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Source: Bears Ownership Met Monday To Discuss FutureGeneral manager Phil Emery and coach Marc Trestman are under fire in a 5-9 season.
Bucs Hoping Michael Johnson Excels This SeasonThe Bucs took a gamble signing Michael Johnson to a huge contract, and this season, he has to be the guy.
Jake Locker Needs To Become A Leader for Tennessee Titans In 2014With Chris Johnson gone, the Tennessee Titans look to redesign their offense and that all starts with quarterback Jake Locker. After an injury plagued career, Locker has to stay healthy and become a leader on and off the field if the Titans want to win.
Second Year For Eddie Lacy Could Push Packers To NFL's Most Balanced OffenseGreen Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy had a spectacular year in 2013, but improvement by Lacy and a healthy Aaron Rodgers, the Packers may just end up being the NFL's most balanced offense in 2014.
Pittsburgh's Ryan Shazier Best Bet To Start As Steelers Rookie Since 2001The last time the Pittsburgh Steelers drafted a rookie who made an immediate impact and started opening day was Kendrell Bell in 2001, but first-round draft pick Ryan Shazier has all the skills of an NFL starter and the backing of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau.
The Sky Is The Limit For Chargers' Keenan Allen In 2014If before the 2013 season you would tell Bolt fans that Cal rookie Keenan Allen would become the "go-to" guy for much of last season, many may have scratched their head a time or two. When all was said and done last season, Allen emerged not only as the Chargers' top threat, but one of the top wide receiver stories around the NFL.
Eric Decker Plays Many Roles For The New York JetsThe Jets marquee offseason signing is more than just a number one receiver for Gang Green.
The Godzilla Of The NFL: Trent WilliamsIn December of 2011 the NFL formally announced the suspensions of two Redskins players, tight-end Fred Davis, and left-tackle Trent Williams. Both players received a four game suspension without pay, for testing positive for marijuana three times throughout the course of the season.
Richard Sherman Makes Things Go BOOM!He may be known for his trash-talking, but that doesn't mean Sherman isn't one of the most talented cornerbacks currently in the NFL. As this year's cover athlete for Madden 15, he's out to prove there no such thing as the "Madden Curse".
Champ Bailey Looks To Keep Career Going With New Orleans SaintsThe New Orleans Saints had a vastly improved defense in the NFL in 2013, but it never hurts to get a bit more veteran leadership and skill onto the roster. That's what they did by adding Champ Bailey during the offseason, and he is looking for a Super Bowl ring before his stories career ends.
Jacksonville Jaguars Place All Of Their Eggs In Basket Of Blake BortlesIt may be ugly at times in 2014, but Bortles will be unnerved and will benefit by going through any growing pains this fall as the Jaguars have much work to do before competing in the AFC South.
Sharrif Floyd Looks To Continue Vikings Tradition Of Good Defensive TacklesThe Minnesota Vikings have a long tradition of having very good defensive tackles. They drafted Sharrif Floyd in the first round of the 2013 draft in hopes that he can continue the trend. He learned a lot of from former teammate Kevin Williams and slimmed down in the offseason to reach his full potential. This season should be the beginning of the Floyd era in Minnesota.
Major NFL Rule Changes For 2014 SeasonThe biggest rule change of the 2014 NFL season won't require a single edit in the rule book. That's because, technically, it's not a change. The league has simply made aggressive play in the defensive backfield a "point of emphasis" Initiating contact five yards beyond the line of scrimmage and illegal hands to the face were always penalties, but now the NFL will be monitoring them more closely.
Fantasy Football Trends: Johnny Manziel's Influence On DraftsYou don't need to be a fantasy football guru to know you shouldn't draft a back-up quarterback. This is especially true if the back-up in question failed to beat out Brian Hoyer for the starting job.
Browns Hope Johnny Manziel Keeps Focus On Field Instead Of OffJohnny Manziel fell a lot further than anyone would have expected at the NFL Draft, but he landed right where the Cleveland Browns wanted him to fall. Now, the focus needs to stay on the field instead of off it, and Manziel could up bringing an excitement that the Browns have not seen in decades.
Stevie Johnson Returns Home To Round Out 49ers Receiving Core And Silence CriticsThe 49ers' acquisition of wide receiver Stevie Johnson is a win for both the team and player. San Francisco gets what they hope is the final missing piece to their passing game, while Johnson gets the chance to return home and not only play for a contender, but play in a market where his talents will not go un-noticed.
