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  1. You Shall Not ... Run? The Brick-Wall Rush Defenses of the Jets, ...

    Robert Mays

    It's hard to be a consistently good run defense in the NFL. Take ... wait for it ... the Bears, last season. In 2012, Chicago finished first in run-defense DVOA. Last season, it dropped to 32nd - from best to worst in a single seas...

    Blog | September 19, 2014
  2. NFL Week 17 Winners and Losers: The Lucky Chargers, the Scary Pac...

    Robert Mays

    Winners Packers: Aaron Rodgers wasn't particularly Aaron Rodgers–like, Eddie Lacy looked hobbled, the Packers' defense continued its horrendous stretch, and Green Bay still went into Chicago and won. After the game, Rodgers said it was great...

    Blog | December 30, 2013
  3. The Revenge of the Ryan Brothers

    Andrew Sharp

    About a year ago, the Jets and Cowboys were playing on Thanksgiving, and that meant a day full of Ryan brothers on national TV. Ordinarily this would be a good thing, but not last Thanksgiving. That day, Rob's Cowboys defense got torched by RG3 and t...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  4. The All-22 All-Stars: Jurrell Casey, an Evolving Titan

    Robert Mays

    The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide some insight on the NFL's 22 most underappreciated players. Some will be All-Pros who haven't fully gotten their due; some will be names few casual fans have ever heard. All will, for one reason or an...

    Blog | October 10, 2013
  5. The All-22 All-Stars: Calais Campbell, the Towering Terror

    Robert Mays

    The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide insight into the NFL's 22 most underappreciated players. Some will be All-Pros who haven't fully gotten their due; some will be names few casual fans have ever heard. All will, for one reason or anoth...

    Blog | September 25, 2013
  6. Bill Barnwell on Chief-Eagles

    Bill Barnwell

    Andy Reid can thank his scary defense for handing him a homecoming victory in Philadelphia.

    Story | Conversation | September 20, 2013
  7. The Andrew Luck Takeover Starts Now

    Andrew Sharp

    Well football returned last night, and in case you missed it, Peyton Manning went and set the entire Ravens defense on fire. Seven touchdowns and 462 yards. GOOD GOD. Manning is so evil. He will never die. Watching him was a reminder: As chaotic ...

    Blog | September 06, 2013
  8. Bill Barnwell on the best defense draft class

    Bill Barnwell

    You would be hard-pressed to find another group in history better than the wrecking crew from the 2011 NFL draft class.

    Story | Conversation | August 28, 2013
  9. The All-22 All-Stars: Jairus Byrd, an Unsigned Star

    Robert Mays

    The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide some insight on the NFL's 22 most underappreciated players. Some will be All-Pros who haven't fully gotten their due; some will be names few casual fans have ever heard. All will, for one reason or an...

    Blog | August 20, 2013
  10. The All-22 All-Star Team: Casey Hayward and the Value of a Nickel...

    Robert Mays

    The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide some insight on the NFL's 22 most underappreciated players. Some will be All-Pros who haven't fully gotten their due; some will be names few casual fans have ever heard. All will, for one reason or an...

    Blog | August 08, 2013
  11. The All-22 All-Star Team: Eric Weddle, the Secret Superstar

    Robert Mays

    Urban Meyer was not impressed. It was winter 2003, and Meyer, then the head coach at Utah, sat in a living room in Rancho Cucamonga, California, where his defensive coordinator had dragged him, for reasons he couldn't understand. Looking at the 5-foo...

    Blog | August 01, 2013
  12. After an offseason of searching, NFL coaches may finally know how...

    Chris Brown

    There's no simple solution for the NFL's latest offensive trend, but after an offseason of searching, defensive coaches may finally have some answers.

    Story | Conversation | July 25, 2013
  13. The All-22 All-Star Team: The Rebirth of Cameron Wake

    Robert Mays

    The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide some insight on the NFL's 22 most underappreciated players. Some will be All-Pros who haven't fully gotten their due; some will be names few casual fans have ever heard. All will, for one reason or an...

    Blog | July 18, 2013
  14. The All-22 All-Star Team: Muhammad Wilkerson and the New Versatil...

    Robert Mays

    The All-22 All-Star Team is an attempt to provide some insight on the NFL's 22 most underappreciated players. Some will be All-Pros who haven't fully gotten their due; some will be names few casual fans have ever heard. All will, for one reason or an...

    Blog | July 11, 2013
  15. Hey, Don't F*$% This Up: Filling Out the Saints' New 3-4 Defense

    Robert Mays

    With the NFL offseason trudging along, there are plenty of questions for every NFL team. But for most, there's one issue that trumps the rest. This is the latest in a team-by-team look at the offseason tasks that just can't get botched. There were...

    Blog | April 17, 2013
  16. Hey, Don't F*$& This Up: The Cowboys' Transition to a 4-3 Defense...

    Robert Mays

    With free agency and the draft process revving up, there are plenty of questions for every NFL team. But for most, there's one issue that trumps the rest. This is the latest in a team-by-team look at the offseason tasks that just can't get botched. ...

    Blog | March 07, 2013