Sporting News - Georgia's Jarvis Jones, Notre Dame's Manti Te'o top LB list
A decade ago, NFL teams were content with big, strong, physical linebackers who could dominate against the run and be solid in coverage. However, in today’s pass-first NFL, linebackers must excel in coverage, so speed, athleticism and coverage instincts are more important than size and strength in most defensive schemes.
Seattle Times - Russell Wilson sparkles again as Seahawks beat Denver
Yes, Russell Wilson was playing against Denver's backups. No, Matt Flynn did not have the Seahawks' full array of receivers, as Sidney Rice, Doug Baldwin and Ben Obomanu all sat out Saturday's exhibition game.
NFL.com - Andrew Luck not like a rookie, Mike Tomlin says
Andrew Luck -- like the rest of us -- has watched the Pittsburgh Steelers' defense punish quarterbacks since he was a child. Unlike the rest of us, the Indianapolis Colts rookie now prepares to face them in the flesh Sunday night.