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FO Friday Combine Report
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FO Friday Combine Report

The word on Friday at Lucas Oil Stadium was about quarterbacks: one who bulked up, one who won't throw, and the few who will.

7 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2011, 6:16pm by Chris007

NFL Draft

FO Thursday Combine Report
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FO Thursday Combine Report

3-4 schematic schism? A punter with the same name as an "astrology machine"? The connection between Peyton, Eli, and Duke? With Doug Farrar back at the Combine, these questions can now be answered.

28 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2010, 3:51pm by Bowl Game Anomaly

Under The Cap

Under the Cap: Pre-Combine Moves
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Under the Cap: Pre-Combine Moves

J.I. Halsell explains what is happening with Joey Porter and Brian Westbrook, why the Saints might be inclined to let Darren Sharper walk, and clarifies the "Upgraded Tender."

16 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2010, 10:52pm by Brendan Scolari

Four Downs

Four Downs: NFC South
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Four Downs: NFC South

In this NFC South Preview: The Bucs look for help for Josh Freeman, the Falcons look for a pulse from Jamaal Anderson, Carolina looks to rebuild, and New Orleans hopes to hold on to the team after the Super Bowl.

38 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2010, 5:07pm by commissionerleaf

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Four Downs: NFC North
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Four Downs: NFC North

In this NFC North Review: Mike Martz tries to resuscitate Jay Cutler, Matt Stafford tries to resuscitate the Lions, Green Bay completes a quick transition to the 3-4 defense, and two important Packers contemplate retirement.

46 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2010, 5:18am by HYATT™

Four Downs

Four Downs: AFC South
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Four Downs: AFC South

In this AFC South review: Steve Slaton suffers from the sophomore slump, the Jaguars seek a quarterback of the future, and the Titans need fresh blood on defense

55 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2010, 10:20am by DeltaWhiskey

Varsity Numbers

Varsity Numbers: Recruiting Spectacular
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Varsity Numbers: Recruiting Spectacular

More than ever, schools and fans are obsessing over college football recruiting. But how much impact does recruiting have on a team's success on the field in the fall? Bill Connelly explores this question in Varsity Numbers.

33 comments, Last at 22 Feb 2010, 7:15pm by Jeff Fogle

Four Downs

Four Downs: AFC North
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Four Downs: AFC North

In this AFC North season review: The Steelers threw too much, the Bengals didn't throw enough; the Ravens' defense showed signs of age, and the Browns showed signs of life -- barely -- by the end of the season.

27 comments, Last at 23 Feb 2010, 8:32pm by commissionerleaf

Walkthrough

We Are the Walkthrough
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We Are the Walkthrough

Jake Delhomme, Tony Romo, and an All-Pro lineup help Mike Tanier raise money for Haiti, and you can help too! Plus, learn which rookie can get the Colts back to the Super Bowl.

169 comments, Last at 04 Mar 2010, 6:34pm by Not Saying

DVOA Ratings

1993 DVOA Ratings and Commentary
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1993 DVOA Ratings and Commentary

Two weeks ago, Jerry Rice and Emmitt Smith were elected to the Hall of Fame. Sixteen years ago, they battled for NFL supremacy. Revisit their prime seasons, and learn about the weird rollercoaster ride of the 1993 Houston Oilers, as we add another year of DVOA to our database.

71 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2010, 12:06pm by Majorajam