1. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Are Players to Blame for NFL's Concussion Saga?

    The concussion issue may not be getting better, Drew Brees ' secret to NFL longevity and Derek Carr's future in Oakland are among the headlines swirling around the NFL as we near Memorial Day...

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  2. In Being Honest, Gisele Reveals the Fantasy of Tom Brady's Never-Ending Career

    If there was one thing that Gisele Bundchen did—maybe accidentally, maybe not—this week, it was showing the fallacy of Tom Brady playing in the NFL for another five years...

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  3. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: NFL Execs Not Buying a Blake Bortles Bounceback

    1. Was Blake Bortles a "media creation"? The year was 2015. It was the year of Blake Bortles. Other quarterbacks were having better seasons, but Bortles was doing something that seemed almost impossible...

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  4. NFL Still Shunning Colin Kaepernick Because of His Politics, Not His Play

    This is the last time I will write about Colin Kaepernick until he signs or retires, whichever comes first...

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  5. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: It's Never Too Early to Plan for Post-NFL Life

    Justin Forsett offers a lesson to all players, the fight for marijuana use continues and will Jay Cutler be any good in the TV booth? 1...

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  6. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Is It WrestleMania or the NFL Draft?

    The NFL draft takes an entertaining turn, bad news for Jaguars fans and good news (sort of) for patient Jets fans. 1...

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  7. At Long Last, the Packers Seem to Understand That It's Evolve or Die in the NFL

    Across the NFL , many of the front-office executives who help shape their teams' drafts have always viewed Ted Thompson as almost a God-like figure. He is, by some, literally worshipped...

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  8. NFL Draft Shows the League Is Still Clueless About Violence Against Women

    Day 3 news, notes and observations about the draft 1. The NFL 's Disturbing New Normal If you want to understand just how far—or little — the NFL has traveled ...

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  9. Spurned by Most, Joe Mixon Drafted by a Team That May Be Exactly Wrong for Him

    Notes from Day 2 of the 2017 NFL draft. 1. The worst place Joe Mixon could go The Bengals picked notorious woman-puncher Joe Mixon. Of course they did...

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  10. Red Flag Draft: NFL Teams Live on the Edge in Round 1 with Slew of Risky Picks

    As the craziness of the night unfolded, and the trades flew, and the insanity grew, and the pockmarked players were picked early and often, a general manager provided the perfect phrase for the draft...

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  11. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Is This the Draft the Browns Finally Get Right?

    Cleveland might be on the verge of getting it right, lots of pot talk, and a potential draft pick says his past doesn't define him. 1...

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  12. Adrian Peterson May Find More Fuel in Superstar Tank with Move to the Saints

    In order to fully understand why so many in football now believe that Adrian Peterson 's career is about to have a demonstrative resurgence in New Orleans, you first have to understand what the NFL thinks of Saints coach Sean Payton...

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  13. Marcus Mariota May Be Ready to Do What No Pick Can: Make the Titans Super

    Please allow me to interrupt your NFL draft coverage with an interesting insight about what current player might make the biggest splash next season...

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  14. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Why Dean Blandino's Departure Matters...A Lot

    Lots of questions: Who'll replace Dean Blandino, does anyone want Adrian Peterson , and has Dak Prescott already seen his best days pass him by? 1...

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  15. As Rumors Swirl, the Browns' Pick at No. 1 Has NFL and Other Teams Concerned

    "I feel sorry for them." That's how the conversation started with a longtime NFL team executive this week. Sympathy in the NFL is not a common currency. Sympathy is seen as a weakness...

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  16. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Scout's Predictions for Every First Round Pick

    One of my favorite things to do before the draft each year is to reach out to a longtime NFC scout to get the lay of the draft land...

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  17. Seahawks Showing Richard Sherman 'Who Is Really the Boss' with Trade Rumors

    Before trying to understand how exactly Richard Sherman , a four-time All-Pro, could be put on the trading block by the Seahawks , we need to take a moment to realize just how unexpected it is that he may be available at all...

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  18. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Players See Double Standard with Gronk

    Have we had our fill of Gronk? Does Bill Belichick really want Adrian Peterson ? And will Jerry Jones ever not make waves? 1. How Much Gronk Is Too Much Gronk? Rob Gronkowski was at WrestleMania 33 on Sunday...

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  19. A Self-Made Star, Tony Romo May Not Be Done Yet as an NFL Quarterback

    The play that would stick to Tony Romo like a bad tattoo came in January 2007. It would be one of many things Romo would overcome in what was a brave career, a good career, and a career that maybe hasn't yet ended...

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  20. No One Pulls the NFL's Strings Like Its Greatest Puppet Master, Jerry Jones

    It's possible we're seeing, right at this very moment, the evolution of Jerry Jones from great NFL owner to the most powerful man in all of sports. And he's doing it in the bossiest, most badass way possible...

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  21. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Roger Goodell's Comeback Tour

    Wealthy owners are happy owners, unpacking the Raiders move and Josh Gordon's job prospects. 1...

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  22. Raiders' Move to Las Vegas Shows the Only Thing That Matters in the NFL Is Money

    The stench of the greed—even for a league that cherishes money over almost anything—is staggering. Like getting used to a smog-filled city and then being hit with the pungent smell of someone who hadn't showered for several days...

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  23. Why Hasn't Anyone Signed Adrian Peterson Yet?

    In a society where attention spans are so short, it's easy to forget, wait, what was I saying—oh yes — it's easy to forget just how good Adrian Peterson was. How devastating...

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  24. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Zeke Elliott, This Is Your Wake-Up Call

    Ezekiel Elliott is wading into dangerous waters, football's CTE nightmare continues and John Elway gets political. 1...

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  25. Colin Kaepernick Sentenced to NFL Limbo for the Crime of Speaking His Mind

    It's more than a week into free agency and Colin Kaepernick is still unemployed. Remember, this is a quarterback who played in the Super Bowl only four years ago, yet now it appears he can't get a look from teams...

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