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article September 18, 2017

Ode to the Endurance of Joe Thomas

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Joe Thomas snapped the ball for the 10,000th consecutive time on Sunday, something unheard of in the NFL. In fact, Cleveland's veteran left tackle hasn't missed a single snap in his 11-year career. That, in all ways, is truly remarkable. More»
elioline article September 12, 2017

O-Lines Were Key To Week 1 Results

There was a clear split between NFL teams that succeeded in Week 1 and teams that failed, and the difference was often made by one unit -- the offensive line. The Giants, for example, did not improve the group this offseason and, as a result, their future looks bleak. More»
bradyandbell article September 6, 2017

7 Predictions For the '17 NFL Season

The football season is just around the corner, so what does that mean? Making outlandish predictions about how it might all unfold this year. From Tom Brady to the Browns to Colin Kaepernick, let's look into the crystal ball. More»
cutsinthenfl article September 5, 2017

Searching For Closure In the NFL

While it may just seem like a bunch of names on paper, the cuts that happen the week before the NFL season kicks off are quite real. For some, it means that their dream of playing professional football has come to an end -- a reality that's hard to face. More»
holdouts article August 28, 2017

The Hidden Benefits of Holding Out

Some say that contract holdouts are a waste if a new deal never gets hammered out, but I beg to differ. There are benefits that most don't realize associated with holdouts, and when you take a closer look, more players may begin to hold out for contracts in the future. More»
Bortles-Jags article August 21, 2017

QB Done? Bortles Situation Perplexes

The Jacksonville Jaguars have no idea what they're doing. The only proof you need is the lack of foresight they showed by placing a fifth-year option on incumbent quarterback Blake Bortles, who is now in a competition with Chad Henne. More»
zekesuspensioncautious article August 14, 2017

Goodell Takes the Safe Approach

Whether for business reasons or otherwise, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made sure Ezekiel Elliott's discipline was significant. Regardless of the motive, it was the way things may go from here on out in the league. More»
BillBelichick-Tucker1 article August 7, 2017

Belichick Hacks NFL Training Camp

This summer, the Patriots have scheduled joint practice sessions with three separate opponents. While joint practices aren't new, the volume and way Bill Belichick will use them could set a new standard for the league. More»
GettyImages-621512004 article July 31, 2017

NFL Players Face Stark Reality

It would be hard for anyone to argue that there isn't some link between the repetitive hits to the head that football players absorb and CTE. That alone should be enough to give any NFL player pause. I know it would for me. More»
kccar article July 24, 2017

Chiefs, Panthers set scary precedent

Kansas City Chiefs owner Clark Hunt and Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson both fired their general managers this summer in surprising fashion. These moves signal dysfunction and should worry fans and players alike. More»
redskinsfans article July 18, 2017

Is It Ever OK to Switch Your Fandom?

Is there ever a good enough reason to switch the team that you root for? What if you root for the Washington Redskins, a franchise that has been embroiled in controversy and failed to come to a long-term agreement with a potential franchise QB. Can fans call it quits? More»
chrispaulderekcarr article July 10, 2017

Free Agency Battle: NFL vs. NBA

Football and basketball free agency provide very different paths for free agents looking for money and security. In the NBA, players often leave and make a splash, while in the NFL they get locked up in longer deals. More»
GettyImages-630276760 article July 3, 2017

Why A Cousins Deal Will Get Done

Many football fans and analysts have come to the conclusion that a long-term deal between the Washington Redskins and Kirk Cousins will not get done. I beg to differ. Why? It simply comes down to common sense and human nature. More»
GettyImages-630503184 article June 27, 2017

Carr Contract Claims Don't Add Up

Derek Carr is well worth the money the Raiders decided to pay him when he signed a five-year, $125 million deal, but his assertion that he wanted to do the deal in a manner to make it easier for the Raiders to sign other players doesn't pass the sniff test. More»
nflstockup article June 19, 2017

Seven NFL Team Stocks to Buy

After the Titans added receiver Eric Decker, the franchise's strong offseason got even stronger. Tennessee isn't alone, though, in the way it has improved. What other football teams around the league have seen their stocks on the rise? More»
headerJetsCheifs article June 12, 2017

Rebuild Battle: Jets vs. Chiefs

This offseason, the Jets have gone into full rebuild mode, while the Chiefs are making incremental moves for the future at the expense of the present. Are both viable options for success? More»
nfl_liquor article June 5, 2017

Liquor Ads open floodgates for NFL

This week, the NFL loosened its longstanding policy of prohibiting hard alcohol advertising during games. This is likely the first step in the league's changing philosophy on advertising and may lead to larger wholesale changes down the line. More»
OdellBeckham-1 article May 31, 2017

OBJ Misses OTAs: NBD? Not Quite

"OTAs are meaningless" seems to be a common refrain these days, especially among those who neither participated in an Organized Team Activity nor played athletics at a high level. It's also wrong, no matter what Odell Beckham, Jr decides. More»
GettyImages-633954184 article May 23, 2017

Reporting Concussions Not So Simple

Concussion reporting is a hot topic after the comments from Tom Brady's wife, Gisele Bundchen, indicating that Brady has suffered concussions in his career, including one last year. The issue is unfortunately complicated. More»
romo cutler article May 17, 2017

Will Romo & Cutler be good On TV?

Tony Romo said thanks but no thanks to a starting quarterback job in Houston and Jay Cutler decided to step away from the game at age 34. Why? They got premier jobs in broadcasting with CBS and FOX. What do their peers think about this? More»

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