NFL Special Teams Investment

How do NFL teams allocate resources? Dave Archibald has looked at the real price of contract extensions and draft picks on quarterbacks, running backs, wide receivers, offensive linemen, cornerbacks and the trends on offense in general. In this installment, he looks at how teams evaluate special teams investment. Special teams is often an afterthought for NFL analysts, who tend to focus on…

NFC Championship Game Preview: Arizona Cardinals at Carolina Panthers

The NFL Playoffs continue with an NFC Divisional round matchup featuring the 2nd-seeded Arizona Cardinals visiting the 1st-seeded Carolina Panthers. The ITP editors have collected our coverage of these two teams from the 2015 season. Arizona In a preview of their game against the San Francisco 49ers, Mark Schofield showed how Arizona attacks the Cover 2 defense. The St. Louis Rams…

NFC Divisional Round Preview: Green Bay Packers at Arizona Cardinals

The NFL Playoffs continue with an NFC Divisional round matchup featuring the 5th-seeded Green Bay Packers visiting the 2nd-seeded Arizona Cardinals. The ITP editors have collected our coverage of these two teams from the 2015 season. Green Bay After a rough first half against the St. Louis Rams, Aaron Rodgers started the third quarter with a quick touchdown drive that…

NFL Film Review: How Colin Kaepernick Ended Up In Quicksand

Everyone has a bad day at the office. Unfortunately for quarterbacks, their bad days play out on millions of TV screens, as fans and fantasy players despair. Mark Schofield breaks down how San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick ended up in quicksand on Sunday. San Francisco quarterback Colin Kaepernick got off to a disastrous start…