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27 Sep 2011, 10:12am by Vince Verhei

Week 3 Quick Reads

Can Frank Gore and Chris Johnson rebound after slow starts? Plus, Wes Welker has an all-time great day, Fred Jackson makes his claim for MVP, and Curtis Painter leaves us speechless.

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125 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2011, 7:40am by bengt

20 Sep 2011, 04:42pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Titans over Ravens

The Titans took care of the Ravens' short passing game and dared Lee Evans to beat them deep. It didn't happen, and we explain what Baltimore needs to do to right the ship. It starts with better health at cornerback.

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2 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2011, 2:20am by tuluse

20 Sep 2011, 11:38am by Vince Verhei

Week 2 Quick Reads

It’s the chicken-or-egg question of football statistics: Do a wide receiver’s numbers tell us how good that receiver is, or do they tell us more about the quality of that receiver’s quarterback?

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145 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2011, 4:14pm by commissionerleaf

13 Sep 2011, 02:14pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Bears over Falcons

The first Any Given Sunday looks at the Falcons' struggles on offense and a surprising star for the Chicago defense.

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15 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2012, 5:13am by carlos888

13 Sep 2011, 10:02am by Vince Verhei

Week 1 Quick Reads

How good was Tom Brady? How good was Cam Newton? How good were Rodgers and Brees and Stafford and Freeman? How bad was Roethlisberger? How good is it to have football again?

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88 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2011, 3:21am by Marko

13 Aug 2011, 12:06pm by Vince Verhei

Four Downs: NFC West

Do the Cardinals have an outside linebacker faster than Joey Porter? Does Seattle have a cornerback worth considering after Marcus Trufant? Did St. Louis find a single wide receiver worth starting this offseason? Are the 49ers in trouble if Frank Gore goes down?

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29 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2013, 7:07am by shankar

26 May 2011, 11:36am by Vince Verhei

Four Downs: NFC West

Who will throw the ball for the Cardinals and the Seahawks this season? And who will catch it for the Rams? Vince Verhei addresses these post-draft NFC West questions.

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16 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2011, 9:56pm by Mike Singletary

29 Apr 2011, 02:29am by Vince Verhei

UPDATE: Audio Of Millen Breaking Down Locker vs. Nebraska

As discussed during the live chat of the draft's first round, here's Bob Condotta's story in the Seattle Times on Hugh Millen's review of Jake Locker's 4-for-20, 71-yard game against Nebraska, a game where Millen said Locker made more good plays than bad (though he conceded the game was "still a poor day").

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12 comments, Last at 05 May 2011, 10:07pm by The Ninjalectual

25 Apr 2011, 06:06pm by Vince Verhei

Locker=Favre?

In Michael Silver's piece on "rogue scout" Dave Razzano for Yahoo! Sports, Razzano compared Washington quarterback Jake Locker to Brett Favre:

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32 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2012, 4:33am by monsterbeats

29 Mar 2011, 05:55pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN: Playmaker Score 2.0

This ESPN Insider column introduces Playmaker Score 2.0, a more accurate version of our system for projecting college wide receivers. The new Playmaker Score does more to account for players who go deep with a high yards per pass figure, and it adjusts based on the historical record of receivers coming out of each conference. The resulting system has A.J. Green as the top receiver in this year's draft, but wonders why Julio Jones had so few touchdowns at Alabama.

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10 comments, Last at 12 Apr 2012, 2:41pm by DJensen