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2016 NFL Season Preview: Philadelphia Eagles

by Jeff Risdon

Jul 28, 2016 6:05 PM

There's a lot of "should be” or "could be" qualifiers in looking at the Eagles. Given all the changes to the coaching staff and overall team culture, the frank truth is it's hard to ascertain just how well these Eagles are going to play. Read more »

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2016 NFL Season Preview: New Orleans Saints

by Jeff Risdon

Jul 26, 2016 2:26 PM

Look at the last five years: 13, 7, 11, 7 and 7 wins. These Saints have been consistently solid, too talented and potent on offense to fall into the lower realms. A little defensive improvement keeps that win floor at 7 as long as Drew Brees continues to work his magic. Read more »

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Josh Gordon Gets One More Chance

by Jeff Risdon

Jul 26, 2016 10:19 AM

Josh Gordon will miss the first four games of the season as he is given what is essentially his ninth chance to remain on the straight and narrow. Read more »

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2016 NFL Season Preview: Cleveland Browns

by Jeff Risdon

Despite believing in Hue Jackson and remaining fairly optimistic Robert Griffin will be the best Browns QB since the Derek Anderson miracle year back in 2007. The young playmakers from the last two drafts could gel into something pretty nice. But it isn't likely to happen in 2016. Read more »
2016 NFL Season Preview: Kansas City Chiefs

by Jeff Risdon

The core team returns largely intact from a squad that ripped off 10 straight wins after a rocky start. Winning the playoff game over Houston should give them confidence heading into 2016. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Muhammad Wilkerson, Jets Beat Deadline

by Jovan Alford

The Jets' defensive line will continue to be an area of strength with Muhammad Wilkerson re-signed on an $86 million deal. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Von Miller Signs Record Deal With Broncos

by Jovan Alford

Von Miller will be the focal point of the Broncos' defense and will have to live up to the contract of being the highest paid defensive player in the game. Read more »
Six Intriguing CFB Win Total Odds

by Jeff Risdon

The over/under win totals for Notre Dame, Iowa, North Texas, South Carolina, Syracuse and Western Michigan represent good value to gamblers. Read more »
2016 NFL Season Preview: Minnesota Vikings

by Jeff Risdon

Every win will matter, and the tougher schedule will keep those wins more elusive than last year. The difference between a disappointing 8-8 or a repeat 11-5 and potential playoff glory is Teddy Bridgewater. Read more »
2016 NFL Season Preview: Washington

by Jeff Risdon

Washington's core talent is better than advertised. They should be a good team even with a slight fallback from Kirk Cousins and the special teams, which dramatically upticked in 2015 as well. Read more »
What The End Of Cleveland's Title Drought Really Means

by Jeff Risdon

Being from Northeast Ohio is indescribably complex. There is such an odd juxtaposition of area pride and self-loathing. Sports pain is an acute part of our persona, something deeply ingrained. We hate it, yet we celebrate it and protect it. Nobody else can have it or possibly understand it unless you’ve experienced it. Read more »
$.05 For Father's Day

by Jeff Risdon

On Andrew Luck's contract talks, Eugene Monroe and medicinal marijuana, Breshad Perriman, Fletcher Cox and a note on Father's Day 2016. Read more »
2016 NFL Season Preview: Houston Texans

by Jeff Risdon

On the Texans' new running game without Arian Foster, whether Jadeveon Clowney finally delivers, their underrated secondary, the continued superhuman production of J.J. Watt and finally if Brock Osweiler is the answer at quarterback. Read more »
Hybrid Safeties Becoming Permanent Trend In NFL

by Jovan Alford

Instead of having three linebackers on the field for a crucial third down, teams that have a hybrid safety can now have two linebackers on the field because the hybrid safety can act as that third linebacker or extra safety. Read more »
Losing The 'Survivor' Mindset One Year After Open Heart Surgery

by Jeff Risdon

This is typically a football column, but this particular piece has nothing to do with football. I hope you read it anyway because it's important to me. Read more »
2016 NFC Season Win Total Over/Under Picks

by Jeff Risdon

Reviewing every NFC team to figure out who oddsmakers are overrating, underrating and properly rating. Read more »
2016 AFC Season Win Total Over/Under Picks

by Jeff Risdon

Reviewing every AFC team to figure out who oddsmakers are overrating, underrating and properly rating. Read more »
Top-50 Fantasy Football Rankings For 2016

by Neema Hodjat

Ezekiel Elliott ranks seventh overall in our first post-draft fantasy football rankings for 2016. Read more »
2017 NFL Mock Draft (Version 1.0)

by Jeff Risdon

DeShaun Watson, Tim Williams, Cam Robinson, Brad Kaaya and Myles Garrett headline our preliminary mock draft for 2017. Read more »
David Gettleman Sticks To His Philosophy Of Building The Defense

by Jovan Alford

Dave Gettleman is trying to prove with his team building philosophy that defense can win championships and you have to address it not only in free agency but in the draft. Read more »