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article May 17, 2017

Will Romo & Cutler be good On TV?

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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»
GettyImages-624319252 article May 2, 2017

Bowled Over? Draft May Signal Trend

Two college football players who decided not to play in their teams' bowl games were selected within the first eight pick of the 2017 NFL Draft. Now, the question is whether draft prospects choosing not to play in bowl games will turn into a trend. More»
GettyImages-637330780 article April 24, 2017

Pats to All Teams: Hands Off Jimmy

Even with Tom Brady turning 40 years old before the next NFL season begins, it doesn't look like the New England Patriots are planning on trading backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo anytime soon. And that tells us everything we need to know. More»
USATSI_9919176 article April 18, 2017

Myles Above the Rest? Not So Fast

Former Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett will likely be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. And there's good reason for that. But I'm starting to get a little -- just a little -- worried about him due to some off-the-field instances. More»
GettyImages-630278036 article April 10, 2017

Is Cam Already Past His Prime?

Two season ago, Cam Newton was the MVP. But after a horrendous 2016 in which had career lows in completion percentage and a handful of rushing stats that made him one of the most dynamic players in the league, there are serious questions about the QB. More»
GettyImages-500448870 article April 4, 2017

Mega-Rich Linemen: It's About Time

While some star free-agent running backs like Latavius Murray are signing one-year contracts, it's the linemen that are finally -- finally! -- getting paid what they deserve. I couldn't be happier. More»
OaklandBlackHole article March 27, 2017

Black Hole Done? Raiders Roll Dice

Like a lot of players, I had grown up watching the Raiders and the infamous Black Hole on television. Being there was quite an experience. Now that the team is moving to Las Vegas, its homefield advantage could be lost. More»
GettyImages-81414902 article March 21, 2017

Wake-up Call After Clark News

Former San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Dwight Clark shared some sad news on Sunday, announcing on Twitter that he is suffering from ALS. As a former NFL player, I couldn't help but think that this could happen to me at some point. More»
RomoJones article March 14, 2017

Dallas Dally Leaves Romo In Limbo

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said he was going to "do right" by quarterback Tony Romo. Except that's not happening. Or at least, it hasn't happened yet. So how will this all get resolved? Doing right by him would have been releasing him last week. More»
GettyImages-637968658 article March 6, 2017

Kap's New Stand Raises Questions

Recent reports indicate that Colin Kaepernick will now stand for the national anthem, and the reports came out at the same time that he opted out of his contract to become a free agent. That seems a bit too convenient. More»
GettyImages-613364842 article February 28, 2017

Mixon In Draft Raises Key Question

Would you be OK with your NFL team drafting Joe Mixon? That's the question NFL owners will want to know the answer to, considering the former Oklahoma running back brutally assaulted a female student on campus in 2014. More»
USATSI_9659298 article February 20, 2017

Revis Has Tarnished His Own Legacy

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis went into the 2016 season as one of the best of all time at his position with a clean track record. But he ended up being a shell of himself in '16, and has now been charged with four felonies after an altercation in Pittsburgh. More»
GettyImages-610401496 article February 13, 2017

New NFL Concussion Issue On the Mind

The NFL's concussion problem is getting even more complicated than before. The league has ostensibly made changes in the interest of player safety. But what about the players who have to self-report their symptoms? More»
GettyImages-633952640 article February 6, 2017

Fal-conned: Late Blunders Doom Birds

The Atlanta Falcons deserved better on Sunday. They outplayed the New England Patriots for a majority of the game, but a series of blunders by the coaching staff and Matt Ryan led to one of the most epic collapses in NFL history. More»
USATSI_9832597 article January 30, 2017

'Patriot Way' Still Going Strong

We've all heard the term "Patriot Way" used to describe the New England teams during the Belichick-Brady era. But this iteration is different. This time, Belichick has turned castoffs that other teams didn't want into stars that other teams definitely want now. More»
USATSI_9832189 article January 23, 2017

Cool As Ice: Ryan Changes His Story

So much for the "Matt Ryan stinks in the playoffs" narrative. The Atlanta Falcons quarterback has seemingly squashed that line after leading his team past Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers into Super Bowl 51. More»
USATSI_9813030 article January 17, 2017

Talk the Line: Bigs Win Playoff Games

The NFL postseason trend that many have pointed out is that the teams with the better quarterback have advanced. But there's another trend that has gone unnoticed. The teams with better offensive lines have been winning. More»
GettyImages-602413122 article January 11, 2017

Home Sweet Home? What It Means

All four home teams won their Wild Card games last weekend. But now those teams must go on the road for the divisional round of the NFL playoffs. With that in mind, I broke down why having home-field advantage really matters in the NFL. More»
USATSI_9549903 article January 3, 2017

Redirect Your NFL Referee Anger

It's going to happen. At some point during the NFL playoffs, everyone is going to flip out over a bad call. But you have to understand how hard a referee's job is. And you need to redirect your anger to the NFL's Competition Committee. More»
LukeKuechly article December 27, 2016

Mind Matters: Kuechly's Tough Choice

Twenty-five-year-old Luke Kuechly doesn't want to talk about retirement at this point despite missing his fifth straight game with a concussion suffered on Nov. 17 against the New Orleans Saints. But his older self would want a conversation. More»

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