7 Reasons Why The NFL Preseason MattersNFL preseason games don't count in the standings. But they definitely matter. Here are 7 reasons why.
Charles Woodson Must Lead The Oakland Defense To New Heights In 2014Even though he will be 38 in October and well past his prime, safety Charles Woodson has the ability to lead the Oakland Raiders defense this season to a level the team hasn't seen in awhile.
Darrelle Revis Is The Key Component To New England's New-Look DefenseIt's been a long-time since the New England Patriots had a shutdown cornerback on their roster, and they finally have one in former New York Jets star Darrelle Revis.
Jeremy Maclin Must Embrace Becoming The No. 1 Receiver For The EaglesJeremy Maclin is not going to have to be Jerry Rice or Terrell Owens. He merely needs to be a receiver for Nick Foles, while the tight ends help chip in the rest of the production in the passing game.
Greg Olsen Gives The Carolina Panthers A Proven Receiving ThreatThe Carolina Panthers cut the face of the franchise, Steve Smith, and let the only other three wide receivers on the roster that caught a pass last season leave as free agents. Tight end Greg Olsen is the only proven receiver returning from last season’s squad. Olsen should be Cam Newton’s favorite target this season.
Fantasy Football: Draft Advice For A Competitive TeamIn-season roster management is key to winning your fantasy football league, but the draft goes a long way towards determining the champ. Value is the most important word when it comes to the draft. Here are a few tips to stay a few moves ahead of your competitors.
Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Kickers To DraftLet’s not kid ourselves: a kicker is not going to win you a fantasy title. But in a tight match-up, you’ll take all the points you can get. All of these players are last-round selections, but you might as well have a strategy for crafting your kicker rankings.
Can Colts WR Hakeem Nicks Regain Old Form In 2014 NFL Season?Hobbled by injuries, the Indianapolis Colts hope (wide receiver) Hakeem Nicks can contribute with the type of production that catapulted the New York Giants to a Super Bowl championship in 2012.
Keidel: Ben Roethlisberger Needs To Stay Focused Amid Emmanuel Sanders FeudSo it is with my jaded view of the world that I address the Ben Roethlisberger - Emmanuel Sanders feud. Sanders said that his new quarterback, Peyton Manning, is a much better leader than his old quarterback, Big Ben. And thus the verbal jousting began, feathers flexed, talons out.
Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Wide Receivers To DraftOne of last year's top fantasy receivers, Josh Gordon, is facing a season-long suspension, but there are still plenty of talented wideouts to choose from. These players are studs no matter the scoring system.
Darius Slay Key To Lions SecondaryThe Detroit Lions' struggles last season cost Jim Schwartz his job, and another disappointing season could do GM Martin Mayhew in. When Lions fans and NFL analysts discussed the team's issues and needs, the secondary came up more often that not.
Marlon Brown: The Receiver Everyone Should Be Talking AboutThe Ravens made huge strides to improve what turned out to be a putrid offense in 2013. But one of the few bright spots on the offensive side of the ball was Marlon Brown. An undrafted rookie from Georgia with a lot to prove, and loads of potential to do just that.
Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Running Backs To DraftQuarterbacks are breaking records left and right in the pass-happy NFL, but that makes high-caliber running backs all the more valuable. Many of last season's top performers appear on this list, but keep in mind there's usually a major bust or two, likely due to the heavy workload of the position causing a hangover effect.
Fantasy Football: Top 10 NFL Tight Ends To DraftIf you're not only ranking players, but also grouping them in tiers, tight ends are an interesting test case. Jimmy Graham is a one-man tier, with Gronkowski and Julius Thomas, both potential second-round picks, in the next group.
Bears Necessities: Option On Josh Sitton Leads Checklist On Offensive LineThe Bears have until March 9 to decide on a team option for Sitton, the veteran guard set to turn 32 in June.
Bears Necessities: Decisions Looming At Tight EndThe Bears could make some subtractions at tight end, but their hopes largely rest on the shoulders of Adam Shaheen.
Gabriel: Free Agency Offers Ample Options For Bears To Address Wide Receiver NeedsAllen Robinson, Albert Wilson and Paul Richardson are some receivers the Bears could chase in free agency.
The Bernstein Brief: Bears Move To Address Injury PlagueThe team has hired Andre Tucker as its new head trainer and Jason Loscalzo as strength and conditioning coach.
Bears Necessities: Incumbent Running Backs Will Give Matt Nagy Creative OptionsNew coach Matt Nagy sees some interesting possibilities in utilizing his Bears running backs.
