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Denver Broncos
John Elway the front office suit is much like John Elway the quarterback. The man is always in a hurry, always looking for a competitive edge, always trying to pull off the next big play. And so it was that, in the aftermath of the Broncos’...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Tom Brady
The Patriots’ championship window, or at least the Tom Brady era, is approaching its end, but there is no reason to believe that another AFC East title isn’t on the way this season. The Bills, Jets and Dolphins do not appear ready to...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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J.J. Watt
The opportunity to claim the AFC championship was there for the Houston Texans in 2012. Then they folded down the stretch. As a new team takes shape, fans are still grumbling about how the 12–2 Texans needed only one win to secure the AFC...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Pittsburgh Steelers
General manager Kevin Colbert chafes at the notion that the Steelers are rebuilding after the kind of roster turnover that qualified as astounding given his organization’s reputation as one of the most stable in the NFL. Coach Mike Tomlin...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Tom Brady
Pay attention fantasy football fans because it's a new world for the New England Patriots and their receivers this season. A whirlwind offseason for the Patriots has seen the departure of trusted regulars Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, the...
Stephen Schindler
1 year ago
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A.J. Green
The Bengals think of themselves as Super Bowl contenders. Their roster says they should be in the hunt for the Lombardi Trophy. So does their experience. All that’s left for them to do is to prove it on the field following Wild Card playoff...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Joe Flacco
The Ravens’ second Vince Lombardi Trophy is prominently displayed in the lobby of their training complex underneath a painting of the late owner Art Modell. But that doesn’t mean that the defending Super Bowl champions are overly...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Andrew Luck
No more sneaking up on the NFL. The Indianapolis Colts blew their underdog cover in 2012 with a most unexpected climb to 11–5 and a playoff spot only one year after a 2–14 train wreck.First-year general manager Ryan Grigson initiated...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Jake Locker
The Titans faithful hope the third time is a charm for coach Mike Munchak and quarterback Jake Locker, who are each entering their third season with the franchise following the disastrous breakup of Jeff Fisher and Vince Young.With iconic owner Bud...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Jamaal Charles
The Chiefs turned the page yet again after another miserable season, this time parting ways with general manager Scott Pioli and coach Romeo Crennel after yet another unsuccessful regime in Kansas City.Now for the good news: The Chiefs landed...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Philip Rivers
There’s nothing like snapping the fans to attention by making a radical regime change and drafting Manti Te’o. That’s what the Chargers did after missing the playoffs for the third straight season and watching attendance sag....
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Trent Richardson
The Cleveland Browns have not proven themselves adept at doing a whole lot well since the team returned to the field in 1999. The only thing the Browns have done consistently in these last 14 seasons is change. Front office to front office, players...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Miami Dolphins
After four straight non-playoff seasons, you can say this about the Dolphins: They are decidedly different. Jeff Ireland, the holdover general manager, spent the offseason deploying owner Stephen Ross’ cash and his draft pick stash to...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Rex Ryan
Six starters fled the Jets in free agency, including their top running back and two safeties. Their best player, one of the great shutdown cornerbacks in football, was traded to Tampa Bay just prior to the draft. Their big free agent signing was a...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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C.J. Spiller
Doug Marrone, the former Syracuse head coach, is off to a banner start with the Buffalo Bills. Channeling some of that college spirit, Marrone ordered up two 20-feet-tall banners picturing the Vince Lombardi Trophy to hang behind the goal posts of...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Jake Locker
After just missing out on the playoffs in 2011 with a 9-7 record, the Tennessee Titans struggled throughout last season, finishing a disappointing 6-10. Both the offense and defense shared the blame, as quarterback Jake Locker went through quite a...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
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Darren McFadden
Raiders general manager Reggie McKenzie was just warming up last year when he overhauled the scouting department and made a few changes to his roster. The heavy lifting on what is clearly a complete reconstruction project in Oakland began after the...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Maurice Jones-Drew
Jaguars owner Shad Khan began the housecleaning 15 hours after the worst season in franchise history concluded with a thud at Tennessee. And fans still think he waited too long to act.Starting Dec. 31, Khan changed the course of the team he bought...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Montee Ball
In a perfect world, the Broncos would name Montee Ball their starting RB tomorrow, give him all the starter’s reps in training camp and preseason and then feed him 300+ touches this year.But that’s not how it works in the NFL. Ball is...
Athlon Sports
1 year ago
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Norv Turner
More than half of the teams in the AFC will have at least one new coordinator in 2013. Most of the staff changes are the result of the five new head coaches that were hired by Buffalo, Cleveland, Jacksonville, Kansas City and San Diego and filling...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
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The 2013 season will be a critical one for all involved with the Tennessee Titans. This team needs to show dramatic signs of improvement and it is imperative the Titans are in the playoff mix heading into the final month. And since scheduling plays...
Braden Gall
1 year ago
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San Diego missed the playoffs for a third straight season in 2012, resulting in Norv Turner's dismissal. Can rookie NFL head coach Mike McCoy get the Chargers back to the playoffs? Here's our look at the Chargers' 2013 NFL schedule.San...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
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Pittsburgh went 8-8 last season and missed the playoffs for just the second time in head coach Mike Tomlin's six seasons. Will the Steelers bounce back this fall? Here's our look at the Steelers' 2013 NFL schedule.Pittsburgh Steelers...
Mark Ross
1 year ago
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Not much went right for Dennis Allen in his first season as Oakland's head coach. The roster went through an overhaul during the offseason, so what are the expectations this fall? Here's our look at the Raiders' 2013 NFL schedule....
Mark Ross
1 year ago
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The 2013 season feels like a transition year for the New York Jets despite the fact Rex Ryan is still leading the ship. But with lots of new faces in key positions, the Jets could be in store for a long '13 season. And since scheduling plays a...
Braden Gall
1 year ago

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