1. Meet the Man Who Became the Unlikely Voice of the NFL Players Association

    "I still don't know what I want to be when I grow up." George Atallah is the assistant executive director of external affairs for the NFL Players Association and has quickly ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 2 months ago 10,799 reads 7 comments

  2. Highlighting the Best Offseason Move at Every Position So Far

    Hindsight may be 20/20, but we're still in the NFL 's version of the fog of war. One of my favorite offseason maxims is that each and every team enters the next season ostensibly ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 2 months ago 67,083 reads 130 comments

  3. Deflategate Investigation and Punishment Reek of Witch Hunt and Overreaction

    One day, the NFL might actually get one of these right. The New England Patriots and Tom Brady aren't the only ones who have completely messed the proverbial bed when it comes to Deflategate...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 3 months ago 27,674 reads 335 comments

  4. John Boyett Fighting to Reclaim NFL Dream After Nightmare Start to Career

    Who is John Boyett? In the simplest terms, John Boyett is a football player. In fact, he's a really good one. During the 2011 college football season, Boyett starred for the Oregon Ducks as a junior safety...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 3 months ago 60,480 reads 68 comments

  5. 2015 Super Bowls Odds: Fresh Update Post Draft

    "Our team got better in the draft..." That phrase—or something like it—is one of the most regurgitated, hackneyed platitudes by general managers, coaches, teams and their fans around NFL draft season...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 3 months ago 104,600 reads 238 comments

  6. NFL Draft 2015 Results: Biggest Winners & Losers from This Year's Draft

    Time will tell... Any assessment of the NFL draft—whether before or after the event itself—needs to include the acknowledgment that anything can happen...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 3 months ago 885,098 reads 802 comments

  7. NFL Draft 2015: Predictions for Day 2

    Chalk. That's mostly what fans saw in the first round of the 2015 NFL draft —exactly what most of us expected to see...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 3 months ago 376,776 reads 147 comments

  8. 2015 NFL Draft's All-Sleeper Team

    What exactly is a sleeper? This well-worn term isn't synonymous with "underrated" or "guys you haven't heard of," though it's often mistakenly used interchangeably. No, a sleeper is more than that...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 3 months ago 71,652 reads 54 comments

  9. Exonerated NFL Draft Pick P.J. Williams Willing to Do Whatever It Takes

    "All you can do is tell them the truth." The truth is a big thing for Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams, especially after going through an NFL draft process with so much public misinformation flying about him...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 3 months ago 10,762 reads 12 comments

  10. Marcus Mariota on Preparation for the NFL Draft and His Personal Path to Success

    Marcus Mariota is not a cookie-cutter quarterback. The Oregon quarterback is a lot of things—Heisman Trophy winner, All-American, Rose Bowl champion and so much more—but ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 3 months ago 29,043 reads 77 comments

  11. The 2015 NFL Draft's Odd Couple: Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes

    Kenosha, Wisconsin, is not a football-factory kind of town. The hometown of former high school teammates Melvin Gordon and Trae Waynes, Kenosha is a quiet, little waterfront town ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 3 months ago 99,057 reads 63 comments

  12. Adrian Peterson's Reinstatement Forces Vikings to Tackle Hard Truth of Moving on

    It's not just business. Running back Adrian Peterson and the Minnesota Vikings have fallen into one of the biggest traps of the NFL landscape: They've made things personal...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 3 months ago 87,034 reads 363 comments

  13. What Does It Take to Make It as a Wide Receiver in the NFL?

    There is more to the game of football than speed. This is true everywhere on the field but perhaps nowhere more so than at the wide receiver position...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 4 months ago 47,355 reads 56 comments

  14. Demaryius Thomas Says Super Bowl Still the Goal for Himself & Evolving Broncos

    Wide receiver Demaryius Thomas isn't downplaying his expectations of the Denver Broncos in 2015. "Our goal," Thomas says, "is still the same no matter what—win a Super Bowl...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 4 months ago 10,280 reads 23 comments

  15. Golden Tate Expects Better from Matthew Stafford and the Detroit Lions in 2015

    Golden Tate has something his Detroit Lions teammates want, and he's going to help them get it. The 26-year-old wide receiver won a Super Bowl with the Seattle Seahawks in 2013, and that ring is something the Lions franchise has never earned...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 4 months ago 4,340 reads 25 comments

  16. Broncos Receiver Cody Latimer Ready to Step Up Both on and off the Field

    The men from the boys... Athletic pursuits like NFL football often bring out the hackneyed maxims from fans and media...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 4 months ago 12,990 reads 13 comments

  17. Detroit Lions and Martin Mayhew Face NFL's Biggest Make-or-Break Season in 2015

    Detroit Lions fans should be bracing themselves for yet another potential rebuild. Though there certainly may be room for optimism following an 11-5 season in 2014 and a playoff ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 4 months ago 29,387 reads 141 comments

  18. Latest Tampering Allegations Raise the Question: Why Is It Always the Patriots?

    Why is it always the New England Patriots ? As Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reported, the New York Jets are alleging that Patriots owner Robert Kraft inappropriately commented ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 4 months ago 74,001 reads 509 comments

  19. NFL Needs to Reinvest on the Field If Owners Want Game to Grow

    As long as it is done in state-of-the-art stadiums and broadcast in high definition, the NFL seems content to leave the game itself back in the 20th century...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 4 months ago 11,879 reads 51 comments

  20. The Anonymous Scout Phenomenon: Inside the NFL Draft's Shade Season

    Did you hear the one where...? When it comes to the NFL draft, there is no bigger lure than the aura of the anonymous scout. It's just two little words that seemingly carry incalculable weight in any report...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 4 months ago 40,235 reads 63 comments

  21. NFL Free Agency 2015: The 50 Biggest Winners from Early NFL Free-Agency Signings

    How can one "win" free agency? On its face, winning anything in the offseason is completely absurd. I tackled that topic just a short time ago, pointing out that many teams who make splashy signings in March end up regretting those moves later...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 5 months ago 249,664 reads 149 comments

  22. Reggie Bush Perfect Complement for 49ers Backfield, but What Does He Have Left?

    If he can give them anything on the field, the San Francisco 49ers and their fans will love Reggie Bush ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 5 months ago 88,356 reads 130 comments

  23. Big Ben Extension Keeps Steelers in Playoff Conversation but There's Work to Do

    This is it. In a move first reported by the Pittsburgh Steelers , Big Ben Roethlisberger 's extension of five years and $99 million signals what amounts to the twilight of an era for both the club and the 33-year-old quarterback...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 5 months ago 45,242 reads 119 comments

  24. Darren McFadden a Puzzling Free-Agent Addition for Dallas Cowboys

    Why? Sometimes, the best reaction to a personnel move in the NFL is simply slack-jawed disbelief at what we're seeing...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 5 months ago 192,473 reads 556 comments

  25. Trent Richardson Cut a Reminder of Uncertainty for Colts' Recent Roster Moves

    In many ways, Thursday was the beginning of Act 2 for Ryan Grigson . In a move ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported, Grigson —the Indianapolis Colts ' general manager—waived ...

    Michael Schottey Written by Michael Schottey about 5 months ago 51,276 reads 141 comments