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Texans' game plan after DeAndre Hopkins trade? Spread the wealth
May 26, 2020
Back in March, Bill O'Brien's Texans shocked the NFL world by trading All-Pro wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins. What exactly was the rationale behind that deal? James Palmer explores the new offensive game plan in Houston.
Broncos' next great QB? Drew Lock has a believer in John Elway
May 12, 2020
Since Peyton Manning's retirement, John Elway has employed a specific team-building strategy in Denver. But one player changed that thinking: Drew Lock. James Palmer profiles the second-year quarterback in a searing spotlight.
Kansas City Chiefs a 'perfect fit' for Clyde Edwards-Helaire
Apr 30, 2020
The Kansas City Chiefs had one of the most explosive offenses in the league last season, but that didn't stop them from adding more firepower in the draft. James Palmer examines the newest addition to the unit -- RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Texans confident in Deshaun Watson's ability to run the show
Apr 20, 2020
In the wake of last month's stunning DeAndre Hopkins trade, Houston is now Deshaun Watson's city. Bill O'Brien and the Texans couldn't feel better about the crazy-talented quarterback running the show, James Palmer writes.
Emmanuel Sanders: I've waited years for a pass-happy offense
Apr 07, 2020
Set to play with the third Hall of Fame QB of his career, Emmanuel Sanders is excited to dive in with Drew Brees and Co. in New Orleans. The Pro Bowler tells James Palmer about his self-made training program and why he thinks QB-WR chemistry is overblown.
Patrick Mahomes lobbying Chiefs to install behind-the-back pass
Feb 01, 2020
In just 35 career games, we've witnessed plenty of magic from Patrick Mahomes. The no-look pass. A left-handed throw. But according to James Palmer, the former MVP might have a new trick up his sleeve for Super Bowl Sunday.
NFL's most unlikely QB1: Jaguars put trust in Gardner Minshew
Sep 13, 2019
Who is Gardner Minshew? Well, to start with, a mustachioed, headband-wearing sixth-round pick who just went from largely anonymous rookie backup to the Jaguars' potential savior. James Palmer reports from Jacksonville on the NFL's most unlikely starting quarterback.
Anatomy of NFL's WR1: What makes DeAndre Hopkins great
Jan 04, 2019
To understand DeAndre Hopkins' greatness, start with his size XXXXL hands. With the help of Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Deshaun Watson and Hopkins himself, James Palmer gives us a peek at what makes the Texans' WR1 so hard to stop.
Matt Nagy-Mitch Trubisky bond pre-dates Chicago Bears days
Aug 23, 2018
The union of Matt Nagy and Mitch Trubisky has Bears fans excited about the 2018 season, but the relationship between the QB and the coach dates back to 2017, before they were with the Bears. James Palmer takes a look back at the origin of their bond.