Deep Dive

Deep Dive
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
By Andy Benoit
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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
By Andy Benoit
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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
By Andy Benoit
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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
By Andy Benoit
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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
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Buyer Beware
Buyer Beware
Fans love the flurry of free agency. Unfortunately, so do some teams. But if you think that shiny free agent signing is too good to be true, it probably is
By Andy Benoit
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2014 All-Emerge Team: Defense
2014 All-Emerge Team: Defense
It's never too early to start thinking about next season. Here's who will be breaking out once September kicks off
By Andy Benoit
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2014 All-Emerge Team: Offense
2014 All-Emerge Team: Offense
It's never too early to start thinking about next season. Here's who will be breaking out once September kicks off
By Andy Benoit
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Why The Browns Blew Up The Franchise … Again
Why The Browns Blew Up The Franchise … Again
During a search for a new head coach, owner Jimmy Haslam lost faith in the leadership of CEO Joe Banner and GM Mike Lombardi, so he fired them. Now the Browns—losers of at least 11 games for six straight seasons—start all over
By Peter King
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Kam’s the Man Who Should’ve Been MVP
Kam’s the Man Who Should’ve Been MVP
The Seahawks’ suffocating defense in Super Bowl XLVIII wasn’t just the best performance of the season, but of the last decade in the NFL. Only one thing went wrong on their way to the Lombardi Trophy
By Andy Benoit