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  • One Romo or Two Mannings Is America's Hottest Parlor Game

    The Big Lead "Eli Manning is now retired. Television courtship has begun. There may be mutual interest. There may not be. Who could know? Efforts to bring his brother Peyton into the game-broadcasting fold have amounted to a giant waste of time and energy. But hope springs eternal. And the possibility of..." January 24

  • Peyton Manning 'drops the mic' in his case for Eli Manning to make Hall of Fame

    For The Win "We’ve been building to this for years, but now that Eli Manning will announce his retirement, the NFL punditry can finally dive in the deep end and have all the “Is Eli a Hall of Famer?” arguments they’ve been itching to have forever. If you don’t know..." January 24

  • Mike Shula in Denver to Interview for Broncos' QB Coach Vacancy: Report

    SI "The Denver Broncos fired Rich Scangarello nearly two weeks ago, replacing him with Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator. Unsurprisingly, the new OC wanted his own guy to coach the quarterbacks and so T.C. McCartney was also dismissed.  Since that point, the obvious candidate to..." January 24

  • NFL: Concussions up slightly in 2019

    The Score "The NFL announced Thursday that the number of reported concussions during the 2019 season rose slightly from the previous campaign, per ESPN's Kevin Seifert. There were 224 reported concussions in the 2019 preseason and regular season combined, compared to 214 in 2018. Both..." January 23

  • The dream that won't die: Will a new alternative football league ever last?

    The Score "As a football player agent, Frank Murtha never liked Labor Day weekend, because he could never let himself relax. His routine for the holiday was strict: He'd sit by his phone and hope it wouldn't ring. "But invariably," he said, "it did," with word that a client -..." January 23

  • Broncos lead contract negotiator Mike Sullivan not returning to club, source says

    Denver Post "Broncos general manager John Elway is seeking a new lead contract negotiator after a source said Wednesday that director of football administration Mike Sullivan will not return. Sullivan’s contract has expired, one month short of his eighth anniversary with the..." January 23

  • 6 Longest Touchdowns in Super Bowl History

    12 Up "With two generational, yet polar opposite offenses in the aerial attack-mindedKansas City Chiefs and ground-and-pound San Francisco 49ers slated to meet in Super Bowl LIV, it's largely expected that points will be scored in bunches.  In fact, we..." January 22

  • NFL to test alternative to onside kicks at Pro Bowl

    National Post "The NFL will test an alternative to the onside kick during the Pro Bowl on Sunday. While kickoffs no longer are used in the exhibition game, the teams will have two options at their disposal after scoring on the previous drive. The first is to have the opponent start its..." January 21

  • Players chosen in the 2020 NFL draft will get taken to the stage by boat

    Yahoo! Sports "We all knew that the 2020 NFL draft in Las Vegas would have some over-the-top elements. Few — if any — of us expected that one of those over-the-top elements would include boats. NFL draft officials revealed plans for the April 23-25 event on Tuesday. And those plans..." January 21

  • Daniel Jeremiah 2020 NFL mock draft 1.0: Four QBs in top 15

    NFL.com "The NFL has released the list of underclassmen that have been granted early entry to the 2020 NFL Draft, ushering in the official start to Mock Draft season! With 93 days until Round 1 kicks off in Las Vegas, here's my first look at how the first 32 picks of the 2020 draft..." January 21

  • Ranking every Super Bowl game from best to worst

    USA Today "There was a time when Super Bowl dramatics were few and far between. But for most of the past two decades, the game has usually managed to live up to its perpetual hype. With the 49ers and Chiefs now set to meet in Super Bowl LIV, here are our all-time Super Sunday rankings (season noted..." January 21

  • Looking at every Super Bowl MVP ever

    CBS Sports "One thing is for sure heading into this year's Super Bowl showdown between the 49ers and Chiefs -- Tom Brady can't add to his record of four Super Bowl MVP awards.  Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is the favorite to win this..." January 20

  • On new labor deal, “ball at the 30 yard line and going in”

