1. NFL Draft Enigma Lynden Trail Has Seen It All and Can Do It All

    It's not uncommon for future stars, regardless of their industry, to have that one moment when they realize that they may, in fact, be future stars...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 days ago 14,587 reads 10 comments

  2. Can Eli Manning Salvage a Once Hall of Fame-Worthy Legacy?

    Late last week, when the Pittsburgh Steelers gave quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a new blockbuster deal in order to avoid having Big Ben play out a contract year in 2015, the ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 7 days ago 8,301 reads 126 comments

  3. Meet Nathan Slaughter, the First-Ever Player Signed from the Veteran Combine

    Less than 24 hours after the NFL held its inaugural veteran combine, one of the 105 non-rookies who participated in the brand-new event has been signed to an NFL roster...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 days ago 224,920 reads 65 comments

  4. Who's to Blame for the Overstated Decline of Drew Brees?

    It's hard to believe it was five years ago. Drew Brees , already a sports superhero in New Orleans, lifting himself to legendary status with a Super Bowl XLIV victory over the Indianapolis Colts ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 days ago 72,085 reads 282 comments

  5. Inside Our Unyielding Obsession with Tim Tebow

    It happened again. And in this case, all it took was an 88-minute window on a slow-but-not-sleepy Monday afternoon in mid-March. Tim Tebow , without saying a word or throwing a pass, hijacked social media and became the talk of the NFL world...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 12 days ago 95,048 reads 251 comments

  6. Can the Bills Make a Run at the AFC East Title in 2015 Despite QB Concerns?

    Yes, the Buffalo Bills are stuck in a division with the defending Super Bowl champion New England Patriots , and yes, the Pats have won 11 of the last 12 AFC East crowns...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 15 days ago 20,982 reads 65 comments

  7. Michael Johnson's Return to Bengals Defensive Line Is a Win-Win for Cincinnati

    Michael Johnson 's career trajectory might not be aiming where it once was just a few years ago. He had 11.5 sacks as a 25-year-old in 2012, and in 2013, Pro Football Focus graded him as the fourth-best 4-3 defensive end in the NFL ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 16 days ago 67,994 reads 69 comments

  8. 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 18 days ago 115,438 reads 184 comments

  9. 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 18 days ago 33,223 reads 205 comments

  10. 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 19 days ago 47,993 reads 201 comments

  11. 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 19 days ago 15,321 reads 39 comments

  12. 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 20 days ago 12,493 reads 19 comments

  13. 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 22 days ago 156,024 reads 547 comments

  14. 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 24 days ago 19,548 reads 18 comments

  15. 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 25 days ago 9,707 reads 13 comments

  16. 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 26 days ago 24,289 reads 49 comments

  17. 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 26 days ago 14,291 reads 17 comments

  18. 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 27 days ago 34,589 reads 162 comments

  19. 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 28 days ago 24,493 reads 72 comments

  20. 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 29 days ago 4,257 reads 4 comments

  21. 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 1 month ago 28,012 reads 39 comments

  22. 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 1 month ago 5,508 reads 12 comments

  23. 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 1 month ago 65,918 reads 83 comments

  24. 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 1 month ago 38,008 reads 136 comments

  25. 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 1 month ago 39,654 reads 27 comments