Colts make it look easy

What should I say that hasn’t already been said about the Colts? I can’t help but think Peyton Manning is the greatest QB to ever play the game, and this team might be on a collision course for a Super Bowl matchup against the Saints.

Talent pool at QB makes NFL a passing league

As a former NFL defensive back, even I have to admit that without a top-notch, steely-nerved quarterback, you cannot expect to win consistently in the league today. I can see the evolution in what it takes to win in today’s NFL.

Don’t blame TV after officials miss a call

Almost every week, an NFL game is guaranteed to give you something you have never seen before. While calling the Pittsburgh-Cleveland game for CBS last Sunday, I witnessed the impossible.

Big Ben helping Steelers pass the test

The Steelers entered the season in search of a new identity. After Sunday’s 27-14 victory over the Browns — the Steelers’ 12th in a row over their AFC North rivals — the path has been clearly defined.

Hasselbeck’s heroic return

For three hours on Sunday, Matt Hasselbeck proved that toughness in quarterbacks is very underrated.

Around the League: T.O. struggling to get separation

In my Around the League segment today on NFL Total Access, I talked about last night’s showdown between the Packers and Vikings, including the play of both quarterbacks and Jared Allen‘s performance. I also previewed this weekend’s AFC East matchup between the Dolphins and the Bills, and why Terrell Owens has struggled early this season.

Dolphins, Bills heading in opposite directions

Even after losing starting quarterback Chad Pennington for the season, the stock arrow for the Dolphins is pointing up. Second-year QB Chad Henne showed well in his first NFL start as he led Miami to a 38-10 win over the Buffalo Bills.

Explaining the Wildcat

The Wildcat has left more than just NFL defenders confused and frustrated. In fact, just about everyone I talk to seems to have their own concept about what the Wildcat offense actually is. But here’s a breakdown of the offense that has become an answer to the Zone Blitz.

Kolb stole the show in Philly

The pregame hype surrounding Michael Vick’s comeback increased television ratings for the Eagles’ Week 3 win over the Chiefs, but it was Kevin Kolb who moved the offense for more than 400 total yards.

Around the League: Eagles will utilize Vick

In my Around the League segment on Total Access today with Alex Flanagan, we looked at how Michael Vick will contribute to the Eagles’ offense, Todd Haley‘s takeover of the Chiefs offense, and the surprising 2-0 start for the Denver Broncos.

Manning and Pennington: Both brains and talent

Vince Lombardi once said that the game is played from the neck up. If it is true, then Monday night’s meeting between the Indianapolis Colts and Miami Dolphins gave us two of the best and brightest quarterbacks in the game.

Raiders, Chiefs were desperate for win

The way I saw it, first-year head coaches Tom Cable and Todd Haley were each in desperate need of a win in Week 2 following tough losses the previous week. Turnovers proved to be the difference in the Raiders’ win.

Something new from Jaguars, Colts

A blue collar slug fest has become the norm whenever the Jaguars and Colts hook up for an AFC South tussle. However, a closer look at the Colts’ 14-12 win that I called on Sunday revealed some new wrinkles in the make up of both teams.

A telling preseason for Saints

If the preseason told us anything, it told us that the New Orleans Saints are for real. They went out and started to prove it in Week 1.

Big Ben is for real

Even after a slow start in the season opener, Ben Roethlisberger did what he always does. He found a way to win.

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