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.
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.
Former standout tight end Dan Ross, who spent most of his seven NFL seasons with the Cincinnati Bengals and still shares the record for most receptions in a Super Bowl, died Tuesday at age 49.
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.
One reason for the Steelers' success is the continuity along their offensive line.
LBs Jeremiah Trotter and Jason Gildon are among the big-name free agents still looking for jobs.
The Panthers and Patriots have been helped by how well their coaches and front offices work together.
The Bucs' running game could really suffer is Michael Pittman's legal woes keep him away from the team.
With coordinators such as Monte Kiffin making big money, assistants are becoming coaching stars.
Monte Kiffin spurned the 49ers to stay in Tampa as the NFL's highest paid assistant.
The Bucs aren't concerned that Raiders players have much more Super Bowl experience than they do.
The Bucs are one win away from the Super Bowl. Trouble is, that win has to come in Philadelphia.
A league spokesman on Friday denied a published report that head linesman George Hayward had his Super Bowl assignment revoked because of the final play in that contest.