1. With Darren Sproles' Versatility, Saints Don't Need Dominant Run Game to Succeed

    One of the first items New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he wanted to do upon his return to the team this season was to enhance the focus on the running game...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 6,069 reads 30 comments

  2. Saints Continue Developing Super Bowl-Caliber Defense Under Rob Ryan

    New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan might still stop into local taverns to buy the patrons rounds of drinks, because he’s that kind of dude. But he doesn’t have to...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 5,715 reads 13 comments

  3. What's Wrong with the Atlanta Falcons Defense?

    Shortly after the Atlanta Falcons lost 30-23 to the New England Patriots Sunday night, attacks on the Falcons’ play-calling, their red-zone offense and their lack of a running game popped up aplenty in the media...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 9,222 reads 60 comments

  4. Atlanta Falcons Need More Than Tony Gonzalez and Julio Jones to Save Season

    While millions of Americans were watching the series finale of AMC ’s Breaking Bad , the Atlanta Falcons were falling behind the New England Patriots in the Georgia Dome on Sunday night...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 4,995 reads 33 comments

  5. Are Rodgers and Snelling Adequate Fill-Ins or Stealing Steven Jackson's Job?

    Atlanta Falcons running back Steven Jackson hasn ’t spoken to the media since he injured his hamstring in Week 2 against the St. Louis Rams ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 2,885 reads 8 comments

  6. Rob Ryan and the New Orleans Saints Defense Must Stay Ahead of the Curve

    After three games of the 2012 season, the New Orleans Saints were 0-3 and had given up 102 points to opposing offenses...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 5,260 reads 10 comments

  7. How Greg Schiano Set Josh Freeman Up to Fail

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano announced Wednesday during a press conference that the team was moving away from Josh Freeman as its quarterback. "We made a change at quarterback this morning," said Schiano...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 68,367 reads 315 comments

  8. Josh Freeman Doesn't Deserve Any Leash as Buccaneers' Starting QB

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Josh Freeman connected on 19 of his 41 passing attempts Sunday against the New England Patriots . Sadly, that 46...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 1,177 reads 3 comments

  9. Can the Flawed Atlanta Falcons Still Contend for the Super Bowl?

    Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White went on ESPN’s First Take in April and said the team’s 2013 motto was “Super Bowl or bust...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 9,990 reads 109 comments

  10. How Will the Atlanta Falcons Survive Recent Rash of Injuries?

    The Atlanta Falcons secured their first win of the season over the St. Louis Rams in Week 2, but that win came at a huge cost. The Falcons lost four starters to injury...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 7,821 reads 10 comments

  11. Is Ron Rivera Coaching for His Job This Week vs. Giants?

    Just two games into the 2013 NFL season, Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera is hearing questions about his job. He told David Newton of ESPN.com this has been uncharted territory for him...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 5,209 reads 76 comments

  12. Is Greg Schiano Fit to Be an NFL Coach?

    As if the Tampa Bay Buccaneers didn’t have enough to worry about with their penalty-ridden 0-2 start, the first two weeks of the 2013 season was also marred with allegations ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 5,002 reads 38 comments

  13. How Josh Freeman Went from Promising Rookie to Potential Trade Option

    There might not be too many stranger situations in the NFL right now than the relationship between quarterback Josh Freeman of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and head coach Greg Schiano ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 12 months ago 5,279 reads 50 comments

  14. Why Greg Schiano Should Be More Worried About Bucs' 0-2 Start Than Josh Freeman

    The scene around Tampa at One Buc Place has been akin to a soap opera for the past week. Quarterback Josh Freeman wasn’t elected as a captain, the team had an emergency players-only ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 1 year ago 5,304 reads 59 comments

  15. Can the Atlanta Falcons Offensive Line Survive the St. Louis Rams' Onslaught?

    Anyone who watched the Atlanta Falcons ’ Week 1 game in New Orleans saw an offensive line that fell apart at the pressure the Saints brought from their new 3-4 defensive scheme...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 1 year ago 4,710 reads 19 comments

  16. Dissecting the Enigma That Is Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton

    Clark Kent and Superman were two very different individuals in the public eye. While Kent the journalist used his typewriter and wit to dig up dirt and break stories, all the while ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 1 year ago 22,223 reads 75 comments

  17. Breaking Down Darrelle Revis' Tampa Bay Buccaneers Debut

    It’s pretty safe to say Revis Island is still a destination opposing wide receivers and quarterbacks should avoid. Darrelle Revis was tested four times Sunday by New York Jets rookie quarterback Geno Smith...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 1 year ago 12,017 reads 37 comments

  18. Have the New Orleans Saints Regained the Crown as NFC South's Best Team?

    An NFL season surely can’t be decided after just one game. But after Sunday’s 23-17 win over the Atlanta Falcons , the New Orleans Saints sure look like they’re on their way back to the top of the NFC South...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 1 year ago 7,436 reads 78 comments

  19. What the Carolina Panthers Must Do to Beat the Seattle Seahawks

    The Carolina Panthers are going off at a little more than a three-point underdog at home Sunday when they host the Seattle Seahawks , per Bovada ( via ESPN )...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 1 year ago 4,653 reads 9 comments

  20. Can David Hawthorne Be an Upgrade over Jonathan Vilma in Rob Ryan's Defense?

    In what’s unfortunately turned commonplace in New Orleans, the Saints placed another linebacker on injured reserve. This time it was Jonathan Vilma , who Tuesday landed on injured reserve/designated to return ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 1 year ago 4,475 reads 11 comments

  21. What Can We Expect from Darrelle Revis in Week 1?

    If all goes well with Tampa Bay cornerback Darrelle Revis this week in practice, he’ll start for the Buccaneers in Week 1 when they travel to play the New York Jets ...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 1 year ago 3,889 reads 25 comments

  22. Should the Buccaneers Have Played Josh Freeman in Their Final Preseason Game?

    Tampa Bay Buccaneers starting quarterback Josh Freeman told the media Wednesday that he would not play in Thursday’s preseason game, likely giving backup rookie quarterback Mike Glennon the start...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 1 year ago 4,617 reads 32 comments

  23. How Panthers Can Survive Jonathan Stewart's Stint on PUP List

    Running back Jonathan Stewart had offseason surgery on both ankles, has been relegated to working with trainers on the side for most of training camp and hasn't participated in preseason action...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 1 year ago 10,012 reads 6 comments

  24. Projecting Parys Haralson's Fit, Role with New Orleans Saints

    The middle of the New Orleans Saints practice field—right where the linebackers roam, for the most part—must be constructed over a minefield...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 1 year ago 11,097 reads 10 comments

  25. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Roster 2013: Latest Cuts, Depth Charts and Analysis

    The Tampa Bay Buccaneers reduced their roster Monday in advance of Tuesday’s NFL deadline of 4 p.m. ET to have all rosters at 75 players. The Buccaneers waived or released seven players and added two to the injured reserve list...

    Knox Bardeen Written by Knox Bardeen about 1 year ago 16,379 reads 16 comments