Holy crap it's finally the weekend.
Aaron Murray 2013 NFL Draft prospect notes - Mocking The Draft
Murray sparkled at times last season — particularly against Auburn, South Carolina Georgia Tech — but has been inconsistent. Against LSU and Florida, Murray completed less than 45 percent of his passes in 2011.
NFL Network scraps Arena Football broadcast | ProFootballTalk
We noted this morning that the Arena Football League players could go on strike as soon as today, and now labor unrest in the indoor league has resulted in tonight’s game being pulled from the NFL Network schedule.
With Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) getting cut, What are his possibilities? - Mocking The Draft
Chad "OchoCinco" Johnson was cut for his first time in his NFL career, but what teams could be interested? Chad Johnson will land on one team, but find out what 5 teams I believe will make a run at him for veteran leadership.
NFL - Salary cap carryover rewards smart management - ESPN
In the first phase of salary cap economics, which lasted from 1994 to 2009, prudent teams were criticized for not spending all of their salary cap money, and rightfully so.
Four-pronged rankings: Cowboys top list, Newton helps Panthers climb - NFL - CBSSports.com
Passing rules, so Pete Prisco would focus on the air game when building a team. Franchise QB plus elite talent at LT, CB and pass rusher should equal success. So why are the Cowboys No. 1? Well, nothing is guaranteed.
AFC breakout teams | National Football Post
Keep an eye on these squads this fall.
Could 'replacement' refs impact NFL secondaries? | National Football Post
Looking at the idea from a player's perspective.
Ability to move past failure makes a good NFL quarterback great - Blog - MyNorthwest.com
To become one of the 32 starting quarterbacks in the National Football League takes skill, patience and hard work. But it's just as hard for a quarterback to maintain their starting status with a new crop of players entering the league each and every year. One quarterback who has consistently proved himself every season is Matt Hasselbeck. The ability to overcome obstacles and forget about past failures is what makes Hasselbeck so great, according to Brock Huard.
NFL - The top 10 breakout players in the NFC in 2012 - ESPN
Every year in the NFL, there are players who take their games to the next level. They go from role players to difference-makers, consistent players to stars. They become players their teams can count on to make the difference in a close game. Below is my list of 10 NFC players, both offensive and defensive, who I think will break out this coming season.
Chat wrap: Running backs on the mind - NFC West Blog - ESPN
I didn't get to all those questions, but in an attempt to size up the position for each NFC West team, I've put together potential depth charts for running backs in the division. Every team has six halfbacks, so the chart balances. The order will shake out during training camp, of course. I've got an eraser handy.
Three under-the-radar moves: Rams - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at three potentially significant under-the-radar offseason moves for each NFC West team, kicking off with the St. Louis Rams:
Three under-the-radar moves: Cardinals - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at three potentially significant under-the-radar offseason moves for each NFC West team, continuing with the Arizona Cardinals:
Three under-the-radar moves: Seahawks - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at three potentially significant under-the-radar offseason moves for each NFC West team, continuing with the Seattle Seahawks:
Three under-the-radar moves: 49ers - NFC West Blog - ESPN
A look at three potentially significant under-the-radar offseason moves for each NFC West team, concluding with the San Francisco 49ers:
Chad Ochocinco’s inability to learn the offense a consistent problem | ProFootballTalk
Chad Ochocinco has been released by the Patriots, and in the stories about what went wrong for him in New England, a consistent theme emerges: He simply never learned the playbook.
Fantasy Football Rankings 2012: 51-100 Standard - Fake Teams
Check it: Fantasy Football Rankings 2012: 51-100 Standard
First and 10: Seahawks QB Russell Wilson - Sports Fans, Teams, Stadiums, Page 2 - Fandom Blog -
[Editor's Note: ESPN Playbook subjected 10 rising pro football stars to off-beat interviews at the recent NFLPA Rookie Premiere event in Los Angeles.