An NFL insider says that the Steelers' ability to both run the ball and stop the run effectively is a big reason why they fared so well this season.
An NFL insider says that Ravens GM Ozzie Newsome is a strong candidate for Executive of the Year, particularly noting the trade for starting CB Josh Wilson.
An NFL insider praises Bears defensive coordinator Rod Marinelli and head coach Lovie Smith for moving DE Julius Peppers to the weak side and the positive effect it has had on the rest of the team's defense.
An NFL insider says that Andy Reid's decision to go with Michael Vick at quarterback this season is looking better and better.
An NFL insider says that former Broncos great John Elway might be a popular choice to take over GM duties, but that the Hall of Fame quarterback would be best in a figurehead role, not in a decision-making one.
An NFL insider says Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt has been hurt by the Arizona franchise's refusal to keep top talent.
An NFL insider says that when all is said and done, Peyton Manning might go down as the best player in NFL history.
An NFL insider says the Titans are missing the boat by not using TE Craig Stevens more as a pass catcher.
An NFL insider marvels at the job head coach Chan Gailey has done with the Bills' offense in his first year in Buffalo.
An NFL insider tells PFW that the Redskins would love to get rid of the disappointing Donovan McNabb, who is out of shape and not working well with the Shanahans.
An NFL insider says rookie C Maurkice Pouncey already is the Steelers' top offensive lineman and is a big reason why the team has been able to run the ball successfully so far this season.
An NFL insider says he's shocked that the Chargers have a 2-5 record, especially considering the first half of their schedule has not been difficult.
An NFL insider says that Ravens NT Kelly Gregg is a perfect example of a veteran player who has a great feel for where the ball is going, consistently displaying how football-smart he is.
One NFL insider says that Tom Coughlin is leaning on his talented defensive line to help right the ship in New York.
One NFL insider says the Bills' release of former starting QB Trent Edwards was simply a matter of the team deciding it had seen enough of Edwards and didn't trust him to handle the starting job any longer.