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  1. Rob Gronkowski of New England Patriots hopes to be ready for seas...

    Mike Reiss

    New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, who underwent surgery for a torn right ACL on Jan. 9, is optimistic about his progress to the point that playing in the regular-season opener is on his radar.

    Story | Conversation | July 18, 2014
  2. Offseason wrap: Reason for pessimism

    Tania Ganguli

    You can make a case for being both optimistic and pessimistic about just about every team in the NFL right now. That's the beauty of early July. On Monday we made a case for being optimistic about the Texans. Today we'll examine the opposite. R...

    Blog | July 01, 2014
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  4. Fewell optimistic about Giants' D, naturally

    Kieran Darcy

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo was the main attraction at Giants camp Thursday, but defensive coordinator Perry Fewell took questions from the media as well. Fewell is entering his fourth season on the job, but had s...

    Blog | June 19, 2014
  5. Bears optimistic about Cutler's growth

    Michael C. Wright

    LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Jay Cutler senses he has changed since joining the Chicago Bears in 2009. And the new coaching staff, having worked with him for just a year, sees it too. Bears offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer likened it from moving from a ...

    Blog | June 17, 2014
  6. Morning take: Dolphins' defense improved?

    James Walker

    Here are the most interesting Miami Dolphins stories Monday from around the Web: Omar Kelly of the Sun Sentinel writes Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle is optimistic about this group. Morning take: Miami's defense kept teams out of t...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  7. Jets' offense looks to build on momentum

    Jane McManus

    FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- There are 32 optimistic NFL teams in June but, with that in mind, let's take a look at the New York Jets' offense. The Jets now have two offensive players from teams that reached the Super Bowl in WR Eric Decker and OL Breno ...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  8. RTC: Buying or selling 7.5 wins for Houston

    Tania Ganguli

    Reading the coverage of the Houston Texans... Many people are optimistic about the Texans' chances for recovery next season. Chris Burke of is not one of them. Oddsmakers have the Texans over/under wins at 7.5, but here's what Burke had to ...

    Blog | June 12, 2014
  9. A different take on Steelers' offensive line

    Scott Brown

    Not everyone is optimistic about an offensive line that returns four starters, gets Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey back from a torn ACL and added respected offensive line coach Mike Munchak during the offseason. Football Outsiders' Scott Kacsmar...

    Blog | June 04, 2014
  10. Robiskie cautiously optimistic about Jones

    Vaughn McClure

    As the Atlanta Falcons return to organized team activities this week, they'll be without top receiver Julio Jones, of course, as the coaches continue to take it slowly with him coming off foot surgery. The public hasn't seen Jones doing any sort o...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  11. No playoff expansion in '14?

    Tom Carpenter

    All signs continue to point toward the NFL expanding from 12 to 14 teams in the playoffs. "I'm pretty optimistic we will do it in the next year or so," commissioner Roger Goodell said on Wednesday, per the New York Daily News. The big question ...

    Blog | May 08, 2014
  12. Heyward optimistic about defensive line

    Scott Brown

    PITTSBURGH -- The Pittsburgh Steelers haven't shown any inclination to bringing back defensive end Brett Keisel for one more season. Does that mean Cameron Heyward has ruled out the possibility of playing again with his mentor? "I haven't," Hey...

    Blog | April 29, 2014
  13. Will Mathieu be ready for training camp?

    Joe Kaiser

    Tyrann Mathieu tore two knee ligaments in a late season Week 14 game against St. Louis, but the second-year defensive back remains optimistic about being ready for the start of training camp. Meanwhile, Arizona coach Bruce Arians is less hopeful. ...

    Blog | April 23, 2014
  14. Redskins' D vs. NFL: Comparing the cap

    John Keim

    The Washington Redskins' defense is optimistic about where it's headed, thanks to the addition of Jason Hatcher and a tweaked philosophy regarding the pass rush. Whether their play matches that optimism always remains the biggest hurdle. What's not i...

    Blog | April 18, 2014
  15. NFL Nation Buzz: New Orleans Saints staff Saints reporter Mike Triplett says New Orleans' offensive line is a question mark, but there's still reason to be optimistic about Terron Armstead & Co....

    Blog | April 16, 2014
  16. Don't overlook improved Eagles defense

    Andy Jasner

    So much talk has centered around the loss of DeSean Jackson and the departure of a major offensive piece for the Philadelphia Eagles. When Michael Vick was replaced by Nick Foles at quarterback, even the most optimistic Eagles fan likely couldn't ...

    Blog | April 02, 2014
  17. Rams optimistic about landing Britt

    Nick Wagoner

    After a quiet first two weeks of free agency, business has picked up for the St. Louis Rams this week. In a 48-hour span, the team added depth at defensive tackle and quarterback in the form of Alex Carrington and Shaun Hill. And the Rams aren't d...

    Blog | March 27, 2014