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Defensive backs continue to rise in prominence, draft stature
As the NFL has become more of a passing league in recent years, defensive backs have become extremely important, and the 2011 draft class has a number of elite prospects.
Patriots' porous defense doesn't bode well for playoffs
Now we know why Bill Belichick went for it on fourth-and-2 against Indy last month. He knows the defense he's working with, and now so does everyone else after Monday night.
No real winner in Crabtree ordeal, except maybe the draft process
It doesn't appear there were any real winners in the Michael Crabtree signing. Instead, the lengthy ordeal revealed that when it comes to the sanctity of the drafting process, the CBA works.
Former top picks Russell, Manning square off at Giants Stadium
JaMarcus Russell and Eli Manning are both former No. 1 picks, but they have enjoyed significantly different levels of success. Their first confrontation is one of Week 5's matchups to watch.
Patriots, Brady looking to bounce back into playoffs in 2009
The Patriots won 11 games last season but missed the playoffs. Now with a healthy Tom Brady back at quarterback, they appear ready to make another Super Bowl run.
Williams' revamped defense might be Saints' return ticket to postseason
If the Saints are to become the NFC South's latest worst-to-first sensation next season, new defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' revamped unit needs to lead the way.
Defending Super Bowl champions top ranking of all 32 teams
When considering all that has taken place this offseason, it is what transpired in Super Bowl XLIII that ultimately decided which team sits atop these rankings.
Mock draft 2.0: Chiefs might not be able to pass on Crabtree
Texas Tech WR Michael Crabtree wasn't able to show off his speed at his pro day, but that might not scare off NFL teams from considering the wide receiver with one of the top picks.
Patriots appear primed to make a deal with Panthers for Peppers
The trade of Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel to the Chiefs was only part of the Patriots' master plan. The next phase of the team's busy offseason appears to be the acquisition of defensive end Julius Peppers from the Panthers.
Former Pro Bowl cornerback Shawn Springs on the position prototype series
Thirteen-year NFL veteran Shawn Springs joins Daniel Jeremiah on the Move the Sticks Position Prototype Series to discuss the attributes of the ultimate cornerback. He discusses what makes a great CB, who the best at the position are, and which wide receivers are the toughest to go up against in the league.