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Past articles by Bob:

Is Howie Roseman Best Executive In NFL?

The Philadelphia Eagles’ victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday surely came as a great pleasure to many fans, not just because it was the city’s first Super Bowl title, but also the fact that it came against the league’s biggest bully. But it’s hard to imagine anyone taking more pleasure – or feeling […] → Read More

Examining How Eagles Roster Was Built

To say that this current incarnation of the Philadelphia Eagles has taken a long road to the Super Bowl would be a lie. Their turnaround from middling also-ran to championship contender has been sudden and stunning. The start came in December of 2015, when owner Jeffrey Lurie cut bait on Chip Kelly, letting him go […] → Read More

Best and worst coaching decisions from NFL conference championships

The New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles will battle it out in the Super Bowl, thanks to a wild NFL Sunday filled with a big comeback, a little bit of controversy and a shocking blowout. Along the way there were plenty of coaching decisions made – both good and bad – that affected the outcome […] → Read More

3 best NFL coaching decisions from divisional playoff round

After two weeks of NFL playoff games, only four teams are left standing in the chase for the big silver football – New England, Jacksonville, Minnesota and Philadelphia. It’s been an interesting and exciting ride just to get to this point, with many ups and downs and surprising twists along the way. There have been […] → Read More

Breaking down NFL Black Monday moves

“Black Monday” used to refer to the great stock market crash of 1987, but since the world revolves around the NFL, it has since referred to the first Monday after the end of the season, when coaches who have performed below expectations are shown the door. The term really fits, especially for the men who […] → Read More

Just how good is Saints defense?

The last time the New Orleans Saints looked anything like a contender was the 2013 season, when they went 11-5 and beat Philadelphia in a wild-card game before falling to the eventual champion Seattle Seahawks in the divisional round. That year, the Saints were a well-balanced squad that featured an offense run by Drew Brees […] → Read More

3 best NFL coaching decisions from Week 15

NFL coaches make countless decisions during the course of a game. They have to make them in a matter of seconds and often with a chorus of voices, both in their headsets and on the sidelines, shouting advice. And since any one decision can turn the course of a game, there is some serious pressure. […] → Read More

4 Stats That Illustrate How Good Chargers Have Been In 2017

If the Los Angeles Chargers manage to beat the Chiefs in Kansas City this coming Saturday, they will have sole possession of first place in the AFC West. That’s a pretty remarkable turnaround from the first month of the season, in which the Chargers consistently found new and creative ways to lose while stumbling to […] → Read More

3 Stats That Illustrate How Good Vikings Have Been In 2017

The Kansas City Chiefs started the season hot before fading badly. The New England Patriots stumbled a bit out of the gate before once again morphing into the same old dominant Patriots. And the Philadelphia Eagles have looked – Sunday night’s debacle in Seattle notwithstanding – like a dominant force to be reckoned with. But […] → Read More

What must Rob Gronkowski do to become best TE of all time?

Five catches, 82 yards, a pair of touchdowns, and another victory for the New England Patriots. Games like this happen so often they can almost go unnoticed. Ho hum. What have you done lately, Rob Gronkowski? The truth is that we are watching greatness before our very eyes. He’s a 6-foot-6, 265-pound wrecking ball with […] → Read More

5 Most Dominant Units Through Week 11 In NFL

Teams need stars to win in the NFL, but they also need small groups of players coming together in perfect unison to become a collective force, a tornado of chemistry, skill and talent. When that happens, a team can gain a reliable edge in a single facet of the game. That can not only carry […] → Read More

5 NFL players 35 or older still playing at a high level

Football is a young man’s game. Most NFL teams have an average age 26 to 27 years old and the average career lasts less than 3½ years. → Read More

5 Injuries That Have Changed Landscape Of NFL This Season

Football is a dangerous sport. This is not news. But it certainly seems like the 2017 NFL season has had an unusually large number of serious injuries to high-profile players. Indeed, if you took the pool of players currently out of action, waived a magic wand that made them instantly healthy and placed them on […] → Read More

5 offseason NFL moves that should not have been made

Nothing sees more clearly than hindsight, right? It’s certainly easy to criticize decisions that NFL teams make when you have the benefit of traveling forward in time and seeing how things turn out. Then again, that’s what the experts in front offices get paid big bucks to do, and part of their job is to […] → Read More

5 NFL teams that need 1st overall draft pick most

Heading into Week 8, it’s time for some NFL teams, if they’re not doing so already, to start thinking about the future. Nobody likes to think about it, but it’s a harsh reality of life in the NFL. If you’ve got zero shot of winning a championship, or even little hope of reaching the playoffs, […] → Read More

5 NFL trades that make sense right now

It’s six weeks into the NFL season and we have a pretty good idea where most teams stand. It’s become pretty clear which ones are good, which ones are bad and which ones could become good with a little bit of help. Since we’re also sitting two weeks out from the Oct. 31 trade deadline, […] → Read More

5 NFL Players On Bad Teams Who Are Playing Like Stars

The NFL season is a grind, and those who are fortunate enough to make it through 17 weeks with all of their body parts in decent shape should consider that a victory in itself. Now imagine being on a team that has no hope of a championship and faint hope of a playoff run. You […] → Read More

5 Best NFL Teams Through Week 4

This might be hard to believe, but we’re already a quarter of the way through the NFL regular season — a great time to stop, catch our breaths and take stock of where things stand. While a lot can change the rest of the way, we already have a pretty good idea of which teams […] → Read More

Falcons or Chiefs | Which Is Worst Undefeated Team In NFL?

And then there were two. We’re talking about undefeated NFL teams, of course, and heading into Sunday night’s game at FedExField, we fully expected to be talking about three of them today. But the Oakland Raiders were not up to the task against the Washington Redskins, so here we are with the remaining pair — […] → Read More

Derrick Henry Is On His Way To Being The Titans Starting Running Back

It was Week 1 against the Oakland Raiders and the Tennessee Titans were struggling to move the ball. DeMarco Murray gained 10 yards on his first two carries of the game, but then things dried up and the Raiders plugged the holes. Two yards here. One yard there. Then no gain. Enter Derrick Henry, and […] → Read More