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  1. NFL: Practice-squad player Taj Smith playing key role for Indiana...

    Len Pasquarelli

    Taj Smith won't suit up for Super Bowl XLIV, but he's played an important role in the Colts' defensive preparations, writes Len Pasquarelli.

    Story | Conversation | February 05, 2010
  2. Support players important to Patriots' perfection pursuit

    Len Pasquarelli

    Every NFL team talks about getting players to fit into its philosophy. No one succeeds at it more often, though, than New England does.

    Story | Conversation | January 31, 2008
  3. Bengals still hoping to put crimp in Browns' postseason plans

    Len Pasquarelli

    A recurring hamstring problem that forced him to the sideline for three games earlier this season will keep Cincinnati Bengals starting tailback Rudi Johnson out of action again for Sunday's game against the Cleveland Browns.

    Story | Conversation | December 21, 2007
  4. Stretch drive: What AFC teams must do in the final month

    Len Pasquarelli

    With the regular season winding down, the only remaining intrigue in the AFC is the race for the final wild-card spot.

    Story | Conversation | December 06, 2007
  5. Switch to 3-4 could propel Cards to playoffs

    Len Pasquarelli

    If the Arizona Cardinals claim their first playoff berth since 1998, the switch to the 3-4 defense may be a big reason why, Len Pasquarelli writes in Tip Sheet notes.

    Story | Conversation | October 12, 2007
  6. Lewis wants to cut Bengal who leaked outburst

    Len Pasquarelli

    Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis apparently feels his team had once voice too many in its season-ending playoff loss.

    Story | Conversation | February 25, 2006
  7. Pittsburgh has several offseason question marks

    Len Pasquarelli

    Pittsburgh finally got its fifth Super Bowl title. A sixth next season isn't out of the question, but there are some decisions to be made.

    Story | Conversation | February 06, 2006
  8. Tatupu, Hill big part of Seattle's defensive turnaround

    Len Pasquarelli

    Lofa Tatupu and LeRoy Hill might be rookies, but the two linebackers have played a big part in leading Seattle to the Super Bowl.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2006
  9. Whisenhunt's game plans commanding attention

    Len Pasquarelli

    Ken Whisenhunt's play calling not only has the Steelers vying for a title, but has also made him a head coaching prospect.

    Story | Conversation | January 30, 2006
  10. Palmer has knee surgery; faces lengthy rehabilitation

    Len Pasquarelli

    Just two days after he was hurt in the first quarter of thei Bengals' playoff loss, quarterback Carson Palmer had surgery to repair two torn ligaments in his left knee.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2006
  11. Road kind to teams on wild-card weekend

    Len Pasquarelli

    Turnovers were the name of the game in a wild-card weekend that saw road teams win three of the four games.

    Story | Conversation | January 09, 2006
  12. Overall, five QBs making playoff debuts

    Len Pasquarelli

    This weekend's wild-card matchups feature veteran playoff QBs vs. signal callers making their postseason debuts.

    Story | Conversation | January 06, 2006
  13. Steelers back to pounding opponents

    Len Pasquarelli

    The Steelers are back to playing Steelers football, which could make them a dangerous team in the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | December 26, 2005
  14. Middle class has vanished in 2005

    Len Pasquarelli

    With a record 14 teams already eliminated from playoff contention, 2005 has become a season of disparity in the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | December 16, 2005
  15. Steelers stuck in three-game losing streak

    Len Pasquarelli

    Stuck in a three-game losing streak, the Steelers can't run the ball and are in serious danger of missing the playoffs.

    Story | Conversation | December 02, 2005
  16. Simms key to Bucs' second-half surge

    Len Pasquarelli

    Byron Leftwich and Keary Colbert are among the players who'll be asked to step up as their teams vie for playoff spots.

    Story | Conversation | November 09, 2005