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Buccaneers Preview: The Right Man for the Job
Buccaneers Preview: The Right Man for the Job
Lovie Smith's simplified scheme, and laid-back demeanor, might be just what the talented Bucs need
By Andy Benoit
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Falcons Preview: Preparing for Takeoff
Falcons Preview: Preparing for Takeoff
A new defense and a healthy receiving corps has Atlanta thinking playoffs again
By Andy Benoit
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Raiders Preview: Putting the Pieces in Place
Raiders Preview: Putting the Pieces in Place
It was another busy offseason in Oakland as the Raiders brought in two new quarterbacks and a slew of defensive players. Does Dennis Allen finally have the pieces he needs to turn the corner?
By Andy Benoit
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Browns Preview: It All Rides on the Defense
Browns Preview: It All Rides on the Defense
With uncertainty at quarterback—hello, Johnny!—and next to nothing at wide receiver, Cleveland's 2014 hopes rest entirely on its defense. Can new coach Mike Pettine get his guys up to speed quickly?
By Andy Benoit
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Jaguars Preview: An Offensive Overhaul and a Sliver of Optimism
Jaguars Preview: An Offensive Overhaul and a Sliver of Optimism
If Chad Henne falters, throw rookie quarterback Blake Bortles into the mix early and often. It’s the only way to learn on a team that will face sharp growing pains
By Andy Benoit
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Washington Preview: Will a New Coach Mean a New and Improved RG3?
Washington Preview: Will a New Coach Mean a New and Improved RG3?
Jay Gruden’s offense should protect Robert Griffin III from getting roughed up, but the third-year QB must step up and finally prove himself in the pocket
By Andy Benoit
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Texans Preview: O’Brien Builds Without a QB
Texans Preview: O’Brien Builds Without a QB
First-year head coach Bill O'Brien has some superstar talent to work with. But will the many holes in their lineup, specifically under center, do them in again?
By Andy Benoit
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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
By Andy Benoit
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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
By Andy Benoit