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Jeremy Hill
The running back is going the way of the dodo bird. The proliferation of the spread offense and pass-happy systems has all but eliminated the feature back from NFL game plans.In 2003, 13 NFL players carried the ball more than 300 times and 18...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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Teddy Bridgewater
To win a Super Bowl, a team must play defense, must be able to run the ball in short yardage situations but, above all else, must have a good quarterback.It’s why 13 of the last 16 NFL drafts have begun with a team selecting a signal-caller...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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St. Louis Rams
 The NFL has little control over the schedule.The rotation of crossover divisional opponents is set in stone years in advance and the six divisional games won’t change unless the league expands. Really, the NFL can control two games per...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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Peyton Manning
As the most popular and profitable American sport, the NFL would love for you to believe that every game on its 2014 schedule is “must see.” But as any knowledgeable fan knows, that’s just not true. To help you cut through the...
Mark Ross
3 months ago
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Pete Carroll
When the 2014 NFL season kicks off on Sept. 4, Seattle will open at home against Green Bay. Fortunately there will be no replacement referees in sight at CenturyLink Field that Thursday night, as the Seahawks begin their journey toward becoming the...
Mark Ross
3 months ago
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Eddie Lacy
I’m giving the entire NFL a mulligan.With about a month left before the 2014 edition of the NFL Draft, Athlon Sports looks back at last year’s first round and tries to correct some mistakes. With a year of knowledge, game tapes, awards...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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NFL Draft: Ranking the No. 1 Picks Since Expansion
The NFL Draft is an inexact science. It always has been and it always will be.In fact, millions of dollars are poured into travel, scouting, evaluation, interviewing, discussing and debating the merits of Prospect A versus Prospect B in every NFL...
Braden Gall
3 months ago
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The Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders created their third video lip dub. This time the ladies are splashing around at the beach to a mash up by DJ Earworm, based around Mariah Carey's "Fantasy." And yes, it's as awesome as you think it...
Athlon Sports
3 months ago
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Pete Carroll
Similar to last year, free agency has not been kind to the NFL’s reigning champions. While nothing will take away from Seattle’s dominating victory over Denver in Super Bowl XLVIII, the Seahawks team that will take the field in Week 1...
Mark Ross
3 months ago
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Darrelle Revis
The new NFL league year is not even a month old, but teams have been plenty busy with free agency ongoing while also getting ready for the draft in May. While hundreds of players are still on the market, plenty have already found their new homes.A...
Mark Ross
4 months ago
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Johnny Manziel’s Pro Day at Texas A&M was easily the most-watched in NFL history, thanks to NFL Network’s live coverage and America’s insatiable appetite for all things Johnny Football. College Station hosted a who’s who...
Nathan Rush
4 months ago
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Everyone loves a good conspiracy theory, especially in sports — and politics and entertainment and mysteriously lost Malaysian Airlines flights. When Michael Jordan unexpectedly retires? Conspiracy. When Dale Earnhardt Jr. wins a race after...
Nathan Rush
4 months ago
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Starting with the 1990 NFL season, there have been about 150 head coaches to roam the sideline. While this span has included the tenure of current Hall of Famers like Don Shula, Joe Gibbs and Bill Parcells as well as likely future ones such as Bill...
Athlon Sports
4 months ago
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Eric Decker
NFL free agency officially gets started at 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, meaning more than 500 players will be looking for employment. While salary cap, team needs, system fit, and other football-related matters drive this process, that doesn’t mean...
Mark Ross
4 months ago
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Craziest Moments from the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine
The 2014 NFL Scouting Combine a.k.a. the “Underwear Olympics” may not have gotten as crazy as the Sochi Winter Olympics, but there were still plenty of memorable, GIF-able, troll-able moments at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis...
Nathan Rush
5 months ago
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The NFL Scouting Combine (Feb. 22-25) is crossing the finish line on another so-called “Underwear Olympics.” The Combine is just one step in the job interview process leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft (May 8-10). But make no mistake,...
Nathan Rush
5 months ago
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No one said that running the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine was easy. And from the labored looks on the faces of the athletes running it, it's true. Enjoy this image gallery of the football players trying to grunt one out at the combine....
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
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Jimmie Johnson
When I was growing up there was only one record, one accomplishment, one historic statistical club that I cared about.Home runs. It was the most sacred of records held by a class act of a man who was ahead of his time and beloved by all. But then...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
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Some of the world's greatest athletes weren't just one-sport players; instead, they excelled in two (and sometimes in several). Of course, some athletes probably should have stuck with their main sport. Here's a look at the top 33 two-...
Nathan Rush
5 months ago
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Marlin Briscoe Blazed a Trail as One of the NFL's First Black QBs
When the 1972 Dolphins visited the White House in August 2013 to be feted for their undefeated season, President Obama didn’t need help identifying Don Shula, Larry Csonka and Bob Griese.  Or Marlin Briscoe. “I introduced...
Athlon Sports
5 months ago
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Seattle Seahawks
The Seattle Seahawks are champions of the NFL and while the celebration in the Pacific Northwest is just getting started, the focus elsewhere across the league has already shifted to next season. As far as the 2014 campaign goes, one thing is for...
Mark Ross
5 months ago
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The 2013 NFL season is officially over and the Seattle Seahawks have won their first-ever world championship after dominating the Denver Broncos Sunday night in Super Bowl XLVIII. While the game at MetLife Stadium might have been a massive dud for...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
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Peyton Manning
Super Sunday has come and gone and another team has taken its place in the annals of NFL lore.Russell Wilson and the Seahawks are champions — the first for the franchise and the city of Seattle.Pete Carroll became the third coach in American...
Braden Gall
5 months ago
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You didn't actually think we were going to get through the biggest NFL game of the season without Tim Tebow showing up, did you? During Super Bowl Sunday, the former Gators, Broncos, Jets QB will appear in an ad for T-Mobile. To his credit, it...
Rich McVey
5 months ago
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The Super Bowl is The Big Game in the NFL. But many of the game’s greatest players never took the field with the Vince Lombardi Trophy on the line. This year, Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey and Seahawks "Beast Mode" running back...
Nathan Rush
5 months ago

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