Four Downs

Offseason analysis of the NFL, division by division

Four Downs

Four Downs: NFC North
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Four Downs: NFC North

Our offseason Four Downs series continues with a division-by-division look at each team's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. In the NFC North, quality wide receivers and defensive backs are in short supply.

21 comments, Last at 26 May 2016, 1:30pm by Steve in WI
Four Downs: NFC East
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Four Downs: NFC East

With the draft done, three NFC East teams still need help in the trenches, while the outlook for Philadelphia's cornerbacks is grim.

12 comments, Last at 20 May 2016, 1:36pm by Steve in WI
Four Downs: AFC West
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Four Downs: AFC West

Our offseason Four Downs series continues with a division-by-division look at each team's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. Are the Broncos really counting on Paxton Lynch to defend their Super Bowl championship?

12 comments, Last at 23 May 2016, 4:17pm by tuluse
Four Downs: AFC South
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Four Downs: AFC South

Our offseason Four Downs series continues with a division-by-division look at each team's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. Defense is the order of the day, except for the Colts, who are still relying on Frank Gore.

5 comments, Last at 24 May 2016, 6:15pm by Vincent Verhei
Four Downs: AFC North
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Four Downs: AFC North

Our offseason Four Downs series continues with a division-by-division look at each team's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Steelers retain last year's biggest weakness, while the Browns' section all but writes itself.

6 comments, Last at 15 May 2016, 11:21pm by justanothersteve
Four Downs: AFC East
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Four Downs: AFC East

Our offseason Four Downs series returns with a division-by-division look at each team's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Jets may have the most interesting UDFA class in the league this year.

5 comments, Last at 22 Jun 2016, 1:42pm by sabir234
Four Downs: AFC West
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Four Downs: AFC West

Denver and San Diego face uncertainty along the offensive line. Oakland is banking on youth in the secondary, while the Chiefs hope to change their vertical passing struggles.

18 comments, Last at 16 Jun 2015, 6:46pm by theslothook
Four Downs: NFC West
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Four Downs: NFC West

Seattle needs offensive linemen, San Francisco needs linebackers, St. Louis needs wide receivers, and the Cardinals need ... wait, offensive linemen? Seriously?

15 comments, Last at 15 Jun 2015, 3:53pm by jtr
Four Downs: AFC South
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Four Downs: AFC South

Will Houston actually get worse at quarterback? How will Jacksonville and Tennessee generate a pass rush? And will Andrew Luck survive the season?

68 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2015, 10:09am by Noah Arkadia
Four Downs: NFC South
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Four Downs: NFC South

The Falcons are still trying to replace Tony Gonzalez, the Panthers must find a way to protect Cam Newton, the Bucs (as always) could use more pass rushers, and the Saints need anyone who can catch a football.

10 comments, Last at 12 Jun 2015, 9:39pm by nath