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VN: Charlie Strong and Baby Steps
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VN: Charlie Strong and Baby Steps

Bill Connelly looks at where college football stands in terms of both the opportunity and success of black coaches.

5 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2010, 1:49pm by Bill Connelly

Word Of Muth

Word of Muth: Power Plays
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Word of Muth: Power Plays

Ben Muth breaks down the Steelers big gaffe on the offensive line and, as a special holiday treat, gives a detailed look at the special teams play of the year.

11 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2010, 8:52pm by Theo

Walkthrough

Walkthrough: Fox's Fond Farewell
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Walkthrough: Fox's Fond Farewell

The two worst teams in the NFL according to DVOA square off, and Mike Tanier watches every play to see if John Fox can maintain his dignity, John Skelton can live up to the Ben Roethlisberger hype, and Jay Feely can survive an onside kick.

35 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2010, 12:20pm by Dean

Film Room

Cover-2: Rise of the Underrated
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Cover-2: Rise of the Underrated

It's time to unearth a few underappreciated players. We'll start with the guy challenging Ndamukong Suh and a receiver who's adjusting to social media.

25 comments, Last at 26 Dec 2010, 1:17pm by ammek

DVOA Ratings

Week 15 DVOA Ratings
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Week 15 DVOA Ratings

In this week's delayed DVOA ratings: New England passes New England as the best offense ever, and San Diego passes the 1997 Seahawks and 2000 Bills as NOT the worst special teams ever.

149 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2010, 10:00pm by Andrew Potter

Scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Holiday Wishes
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Scramble for the Ball: Holiday Wishes

Tom and Mike help a few brave souls with their league championships, and send their holiday wishes to the sky! (ESPN and NFL headquarters.)

60 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2010, 12:21pm by Mike Kurtz

Quick Reads

Week 15 Quick Reads
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Week 15 Quick Reads

Although it's been a good week for Jamaal Charles, he deserves more. Is he having one of the best seasons by a back ... ever?

151 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2010, 6:52pm by tuluse

Audibles

Audibles at the Line: Week 15
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Audibles at the Line: Week 15

A strange day in the NFL brought us Miracle at the Meadowlands II, Cleveland introducing the A-11 to pro football, and a fat man running 71 yards. Run, fat man, run!

271 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2010, 8:57pm by FireOmarTomlin

7th Day Adventure

SDA: 2010-11 Bowl Spectacular Part I
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SDA: 2010-11 Bowl Spectacular Part I

The SDA crew walks you through the first eight games of the three-week bowl season, highlighted by Boise State-Utah on Wednesday night in Las Vegas.

7 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2011, 1:33am by cfn_ms

Week in Quotes

The Week In Quotes: December 17, 2010
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The Week In Quotes: December 17, 2010

Crowder speaks up again, Justin Tuck isn't sure of his travel plans, Steve Smith doesn't take apologies well, and more in this week's best quotes.

7 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2010, 8:34pm by Dingle-Doodah