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Is the Saints offense transitioning to run first?

Sean Payton, run the football? Crazy, right? Consider how the run/pass balance has gone since 2006 in the Sean Payton era (note: 2012 he was suspended for Bountygate):Year Run % Pass % Pass Play % Ranking 2006 43.02% 56.98% 11th 2007 36.98% 63.02% 2nd 2008 38.01% 61.99% 4th 2009 44.84% 55.16% 24th 2010 34.96% 65.04% 2nd 2011 37.64% 62.36% 3rd 2012 34.68% 65.32% 4th 2013 37.22% 62...
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May 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers’ Rookie Vince Biegel Breaks Foot, Could Return for Training Camp

The Green Bay Packers are without question one of the more intriguing teams to keep an eye on this season and are hoping that their defensive rookies can step up. Ted Thompson drafted Wisconsin linebacker Vince Biegel in the 2017 NFL Draft and believe that he can help their pass rush take the next step. Unfortunately, Biegel suffered a broken foot and is questionable to be back for...
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May 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Jaguars’ Doug Marrone: ‘Blake Bortles Has Improved’

Jacksonville Jaguars’ head coach Doug Marrone has a big task ahead of him coaching the team back to contention. It has been a long time since the Jaguars were viewed as a serious playoff contender, but they feel that they have a chance to make a move back into the playoff picture in the next couple years. Blake Bortles was at one point viewed as a franchise quarterback, but over...
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May 15, 2017  |  Discuss

Johnathan Hankins on Colts: ‘We Probably Have the Best Defense in the AFC’

Johnathan Hankins was signed by the Indianapolis Colts this past offseason to anchor a defensive line that has struggled mightily against the run over the past few years. He not only thinks the Colts’ run defense will be better this year, he went so far as to say that he thinks the Colts have the best defense in the AFC. “Right now I feel like we got probably the best defense...
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May 15, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL Training Camp Profile: Jay Ajayi, Running Back, Miami Dolphins

Jay Ajayi came out of nowhere last season as one of the top running backs in the NFL and helped shoulder the load for the Miami Dolphins’ offense. Ryan Tannehill desperately needs Ajayi to step up again this season and Ajayi is ready to prove that last season wasn’t a fluke. Ajayi has had off-the-field issues in his young career, but seems to have put those problems behind him...
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May 15, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL Training Camp Profile: Eddie Lacy, Running Back, Seattle Seahawks

Eddie Lacy decided to leave the Green Bay Packers this season to sign with the Seattle Seahawks. It was a move that disappointed the Packers’ fan base, but Lacy couldn’t be more excited to start the next chapter of his career. That being said, what should Seahawks’ fans know about Lacy and what should they be looking for heading into training camp? Overview Last season with...
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May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

NFL Training Camp Profile: Jack Doyle, Tight End, Indianapolis Colts

The Indianapolis Colts went through an offseason of change this year, with new general manager Chris Ballard taking over the reigns of the front office. Chuck Pagano stayed as the head coach once again this offseason, even with all of the heat that he was feeling at the end of last season. One of the moves that Ballard made was to trade starting tight end Dwayne Allen and backed...
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May 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts: Frank Gore Must Step Up As A Leader

Over the past two seasons, Frank Gore has expressed frustration and disappointment with the Indianapolis Colts. His emotions are understandable, after the Colts missed the playoffs in both seasons. When Gore signed with the Colts, it was assumed that he was one of the few missing pieces to help them push into the Super Bowl. Injuries to Andrew Luck and the Colts’ roster as a whole...
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May 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Green Bay Packers: Is Ty Montgomery A Capable Every Down Starting RB?

The Green Bay Packers are heading into the 2017 NFL season as one of the favorites in the NFC once again. Most of that has to do with the presence of Aaron Rodgers on the roster, but the offense they have put around him is impressive as well. One question mark on the offensive side of the football, is who will step up as the every down running back? At this point in time, Packers’...
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May 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler: ‘Zero Doubt In My Mind There Will Be Some Regret’

Jay Cutler was once considered one of the bright young quarterback talents in the NFL. Back in those days, he was the leader of an up-and-coming Denver Broncos team, but then a major trade occurred. Cutler was traded to the Chicago Bears to be the face of a proud franchise looking to get back into serious contention. Unfortunately, Cutler never figured things out in Chicago and he...
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May 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Houston Texans: What Can Be Expected from Lamar Miller in 2017?

Lamar Miller was signed last offseason in free agency by the Houston Texans and was expected to make a major impact last year. Unfortunately, his consistency was a problem all season long. He did end up making an impact, but there were some concerns following the season that he might not live up to the big contract that he was signed to. That being said, no one can argue with the...
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May 07, 2017  |  Discuss

Dalvin Cook on Vikings: ‘I’m Just Going to Come In and Work My Tail Off’

Dalvin Cook was considered to be one of the top offensive players in the 2017 NFL Draft class, but suffered a serious draft day fall. Not only did he fall late into the first round, he fell all the way to the No. 41 overall pick. Being drafted in the second round was humbling and Cook plans to prove that teams should have picked him sooner. After letting Adrian Peterson walk this...
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April 30, 2017  |  Discuss

