Articles tagged "captain comeback"

Clutch Colts, Falcons, Cowboys Unlikely To Recapture Magic In 2013

Cold, Hard Football Facts for July 16, 2013

The Colts, Falcons and Cowboys loaded up on clutch wins in 2012, but as Captain Comeback Scott Kacsmar has found, this usually means regression and bad fortune the following year. Just ask the 2012 Giants.



NFL Myth-busting: Peyton Manning’s Tired, Old Arm Shriveled Up In January

Cold, Hard Football Facts for July 11, 2013

Peyton Manning's tired, old arm couldn't get the job done in January when the Broncos lost the coldest playoff game in team history. Or at least that's the story. Scott Kacsmar tackles the topic in his third of four off-season myths.



NFL Myth-busting: Elite Running Backs Battle Eight-in-the-Box Defenses

Cold, Hard Football Facts for July 10, 2013

Adrian Peterson faced eight in the box no more than 30% of the time in 2012. So why do we always hear about these poor running backs facing loaded boxes? Scott Kacsmar's latest myth-buster sheds some light.



NFL Myth-busting: Don't Blame Read-Option For Carolina Panthers' 7-9 Record

Cold, Hard Football Facts for July 9, 2013

The read-option gets plenty of ink these days but NFL teams it on just 1.4% of plays in 2012. Scott Kacsmar's myth-busting summer begins with the trend the Carolina Panthers should embrace, not abandon in 2013.



Ronde Barber Retires: Tampa Bay Buccaneers Great Deserves Hall Of Fame Honors

Cold, Hard Football Facts for May 10, 2013

Ronde Barber deserves a spot in the Hall of Fame, says Scott Kacsmar, who examines the exclusive club of Canton cornerbacks, the value of sacks and the unwritten law of interceptions.



2013 NFL Draft Year Of The Offensive Tackle: Not Always The 'Safe' Bet

Cold, Hard Football Facts for April 26, 2013

Are offensive tackles really “safe” picks in the first round of the NFL draft? Scott Kacsmar cracks open a cold case of the football facts to find out where the label came from and how legit it is.



2013 NFL Schedule: The Year Of The Denver Broncos

Cold, Hard Football Facts for April 19, 2013

The 2013 NFL schedule is here and Scott Kacsmar says it looks like the Year of the Denver Broncos, who enjoy high-profile games and an easy schedule. But strength of schedule before the season often looks much different at the end of the season.



The Legend of Limas Sweed: The NFL Receiver Who Couldn't Catch

Cold, Hard Football Facts for April 12, 2013

Draft-niks gushed over Texas Longhorns wide receiver Lima Sweed back in 2008. They overlooked one little problem: Sweed couldn't catch syphilis in a Thai whorehouse. Scott Kacsmar pens a cautionary tale.



Tall Task: Does Height Matter For NFL Quarterbacks?

Cold, Hard Football Facts for April 5, 2013

After Seattle shrimp Russell Wilson’s excellent rookie season, does height still matter for a NFL quarterback? Scott Kacsmar examines if bigger is better, or if NFL teams need to widen their thinking.



NFL Crown Rule: Will It Dethrone Rushing King Adrian Peterson?

Cold, Hard Football Facts for March 22, 2013

Will the Crown Rule ruin the NFL? Scott Kacsmar looks at 556 runs by Adrian Peterson to see if the game’s rushing god will be reduced to a mere mortal in 2013. Results will surprise you.



 



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