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AP Releases 2017 All-Pro Teams

The 2017 AP All-Pro teams are announced

21 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2018, 11:47pm by RickD

Carson Palmer Announces Retirment

After 15 years in the NFL, Carson Palmer is calling it a career.

20 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2018, 6:09pm by ssereb

No Sunday Night Football Week 17

The NFL has decided not to flex any games to Sunday Night.

15 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2017, 3:22am by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual

Steelers Lead NFL with Eight Pro Bowl Berths

The Pittsburgh Steelers had a league-high eight players named to the initial Pro Bowl rosters this evening.

28 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2017, 11:16pm by erniecohen
Scramble for the Ball: Quarterback Driven
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Scramble for the Ball: Quarterback Driven

Is the next great wave of quarterbacks on the way, or will they all be converted to other positions by the time they reach the NFL? And would Tom Brady make a good center, or what?

11 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2017, 3:49pm by Bright Blue Shorts

Buffalo Trades Sammy Watkins and Ronald Darby

Who says player-for-player trades never happen in the NFL? Buffalo shook up Friday afternoon by making a couple deals to revamp their receiving corps and secondary.

First, they dealt WR Sammy Watkins and a 2018 sixth-round pick to the LA Rams for CB E.J. Gaines and a 2018 second-round pick.

Then, with a new surplus at corner and a deficit at receiver, they traded CB Ronald Darby to Philadelphia for WR Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick.

37 comments, Last at 19 Aug 2017, 11:40pm by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual
2016 Play-Action Defense
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2016 Play-Action Defense

Can your defense sniff out a play-action fake? If you live in Texas, you're in luck! If you're in a Great Lakes state, on the other hand...

2 comments, Last at 17 Jul 2017, 1:02am by Wade8813
2016 Play-Action Offense
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2016 Play-Action Offense

We take a look at play-action passing from 2016, as numbers return to a state of normalcy after the great Zone-Read Revolution.

9 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2017, 5:20pm by msabercr
2016 Offensive Personnel Analysis
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2016 Offensive Personnel Analysis

In which we ask the question: if you're not using 11 personnel, are you really playing modern football?

33 comments, Last at 03 Jul 2017, 8:15am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
Four Downs: NFC West
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Four Downs: NFC West

The Seahawks have dominated this division for years despite a subpar offensive line, a weakness that seems to have spread to their rivals in California. Then there's the Cardinals, who will soon face life without Carson Palmer.

20 comments, Last at 05 Jun 2017, 7:37am by evilgenius