In 2016, it was Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, and the offense that carried the Falcons on a playoff run. Charles McDonald shows how the defense has done a lot more of the heavy lifting in the second half of the 2017 season.
3 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2018, 11:49am by brenthutto
Seattle's offensive line has taken the blame for most of the Seahawks' struggles this year. However, as Derrik Klassen points out, it's the injury-ravaged run defense that may ultimately cost the team a playoff berth.
8 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2017, 4:58am by atworkforu
Does Josh Gordon deserve a chance at redemption? Can he still be a top-flight receiver after nearly three years in exile? Is he the most dangerous weapon on the Browns roster? Charles McDonald explains why the answers are yes, yes, and lord, yes.
6 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2017, 12:37am by Kopalec
Yes, Alex Smith, Kareem Hunt, and Tyreek Hill have all cooled off after a hot start. But the real culprits in Kansas City's collapse --including cornerback Marcus Peters -- can be found on the other side of the ball.
3 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2018, 4:48am by CarRepairing
The Jets offense is composed almost entirely of castoffs from other teams, including 38-year-old quarterback Josh McCown. Charles McDonald shows how coordinator John Morton has used "college" schemes to make a functional machine out of that scrap.
When a young quarterback develops, his coaches learn to trust him, and the talent around him improves, an offense can improve exponentially. Derrik Klassen shows how the Philadelphia offense has improved so radically in just one year.