Without defensive improvement, these seven teams will struggle
Struggling on defense usually equates to a disappointing season. While there are exceptions, the Titans are among seven teams that really need their defense to take a step forward this season.
Effective pass rush from OLBs pivotal to 3-4 defense's success
Seems like every year another team is converting to a 3-4 defense. The only way it'll work is if the previous 4-3 ends can turn into 3-4 outside linebackers, or if the right type of players are acquired.
Sweet 16: These players are on the spot to perform in 2010
Here's a list of 16 players who are on the spot to perform, including QB Byron Leftwich, who could bury the Steelers' playoff hopes if he struggles during Ben Roethlisberger's absence.
Is there a John Randle in this year's undrafted class?
John Randle, Kurt Warner, Dick "Night Train" Lane. They all went undrafted and will all, no doubt, end up together one day in the Hall of Fame. Is there a Hall of Famer in this year's undrafted class?
Whitehurst trade could set stage for similar moves
As teams continue to attempt to improve rosters, the recent David Whitehurst trade could provide a clue as to how teams may tap into the restricted free-agent class.
'Uncapped year' hasn't exactly led to a spending spree
Many figured the "uncapped year" would mean teams such as the Cowboys and Redskins would open wide their wallets for players. In fact, the opposite has happened. Find out why.
Cable is latest coach to attempt to lift dark cloud hovering over Raiders
In his first training camp as head coach, Tom Cable is facing the magnanimous task of returning a downtrodden Raiders franchise back to prominence.
Grab your No. 2 pencils -- it's final exam time!
For football fans, the 2009 season beckons with training camp just weeks away -- so what better time to test your knowledge on what transpired in 2008?
Breaking down 'the money down' for NFL defenses
For a team to have success, its defense must get off the field on third down. A good third-down defense also is a good two-minute defense. Teams that win in these situations can go far.
NFC East: Eagles, Giants execute draft strategies nearly to perfection
While two NFC East teams executed their respective draft strategies nearly to perfect, the Cowboys' efforts appear more style than substance.
Packers not far off from making 3-4 defensive conversion work
Green Bay has embarked on the challenging task of converting from a 4-3 base defense to a 3-4, and the team already might possess the players to make the switch work.