Seau, Brees, Gates head LaDainian Tomlinson's top five teammates
Who's the one player LaDainian Tomlinson wishes he could have played with for his entire NFL career? And what did he learn from Junior Seau? The Hall of Fame running back provides a list of his top five teammates.
Instant Debate: Is Rodney Harrison worthy of the Hall of Fame?
Rodney Harrison retired from the NFL after winning two Super Bowl titles with the Patriots and going to two Pro Bowls. He also was a controversial figure. So, is Harrison worthy of the Hall of Fame?
A worldwide barnstorming tour could be a win-win for everyone
What would the NFL and NFLPA say to an idea that would promote the NFL worldwide, provide jobs for 100 unsigned veterans and be a midseason source to replace injured players? Read on.
From starter to backup: Rookies' impact on incumbents
Some veterans may lose playing time, or worse their roster spot, due to the arrival of players selected in the draft. Here is a close look at the rookies expected to have the greatest impact.
Teams execute bailout plans, get stimulus with late-round value
In a time when many are looking for more bang for the buck, NFL teams aren't much different. Many teams opted to trade down in the draft in order to find better value picks.
Team-by-team draft needs: AFC East
Pat Kirwan draws up his draft board for every team in the AFC East. See the needs for the Bills, Dolphins, Patriots and Jets and find out which players they should target.
Mock draft 4.0: Serious shakeup at the top
Pinpointing which player the Lions will take with the No. 1 overall pick in the draft has been tough to tackle, but this sees a fresh face atop the mock draft, Eugene Monroe.
These big-name free agents match up with potential playing destinations
Many well-established, big-name free agents are still looking for a place to play in 2009. Here are some teams that potentially could be in need of those players.
Lots of dollars, not much sense in some early deals
Several teams hit the ground running when the free-agency signing period began late last week. However, some of the moves that transpired seem a little hard to believe.
We've got issues: Breaking down AFC free-agency needs
The veteran free-agency signing period begins on Feb. 27, and here's an in-depth look at each AFC team's potential key free agents and offseason course of action.
Here's the 10-step program to creating a championship culture
Pat Kirwan explains how a franchise can build and maintain a winning culture and examines the pitfalls that cause teams to become engulfed by a losing environment.
Plays, not accomplishments, define Super Bowl memories
From Mike Jones stopping Kevin Dyson just short of the goal line to Lynn Swann's miraculous catch, take a look at the most memorable moments in Super Bowl history.
This time, Patriots head into final week with playoff fate uncertain
New England usually knows its postseason fate by now, with an AFC East title and a first-round bye. Not so this season. The Patriots need a win and some help Sunday to reach the playoffs for the sixth consecutive year.