Gabriel: Bears Have Crucial Decisions To Make On Some Of Their Own Free AgentsWill Chicago bring back cornerbacks Kyle Fuller and Prince Amukamara? Could the Bears cut Pernell McPhee?
Bears To Play Ravens In Hall Of Fame GameNew Bears coach Matt Nagy will have an altered preseason schedule as a result of the Hall of Fame Game.
Bears Necessities: How To Structure Quarterback Position Around Mitchell TrubiskyWill the Bears look to draft another quarterback this spring? That's one route Ryan Pace could go.
Bears Great Brian Urlacher Still Deciding Presenter For Hall Of Fame InductionCoach Lovie Smith is a candidate to present Urlacher.
Chiefs Star Tyreek Hill Believes In Matt Nagy's Future With Bears"They got a tremendous leader," Hill says of the Bears hiring Nagy.
Brian Urlacher Hoping Former Bears Teammate Lance Briggs Joins Him In Hall Of FameSet for enshrinement in August, Urlacher is looking ahead to the 2020 class with high hopes for Briggs.
Emma: Bears Have Plenty To Explore With Free-Agent CB Malcolm ButlerAfter Butler's Super Bowl benching, his case in free agency is plenty complicated.
Rams' Sean McVay Has High Praise For Bears' Matt Nagy"You learn that you don't know everything," the Rams' Sean McVay says of being a young coach in the NFL.
Baffoe: Now What, Chicago Sports Fans?We have to power through this uncomfortable lull on the sports calendar.
Report: Bears To Hire Brad Childress As Offensive ConsultantChildress is close with new Bears coach Matt Nagy from their shared time with the Chiefs.
Philly Special, Eagles' Wild Trick Touchdown, Was Borrowed From BearsThe Eagles' trick play tight end pass to quarterback Nick Foles was vital in their Super Bowl win.
Bernstein: Bears See That Fortune Favors The BoldIt's clear that a productive and unpredictable offense is a necessity more than luxury in the current NFL.
Alshon Jeffery Savors Super Bowl Championship For PhiladelphiaJeffery guaranteed a championship as a member of the Bears and won the Super Bowl with the Eagles a year later.
Emma: Brian Urlacher, Chicago's Humble Star, Now A Hall Of Famer"Very humbling," Urlacher said of being selected to the 2018 class for the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Bears Great Brian Urlacher Elected On First Ballot To Pro Football Hall Of FameUrlacher, who played all 13 years with the Bears, was elected to the Hall of Fame on the first ballot.
No Doubt For Lovie Smith: Brian Urlacher Belongs In Hall Of FameSmith lauded Urlacher for his talents, intelligence and humble demeanor as a star linebacker for his Bears.
Marcus Mariota On New Bears OC Mark Helfrich: 'Going To Be A Force'Mariota joined the Mully & Hanley Show to discuss Helfrich, the new Bears offensive coordinator and his coach at Oregon.
Bears Great Brian Urlacher Left No Doubt To Hall Of Fame-Worthy LegacyUrlacher's teammates know well what defined a career worthy of the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Bears Guard Kyle Long Says Offseason Repairs Are 'Done'Long has undergone two procedures since December and tweeted that his recovery can now begin.
Bears' Jordan Howard Excited To Work With Matt Nagy, Calls 2017 Offense 'Basic'"I felt great about (Nagy) because last year we were pretty much basic," Howard said. "Everybody knew what we were going to do."
Bears Stand To Benefit With 'Complete Technician' Harry Hiestand As Offensive Line CoachBears great Olin Kreutz is among those thrilled with the hiring of Hiestand as offensive line coach.
Super Bowl Beckons For Alshon Jeffery, Just Like He Envisioned -- Kind OfThe surprising Super Bowl guarantee that Jeffery made after his final game as a Chicago Bear deserves greater context ahead of Sunday.
Ted Phillips: Bears Won't Raise Season Ticket PricesPhillips expressed his feelings on the Bears' future in a letter to season-ticket holders.
Illinois Lawmaker Seeking To Ban Tackling In Youth FootballA state lawmaker on Thursday planned to unveil legislation that would ban children under age 12 from playing tackle football in Illinois, in an effort to reduce head injuries.
Emma: After Edge Rush Regressed, Bears Need More At Outside LinebackerEdge rushers like DeMarcus Lawrence and Ezekiel Ansah are slated to become available in free agency.