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  1. Cowboys add college free agents

    Todd Archer

    IRVING, Texas -- The Dallas Cowboys were busy after the draft, agreeing to deals with more than 20 college free agents, including Baylor tight end Jordan Najvar. In a spread offense Najvar didn't get many opportunities, catching 35 passes in three...

    Blog | May 11, 2014
  2. #HotSportsTakes: Chip Kelly Owes the National Football League an ...

    Andrew Sharp

    Every now and then, we will attempt to write the worst sports column on earth. Today: Let's talk about Chip Kelly and the oldest story in the world. PHILADELPHIA — Just once, wouldn't it be nice to get an apology from one of these college ...

    Blog | October 22, 2013
  3. What Chip Kelly's spread offense would need to succeed in the NFL...

    Ivan Maisel

    Chip Kelly has dazzled the nation with his spread offense at Oregon, and this offseason he could be asked to take his spread to the NFL. But until an NFL team completely commits to a spread offense, it's unlikely to transfer well to the pros.

    Story | Conversation | December 11, 2012
  4. Tough times for Lane Kiffin Monte Kiffin

    Greg Katz

    With USC's defense struggling mightily against the spread offense, it creates an awkward situation for Lane and Monte Kiffin.

    Story | Conversation | November 07, 2012
  5. Why does USC resist the spread?

    Mark Saxon

    Flipping between a USC game and an Oregon game feels a little bit like fast-forwarding five decades. If you squint real hard while watching USC, you can mistake Matt Barkley's cardinal jersey for Joe Naimath's crimson Alabama jersey. In fact, if y...

    Blog | October 30, 2012
  6. Defending the spread offense

    Mike Reiss

    Two defining themes of the Patriots' offseason have been: 1. Building better depth on the roster 2. Redefining the focus on defense Bill Belichick addressed the defensive-minded focus during the NFL Draft when he said, "It seems like every yea...

    Blog | July 07, 2012
  7. Great State Debate: Spread quarterbacks rarely enjoy pro success

    Tom Luginbill

    Great State Debate: The spread offense is prevalent in high school and college, but pro-style passers thrive in the NFL.

    Story | Conversation | January 17, 2012
  8. Children of the spread offense have taken hold of football as we ...

    Gregg Easterbrook

    A generation of players raised in spread offenses has taken hold.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2012
  9. MNF in Detroit: The Lions' spread offense

    Kevin Seifert

    DETROIT -- Greetings from the general Detroit Metro area, where people keep telling me that Monday night will feel like a playoff atmosphere at Ford Field. I can tell you this much: Members of the tourist industry -- airline employees, car rental age...

    Blog | October 10, 2011
  10. Seven-step drop: Here come the Bills

    James Walker

    Welcome to the "Seven-step drop." Each week we will look back at the games in the AFC East with seven notes and observations. Opponents can't get too caught up in the Buffalo Bills' spread offense, because they're also running the football extr...

    Blog | September 19, 2011
  11. NFL - Previewing game plans for every AFC team

    ESPN The Magazine examines game plans for every team in the AFC. The Pittsburgh Steelers are predicted to win the conference.

    Story | Conversation | August 30, 2011
  12. Around the NFC South

    Pat Yasinskas

    Let's take a quick trip through the NFC South headlines. ESPN Stats & Information has some evidence that the spread offense that so many college quarterbacks operate in doesn't necessarily mean they can't have success in an NFL system. Mel ...

    Blog | April 21, 2011
  13. NFL draft 2011: The truth about spread offenses and young QBs

    Sharon Katz

    Many believe the proliferation of the spread offense in college is hindering the development of future NFL QBs. A look at the numbers indicates otherwise.

    Story | Conversation | April 20, 2011
  14. NFL: If the San Francisco 49ers are to reach their potential, WR ...

    Matt Williamson

    If the San Francisco 49ers are to fulfill their potential, WR Michael Crabtree must improve, writes Matt Williamson.

    Story | Conversation | February 18, 2011
  15. Personnel report: Cardinals' spread offense

    Mike Sando

    GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The New Orleans Saints intercepted Cardinals quarterback Max Hall the first time Arizona's rookie starter faced third-and-long Sunday. Perhaps a more conservative approach would be justified the next time. That seemed reasonable...

    Blog | October 11, 2010
  16. NFL - The shotgun formation is becoming increasingly popular in p...

    David Fleming

    The shotgun has taken over the NFL. Its usage rate continues to rise; last year teams used it on more than half of passing plays for the first time in history. And with the likes of the Eagles embracing the formation, that stat will only increase.

    Story | Conversation | September 07, 2010