    Pro Football Talk "Despite posturing that is both predictable and necessary to getting a deal done, a new labor agreement seems to be on the horizon. As one source with knowledge of the dynamics explained it to PFT, the “ball [is] at the 30 yard line and going in.” While the source added..." January 18

  • Von Miller Knows What Super Bowl Momentum Looks Like, and Who Has It Now

    Bleacher Report "Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is a Super Bowl MVP, an eight-time Pro Bowler, a seven-time All-Pro, a former Defensive Rookie of the Year and one of only a handful of players this season who matched up against all four current NFL playoff teams. One of the best defensive players..." January 17

  • Former Super Bowl Champion Hints at Signing With Chiefs in Free Agency

    Heavy "The Kansas City Chiefs are just days away from hosting their second consecutive AFC Championship game. While all eyes are fixed on the team potentially reaching the Super Bowl for the first time since 1970, many NFL franchises are well into their offseason planning for free agency,..." January 17

  • Latest On NFL Labor Talks

    Pro Football Rumors "The NFL’s collective bargaining agreement expires in March 2021, which means that a labor stoppage could be on the horizon. The owners and players have been talking for months about a new deal and the latest update brings reason for optimism.  In an NFLPA memo to..." January 16

  • Demi Lovato To Sing National Anthem At Super Bowl In Comeback After '18 OD

    People "Just two days after revealing she’ll take the 2020 Grammy Awards‘ stage later this month, Demi Lovato has announced she’ll perform the national anthem at Super Bowl LIV. The pop superstar, 27, broke the news on Instagram, sharing an official photo touting..." January 16

  • Steelers owner: League to examine Rooney Rule

    Clutch Points "There were five teams in the NFL that hired new head coaches and there were concerns that arose pertaining to the hires. Due to the lack of hires for coaches of ethnic-minority, the league is considering making changes to the Rooney Rule. The Rooney Rule was named..." January 15

  • Is early retirement in NFL a trend? Only for the elite money makers

    CBS Sports "The best tight end of all time, the most heralded quarterback prospect since John Elway and now the best middle linebacker of the 2010s have all retired in the past year before their 30th birthday. Luke Kuechly's surprise news Tuesday night added to the growing list of..." January 15

  • Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class revealed

    NFL.com "The Pro Football Hall of Fame Centennial Class of 2020's remaining 13 inductees -- 10 seniors and three contributors -- are being revealed today on Good Morning Football live on NFL Network. They follow the previous announcements over the weekend of Bill..." January 15

  • Browns looking at Wade Phillips for DC role

    The Score "Veteran defensive coordinator Wade Phillips is on the Cleveland Browns' radar as they look to assemble a coaching staff under Kevin Stefanski, sources told Mary Kay Cabot of Cleveland.com. Stefanski was officially named the Browns' new head coach Monday,..." January 13

  • Fritz Pollard Alliance Slams NFL Hiring Practices

    Pro Football Talk "There was a time when some thought the Fritz Pollard Alliance failed to show sufficient zeal regarding the league’s hiring practices. Those days definitely have ended. Now led by former NFL G.M. and league executive Rod Graves, who last week called the situation..." January 13

  • Broncos replace OC Rich Scangarello with Pat Shurmur

    NFL.com "Drew Lock will have a new play-caller next season. The Denver Broncos fired offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello after one season on Sunday and are expected to replace him with former New York Giants coach Pat Shurmur, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo and Ian..." January 13

  • Former Giants HC Pat Shurmur Candidate For Broncos OC Job

    Sportsnaut "The Denver Broncos shocked the masses on Sunday, firing offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello after just one season in that role. The firing comes following a 2019 campaign that saw Denver finish in the bottom five in points scored and total yards. " January 12

  • Broncos Fire Rich Scangarello After One Season

    Yardbarker "In a move that pretty much no one saw coming, the Denver Broncos have reportedly decided to fire offensive coordinator Rich Scangarello after just one season. Despite some major struggles in his first and only season in that role, Scangarello did oversee the development of..." January 12

  • 17-Game Schedule Holding Up CBA?

