04 Oct 2006, 11:04am by Michael David Smith
After a surprisingly strong first three games, the Saints had a defensive letdown in the fourth quarter against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. Is the real New Orleans defense the one that played so well against Atlanta Monday night, or the one that allowed the Panthers to march down the field late in Sunday's loss? Find out this week in Every Play Counts.
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27 Sep 2006, 12:05pm by Michael David Smith
Last year the Bears couldn't pass to save their lives. This year they're one of the league's top passing teams. What happened? We discuss in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
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20 Sep 2006, 11:05am by Michael David Smith
A change of environment was supposed to work wonders for LaVar Arrington, who wore out his welcome in Washington. Now that he's with the Giants, is he back to his Pro Bowl form? Find out in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
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13 Sep 2006, 03:30pm by Michael David Smith
He was the surprise first pick in the draft. How did he do in his first game as a pro? Find out as we take an in-depth look at Mario Williams in this season's first installment of Every Play Counts.
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29 Aug 2006, 10:49am by Michael David Smith
Week 3 is the closest thing the preseason has to meaningful games, and the starters often play beyond halftime. The plays still don't count, but in our third week of preseason analysis, we're getting an idea of how these teams will look when the games really do count.
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22 Aug 2006, 01:18pm by Michael David Smith
In the preseason, the final score isn't as important as what each individual player does. So we're back for our second week of examining the individual matchups, looking at which stars look ready to go and which backups are making a strong case for a roster spot.
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16 Aug 2006, 12:02pm by Michael David Smith
When the regular season starts we'll return to our regular practice of focusing on one particular player or unit for Every Play Counts. But before the season starts, we'll spend a few weeks looking at the preseason, including plenty of players who won't even be on NFL rosters in a few weeks. We love football so much around here that we want to watch every play, even the ones that don't count.
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09 Feb 2006, 11:30am by Michael David Smith
By the letter of the rules, Sean Locklear did, in fact, commit holding when he was flagged for a controversial penalty that negated Seattle's last, best chance to take the lead in Super Bowl XL. So does that mean the NFL and its officials are off the hook? Not at all. An examination of every passing play of the game shows that if the officials missed 22 holding violations by offensive tackles during the Super Bowl. Find out more in the season's final installment of Every Play Counts.
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30 Jan 2006, 01:53pm by Michael David Smith
Lofa Tatupu has emerged as one of the big names on the Seahawks' defense. Tatupu deserves his praise, but this week Michael David Smith looks at the players who put Tatupu in a position to succeed.
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26 Jan 2006, 01:01pm by Michael David Smith
Joey Porter might claim he doesn't like the kinds of teams that want football to be a thinking game. But as we discover in this week's installment of Every Play Counts, Porter is a smart player.
50 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2006, 2:03pm by Joel Crooms-Porter