Anointed or not, McCoy is best option for Browns

Even if Mike Holmgren is hesitant to do so, I have no problem anointing Colt McCoy as the Browns’ starting quarterback for next season. Of course, we know it’s not my decision.

Owens would help fill Bears’ most glaring weakness

In fairness to Jay Cutler, he needs in Chicago what he had in Denver, a true No. 1 receiver.

Suh is one of a kind and will only get better

I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a player come from the college game to the pro game and appear like there was no adjustment the way Ndamukong Suh did as a rookie last season.

Window closing for teams to work with new players

The reality of a condensed offseason means teams are better off looking at their own free agents — understanding their deficiencies, age or injury history — as providing the best options to win.

McNabb to Minnesota makes a lot of sense

I still think that Donovan McNabb can still be a very effective quarterback in the right situation, but at this stage of his career I wouldn’t give him the keys to my team like the Redskins did last season.

Proposed rule changes marginalize special teams

The proposed rules changes for special teams under review by the competition committee would destroy a huge part of the strategy involved in the game. Sometimes, special teams is what teams excel at. The proposed rules would eliminate advantages for teams whose strengths are on special teams, and help other teams cover their weaknesses.

Baldinger mock top 10: Peterson is the pick

Well, I was up next to take a turn with Top 10 mock draft on “Path to the Draft” Thursday.

Panthers shouldn’t repeat past draft mistakes

Consider this an open plea to the Carolina Panthers: Don’t repeat the same mistake other teams have made by not taking the best player available with the first overall pick in the NFL Draft.

Plenty of reasons to like the Bears

I went out on my own on the “Playbook” picks this week and took the Bears over the Packers, for several reasons.

Four Downs: Big Ben a nightmare to defend

Here’s a championship weekend edition of Four Downs, starting with a look at why Ben Roethlisberger is so difficult to defend.

Bears had something to prove

The Bears knew going in to Week 17 they couldn’t improve their No. 2 seed in the NFC. Still, they played like they had to win the game. It’s a testament to the players and head coach Lovie Smith.

Four Downs: Wilfork a great example for young Pats

After my early-week film work this week, I’ve got a few thoughts I wanted to share on Vince Wilfork, LeSean McCoy and some good defensive play out of the Packers and Ravens.

Four Downs: Packers look like throwbacks

This week, Four Downs takes a inside look ahead at four of the matchups in Week 17 and what could be key factors.

Four Downs: Chaney adds special element to Eagles

Here’s a few thoughts to share after taking in all the film of Week 15. Since we can’t get enough of the Eagles, let’s start with their newest difference-maker on defense.

However you define it, Vick is MVP

As good — and at times perfect — as Tom Brady has been this, Michael Vick is still the NFL MVP. It just goes to show how unbelievable Vick has been for the Eagles.

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