1. Envisioning Chip Kelly's All-Star Backfield

    When it comes to building NFL rosters, there's the standard way of operating, there's the unorthodox way of operating and then there's the Chip Kelly approach...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 115,615 reads 184 comments

  2. In Their Words, Jets Fans Who Burned Revis Jerseys Are Ready to Forgive, Forget

    Most sports fans know the feeling. Losing a star player stings like hell. It almost feels like you're being dumped. And it certainly hurts just a little more when they join your biggest rival...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 33,395 reads 200 comments

  3. Browns Haunted by Their Reputation as Jordan Cameron Spurns Former Team

    It was around 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, about 50 hours into free agency, when it finally looked as though something was going to break the Cleveland Browns ' way...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 48,438 reads 201 comments

  4. Re-Signing Underrated Justin Forsett a Huge Steal for Baltimore Ravens

    Justin Forsett is 29, which is borderline geriatric in the world of running backs. This upcoming season, he'll turn 30, which is oftentimes a death knell for players at his position...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 15,516 reads 39 comments

  5. Ryan Mathews Signing Adds to Chip Kelly's Laundry List of High Risk, High Reward

    As the Philadelphia Eagles continue to transform their roster in an attempt to rebuild Chip Kelly's way, it's become clear the franchise is gambling on its allegiance to sports science...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 12,594 reads 19 comments

  6. Is Chip Kelly Ruining the Philadelphia Eagles?

    When Chip Kelly jumped from the Oregon Ducks to the Philadelphia Eagles in January 2013, the Eagles' offensive core consisted of quarterback Michael Vick, running back LeSean McCoy and wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 156,974 reads 548 comments

  7. Texans Keep Key Cog Kareem Jackson, Nearly Empty Free-Agent Cornerback Pool

    Markets are about supply and demand, which explains why the Houston Texans re-signed cornerback Kareem Jackson to a four-year, $34 million contract with $20 million guaranteed just before the start of free agency, according to Brian T...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 19,630 reads 18 comments

  8. Greg Olsen Extension Quietly a Huge Move for Carolina Panthers' Future

    The Carolina Panthers don't have a lot of money to spend. They have less than $13 million in salary-cap space, per the NFLPA , and 15 unrestricted free agents to take care of with key cogs Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly entering contract years...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 9,993 reads 13 comments

  9. Darnell Dockett Signing Gives 49ers the Ultimate Boom-or-Bust Defense in 2015

    Even while the San Francisco 49ers struggled during the 2014 season, their defense was solid. An inconsistent offense ranked 25th in scoring and was held to 10 or fewer points on ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 24,428 reads 49 comments

  10. Talking Shop with an NFL Capologist Ahead of 2015 Free Agency

    The Greek suffix "-logy" is typically used with an "o" to create "somethingology" in order to describe branches of science or knowledge, such as sociology, biology or geology...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 14,750 reads 15 comments

  11. Can LeSean McCoy Return to Elite Status with Bills?

    Something happened to LeSean McCoy last season. The Pro Bowl running back had virtually as many carries as he did in 2013, but his yards-from-scrimmage total dropped from 2,146 ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 34,685 reads 160 comments

  12. Breaking Down the Free-Agency Market and Reality for DeMarco Murray

    A generation or two ago, DeMarco Murray 's value as a free agent would have been off the charts. After all, the running back position was still elite then and Murray is a 27-year-old ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 24,568 reads 72 comments

  13. Chiefs Franchise-Tagging Justin Houston Epitomizes the Franchise-Tag Process

    The franchise tag was introduced when free agency was adopted by the NFL in 1993, primarily so that teams would have a better chance to retain key players whom they drafted and groomed...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 4,297 reads 4 comments

  14. The Confusing Truth About NFL Salary-Cap Space

    On the surface, the idea of a salary cap in the NFL seems so simple, but the key numbers we see in reports regarding cap space are often quite deceiving. Over the Cap does a tremendous job tracking payrolls for all 32 NFL teams...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 28,588 reads 39 comments

  15. The Free-Agency Case for (And Against) Pernell McPhee

    Let's talk about an impending unrestricted free agent who is almost certain to hit the open market in March. This man is only 26 years old with a ton of tread on his tires and no major injury concerns as he reaches his prime...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 5,577 reads 11 comments

  16. Bryan Bennett Used to Mariota's Shadow, but QB Could Be Ready for Own Spotlight

    It's a Tuesday morning in February, and NFL draft prospect Bryan Bennett is at the zoo. No particular reason, he says...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 2 years ago 67,282 reads 83 comments

  17. Shared Raiders, Chargers Stadium in Los Angeles Would Be Good for NFL

    A primarily privately funded Los Angeles stadium belonging to both the Oakland Raiders and San Diego Chargers is the best possible solution to what has become a tumultuous, awkward tug of war between three former L...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 38,227 reads 134 comments

  18. Does Jared Lorenzen's 'Bigger Is Better' Mantra Perfectly Suit Jameis Winston?

    Those who have witnessed this viral artifact were already well aware that former NFL quarterback Jared Lorenzen is undoubtedly a big man. And those who follow him on Twitter know he's a funny guy...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 48,549 reads 27 comments

  19. The University of What?

    The majority of the prospects in attendance at the NFL Scouting Combine hail from your typical programs. This year in Indianapolis, you'll see 12 players from Florida State, 11 ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 43,085 reads 18 comments

  20. Has Steven Jackson Done Enough to Earn Hall of Fame Consideration?

    Steven Jackson will turn 32 this summer, which makes him a senior citizen in the world of running backs. So it's no surprise that, according to ESPN...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 9,962 reads 30 comments

  21. Is Josh McCown the Best QB Option on Free-Agent Market?

    Due to the nature of the NFL , the only term used less frequently than "free-agent quarterback" is "talented free-agent quarterback...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 24,648 reads 56 comments

  22. Why Marshawn Lynch Would Even Consider Retirement

    Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is 28 years old. He's only been able to legally drink for seven years and won't be eligible to become president of the United States for another seven years...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 103,747 reads 137 comments

  23. Can Peyton Manning Ride off into Sunset with One Last Shot?

    Next month, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning will become the only 39-year-old starting position player in the NFL ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 17,973 reads 173 comments

  24. Is Richie Incognito Really Worth All the Trouble?

    Apparently, when new Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan spoke during his introductory press conference in January of his desire to " build a bully " with the Bills, he wasn't being metaphorical...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 8,849 reads 62 comments

  25. Washington Redskins Right to Leave Robert Griffin III out of Promotional Letter

    By now you've probably heard that the Washington Redskins sent a letter to Redskins Premium Club members earlier this week that listed "Ryan Kerrigan , DeSean Jackson , plus ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 2 years ago 34,996 reads 106 comments