1. Winston-Mariota Could Be the Next Manning-Leaf

    The off-field concerns teams once had about Jameis Winston are mostly gone. Numerous team officials say that as teams have met with Winston, he has answered every question and eradicated most doubts about his past...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 days ago 167,727 reads 386 comments

  2. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Seahawks Should Not Wait to Pay Russell Wilson

    1. Pay the man. Pay him now. No, Russell Wilson is not on the verge of a new, historic deal. Yes, he should be. ESPN.com's Terry Blount reported Tuesday that the Seahawks and Wilson were close to a new contract...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 4 days ago 180,223 reads 539 comments

  3. Cowboys' Greg Hardy Signing a Great on-Field Move and Terrible off-Field Move

    What the Dallas Cowboys get with Greg Hardy is an excellent player. A game changer. A dominant force. He will help them win games. He's fast, vicious and nasty. At times, he's simply unblockable...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 11 days ago 219,865 reads 76 comments

  4. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Rex Ryan Should Shut Up Until He Can Back It Up

    1. Rex Ryan , Please Pipe Down Rex Ryan was at it again recently. Talking and talking and talking. And talking. And freaking talking. "I feel pretty good about what we've added," he told Toronto's Sportsnet 590 ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 11 days ago 80,936 reads 227 comments

  5. Are the 49ers Experiencing the Worst Offseason in NFL History?

    Do you remember when the 49ers were good? I'm not talking about Montana's 49ers. I'm talking about Harbaugh's. They were monsters. They were smartly run and nasty and brilliant...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 12 days ago 217,459 reads 637 comments

  6. No Hope for Johnny Manziel with These Browns, Even as He Gets Better off Field

    Johnny Manziel will emerge from rehab one day soon and hopefully will be a new, better man. In fact, I am hearing from people close to Manziel this is the most optimistic they have ever felt about his future...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 13 days ago 182,984 reads 420 comments

  7. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Hitting the Free-Agency Jackpot

    1. Free Agency is the Greatest Show in Sports This week, as ESPN's Adam Schefter first reported , the NFL has asked several teams to keep their phone records handy in case the league needs them...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 18 days ago 197,922 reads 189 comments

  8. Darrelle Revis Is Just as Greedy as He Should Be

    Darrelle Revis is a mercenary. That's what people say. All he cares about is the cash. Captain Money Grab. Knock, knock. Who's there? Da Hell? Da Hell who? Da Hell, Darrelle, leave some money for the rest of us...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 18 days ago 131,221 reads 394 comments

  9. With Jimmy Graham, Seahawks Now Have What It Takes to Go Undefeated

    Let me say one thing first about tight end Jimmy Graham going to Seattle. What I'm about to say is not hyperbole. This is not an uber-Hot Take. It's not an overreaction. This is how I feel, and I believe it is true...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 18 days ago 175,507 reads 808 comments

  10. Ndamukong Suh Is Type of Rare Player Worth Massive Risk, Massive Contract

    Whichever team gets Ndamukong Suh —and at this point, it looks like it will be the Miami Dolphins who snag him—will sign a wonderful talent...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 21 days ago 124,506 reads 293 comments

  11. Is Chip Kelly a Genius or a 'Human Hand Grenade'? We'll Find Out Soon

    Across the NFL , coaches and team executives are calling Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly a fool, a genius, arrogant, "futuristic," a slave to a system, "someone who sees ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 23 days ago 157,321 reads 393 comments

  12. How Wildfire Rumor of Dez Bryant 'Videotape' Set off a Media Frenzy

    It is one of the biggest topics in the NFL right now. Bigger than Jameis Winston's draft stock, or who's getting franchised or cut. NFL insiders may still be talking about deflated footballs and the Browns texting scandal, but this is bigger..

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 27 days ago 140,991 reads 49 comments

  13. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Is This Draft Prospect NFL's Next 'Beast Mode'?

    1. "Marshawn Gordon" If there was one thing I heard repeatedly from scouts I trust while covering the NFL Scouting Combine, it was this: The player who isn't a quarterback who ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 161,566 reads 267 comments

  14. Charismatic Jameis Winston Erasing Doubts in NFL Combine Interviews

    INDIANAPOLIS — Before the 40s and the jumping and the throwing, Jameis Winston went through interviews with a number of teams. The results were, well, allow me to let one team's personnel man who was in the room with Winston explain...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 282,694 reads 745 comments

  15. How the 40-Yard Dash Became a Phenomenon at the NFL Combine

    INDIANAPOLIS — The convention center. On the carpet. Crouch and burst, crouch and burst. People walked by. They looked. Some pointed. USC receiver Nelson Agholor didn't seem to care...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 56,143 reads 47 comments

  16. Civil Case Against FSU Will Hang over Jameis Winston

    INDIANAPOLIS — Jameis Winston's legal worries are not over. Not yet. Not by a long shot. No, Winston will not go to jail...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 107,932 reads 171 comments

  17. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: NFL's Year of Hell Will Reverberate at Draft

    1. Domestic abusers being taken off draft boards? Former Michigan player Frank Clark will be one of the true test cases for this alleged new NFL . The reason? He's a talented player...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 80,112 reads 173 comments

  18. Manziel Teammate: 'Think About...If We Had Drafted Teddy Bridgewater'

    It was a few days after Johnny Manziel had imploded like a dying star against the Cincinnati Bengals , completing 10 passes for 80 yards and throwing two picks—one of the worst first starts for a quarterback in recent NFL history...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 248,090 reads 609 comments

  19. 10-Point Stance: Peterson, Rice, Incognito Returns Would Show NFL Hasn't Changed

    1. Same old NFL Everyone in football has always believed that Adrian Peterson will be back in the NFL...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 80,768 reads 410 comments

  20. A Richie Incognito Return Is the Last Thing the NFL Needs Right Now

    Before the Ray Rice video , the Greg Hardy conviction , the Jonathan Dwyer assault charges and Adrian Peterson 's child abuse case —before everything that made this ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 99,409 reads 422 comments

  21. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Can Anything Derail NFL's Popularity?

    1. How long can the staggering popularity last? The number: 114 million. That's how many people watched the Super Bowl. Read it again: 114 million . The population of the United States is 320 million ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 74,140 reads 280 comments

  22. Tom Brady Cements His Legacy as Greatest Quarterback of All Time

    GLENDALE, Ariz. — It all swirled around Tom Brady this week. Questions not just about what he was as a player, but about what he was as a human being...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 317,787 reads 1526 comments

  23. Aaron Rodgers' Toughness Makes Him the No-Doubt-About-It MVP

    PHOENIX — The first NFL Most Valuable Player was Jim Brown in 1957. He won it as a rookie. Brown obliterated people. When he got the ball, it was Hulk-smash time. A bunch of 5'7" dudes weighing 155 pounds trying to tackle Brown was almost comical...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 103,559 reads 490 comments

  24. Seahawks Receivers Use Perceived Disrespect to Their Advantage

    PHOENIX — Patriots defensive back Brandon Browner remembers the battles he would have with Doug Baldwin in Seahawks practice. They were not pretty. "It got heated a couple of times," Browner remembered...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 65,710 reads 245 comments

  25. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Player Conduct Under Microscope at Super Bowl

    PHOENIX — 1. Don't be that guy What a player doesn't want to be is this guy . The night before Super Bowl XXIII, Stanley Wilson would make history. And not the good kind...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 127,953 reads 155 comments