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NFL’s Best Running Quarterback? The Answer May Surprise You
NFL’s Best Running Quarterback? The Answer May Surprise You
Athletic QBs add a new dimension to offenses, but often the decision to scramble comes at the expense of the passing game. Hours of film study show how Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III rate as decision-makers—and difference-makers—with their legs
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What It All Means: NFC Draft Breakdowns
What It All Means: NFC Draft Breakdowns
The 2014 NFL draft went down in unpredictable fashion. Now it’s time to look at what each team’s haul means going forward
By Andy Benoit
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What It All Means: AFC Draft Breakdowns
What It All Means: AFC Draft Breakdowns
The 2014 NFL draft went down in unpredictable fashion. Now it’s time to look at what each team’s haul means going forward
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Time for a New Approach in Pittsburgh?
Time for a New Approach in Pittsburgh?
The Steelers, winners of two Super Bowls in the ’00s, have long had the perfect draft model: patience with young players. But after missing the playoffs in ’12 and ’13, Pittsburgh has many holes and might need to start relying on rookies
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Crash Landing for New Jet
Crash Landing for New Jet
After two weeks on the market, ex-Titan Chris Johnson has a new team: the Jets. What can New York expect from the running back with six straight 1,000-yard seasons? Definitely not the superstar CJ2K had been in Tennessee
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Another Super Strategy
Another Super Strategy
What do you draft for a team that has everything? Even with the Lombardi in hand, the Seahawks know change happens swiftly in the NFL. That’s why Seattle would be smart to look well into the future come the weekend of May 8-10
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Why the Big-Money Back Is a Vanishing Breed
Why the Big-Money Back Is a Vanishing Breed
The position of Sayers, Smith and Sanders is now one of the least valuable in pro football. What led to the dramatic decline in the worth of running backs? Decreasing big-play potency, ever-evolving offenses and just plain cheaper alternatives
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Vick? Geno? What Are the Jets Doing?
Vick? Geno? What Are the Jets Doing?
Signing Michael Vick in free agency was a head-scratching move for a team that spent a high draft pick on Geno Smith 10 months earlier. All signs point to a faux QB competition and a decision-making group simply trying not to get fired
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The Safety Dance
The Safety Dance
In response to ever-changing offenses, safeties have become the most important weapons for D coordinators. Here’s how the position has evolved—and what you should know about the playmakers who were scooped up in free agency
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Saints, Alive!
Saints, Alive!
New Orleans’ purge of key weapons has left its franchise tight end ‘shocked and disappointed.’ But with Sean Payton and Drew Brees running the show—and Jimmy Graham sticking around—Who Dat Nation will be just fine
By Andy Benoit