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2016 NFL Draft Winners and Losers

Sports PhotoAfter a surprisingly dramatic NFL draft, SC’s Brad Oremland evaluates the 2016 winners and losers, including the colleges that did best and worst. Plus: how did Laremy Tunsil’s freefall affect the Giants? Complete Story

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Grading the 2006 NFL Draft a Decade Later

Sports PhotoWith the 2016 NFL Draft approaching, let’s put expectations in context with a glance in the rearview, as SC’s Brad Oremland identifies the most and least successful teams in the draft that included Mario Williams, Reggie Bush, and Vince Young. Complete Story

Should NFL Players Take a Year Off?

Sports PhotoFollowing the early retirement of Calvin Johnson and a bold suggestion by former tight end Chris Cooley, SC’s Brad Oremland invokes John Riggins, Ricky Williams, and Adrian Peterson to suggest that NFL stars might benefit from taking a break. Complete Story

Best Final Year For NFL Players

Sports PhotoSeveral likely Hall of Famers have retired in the last two months. SC’s Brad Oremland looks at the greatest final seasons in the history of professional football, including Jim Brown, John Elway, and Jerome Brown. Complete Story

Obituary of the RG3 Trade

Sports PhotoFour years ago, Washington traded a fortune for Robert Griffin III. Last week, the team released him. SC’s Brad Oremland evaluates the trade for Washington, for the Rams, and for the players involved. Complete Story

Why Did the Eagles Re-Sign Sam Bradford?

Sports PhotoSam Bradford was the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, but he’s been a disappointment throughout his pro career. SC’s Brad Oremland examines the Eagles’ puzzling decision to give Bradford a big extension. Complete Story

Best NFL Defenses: 2004-15

Sports PhotoThe 2015 Denver Broncos won the Super Bowl with a brilliant defensive performance. How do the 2015 Denver Broncos stack up with other great defenses? SC’s Brad Oremland ranks the 10 greatest defensive teams since the “illegal contact” rule. Complete Story

Worst Performances By Super Bowl-Winning QBs

Sports PhotoPeyton Manning did not play well in Super Bowl 50, but a dominant defense lifted the Denver Broncos to victory. Was it the worst Super Bowl ever by a winning quarterback? SC’s Brad Oremland examines the least impressive winning quarterbacks. Complete Story

Super Bowl 50 Review

Sports PhotoThe Broncos won with defense, led by Wade Phillips and Von Miller. SC’s Brad Oremland breaks down the game, with thoughts on the 2016 HOF class, the commercials and halftime show, plus Peyton Manning’s future and legacy. Complete Story

NFL Weekly Predictions: Super Bowl 50

Sports PhotoThe favored Panthers look to win their first Super Bowl, with sentimental favorite Peyton Manning and the Broncos standing in the way. SC’s Jeffrey Boswell has the story, with special appearances by Madea, Marilyn Manson, and Ozzy Osbourne. Complete Story

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