1. The Mannings, the Longs and the Nature-Nurture Discussion

    When you think of football families nowadays, the Mannings and Matthewses come to mind, and now you can add the Longs to that list...

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  2. If David Wilson Is an Improved Blocker, He Should Be New York Giants' No. 1 Back

    David Wilson flashed superstar-level speed Sunday night, but we already knew he possessed that . Wilson hit holes with impact and didn't dilly-dally behind the line of scrimmage, but we've seen that from him before ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 4,961 reads 19 comments

  3. Desperate Dallas Cowboys Have to Wrap Up Brian Waters

    If the Dallas Cowboys weren't officially in desperation mode regarding their interior offensive line, they're entering that range right now...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 16,588 reads 78 comments

  4. Is the Washington Redskins Secondary Simply Too Young?

    The Washington Redskins have long been looking for answers in the defensive backfield. Last year, they made some splashes in free agency by bringing in Madieu Williams, Brandon Meriweather, Cedric Griffin and Tanard Jackson...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 5,980 reads 22 comments

  5. What to Watch for in Philadelphia Eagles' QB Battle This Week

    The starting quarterback race being run by Michael Vick and Nick Foles certainly isn't a sprint, but marathons are 26.2 miles and you'd have to believe they're beyond the 20-mile mark by now...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 5,407 reads 23 comments

  6. Could Dez Bryant Become the NFL's Most Dominant Receiver in 2013?

    We're not supposed to overreact to what we see in preseason games, especially early on and with minuscule sample sizes. But it's difficult to watch Tony Romo work with Dez Bryant and not think about the possibilities...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 18,575 reads 157 comments

  7. Philadelphia Eagles Have to Be Patient with Their New-Look Defense

    Cary Williams won't shut up. I'm not necessarily saying it's a good thing or a bad thing, but Williams has been running his mouth since the moment he arrived in Philadelphia ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 7,550 reads 47 comments

  8. How Does Andre Brown's Miscue Impact New York Giants' Running Back Situation?

    New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin has a rather large proverbial doghouse, and he isn't afraid to use it...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 10,738 reads 45 comments

  9. Sizing Up the Philadelphia Eagles' QB Competition One Week into the Preseason

    After the Philadelphia Eagles lost their preseason opener to the New England Patriots Friday night, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly suggested that it would probably take all four preseason games to finalize the quarterback depth chart in Philly...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 12,039 reads 96 comments

  10. What to Watch for as the New York Giants Make Their Preseason Debut

    The New York Giants will be the last NFC East team to kick off the 2013 preseason when they take on the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field on Saturday night. To get you primed for that matchup, here are some things we'll be keeping a close eye on...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 7,070 reads 24 comments

  11. Washington Redskins Now Have Proof They Can Take Their Time with RG3

    We already knew the Washington Redskins could survive the preseason without Robert Griffin III, mainly because the key to surviving the preseason is simply staying healthy. And with Griffin on the sideline, the risk was reduced if not eliminated...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 9,149 reads 62 comments

  12. What to Watch for in the Philadelphia Eagles' Preseason Debut

    With all that has gone on in Philadelphia this offseason, the answer to the question posed in the headline (it's not technically a question, but you get the point) is, um, everything...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 9,968 reads 69 comments

  13. What to Watch for as the Washington Redskins Make Their Preseason Debut

    The Washington Redskins are in Nashville to kick off the 2013 preseason against the Tennessee Titans on Thursday night. While there was a lot more up in the air last year at this time, there's a lot more pressure on the 'Skins this time around...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 4,256 reads 7 comments

  14. Slim Pickings on Free-Agent Market as Dallas Cowboys Look for Guard Help

    The Dallas Cowboys have tipped their hand. They had an agreement in place with veteran guard Brandon Moore earlier this week, but Moore abruptly retired instead ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 12,286 reads 50 comments

  15. Is This the Year the Washington Redskins Take Complete Control of the NFC East?

    In 2012, two games separated the top three teams in the NFC East. In 2011, only one game separated the top three finishers. And there was a tie atop the division in 2010 and 2009...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 9,513 reads 201 comments

  16. With Arrelious Benn Down Too, Eagles Have Little Choice but to Keep Riley Cooper

    Philadelphia Eagles wide receivers continue to bite the dust, increasing the chances that embattled veteran Riley Cooper will maintain a roster spot...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 2,885 reads 26 comments

  17. Who Should Replace Tom Coughlin When He Eventually Steps Aside in New York?

    Nobody knows when New York Giants head coach Tom Coughlin will step aside. From what we've read and heard, not even Coughlin seems to know for sure. But what we do know is that, at 66, Coughlin is the NFL 's oldest head coach...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 9,397 reads 52 comments

  18. Washington Redskins Have No Reason to Use Robert Griffin III in the Preseason

    If you're an undisputed starter, the preseason is useless. The risk of injury outweighs whatever a veteran might be able to gain by getting their real-game sea legs each August...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 3,578 reads 16 comments

  19. We Should Get a Feel for Riley Cooper's Fate in the Next 10 Days

    After a shorter-than-expected leave of absence, disgraced Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper is back with the team as they practice with the New England Patriots ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 2,065 reads 11 comments

  20. Why the New York Giants Could Finally Go Belly-Up in 2013

    I am here to tell you that the New York Giants are not a particularly good football team. That doesn't mean that they can't win another Super Bowl, because they didn't look particularly good heading into their two recent championship seasons...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 18,308 reads 403 comments

  21. Could the Dallas Cowboys Be Deeper Than Expected on Defense?

    In the direct aftermath of the Dallas Cowboys ' Pro Football Hall of Fame Game victory over the Miami Dolphins , we heaped plenty of praise on the offense . Now, it's the defense's turn...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 16,816 reads 52 comments

  22. New-Look Dallas Cowboys Offense Looks Organized, Efficient and Balanced

    The first rule of football fandom during the preseason — and especially early in the preseason — is to avoid overreacting...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 12,698 reads 56 comments

  23. How Travis Frederick Can Justify 1st-Round-Pick Status

    No team strayed further with its first-round pick in the 2013 NFL draft than the Dallas Cowboys , who took a player many thought would be a midround pick 31st overall...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 12,455 reads 30 comments

  24. Larry Allen: Remembering the Career of Legendary NFL Guard

    Don't expect to be dazzled by Larry Allen 's Pro Football Hall of Fame acceptance speech. Dude did all his talking on the field, so it's a good thing "Quiet Larry" will ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 4,889 reads 13 comments

  25. With Nick Barnett, Washington Redskins Have a Lot to Gain and Little to Lose

    Last week, the Washington Redskins lost talented young linebacker Keenan Robinson for the season. Earlier this offseason, they found out that jack-of-all-trades backup linebacker Rob Jackson would be suspended for the first four weeks of the year...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 8,959 reads 29 comments