19 Jan 2006, 11:06am by Michael David Smith
You know about Seattle's running back, quarterback and offensive line. But what made the Seahawks improve from a mediocre team last year to a title contender this year? The answer is the run defense. Read about the most important addition to that defense in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
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11 Jan 2006, 10:44pm by Michael David Smith
Any team that wins a game where its offense gains 120 yards must have a good defense. But Michael David Smith is skeptical about the Washington Redskins duplicating last weekend's effort when they take on Seattle. Find out why in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
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05 Jan 2006, 09:50am by Michael David Smith
A year of scouring tape culminates with the Every Play Counts All-Pro Team, a collection of players -- many of whom were snubbed by the Pro Bowl -- who were the best at their positions this year.
105 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2006, 3:44am by That Dude
29 Dec 2005, 11:17am by Michael David Smith
We take a break this week from analyzing one specific game to reflect on 10 players who will become free agents in 2006, ignoring the big names like Terrell Owens and Shaun Alexander and instead considering some of the lesser-known players who could make a big impact.
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22 Dec 2005, 12:43pm by Michael David Smith
It was a battle for the ages on Saturday as an up-and-coming young defensive end, Osi Umenyiora, did battle against an experienced veteran offensive tackle, Willie Roaf. Find out who won in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
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15 Dec 2005, 12:20pm by Michael David Smith
Carolina has one of the league's top defenses, but on Sunday Tampa Bay managed four scoring drives and no turnovers. Was this a one-time problem, or a sign of things to come in the playoffs? Find out in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
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08 Dec 2005, 09:56am by Michael David Smith
With Byron Leftwich out, David Garrard will be under center for Jacksonville during the stretch run and perhaps into the playoffs. Is he up to the task? We discuss in this week's Every Play Counts.
37 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2005, 7:04pm by Lions fan
01 Dec 2005, 11:04am by Michael David Smith
Which players are responsible for the Bears' defense that has dominated the NFC? Michael David Smith looks at a few names you've heard and one you probably haven't in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
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17 Nov 2005, 09:40am by Michael David Smith
Pittsburgh's defense is great -- some might even say unsung -- but what really sets it apart? And why can't the Steelers stop passes to the running back? Find out in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
62 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2006, 12:11am by Richard
10 Nov 2005, 12:38pm by Michael David Smith
Before the season, we heard that Nick Saban's defensive schemes would make a big difference in Miami. But a close examination of the Dolphins' game against the Falcons indicates that execution is more important than gameplan. Take a look in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
57 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2005, 12:15pm by CaffeineMan