Kevin King on Packers: ‘They’re Getting a Leader, They’re Getting a Playmaker’

Kevin King was one of the highest rated cornerbacks in the 2017 NFL Draft class and the Green Bay Packers were happy to take him with the first pick of the second round. After seeing their defense struggle in a big way last season, especially in the secondary, the Packers could not afford to pass on a talent like King. Green Bay didn’t have an easy choice to make, with star Florida...
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April 28, 2017  |  Discuss

Indianapolis Colts select S Malik Hooker at No. 15

Chris Ballard has been completely revamping the Indianapolis Colts’ defense since being hired as the new general manager. That didn’t change with the Colts’ first round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. Indianapolis happily went out and drafted Ohio State star safety Malik Hooker with the No. 15 overall pick. Last season at Ohio State, Hooker ended up compiling 74 total tackles to...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles select DE Derek Barnett at No. 14

Derek Barnett was one of the elite pass rushers in the 2017 NFL Draft class and had quite a few teams interested in him throughout the draft process. When everything was said and done, however, the Philadelphia Eagles were the team that believed in him the most and made him the No. 14 overall pick. Last season with the Tennessee Volunteers, Barnett showcased why the Eagles are so...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Arizona Cardinals select LB Haason Reddick with No. 13 pick

Haason Reddick may not have been a hyped up name in the 2017 NFL Draft, but the Arizona Cardinals were happy to take him with the No. 13 overall pick. Reddick will be yet another piece added to keep the Cardinals’ defense at the top of the league. Last season with the Temple Owls, Reddick showed off his NFL potential with 65 total tackles to go along with 9.5 sacks, an interception...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Houston Texans Trade Up to No. 12 To Select QB Deshaun Watson

The 2017 NFL Draft has been full of surprises early on and the Houston Texans were a big part of that. Afer trading away Brock Osweiler earlier in the offseason, it was obvious that they wanted a quarterback in the draft. Deshaun Watson slid past both Mitch Trubisky and Patrick Mahomes, but the Texans aggressively traded up to the No. 12 overall pick in the draft to take the Clemson...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints select CB Marshon Lattimore with No. 11 pick

Marshon Lattimore was considered by many to be the best cornerback prospect in the 2017 NFL Draft class. If there was one team that needed cornerback help in the draft, it was the New Orleans Saints. Needless to say, when they saw Lattimore available, the Saints jumped at the opportunity to select him at No. 11. Last season with the Ohio State Buckeyes, Lattimore recorded 41 tackles...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Kansas City Chiefs Trade Up to No. 10 for QB Patrick Mahomes II

Patrick Mahomes II turned into a star at Texas Tech and worked his way up the draft boards throughout the 2017 NFL Draft process. He did enough to show Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs that they wanted to bring him in to groom him to be the quarterback of the future. Kansas City traded all the way up to the No. 10 overall pick from the No. 27 pick to draft Mahomes. Last season...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bengals take WR John Ross with No. 9 pick

If a team was looking for speed at the wide receiver position in the 2017 NFL Draft, Washington Huskies’ wide receiver John Ross would be the right guy. That is exactly what the Cincinnati Bengals found with the No. 9 overall pick in the draft. Ross was a much-needed pick to add more weapons for Andy Dalton. Last season with the Huskies, Ross ended up catching 81 passes for 1,150...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Carolina Panthers draft Christian McCaffrey at No. 8

The Carolina Panthers were one of the best teams in the NFL just two years ago, but last year was rough. Their offense completely fell off the map, with Cam Newton struggling under pressure. Carolina knew that they had to do something in the 2017 NFL Draft and they feel like they have accomplished that with Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey. Last season at Stanford, McCaffrey...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Chargers select WR Mike Williams at No. 7

Clemson Tigers wide receiver Mike Williams at one point suffered a neck injury that some thought would end his career. Not only did Williams overcome the injury, he has worked his way back to become the No. 7 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. The Los Angeles Chargers knew they needed to get Philip Rivers more help and that is exactly what they did by adding Williams. Last season...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

New York Jets select Jamal Adams with No. 6 pick

The New York Jets were without question one of the most intriguing teams to keep an eye on heading into the 2017 NFL Draft. They have quite a few needs to address, including the quarterback position. All of that being said, the Jets have settled on LSU safety Jamal Adams with the No. 6 overall pick in the draft.Adams racked up 76 total tackles to go along with a sack, an interception...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Tennessee Titans draft WR Corey Davis with No. 5 pick

Corey Davis was expected to be a first-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, but very few thought he would be drafted at No. 5. Whether people were concerned about his ankle issues or dropped pass problems, there were not many that thought the Tennessee Titans would draft him quite as high as they have. Last season at Western Michigan, Davis ended up catching 97 passes for 1,500 yards...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss

Leonard Fournette drafted by Jacksonville Jaguars at No. 4

Leonard Fournette was one of the most popular names in the 2017 NFL Draft after an impressive college career with the LSU Tigers. He was one of the most dominant running backs that college football has seen in recent years. Now, Fournette will be taking his talents to Florida to play for the Jacksonville Jaguars. Last season with the LSU Tigers, Fournette ended up carrying the football...
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April 27, 2017  |  Discuss
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