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How The 49ers Found Gold In Jimmy Garoppolo

by Jovan Alford

Dec 21, 2017 7:23 PM

For Kyle Shanahan and John Lynch, they need to see Jimmy Garoppolo continue to take those next steps as a quarterback, but also put better pieces around him. Read more »

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Case Keenum Is Pressing The Right Buttons For The Vikings

by Jovan Alford

Dec 6, 2017 3:07 PM

It's crazy to think that a Case Keenum-led team has a chance to win homefield advantage throughout the NFL playoffs, but here we are. Read more »

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How The Rams Became The NFL's Cinderella Team

by Jovan Alford

Nov 14, 2017 2:35 PM

The Rams are atop the NFC West, Goff is showing flashes of what he did at Cal with weapons at the wide receiver position, Gurley looks like himself, and the defense is still playing out of their mind. Read more »

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Breakout Candidates: Green Bay's Ty Montgomery

by Jovan Alford

Last season, Ty Montgomery proved himself capable of playing running back in the NFL. Now he enters 2017 adding a few more pounds and is ready to be the Packers' feature back. Read more »
Breakout Candidates: Chicago's Cam Meredith

by Jovan Alford

The potential Cam Meredith showed last season should make the Bears feel comfortable about potentially making him their No.1 wide receiver. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Raiders Secure Future With Derek Carr Extension

by Jovan Alford

The Raiders have one of the NFL's best young quarterbacks in Derek Carr and they can now focus on building around him. Read more »
Reevaluating The Quarterbacks Of The 2012 NFL Draft

by Jovan Alford

With Russell Wilson, Andrew Luck, Ryan Tannehill, Kirk Cousins, Robert Griffin III, Brock Osweiler, Brandon Weeden and Nick Foles, the 2012 draft class at quarterback has already been incredibly fascinating. Read more »
Patriots Never Rest On Their Laurels Or Their Roster

by Jovan Alford

The three constants of the Patriots have been Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and roster overhauls. Read more »
The Falcons' Complete Turnaround

by Jovan Alford

Matt Ryan and Julio Jones have received the individual accolades this season, but the Falcons simply have evolved into a more complete team in 2016. Read more »
How San Diego's Offense Has Remained Productive Despite Injuries

by Jovan Alford

The Chargers lost Keenan Allen and Danny Woodhead early in the season, but the emergence of Melvin Gordon and Tyrell Williams has allowed the offense to continue to put up major points. Read more »
How The Cardinals Have Fallen Off From 2015

by Jovan Alford

The Cardinals' offense has struggled in 2016 as has the ability of their defense to generate turnovers. Read more »
Dolphins Find Success With Strength Of Run Game, Defense

by Jovan Alford

When you run the ball and get turnovers on defense, you will always have a strong chance to win the game. These are the keys to success for Miami, but more importantly an identity they've embraced under Adam Gase. Read more »
The NFL's Breakout Candidates: Melvin Gordon

by Jovan Alford

If the Chargers' offensive line can stay healthy along with Melvin Gordon just playing with confidence and letting the game come to him, he could breakout with over 1,000 yards rushing. Read more »
The NFL's Breakout Candidates: Donte Moncrief

by Jovan Alford

The Colts aren't quite as deep this season at wide receiver which will give Donte Moncrief every opportunity to emerge as their No. 2 option. 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 »
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 »
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 »
Top 10 NFL Free Agents Of 2016

by Jovan Alford

While the 2016 NFL free agent class may not be as star-studded as in previous offseasons, there is depth and playmakers on both sides of the ball that can push teams over the top. Read more »
The Return Of Doug Martin

by Jovan Alford

Doug Martin had a bounce back season just in time for free agency. Martin and the Buccaneers enter the offseason needing each other. Read more »

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