1. Players Need to Do More Than Think About a Strike; They Need a Plan to Win One

    History shows if NFL players go on strike, they get their ever-loving asses kicked. The union has fought hard during previous labor actions, but ultimately owners have "won" just about every times...

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  2. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Elliott Has Yet to Show He Can Handle NFL Fame

    The spotlight's on Ezekiel Elliott for the wrong reasons again, players talk openly about facing racial discrimination, and more stupidity in Washington. 1...

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  3. How the NFL Is Cheating Rookies out of Millions of Dollars

    NFL rookies are generally viewed as better seen and not heard. They are drafted, in some cases, to take the jobs of veterans. That makes them threats. And that means rookies often aren't liked by veteran players but merely tolerated...

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  4. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Malcolm Jenkins May Be NFL's Most Important Man

    The NFL needs Malcolm Jenkins, a strike is coming, and if your football broadcast lasts longer than four hours, see a doctor. 1. One Man Can Make a Difference The most important man in the NFL isn't Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers ...

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  5. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: The NFL's Floyd Mayweather Problem

    The conundrum of a football fan, Gronk's partying ways and the Washington team name all are worth pondering as beach season begins. 1...

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  6. The NFL Is Finally Showing It Might Care About Something More than Money

    At times, the NFL has acted like a tobacco company. It suppressed, for years, knowledge about the dire effects of concussions. It mishandled, for years, numerous domestic violence cases...

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  7. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Odell Beckham Deserves More from the Giants

    Odell Beckham Jr. is terribly underpaid, the top five receivers in football, and the NFL 's most controversial ref has his crew shaken up—all that, and we haven't even officially started summer...

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  8. Big Mouth Undermined What Could Have Been Big Career for Rex (and Rob) Ryan

    You do not have to travel far back in time to see how the NFL once viewed Rex Ryan . One of those instances came in, of all places, a hotel ballroom in Toronto in the 1990s...

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  9. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Could Peyton Manning Make a Run for President?

    Politics is in the air. Could Peyton Manning soon be on the ballot? Would the Chiefs front office win any popularity contests after their latest move? And we should all hope Jim Kelly keeps winning his battle with cancer...

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  10. The Seahawks Have Issues, but Pete Carroll Is Holding Them Together

    The player's quote gets right to the point and is one of the most revealing I've heard on what's really going on with the terrific and volatile Seahawks . "I think Pete has kept a bunch of civil wars from breaking out...

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  11. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Giants' Mara Exposes Kaepernick Conundrum

    Summer has unofficially started, but there is plenty to chew on around the league. Is the NFL ready to start talking about why Colin Kaepernick can't find work? The Tiger Woods situation isn't all that surprising to NFL players...

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  12. Love Them or Hate Them, NFL Celebrations Are Back, and Players Are Ecstatic

    We are about to enter, or perhaps re-enter, an era in which the NFL stops taking itself so seriously. Where the commissioner isn't solely consumed with punishing players. Where its players can celebrate on the field...

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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