Balzer's NFL Blog

Focus, leadership made Manning great

Focus, leadership made Manning great

Howard Balzer

February 01 Nearing the end of what might be the unlikeliest postseason run of his remarkable 18-year career, Denver Broncos quarterback Payton Manning knows the questions FULL STORY

Balzer on NFL: Gase gets big gig; Brees will stay put

Balzer on NFL: Gase gets big gig; Brees will stay put

Howard Balzer

January 15 With developing a quarterback being on the top of the list of importance of teams, it seems to make sense to have the head coach be someone who cut his teeth as an offensive coordinator. FULL STORY

Balzer on the NFL: Pierre-Paul's return was earned

Balzer on the NFL: Pierre-Paul's return was earned

Howard Balzer

January 02 The July 4 fireworks incident that left him with a damaged right hand and caused him to play this season with a large "club" covering his hand has been well-chronicled. FULL STORY

Balzer on NFL: Talking "Concussion"; Cam's the Man

Balzer on NFL: Talking "Concussion"; Cam's the Man

Howard Balzer

December 11 Christmas Day is memorable in many ways. But this year, perhaps more than ever, it will be memorable because it is the day the movie "Concussion" will premier FULL STORY

Balzer on the NFL: Why Hardy?; Seattle blues

Balzer on the NFL: Why Hardy?; Seattle blues

Howard Balzer

November 20 *St. Louis Rams running back Todd Gurley spent part of his growing up years in Baltimore, so playing in his hometown will be special. FULL STORY

Balzer on the NFL: Cassel in; New attitude in Miami

Balzer on the NFL: Cassel in; New attitude in Miami

Howard Balzer

October 16 The atmosphere has been quite different since Dan Campbell took over as interim head coach of the Miami Dolphins after the firing of Joe Philbin. FULL STORY

Rookie QBs, Titans pick, Kaepernick all hot topics

Rookie QBs, Titans pick, Kaepernick all hot topics

Howard Balzer

April 20 Assuming Tampa Bay does select Winston or Mariota, Tennessee at No. 2 will obviously have a huge impact on what happens next. FULL STORY

Richardson vows to be elite; Murray goes to rival

Richardson vows to be elite; Murray goes to rival

Howard Balzer

March 13 In some ways, it's a shame Richardson won't be around the team any longer because maybe, just maybe, he might have learned a thing or two from the runner the Colts FULL STORY

Browns' WR Gordon takes shots at personalities

Browns' WR Gordon takes shots at personalities

Howard Balzer

January 30 What's very different is Gordon's response with a letter published on Medium.com that was addressed to Charles Barkley, Stephen A. Smith, Cris Carter FULL STORY

NFL jobs opening and closing at rapid rate

NFL jobs opening and closing at rapid rate

Howard Balzer

January 23 After Maccagnan and Bowles were hired. Johnson said, "It's always a learning experience, whenever you go through the process. FULL STORY