25 May 2005, 12:57pm by Aaron Schatz
The Dolphins stock up on defensive linemen in preparation for Nick Saban's groundbreaking 7-0 alignment, Buffalo learns that the tradition of Hurricane tight ends isn't so swell after all, and the Jets and Patriots grab SEC running backs as a tribute to Football Outsiders. Plus, Ricky Williams is very boring, and, in an excerpt from Pro Football Prospectus 2005, Aaron points out why drafting a kicker in the second-round is colossally stupid.
19 May 2005, 12:43pm by Mike Tanier
Mike Anderson wants the ball, Gunther Cunningham wants to look his players in the eyes, and Shawne Merriman wants some guaranteed cash before he reports to work. Mike Tanier surveys the AFC West landscape in search of free agent news, minicamp rumors, and drivers for Randy Moss' Cadillac (those with smoke allergies need not apply)
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17 May 2005, 11:01am by Russell Levine
In this post-draft edition of Four Downs, Russell Levine runs down the selections and free agent signings in the NFC South, where the Falcons are making like the Lions, the Panthers are thinking ahead, the Saints just don't get it, and the Buccaneers find players cheaper by the dozen.
06 May 2005, 10:47am by P. Ryan Wilson
In the AFC North, we don't give out draft grades. Instead, Ryan Wilson delivers an individualized curriculum that emphasizes hands-on learning. The most hands-on learning will be done by the Cincinnati linebackers and that poor kid from Cleveland who has to get all the teacher's attention because little Kelly is going to the school nurse for another year.
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03 May 2005, 10:19am by Michael David Smith
They call it the Black and Blue Division because of line play and defense, but all four NFC North teams chose offensive skill position players in the draft. We examine those decisions in the latest installment of Four Downs.
28 Apr 2005, 09:36am by Mike Tanier
In the latest edition of Four Downs, Mike Tanier reviews the draft and gives you the lowdown on rookie free agents from around the NFC West. Plus: Arizona Cardinals fashion advice from teenage girls.
19 Apr 2005, 11:10am by Ned Macey
The Texans still have a porous offensive line. The Colts sit out free agency again. Donovan Darius is trying to get off the Jags, while Marcus Stroud is staying for a while. The Titans may be in a perfect position to trade on draft day. All this plus a look at Tennessee's big free agent catch, Kyle Vanden Bosch, in this AFC South edition of Four Downs.
14 Apr 2005, 12:01am by Al Bogdan
The Giants are getting younger, the Cowboys aren't doing much of anything, and everyone in Washington and Philadelphia is complaining. Join Al Bogdan as he takes a look around the NFC East in the latest edition of Four Downs.
11 Apr 2005, 04:40pm by Aaron Schatz
Time to take a look at the draft needs of the AFC East. The Patriots and Jets have specific needs, the Bills could use general depth, and the Dolphins could use an extra ten or twenty draft picks. Aaron also goes over recent draft history, looks at receivers similar to David Terrell, and plays that game that's sweeping the nation, or at least the New York Metropolitan Area: Guaranteed RB Decline Trivia.
07 Apr 2005, 09:44am by Mike Tanier
The Chiefs are courting Patrick Surtain, the Broncos are stockpiling former Browns linemen (can Michael Dean Perry be far behind?), Antonio Gates is angling for a new contract, Will Shields is pondering retirement, the Raiders are signing spare parts, and Chiefs defenders are grousing. Four Downs takes a tour of the AFC West with Mike Tanier.
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