1. Predicting the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

    No matter which players are voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame , several deserving candidates are always left out each year. Logic and the numbers game guarantee it. Their wait can often be extended by the eligibility of a similar player...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 12 months ago 11,615 reads 17 comments

  2. Matt Ryan and the Best 5-Year Starts by a QB in NFL History

    Matt Ryan is the latest quarterback to cash in this offseason after the Atlanta Falcons signed him to a five-year extension worth $103.75 million with $59 million guaranteed ...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 12 months ago 15,245 reads 4 comments

  3. Where Can the Arizona Cardinals Improve Most in 2013?

    It feels like a long time ago, but remember when the Arizona Cardinals started 4-0 in 2012? Going back to the previous season, the team actually went 11-2 in a 13-game stretch with just a 34-point scoring differential...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 12 months ago 1,675 reads 9 comments

  4. Where Can the Buffalo Bills Improve Most in 2013?

    All the wagons have left as the Buffalo Bills remain the only team yet to qualify for the NFL playoffs since 2000. Everyone’s waiting, Buffalo...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 12 months ago 6,244 reads 16 comments

  5. Where Can the Chicago Bears Improve Most in 2013?

    The Chicago Bears are finally entering the modern frontier of football this season. Gone is defensive-minded coach Lovie Smith, who coached the team the last nine years. The Bears missed the playoffs in five of his last six seasons...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 12 months ago 6,395 reads 24 comments

  6. Where Can the Dallas Cowboys Improve Most in 2013?

    After setting a NFL record with at least one playoff win in six consecutive seasons (1991-96), the Dallas Cowboys have won exactly one playoff game in the last 16 seasons...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 12 months ago 5,734 reads 20 comments

  7. Where Can the Washington Redskins Improve Most in 2013?

    After not knowing what to expect from the Washington Redskins last season, expectations are just as puzzling in 2013 following a 10-6 season that saw the team win the NFC East for the first time since 1999...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 6,341 reads 29 comments

  8. Ranking the Best Sophomore QB Seasons in NFL History

    So much of the discussion about a second-year quarterback revolves around the mythical sophomore slump . Rather than talk about that player taking a step forward in the NFL , we expect them to decline after experiencing rookie success...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 46,883 reads 182 comments

  9. Where Can the New York Jets Improve Most in 2013?

    New York will host Super Bowl XLVIII this season, which may not be a good thing. No team has ever reached the Super Bowl when the game has been in its building. The 2013 New York Jets feel like a safe bet to continue that streak...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 6,154 reads 38 comments

  10. Where Can the Seattle Seahawks Improve Most in 2013?

    The Seattle Seahawks are one of the few teams on the short list of favorites to win Super Bowl XLVIII . My confidence in this team has been no secret this offseason, already choosing Seattle to become the league's next dynasty...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 10,495 reads 44 comments

  11. Where Can the Minnesota Vikings Improve Most in 2013?

    A year ago, the Minnesota Vikings were an easy choice for a team ready to improve given their 3-13 season in 2011 with many close losses. However, no one expected a 5-2 start with Percy Harvin playing like a MVP candidate...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 6,270 reads 31 comments

  12. Where Can the Green Bay Packers Improve Most in 2013?

    Like the great coaches before him, Mike McCarthy has created a tradition of winning with the Green Bay Packers . He just does it much differently. Unlike the days of Vince Lombardi, these Packers rarely run the football...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 11,914 reads 21 comments

  13. Where Can the Cincinnati Bengals Improve Most in 2013?

    Through their first 45 years of existence, the Cincinnati Bengals have made the playoffs 11 times. In 2013, they will attempt to make the postseason for the third straight year for the first time in team history...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 3,578 reads 23 comments

  14. Where Can the New York Giants Improve Most in 2013?

    The New York Giants are the NFL ’s ultimate Super Bowl-or-bust team. No, this does not mean the 2013 season comes with such demanding expectations, but the Giants are a ...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 3,813 reads 12 comments

  15. Where Can the New Orleans Saints Improve Most in 2013?

    After serving a one-year suspension for his role in the bounty scandal, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton returns to try to lead New Orleans to the playoffs after a disappointing 7-9 finish in his absence...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 4,730 reads 40 comments

  16. NFL Players Who Most Influence Opposing Game Plans

    In the NFL , teams must alter their game plans to account for the opponent’s best players. Some players cause more headaches than others, so the following looks at those who most influence the game plan...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 10,276 reads 30 comments

  17. Dissecting the Coaching Trees in the NFL Today

    Many of the NFL ’s notable head coaches can be traced back through coaching trees that start with names like Paul Brown , Bill Parcells, Bill Walsh and Marty Schottenheimer...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 13,793 reads 18 comments

  18. Where Can the Detroit Lions Improve Most for 2013?

    Just when you thought the Detroit Lions finally had a plan for success , they returned with a disappointing 4-12 season in 2012. It was the team’s 10th season with double-digit losses since 2001...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 27,712 reads 56 comments

  19. Which Active NFL Coaches Are Sure-Fire Hall of Famers?

    Dating back to the legendary George Halas in 1920, the NFL has always had at least one Hall of Fame coach walking the sideline each season...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 8,201 reads 50 comments

  20. Where Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Improve Most for 2013?

    Since their inception, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have been synonymous with losers. It started with the 26-game losing streak right out of the gate in 1976, and by coach John McKay’s ...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 1,258 reads 5 comments

  21. Where Can the St. Louis Rams Improve Most in 2013?

    Some NFL teams have a deeper hole than others to climb out of. For the St. Louis Rams , it did not get much deeper than what coach Jeff Fisher stepped into a year ago. From 2007-11, the Rams were just 15-65 (...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 9,460 reads 41 comments

  22. Which NFL Franchise Is Developing into the Next Dynasty?

    As the 2013 NFL season approaches, it is time to start thinking about the "D" word again. Dynasty. Who will emerge as the team of the decade? Who will join the ranks of the ...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 2,227 reads 56 comments

  23. Where Does NFL Talent Come From?

    If there is anything all NFL players have in common, it is that they are part of an exclusive group of men that have reached the highest level of professional football...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 24,613 reads 14 comments

  24. How Can the Oakland Raiders Escape Black Hole of Losing?

    This will not be news to the rabid fanbase of the Oakland Raiders : The team has not won in over a decade. The Raiders are just the ninth team since the 1970 merger to go at least 10 seasons without a winning record and without making the playoffs...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 15,628 reads 88 comments

  25. Where Can the Atlanta Falcons Improve Most for 2013?

    We can stop asking when the Atlanta Falcons are going to win a playoff game in the Matt Ryan/Mike Smith era. They crossed that off their list last season with a nail-biting win over Seattle in the NFC Divisional round...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 1 year ago 9,235 reads 30 comments