    Pro Football Rumors "Introduced during these collective bargaining agreement discussions, the 17-game schedule has become one of the central components of the negotiations. It appears the talks are progressing, and Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk reports (on Twitter) the revised schedule is likely to be part of..." January 11

  • More quarterbacks are using their hands to catch passes

    Boston "Tom Brady tried it. Nick Foles perfected it. More quarterbacks are doing it. Catching passes isn’t just for wide receivers, tight ends and running backs anymore. Coaches aren’t shy about drawing up trick plays that let quarterbacks use their hands for more than throwing a..." January 10

  • Bill O’Brien apologizes for “inappropriate language” toward fan last month

    Houston Chronicle "Texans coach Bill O'Brien lost his temper and directed several expletives at a heckler while heading into the tunnel to the locker room during a December loss to the Denver Broncos at NRG Stadium. During the incident, the fan yells 'You suck!' while O'Brien and players..." January 10

  • 5 most attractive NFL free agents entering 2020

    Larry Brown Sports "The 2019 regular season is over, and we’re now onto the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs. That also means we’re just two months and some days removed from the start of the new league year and the craziness that is free agency. This year, free agency is going to have a..." January 10

  • How Bill Belichick assistants have fared as NFL head coaches (hint: not great)

    USA Today "The recommendations from Nick Saban and Bill Belichick certainly played a part in Joe Judge's candidacy in getting the audience to convince team brass he deserved to be the next coach of the New York Giants. "I knew fully every day that there were coaches out there..." January 10

  • Bill O'Brien Went Ballistic On Heckler During Broncos Game

    TMZ ""Screw you, motherf**ker! You suck, too! Hey! You suck too, motherf**ker!!!" That's Texans head coach Bill O'Brien going absolutely ballistic on a heckler during the Broncos game earlier this season ... and the EPIC rant was all caught on..." January 10

  • Ex-NFL Exec Says Rooney Rule's A 'Sham,' Here's How To Fix it

    TMZ "Longtime NFL executive Marc Ross says the "Rooney Rule" is a "mockery" and a "sham" and if it isn't fixed, talented minority coaches will continue to be overlooked. If you're not familiar with Ross ... he has 21 years of front office..." January 09

  • Ranking Tom Brady's best fits in NFL free agency if QB leaves Patriots

    Sporting News "The Tom Brady sweepstakes will soon begin. While the Patriots and the greatest quarterback of all time work to figure out whether they should or shouldn't part ways in the 2020 NFL offseason, the situation feels like Peyton Manning in 2012 all over..." January 09

  • NFL owners know the league has a diversity problem and they don't care

    USA Today "The Rooney Rule will be useless until NFL owners acknowledge the real problem. Themselves. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and league officials can compile all the lists they want, consult every diversity expert there is and even browbeat owners into interviewing minority..." January 09

  • 5 Teams That Could Trade up With Lions for Tua Tagovailoa

    Heavy "The Detroit Lions have a mighty tempting option that became available to them in terms of their standing in the NFL Draft with the news that Tua Tagovailoa would be skipping his senior season to head to the NFL. Now, with Tagovailoa on the board, seemingly anything is..." January 09

  • Early birds: The Ravens got ahead with a new, cerebral identity

    The Score "These aren't your father's Ravens. Heck, these Ravens - the ones that rattled off 12 straight wins to claim the AFC North and top seed in the conference - are vastly different from the overpowering and intimidating units that won two Super Bowls and contended for several..." January 09

  • NFL Games Were 41 Of The 50 Most-Watched Television Broadcasts Of 2019

    Daily Snark "FYI: The NFL is not dying. Of the 50 most-watched television broadcasts of 2019, 41 of them were NFL games. Of course, the most-watched broadcast is Super Bowl 53 but the lists also includes of regular season games that were more entertaining than anything else. " January 09

  • Dalton Risner: Drew Lock is 'Going to Kick a lot of A** Next Year'

    SI "When the Denver Broncos used a 2019 second-round pick on Kansas State offensive lineman Dalton Risner, the team ended up getting a committed pro. Risner, from Wiggins, CO, grew up rooting for his local NFL team, so it was a dream come true to suit up for the Orange and..." January 08

