10 Jan 2007, 10:52am by Michael David Smith
You already know the Indianapolis Colts -- the team whose run defense made us cover our eyes -- held Larry Johnson to 32 yards on 13 carries on Saturday. But how did it happen? We try to answer that this week in Every Play Counts.
104 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2007, 6:47pm by Rob
03 Jan 2007, 11:46am by Michael David Smith
The Jets' offensive line: Two rookies, two Arizona Cardinals cast-offs, one minimum-salary scrub. Doesn't sound like much, but there are some things to like about it. Find out more in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
53 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2007, 3:02pm by Chris
27 Dec 2006, 01:02pm by Michael David Smith
There are some names you'll expect (Tomlinson) and some names you won't (Meester). All deserve recognition as part of our annual Every Play Counts All-Pro Team.
110 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2007, 12:08pm by Rich Conley
20 Dec 2006, 09:48am by Michael David Smith
Julius Jones is the starter in Dallas and Marion Barber is the backup. But Barber's numbers are vastly superior to Jones's numbers. What does Barber do that Jones doesn't, and why does Jones still get the starting nod?
69 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2006, 1:06pm by BlueStarDude
13 Dec 2006, 12:49pm by Michael David Smith
The head coach is a Hall of Famer. So is the position coach. So why is Oakland's offensive line perhaps the worst unit of any kind on any team in the NFL -- and which players are worth salvaging?
50 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2006, 2:31am by Ray J
06 Dec 2006, 12:40pm by Michael David Smith
Are the Jets ready to make a surprising playoff run under first-year coach Eric Mangini? If so, they'll need some improvement on the defense, which we explore in this week's Every Play Counts.
46 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2006, 2:57pm by Led
29 Nov 2006, 12:26pm by Michael David Smith
The Dallas Cowboys consist of three people: quarterback Tony Romo, wide receiver Terrell Owens, and coach Bill Parcells. At least that seems to be this season's media script. But Dallas is 7-4, in first place, and looking like a Super Bowl contender because of its defense more than anything else. If nobody else wants to pay attention to the Dallas front seven, we will.
54 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2006, 12:37pm by Sid
22 Nov 2006, 02:59pm by Michael David Smith
He went from a diapers-wearing backup to the top back in the NFL. What makes Larry Johnson so effective? We explore this week in Every Play Counts.
24 comments, Last at 26 Nov 2006, 2:15am by NewsToTom
15 Nov 2006, 11:08am by Michael David Smith
Taking a break from writing about one specific aspect of one team, Michael David Smith empties his notebook with observations of all 32 teams. You'll see some names you've seen a lot of this year (Roy Williams, Javon Walker), and also some you haven't heard much about at all (Kyle Turley, Jahri Evans).
80 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2006, 1:17am by RC
08 Nov 2006, 12:14pm by Michael David Smith
It's a term of derision among many, but Martyball -- the style of offense run by San Diego's Marty Schottenheimer -- resulted in LaDainian Tomlinson having the best DPAR game of any running back this season. How did the Chargers do it, and what are their future prospects? We explore those issues in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
56 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2006, 4:24pm by jay