comments

  25. Why Josh Freeman Smear Campaign Should Cost Greg Schiano Head Coaching Job

    When most quarterbacks lose their job in the NFL , while it’s never an enjoyable experience, both the team and player handle the demotion with dignity and respect. The NFL is a business after all, and these are usually business decisions...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 5,568 reads 50 comments