Playbook: Young Bucs need to look at veteran adds

Following a 10-6 season in 2010, Raheem Morris nicknamed the Buccaneers “Youngry” because of their talented stock of up-and-comers. That promise didn’t pan out in 2011, leaving Morris without a job and incoming head coach Greg Schiano with decisions on what to make of his young first-team (which averaged less than 26 years old coming into the year).

‘Playbook’: Browns must address offense during offseason

The Browns tilted the balance of their draft picks to the defensive side of the ball last year, but after a dreadful season offensively, this offseason will probably have to be pushed in the other direction.

‘Playbook’: Draft, free agency go hand-in-hand

What route the Vikings take with the No. 3 overall pick in the draft will determine their course of action in free agency.

Playbook: Tape study on SB XLVI

In the public view, Super Bowl XLVI has been defined by the plays that weren’t made – fumbles the Patriots didn’t recover, a ball Wes Welker didn’t catch, a few throws Tom Brady didn’t make. But when you pop in the coaching tape, you see there are even more aspects of the game where the Giants excelled, earning them a win in a well-contested championship game.

Darnell Dockett’s Super Bowl week is all about the kids

Even though Cardinals DE Darnell Dockett went to the ESPN and NFLPA parties on Friday night, the highlight of his week was doing the NFL’s Play 60 with the kids.

Playbook: Studying improved RBs

With the season coming to a close, the crew at “Playbook” has taken to the film to find players who made marked improvements on the field. This time, we are looking at running backs.

Playbook: Studying improved WRs

With the season coming to a close, the crew at “Playbook” has taken to the film to find players who made marked improvements on the field. Today, we look at wide receivers.

Playbook: Studying improved DTs

We’ve looked at quarterbacks and defensive backs. In our third installment, we take to the trenches to review the performance of three rising defensive tackles.

Playbook: Studying improved DBs

With the season coming to a close, the crew at “Playbook” has taken to the film to find players who made marked improvements on the field. After taking a glance at quarterbacks last week, here’s a look at three defensive backs who caught our eye.

Playbook: Studying improved QBs

With the season coming to a close, the crew at Playbook has taken to the film to find players who made marked improvements on the field. In our first look back to 2011, we analyze a trio of quarterbacks.

Playbook: Giants, Patriots win with scheme

When you look at the tape, the Patriots and Giants walked away conference champions for reasons that spanned the length of the game. And the Ravens and 49ers exited stage right for just as many reasons.

‘Playbook’ picks: A Super Bowl XLII rematch?

“Playbook” analysts Solomon Wilcots, Brian Baldinger, Joe Theismann and Brian Billick make their picks for the conference championship games.

‘Playbook’: 49ers, Giants win down the seam

When the Giants and 49ers earned their way into the NFC Championship Game, they had won their games on the scoreboard – and one particular area of the field.

Playbook: Breaking down the divisional round

Four divisional playoff games this weekend to break down. Let’s get right to it.

‘Playbook’ mailbag: Brees gears up for Niner pass rush

The No. 3 seeds (Houston and San Francisco) are feeling pretty good about themselves after big wins in the Wild Card round. What kind of obstacles will they face this week?

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