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Four Downs

Four Downs: NFC South
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Four Downs: NFC South

The Falcons and Panthers both require serious help along the defensive front, whereas the Buccaneers and Saints have still not filled their biggest post-draft holes from last year.

1 comment, Last at 26 Feb 2019, 2:42pm by Theo

Four Downs

Four Downs: NFC North
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Four Downs: NFC North

The Bears could suffer some major losses in the secondary that would make it hard to repeat as the league's best defense. Elsewhere, the Lions need pass-rushers, the Packers need pass-catchers, and the Vikings need pass-blockers.

13 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2019, 6:48pm by Dan

Futures

Futures: Greedy Williams
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Futures: Greedy Williams

The LSU Tigers have a tradition of developing high-quality defensive backs for the NFL, and this cornerback looks like he'll meet those high standards.

2 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2019, 7:33am by Willsy

Stat Analysis

To Return or Not to Return
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To Return or Not to Return

When kickoffs go into the end zone, should returners try to make a play, or just take a knee and settle for a touchback? Guest columnist Jack Duffin breaks down the numbers and finds teams are making the wrong decision more often than not.

27 comments, Last at 23 Feb 2019, 6:24am by RobotBoy

Four Downs

Four Downs: NFC East
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Four Downs: NFC East

Our look at the biggest holes on each NFL roster begins in the east, where New York and Washington need passers, while Dallas and Philadelphia need coverage help.

18 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2019, 1:02pm by Harris

Futures

Futures: Dwayne Haskins
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Futures: Dwayne Haskins

When the Ohio State offense was clicking last year, Haskins looked great -- but when things broke down, he looked like a different quarterback. Nonetheless, Derrik Klassen says that for all his flaws, Haskins is still the safest quarterback prospect in this year's draft.

Ramblings

2018 Football Outsiders Awards
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2018 Football Outsiders Awards

The Patriots won another Super Bowl. The Rams led the league in wins and nearly brought a championship to Los Angeles. The Chiefs had the MVP. But it's the Indianapolis Colts who dominated our year-end awards, as voted on by you, the readers

35 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2019, 5:36pm by cstoos

Ramblings

AAF Season Preview
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AAF Season Preview

The Alliance of American Football kicks off this weekend, with eight teams vying to be the inaugural champions. For now, the league's biggest stars are the coaches, including Rick Neuheisel, Mike Singletary, and Steve Spurrier

42 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2019, 10:23am by TimK

Week in Quotes

The Week In Quotes: February 8, 2019
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The Week In Quotes: February 8, 2019

The Patriots won the Super Bowl on Sunday and have basically been partying non-stop ever since.

3 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2019, 11:11pm by herewegobrowniesherewego

Scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Preseason Prediction Review
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Scramble for the Ball: Preseason Prediction Review

After a THRILLING Super Bowl, Bryan and Andrew revisit their preseason projections to take their lumps and receive their proper glory. Le'Veon Bell was the MVP, right?

12 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2019, 11:56am by Digit