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article December 12, 2017

Brown Is In a League of his Own

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As this past Sunday night showed, Antonio Brown is unlike any other wide receiver in the NFL. The Steelers' explosive star has not only been one of the most productive at his position in recent history, he's also been one of the most consistent. More»
GettyImages-883393306 article December 4, 2017

Cousins Deserves More Appreciation

A recent report indicated that the Redskins believe Kirk Cousins' play down the stretch this season may decide his future with the team. This thinking doesn't make sense: Cousins has already done more than enough to earn a long-term deal. More»
GettyImages-879691968 article November 28, 2017

Manning's Hall Case Gets Complicated

Eli Manning's legacy and likely spot in the Hall of Fame were seemingly secured back in 2012 with a second Super Bowl victory over the Patriots. But since then, Manning and the Giants have struggled, and now he's been benched after a 2-9 start. More»
eagles_wentz_likeable article November 20, 2017

It's time to hop on the 'Wentz Wagon'

The "Wentz Wagon" is a very real thing, and people are jumping on board from all over the place. With an engaging personality off the field and a potential MVP performance on the field, second-year Eagles QB Carson Wentz is emerging as a star. More»
GettyImages-873041420 article November 14, 2017

In Defense of Thursday Night Football

The NFL's Thursday night games have drawn some backlash from players, but a lot of the criticism is unfair. In fact, the positives -- including extra rest afterward -- outweigh the negatives, and the league should keep the schedule in place. More»
nfc_rising_teams article November 6, 2017

NFC's Three New Elite Teams

This season, the NFC has had the turnaround success stories that the NFL so desperately craves. Look no further than the Rams, Saints and Eagles who all sit atop the conference standings after finishing with losing records last season. More»
GettyImages-867920496 article October 30, 2017

The New QB Revolution Is Here

As quarterbacks like Drew Brees and Tom Brady get closer to retirement, who will take up the elite QB mantle? This weekend's showdown between Deshaun Watson and Russell Wilson gave us a glimpse at the answer. More»
olines article October 24, 2017

Fixing the NFL's O-Line Problem

Outside of anthem protests and the like, the question that I get most from fans and colleagues is "Why is offensive line play so poor across the NFL?" I took some time to assemble my thoughts, so here are football's four biggest o-line problems. More»
HundleyPackers article October 17, 2017

Uncertainty Is Always Part of the NFL

Injuries are the worst. Every year, some of the NFL's marquee players go down. But, while the league is not better off without stars like J.J. Watt and Aaron Rodgers, it does mean that opportunities open for other players and teams. More»
GettyImages-859064052 article October 9, 2017

NFL Deserves Credit For Changes

It's time to give some credit where it's due for the NFL. The league made some small tweaks that have been successful this season, including fewer commercial breaks, a better instant replay process and relaxed touchdown celebration rules. More»
chargers_home_team article October 3, 2017

Chargers Lack Spark In Los Angeles

It's been a running narrative in Los Angeles from the beginning of the season, but the Chargers have a problem. Due to a rushed move from San Diego, fans aren't showing up to games in LA, and barely anyone even notices the team. More»
jags in london article September 25, 2017

London Calling: Big Step for the NFL

The drubbing of the Ravens by the Jaguars on Sunday in London took place in front of 40,000 passionate fans at Wembley Stadium. With plenty of room for growth and only a few hurdles to clear, the NFL is in the UK to stay. More»
brownsjoethomas article September 18, 2017

Ode to the Endurance of Joe Thomas

Joe Thomas played his 10,000th consecutive snap 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»

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