  • Evolution Of State Laws Will Make It Harder For NFL To Ban Marijuana

    Pro Football Talk "The NFL continues to ban marijuana use, despite dramatic changes in societal attitudes regarding the consumption of cannabis. But the pressure on the league to change its ways continues to mount. Nevada, the new home in 2020 of the Raiders, has become the first state to prohibit..." January 08

  • Broncos DL Derek Wolfe addresses his upcoming free agency

    Clutch Points "Denver Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe ended the 2019 campaign on the injured reserve list due to a due to a dislocated elbow, but before getting hurt, Wolfe was on his way to having the best season of his career at a perfect time. In 12 games, Wolfe tallied 34 tackles,..." January 08

  • Donald Trump, Michael Bloomberg spend $10 million each on Super Bowl commercials

    NBC News "It's the battle of the billionaires. The campaigns of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Donald Trump each plan to spend $10 million for advertisements during the telecast of next month's Super Bowl. Bloomberg locked down a 60-second spot, The New..." January 08

  • How much do coaches make? The truth is elusive

    Pro Football Talk "In response to the news that the Panthers will pay coach Matt Rhule $60 million over seven years (with incentives that can kick the total to $70 million), some have begun to rattle off the earnings of other coaches, by way of comparison. But there’s a problem with the numbers that..." January 08

  • After playing 17 games, Emmanuel Sanders says regular season should not expand

    Pro Football Talk "Emmanuel Sanders got last week off, after being the only player in the NFL not to get a week off during the regular season. Sanders, who was traded from the Broncos to the 49ers before the Broncos’ bye but after the 49ers’ bye, played 17 games during the regular..." January 07

  • The Rooney Rule (still) isn’t working

    NBC Sports "To say that the Rooney Rule isn’t working is to presume that it ever did. It never truly did, at least not in the way it was intended. Ideally, the rule requiring at least one minority candidate to be interviewed for every head-coaching vacancy will prompt owners to engage in a..." January 07

  • Black Assistants Reportedly Growing Fed up With NFL as Head Coaching Snubs Continue

    12 Up "The odds of becoming a head coach in the NFL are small. The potential of doing so as an African-American leader of men is even more minuscule. This point's been proven time and time again, as the numbers continue to back up the very correct assertion that black coaches aren't..." January 07

  • Stephen A. Smith Rips NFL Teams For Lack Of Black Head Coaches

    Hot New Hip Hop "Stephen A. Smith has been very vocal about the things he dislikes in the world of sports. Today on First Take, Smith voiced his displeasure with what's been going on in terms of the NFL head coaching searches. So far, every team in need of a new coach has hired a white person and it..." January 07

  • The Best Potential Landing Spots for Jameis Winston Next Season

    Bleacher Report "While playoff teams like the Houston Texans, Baltimore Ravens and Kansas City Chiefs are enjoying the success of their franchise signal-callers, other organizations are desperately trying to find their own. This is why the upcoming free-agent class, highlighted by Tom Brady, Drew Brees,..." January 07

  • What’s next for Broncos QB Joe Flacco with Drew Lock taking the starting job?

    Clutch Points "The Denver Broncos have turned over the keys to their franchise to Drew Lock, which puts backup quarterback Joe Flacco in a tough situation. Flacco’s season was shut down because of a neck injury and there is a chance it’s something that might require surgery. Flacco..." January 07

  • How XFL rules will differ from NFL, including shootout-style overtime format

    USA Today "The ending of Sunday's wild-card game between the Minnesota Vikings and New Orleans Saints prompted another wave of criticism for the NFL's overtime rules, which allowed the Vikings to win without New Orleans even touching the ball.  Roughly 48 hours later, the..." January 07

  • The NFL is on doorstep of new quarterback hierarchy

    New York Post "There was a passing of the torch in the NFL this weekend, an unexpected but significant occurrence that could usher the league into a new era of quarterbacks. A cynic might describe the transition as “out with old and in with the new.” But what’s evolving before our..." January 07