1. Are NFL Player Injuries Up, or Has Reporting Just Improved?

    One of the factors central to every NFL season is injuries. Whether it is a star player recovering from one or a team rocked hard by a rash of them, they have decisive impacts on how each team’s season unfolds...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 7,377 reads 4 comments

  2. Mark Sanchez or Tim Tebow: Who Should the New York Jets Trust in the Clutch?

    It is the inevitable event of the 2012 season. The New York Jets , with their proposed two-quarterback system of Mark Sanchez and Tim Tebow , will be involved in a tight game in the fourth quarter...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 2,797 reads 32 comments

  3. Eli Manning Is Already the Best QB in New York History

    Last week, CBS analyst Phil Simms made some waves when he proclaimed to USA Today that Eli Manning is a surefire Hall of Fame quarterback. Simms , of course, played 14 seasons for the New York Giants , so he has walked in those shoes before...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 962 reads 25 comments

  4. Matt Ryan's Split Personality: Matty Ice and Melting in the Playoffs

    There may be no quarterback in the NFL with a more perplexing reputation than Matt Ryan . Supporters see him as "Matty Ice," a nickname which dates back to his high school days and signifies a cool customer under pressure...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 10,360 reads 79 comments

  5. Balancing Act: Peyton Manning and the NFL's Most Run-Heavy Offense in Denver

    In the 1995 film Things to Do in Denver When You’re Dead , Christopher Walken played a character known as “The Man with the Plan,” a big-time crime boss...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about almost 2 years ago 4,836 reads 19 comments

  6. Wes Welker and the Impact of the Slot Receiver in Today's NFL

    This season Wes Welker will make $9.5 million for the New England Patriots thanks to the franchise tag. But it’s a one-year situation after the team decided against a long-term deal for the 31-year-old slot receiver...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 2 years ago 8,484 reads 31 comments

  7. 2012 Preview: Which NFL Teams Overachieved, Underachieved the Most in 2011?

    While some like retired coach Bill Parcells may say you are what you record is, the truth is there usually is not much difference between a 7-9 team and a 9-7 team...

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  8. Brett Favre: Why the Gunslinger Was Not a Clutch Quarterback

    In the dog days of summer before NFL training camps open, everyone scrambles for content to pass the time...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 2 years ago 1,837 reads 131 comments

  9. NFL Draft Futility: Brock Osweiler and QB Succession Plans

    There are two types of teams in the NFL : the ones that have their quarterback, and the rest that continue to search...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 2 years ago 2,330 reads 17 comments

  10. The NFL's 53 Most Likely Future Hall of Fame Players

    We are getting closer to the 2012 Hall of Fame weekend, with the ceremony for new enshrinees on August 4. In the NFL ’s dead zone of early July, there is no better time to ...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 2 years ago 40,489 reads 327 comments

  11. Why Cam Newton's NFL Record for QB Rushing Touchdowns Is a Fluke

    One of Cam Newton 's popular rookie accomplishments is also one of the central arguments I used against him last month when I said he was the most overrated player heading into the 2012 season ...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 2 years ago 17,084 reads 187 comments

  12. Detroit Lions Using Familiar Rebuilding Plan for Success

    It was 1992. The Detroit Lions were coming off their first playoff win and most successful season since 1957. The 1991 team had a franchise-record 12 wins and reached the NFC Championship game for the first and only time...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 2 years ago 1,996 reads 2 comments

  13. What Was the Worst NFL Draft of the New Millennium?

    Despite all the advanced scouting methods and enhanced coverage of football, the NFL ’s annual draft process is still very much one big lottery. A lot of teams are going to lose, while only a few will cash in big...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 2 years ago 3,303 reads 3 comments

  14. Mike Wallace and Antonio Brown: Examining the Pittsburgh Steelers' Catch Radii

    The Pittsburgh Steelers have a knack for finding starting wide receivers in the middle rounds of the draft. The franchise’s all-time leading receiver, Hines Ward, was drafted in the third round of the 1998 draft...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 2 years ago 8,842 reads 26 comments

  15. Indianapolis Colts: Analyzing Unique Experiment with Andrew Luck, Coby Fleener

    Without even knowing it, the Indianapolis Colts started a new experiment when they drafted Stanford’s Andrew Luck and Coby Fleener with their first two picks in the 2012 NFL draft...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 2 years ago 9,236 reads 13 comments

  16. LeBron James Is Officially the Peyton Manning of the NBA

    “It’s about damn time.” That is how LeBron James started his postgame interview after winning his first NBA championship and being named NBA Finals MVP...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 2 years ago 7,926 reads 62 comments

  17. Pittsburgh Steelers Need to Build Identity by Solving Offensive Line Woes

    For years, the Pittsburgh Steelers prided themselves on commitment to a strong, physical running game. In recent years, they have done everything possible to leave fans dazed and confused over what their identity is...

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  18. Does Promoting an Interim Head Coach Actually Work in the NFL?

    When people turn 65, most are looking at retirement. But as Romeo Crennel celebrated his 65th birthday on Monday, he continues to prepare for his second opportunity as a NFL head coach with the Kansas City Chiefs this season...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 2 years ago 2,325 reads 7 comments

  19. And the NFL's Most Overrated Player Heading into 2012 Is…

    “He’s overrated.” This common phrase is thrown around often to describe athletes, but most of the time it is misused. To be overrated, a player must receive praise that exceeds his actual merit and value...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 2 years ago 13,417 reads 171 comments

  20. The 10 Most Unbreakable Records in NFL History

    Records are made to be broken. Some just take more effort than others. Fans love records, and they love to watch the pursuit that takes place...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 2 years ago 142,059 reads 106 comments

  21. And the Least Deserving Player in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Is…

    No matter how prestigious the honor, it is human nature for some of us to identify the “worst” member in any group...

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  22. Drew Brees: New Orleans Saints Must Pony Up, Pay NFL's Most Underappreciated QB

    The 2012 NFL season got off to a scandalous start with the New Orleans Saints ’ Bountygate revelation this offseason, and it will end with New Orleans as the site of Super Bowl XLVII...

    Scott Kacsmar Written by Scott Kacsmar about 2 years ago 5,446 reads 20 comments