1. Steve Bisciotti, Roger Goodell Must Answer for Cover-Up of Rice Evidence

    When you're a billionaire owner of a billion-dollar business, nobody tells you "no." Especially not your employees. Per a bombshell of an investigation by ESPN reporters Don Van Natta Jr...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 9 hours ago 30,203 reads 140 comments

  2. NFL Players Are Human Beings, Not Gods; Let's Treat Them That Way

    It seemed like the avalanche of horrible NFL news would never stop. Brutal, depressing words and images flowed from every television, computer and device for hours into days into weeks on end...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 days ago 788 reads 1 comments

  3. New Drug Policy Is a Huge Win for Suspended Players, NFL and NFLPA

    The punishments were too severe. The appeals process was convoluted. The standards were too strict. The standards weren't strict enough. The wrong things were tested for, and the right things weren't...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 3 days ago 30,653 reads 62 comments

  4. Colts Good Enough to Win Division, but Still Far from Championship Team

    Chuck Pagano and the Indianapolis Colts have spent three offseasons " Building the Monster ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 5 days ago 5,076 reads 36 comments

  5. Vikings Make Inexcusable Move, Send Wrong Message by Activating Adrian Peterson

    We know what Adrian Peterson did. We know Adrian Peterson admitted "using a switch" to "discipline his son," according to his lawyer's statement (via ESPN via Twitter )...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 5 days ago 148,615 reads 14 comments

  6. Another Lost Season, Great Performance by Cousins Doesn't Mean RGIII's Lost Team

    It was an off-balance scramble and an awkward stagger. It was a rolling cart and a pained smile. Was it a passing of the torch or just more of the same? Kirk Cousins quarterbacked ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 6 days ago 38,013 reads 120 comments

  7. Is Roger Goodell Still Bulletproof?

    Roger Goodell owns you, and he knows it. You aren't going to boycott the NFL . You won't rip up your season tickets, stop watching your team on TV or abandon your just-drafted fantasy team...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 9 days ago 56,099 reads 152 comments

  8. Eli Manning, New York Giants in Holding Pattern of Futility

    This was supposed to be the first game of the rest of the New York Giants ' lives. New offensive coordinator Ben McAdoo and key additions on both sides of the ball were supposed ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 12 days ago 38,856 reads 246 comments

  9. Stunning Miami Dolphins Comeback Win Puts Doubters, AFC East on Notice

    Some doubted the tenacity of their no-name defense, whose biggest star is a 32-year-old speed-rusher. Some doubted the talent of their two-back running game, one of whom spent most of the offseason fat and gimpy...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 13 days ago 51,871 reads 241 comments

  10. Richard Sherman Doesn't Need to Cover No. 1 Receivers to Be NFL's Best Corner

    The Seattle Seahawks played the NFL 's Thursday night kickoff game, and—surprise—Richard Sherman dominated the headlines on Friday morning. When we last left the world of the NFL, Sherman had it in his hip pocket...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 15 days ago 49,032 reads 494 comments

  11. Packers vs. Seahawks: Complete Guide for NFL Season Opener

    Football has arrived. Yes, it arrived in July when training camps formed. Yes, it arrived in August when the Hall of Fame Game was played. It even kind of arrived for the first half of the third preseason games...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 17 days ago 25,539 reads 274 comments

  12. Who Are the NFL's Top QBs Entering 2014 Season?

    It's easy to understand why NFL fans haven't felt wind pick up, or heard the rustling of leaves in the trees. They've been transfixed by incredible quarterback play during the biggest passing explosion in NFL history...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 21 days ago 166,130 reads 687 comments

  13. Washington Execs Deserve QB Controversy After Mishandling RGIII

    When Washington general manager Bruce Allen gave up first-round picks in 2012, 2013 and 2014, along with a 2012 second-rounder, to move up four slots and take Robert Griffin III , it made sense...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 23 days ago 36,238 reads 172 comments

  14. Why the Return of Rob Gronkowski Means Everything to the New England Patriots

    He is a tight end. A graceful athlete with speed, hops and hands, he embarrasses linebackers and obliterates safeties. With his powerful frame and love of contact, he gets in line and crushes those who would tackle his running back...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 23 days ago 53,413 reads 51 comments

  15. The Complete Guide to NFL Preseason Week 4

    No matter how huge of an NFL fan you are, you may not be hyped for the final round of preseason games. They feature backups and bubble players, dead men walking and disconcertingly empty stadiums...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 25 days ago 72,903 reads 35 comments

  16. Colin Kaepernick, 49ers Offense Beyond Abysmal in Ominous Preseason Showings

    When team owner Jed York, a cadre of investors and the city of Santa Clara built a $1.2 billion stadium for the San Francisco 49ers , they weren't just hoping to host a Super Bowl—they expected to host a Super Bowl contender...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 27 days ago 289,709 reads 577 comments

  17. With Browns Offense Sputtering, Johnny Manziel's Time Is Coming

    Brian Hoyer took over just 37 yards away from paydirt. He had two minutes and 39 seconds to drive the Cleveland Browns that far and ride the high of a successful drive into halftime...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 28 days ago 75,672 reads 172 comments

  18. Chip Kelly, Eagles Offense Already in Midseason Form, Prove Sky Is the Limit

    In 2013, the football-watching world wanted to know if new Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly 's offensive wizardry would work in the NFL ...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 30 days ago 81,201 reads 212 comments

  19. Johnny Manziel Starting on Bench Is Best for His NFL Career

    Johnny Manziel is a human headline. He's walking, talking clickbait . He's one of the hottest superstars in the NFL , and he's never played a meaningful snap...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 126,391 reads 252 comments

  20. For Johnny Manziel and Hapless Browns Offense, Status Quo Hasn't Changed

    It was billed as the ultimate audition for Johnny Manziel . The last chance he'd have to prove himself before head coach Mike Pettine anointed his starting quarterback for 2014...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 108,831 reads 243 comments

  21. Michael Sam Doing Everything Right, but It Might Not Be Enough to Make His Mark

    The Green Bay Packers were deep in the St. Louis Rams ' end of the field, threatening to score another touchdown and put the game out of reach...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 166,504 reads 72 comments

  22. Derek Carr Isn't Ready, but He's Clearly Better for Raiders Than Matt Schaub

    If Oakland Raiders head coach Dennis Allen's head-coaching career comes to an untimely end this offseason, there's no question what quote will be used in the obituary...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 41,564 reads 154 comments

  23. Blake Bortles Proves He's Ready to Be Week 1 Starter for Young Jaguars Offense

    Chad Henne looked as good as he ever has in an NFL uniform against the Chicago Bears . He went 12-of-17 for 130 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions, all while leading the Jaguars to points on each of his first three drives...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 78,008 reads 160 comments

  24. Clowney Flashes All-Pro Tools, Limited Skill Set in Strong NFL Debut

    Jadeveon Clowney is a freak of nature. A once-in-a-generation talent. An Earth-scorching speed-rusher with physics-defying size, he's a living nightmare for offensive linemen and quarterbacks alike...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 28,172 reads 67 comments

  25. Johnny Manziel Impresses in Debut, Proves He's Ready to Take off Training Wheels

    Cleveland Browns preseason football isn't usually the hottest ticket in sports. When that ticket is for the professional debut of Johnny Manziel , though, good luck finding a seat...

    Ty Schalter Written by Ty Schalter about 1 month ago 272,704 reads 250 comments