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NFL Teams Collecting High-Salaried Free Agents A Tricky Proposition

There’s no one way to build a championship-caliber football team, no matter how much fans might clamor for their favorite teams to follow a certain model. It’s a popular adage that a good-but-not-great team is “one player away.” Meanwhile, people who root for teams with top-heavy payrolls pine for a more balanced salary approach. Ultimately, there...
25 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Free Agency Often Case Of Law Of Diminishing Returns

DeMarco Murray, Darrelle Revis and the rest of the NFL’s premier free-agent crop should be preparing to cash in once free agency commences. And they will, but not until teams go through some in-depth arithmetic. An odd feature of NFL free agency season is that the players likely to have the biggest impact on a team also are the most agonizing signing...
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots-Seahawks Matchup Likely To Be Won In Red Zone

Football is a game of inches, but Super Bowl XLIX might be decided on two 20-yard plots of land at University of Phoenix Stadium on Sunday night. More specifically, one of the most important matchups will come between the New England offense and the Seattle defense when the Patriots have the ball in the red zone. Ex-NFL linebacker Matt Chatham wrote Sunday...
February 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Effective Running Game, Balance Still Key To Winning Late-Season NFL Games

Balance in life is important, and it’s just as vital when it comes to having success in the NFL. The passing game obviously is important for a lot of teams across the league, but are the NFL’s best teams also the ones who throw the ball the most? Former NFL linebacker Matt Chatham dug deeper to answer that question Tuesday on
December 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Point Of View: Nowhere To Run

Former Patriots linebacker Matt Chatham provides Part 2 of our two-part Packers-Patriots preview, this time looking from the New England side of the table.  With all due respect to Green Bay wide receivers Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, but I don't think the Packers fortunes rests with their performances today.  If it does, then the Packers are in trouble.  Top-two tandem production...
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November 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: The importance of Aqib Talib

This keeps getting brushed past, but Demaryius Thomas’ longest reception of the game came in man-to-man coverage vs Talib in 1st quarter — Matt Chatham (@chatham58) January 20, 2014   I know this is supposed to show that having Talib for the whole game wouldn’t have guaranteed that Thomas would have been shut down. But in my mind, this shows the opposite. While Talib allowed...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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