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31 Mar 2012, 09:12am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Boise State Will Need Help Again

Boise State's weak 2012 schedule will be good for easing new play makers into the fold, but not for the annual BCS debate.

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1 comment, Last at 25 Apr 2012, 4:16pm by Pezgordo

27 Mar 2012, 01:00pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: The Bears' Curious Offseason

Chicago finally addressed their hole at wide receiver with Brandon Marshall. Though he comes with risks, at least it was a stab at correcting a problem; when will the Bears do the same for their offensive line?

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44 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2012, 2:30pm by sera

20 Mar 2012, 10:32pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: How Good Will Alex Smith Be Next Season?

Alex Smith returning to San Francisco is the best thing for him and the best thing for the 49ers, but don't expect him to be quite as good as he was in 2011.

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14 comments, Last at 03 Apr 2012, 12:58pm by the cat in the box is dead

20 Mar 2012, 02:50pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: FSU Needs Balance To Contend

In the last five seasons, only the 2009 Oklahoma Sooners made a major offensive leap from the previous season while maintaining an elite defense. Florida State will need to do the same in order to ultimately join the national championship conversation in 2012.

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1 comment, Last at 20 Mar 2012, 9:35pm by Mike J

19 Mar 2012, 03:33pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: How Good are the Broncos Now?

My thoughts on the Peyton Manning signing for ESPN Insider. This is a big, helpful move for the Broncos, but it isn't enough on its own to turn Denver into one of the top four or five Super Bowl contenders.

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39 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2012, 10:26pm by Jakub

16 Mar 2012, 11:17am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Mario Williams' Value in Wins

How much does a team improve when it adds a top pass-rusher? Looking back at the last 20 years, the answer seems to be both "not much" and "a lot," depending on whether you had realistic expectations for what one non-quarterback can mean to a team's overall performance.

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14 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2012, 2:31pm by sera

15 Mar 2012, 05:03pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Williams, Bills Are Ideal Fit

Mario Williams is an ideal solution to the Bills' pass rush woes ... if he can stay healthy.

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11 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2012, 2:32pm by sera

12 Mar 2012, 04:43pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: History Not On South Carolina's Side

South Carolina is getting a bit of way-too-early preseason attention, but their all-time resume is awfully thin. Does that really make a difference?

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5 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2012, 8:02am by Mancreature

10 Mar 2012, 07:47pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: The Redskins' Big Gamble

The Redskins are taking a big risk by trading up in the draft for the opportunity to take Robert Griffin III. He projects as a great franchise quarterback, but the loss of so many picks will hurt the team's depth in the short- and long-term.

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45 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2013, 11:41am by Anonymous12

05 Mar 2012, 06:34pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Best and Worst Franchise Tag Uses

The bad uses are mostly circumstantial, but, to be clear: keeping a talented running back on a one-year deal is good. Keeping your franchise quarterback on the tag despite having nearly eight months to negotiate with him, thus losing your All-Pro guard and star receiver, is bad.

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13 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2012, 4:55pm by LionInAZ