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  1. Is Pats' secondary worthy of top-5 status?

    On, Mike Tanier rates the top five secondaries in the NFL and the New England Patriots miss the cut. But if Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman has a vote, he sees a top-3 group in New England (via Jeff Howe of the Boston He...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  2. Morning links: Front seven a weakness?

    Eric D. Williams

    Good morning. Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth ranks the Chargers' defensive front seven as the second-worst in the NFL. According to Tanier, the Cowboys have the worst defensive front seven in the league. The St. Louis Rams have the best. Tanier: ...

    Blog | June 09, 2014
  3. Morning links: Kudos for Bolts' O-line

    Eric D. Williams

    Good morning. Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth ranks the best and worst offensive lines in the NFL. And the San Diego Chargers deservedly come in at No. 5 overall on Tanier's list. Tanier notes the impressive play of center Nick Hardwick last season...

    Blog | June 03, 2014
  4. Differing views of Patriots' o-line

    Mike Reiss

    The Patriots return their entire starting offensive line in 2014, which could be a good or bad thing. It depends on the viewpoint, as reflected byMonday stories from Mike Tanier of and Sam Monson of ESPN Insider. Let's start with...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  5. Morning links: Low expectations for Bolts?

    Eric D. Williams

    Good morning. The San Diego Chargers begin organized team activities on Tuesday (today). Only the first practice this week will be open to reporters, so I will have a report here on the blog after practice this afternoon. Mike Tanier of Sports on ...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  6. Cowboys' 1991 draft earns high marks

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- There was a time when the way the Dallas Cowboys ran their draft room was the envy of the league. One of those years was back in 1991 and Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth ranked the Cowboys selecting Russell Maryland and Alvin Harpe...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  7. Clayborn/Morgan double dip rates highly

    Mike Reiss

    In a piece on, Mike Tanier looks at the best all-time "double dips" in the first round of the NFL draft. When a team hits on two first-round picks in the same year, it can be a franchise-altering turn of events. The New England P...

    Blog | April 07, 2014
  8. Morning Links: Allen makes all-rookie team

    Eric D. Williams

    SAN DIEGO - Good morning and Merry Christmas. Mike Tanier writing for Sports on Earth rightly places San Diego Chargers receiver Keenan Allen on his all-rookie team. Tanier on Allen: "The Chargers became a Philip Rivers-Antonio Gates-LaDanian Toml...

    Blog | December 25, 2013
  9. Morning Links: Going for it on fourth down

    Eric D. Williams

    Mike Tanier, writing for Sports On Earth, provides a comprehensive piece on the reasons more NFL coaches should go for it on fourth down, and what plays are more successful. This piece provides some interesting perspective, given San Diego coach M...

    Blog | October 08, 2013
  10. Lunch links: Stoops on CFP, Jefferson, SEC

    David Ubben

    We should all get together and eat ribs and listen to some salsa music sometime. Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth writes about "Geno Smith and the Scourge of Generalities." Is Baylor about to have a helicopter for Art Briles' use? Lane Johnson'...

    Blog | May 07, 2013
  11. RTC: Widespread turnover for Colts

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage... A thought on every team's draft from Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth. Houston Texans Receiver DeAndre Hopkins is expected to start opposite Andre Johnson and safety D.J. Swearinger will play in the three-safety package, ...

    Blog | April 29, 2013
  12. RTC: The logistics of the scouting combine

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage ... The five kinds of people we're certain to meet out of the scouting combine, from Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth. Houston Texans Reviewing the tight ends and their play in the 2012 season with Nick Scurfield of HoustonT...

    Blog | February 20, 2013
  13. Considering Blaine Gabbert's age, status

    Paul Kuharsky

    When the Jaguars' new quarterbacks coach, Frank Scelfo, recently talked of how Blaine Gabbert would rank in the 2013 draft, some shrugged it off as spin. But Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth considers the idea that Gabbert's age means he could actua...

    Blog | February 19, 2013
  14. RTC: Ryan Grigson aggressive for Colts

    Paul Kuharsky

    Reading the coverage... "The Texans should still triumph, but they must make the most of this opportunity; the road will not rise up to meet them as readily next year." An AFC South preview from Mike Tanier of the new site, Sports on Earth. How J...

    Blog | August 29, 2012
  15. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a look at the top headlines from around the NFC South. Check out this Insider piece by Mike Tanier of Football Outsiders. No argument that the Falcons are looking for a return man, and the Saints could use some depth at cornerback. But ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012
  16. NFL: Biggest post-draft needs for every NFC South team

    Mike Tanier

    Football Outsiders examines the most pressing 2012 post-draft needs for every team in the NFC South.

    Story | Conversation | May 17, 2012