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.
Nearly three years ago, Tedy Bruschi suffered a stroke that imperiled not just his career but his life. The former University of Arizona star's comeback continues in suburban Phoenix with his fifth Super Bowl appearance.
There have been so many outstanding head coaching jobs done this season, Bill Belichick might discover it was easier to claim a fourth Super Bowl title than to be cited as the league's best mentor.
If the Cowboys can play as poorly as they did on Monday night and still win, there's no telling what Dallas can accomplish this season, writes Len Pasquarelli.
Joseph Addai is just one of the backs being asked to carry a bigger load as the two-back system -- for various reasons -- may be giving way to the workhorse days of old, writes Len Pasquarelli.
What is the next hot trend on the defensive side of the ball? That's hard to pinpoint, but one place to look is in the secondary, writes Len Pasquarelli.
In many cases, players returning from serious injuries are as important to a team as acquired free agents and draft choices.
With turnover among head coaches and coordinators, continuity has become rare in the NFL. • Tip sheet notes
Paul Tagliabue will meet with owners Thursday to provide an update on CBA talks, but don't expect any big developments.
After some lean years for any team not named the Eagles, the NFC East looks as though it might be on the way back up.
People say, "Offense wins games, but defense wins championships." Ultimately, winning comes down to both.
Several teams are counting on the recoveries of injured players to turn their fortunes around in '05.
Offensive guards will never get the kind of recognition that OTs do, but that's starting to change.
With all six teams reaching double digits in wins, the AFC is clearly the power conference in the playoffs.
LBs Jeremiah Trotter and Jason Gildon are among the big-name free agents still looking for jobs.
Who will become the latest team to miss the playoffs one year and go to the Super Bowl the next?