1. 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 ...

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  2. 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...

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  3. 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 1 month ago 34,597 reads 162 comments

  4. 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 ...

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  5. 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...

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  6. 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 28,040 reads 39 comments

  7. 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 months ago 5,514 reads 12 comments

  8. 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...

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  9. 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...

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  10. 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 2 months ago 39,670 reads 27 comments

  11. 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 2 months ago 42,979 reads 18 comments

  12. 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 2 months ago 8,271 reads 30 comments

  13. 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 2 months ago 24,572 reads 56 comments

  14. 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 3 months ago 102,384 reads 137 comments

  15. 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 3 months ago 17,870 reads 184 comments

  16. 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 3 months ago 8,758 reads 66 comments

  17. 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 3 months ago 34,890 reads 106 comments

  18. Redskins Have Huge Decisions to Make on Hall and Orakpo

    For about half a decade, cornerback DeAngelo Hall and outside linebacker Brian Orakpo have been the highest-profile defensive players on the Washington Redskins roster...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 6,195 reads 63 comments

  19. Ndamukong Suh Is the Ultimate High-Risk, High-Reward Big-Money Free Agent

    With the 2014 NFL season officially in the books, we can turn our full attention to free agency and the 2015 draft. But while the upcoming combine in Indianapolis will draw a lot of interest, the draft itself is still nearly three months away...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 10,567 reads 62 comments

  20. Big Questions at Running Back Shouldn't Be a Major Concern for Cowboys

    Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray ran for the highest yardage total in team history last season, but Murray is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next month, ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 14,741 reads 68 comments

  21. Giants Need Contingency Plan in Case Victor Cruz Recovery Goes Awry

    Sunday, New York Giants Pro Bowl wide receiver Victor Cruz was forced to watch as 2014 Comeback Player of the Year Rob Gronkowski and the rival New England Patriots win Super Bowl XLIX ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 11,667 reads 40 comments

  22. Blame for Malcolm Butler's Interception Goes Well Beyond Seahawks' Play Call

    To arrive at the realization that the Seattle Seahawks screwed up royally on their final offensive play of Super Bowl XLIX , you needn't understand anything beyond the basic principles of football...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 22,648 reads 72 comments

  23. New Falcons Coach Dan Quinn Must Prove Talent Didn't Carry Him in Seattle

    When it is soon confirmed that Dan Quinn will become the 16th head coach in Atlanta Falcons history, the mandate will be as clear as the task will be large...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 6,652 reads 32 comments

  24. What Should the Future Hold for Pierre Garcon in Washington?

    As the Washington Redskins begin the process of rebuilding a roster that has generated only seven wins the last two seasons, the front office will have major decisions to make regarding several expensive veterans...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 3 months ago 10,971 reads 52 comments

  25. Charles Haley Might Once Again Fall Short of the Hall of Fame

    I'm tired of having to write this, but it's worth reiterating that former Dallas Cowboys and San Francisco 49ers pass-rusher Charles Haley's resume might possess the most prolific combination of individual and team accomplishments we've ever seen...

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