1. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Does Kaepernick Have a Chance to Beat the NFL?

    Figuring out what's behind the Kaepernick case, Dwight Freeney gets real, and Aaron Rodgers has a long recovery ahead of him. All that and more in this week's 10-Point Stance. 1...

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  2. Will Packers Sign Kaepernick? Probably Not, But They Should Go After Romo

    Not long after Aaron Rodgers was carted off the field Sunday against the Vikings , his season perhaps over due to a broken collarbone, a photo began circulating on social media...

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  3. Sorry, Gronk: Travis Kelce Is the NFL's Best Tight End 'And It's Not Even Close'

    There's been a quiet, yet seismic, shift in the NFL that many haven't noticed. But it's there, and it's big, and it has the potential to change the league...

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  4. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Stupid Remark May Open Newton's Eyes to Reality

    This week, the 10-Point Stance explores why some players still don't understand the power their words possess, the mental hurdles OBJ faces and why J.J. Watt deserves the hype...

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  5. JJ Watt Broken Leg Raises Career Question: Will He Ever Be at His Best Again?

    There is a picture of J.J. Watt 's leg from Sunday night's game, and we don't need to link to it. But the picture shows it all. Watt's knee bent in a way that isn't natural. We're used to seeing Watt do superhuman things...

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  6. Jay Cutler Is Who He Always Was, and That Has NFL Rivals Laughing at Him

    Around the NFL , people are laughing at the Dolphins . Flat. Out. Laughing. The source of the amusement: Jay Cutler . Cutler has been fairly awful this season, and many around the league can't help but chuckle because they could see it coming...

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  7. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Put a Fork in the Giants; They're Done

    We're a quarter of the way through the season, and Brandon Marshall and the Giants are done, there are questions about Joe Flacco, and the Patriots defense is a mess. What is going on around here? 1...

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  8. The Steelers Make a Statement to the AFC and Themselves in Throttling of Ravens

    BALTIMORE — In the second quarter Sunday afternoon at M&T Bank Stadium, a seething Antonio Brown approached a Gatorade bucket. The bucket didn't stand a chance. Brown tossed it about a yard...

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  9. The Rams Have a Chance to Show LA It Shouldn't Give Up on the NFL Just Yet

    Hall of Fame running back Eric Dickerson knows what football means in Los Angeles. He was drafted by the Rams in 1983 and spent four-and-a-half years with the team...

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  10. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: What's the Deal with Cam Newton?

    Cam Newton fights on, but at what cost? Why football is so addictive. And where, oh where, is the NFL 's Gregg Popovich? 1...

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  11. NFL Players Reach a Historic Turning Point in Their United Response to Trump

    Some decades from now, maybe even longer, many Americans will look back at this day—September 24, 2017 — as one of the most important moments in the nation's history. This is not hyperbole...

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  12. Uniting Against Ugliness: Donald Trump's Rhetoric Re-Energizing NFL Movement

    The movement was dying. In fact, it was all but dead. Over a year ago, Colin Kaepernick sat, then took a knee, during the national anthem to protest social injustice. It started a movement, a movement that he paid dearly for with his career...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 25 days ago 125,470 reads 0 comments

  13. Despite More Competition Than Ever, No Team's Better at Being Bad Than the Colts

    Who's the worst team in professional football? "The Jets," said one NFC assistant coach. "It's not even close." "The Bears," said another NFC assistant coach. "Look at that quarterback and tell me I'm wrong...

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  14. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Is It Time to Make Some Changes in Cincy?

    Can Andy Dalton survive, the 40-year-old wonder and NFL brutality all made their way into this week's 10-Point Stance. 1...

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  15. Falcons Show They're the NFC's Best, but Can They Be Trusted to Keep Their Edge?

    It was early in the third quarter and Vic Beasley hit Aaron Rodgers in the chest so hard that the ball popped loose, and somehow Rodgers wasn't shattered into small pieces. The hit was nasty, fast and athletic...

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  16. A Mess Grows in Indy: With Luck Concerned, NFL Execs Say He Should Demand Trade

    Around the NFL , when teams look at the Indianapolis Colts , they see one thing. A waste. A waste of fan support. A waste of potential. A waste of talented receivers. And mostly, a waste of a quarterback in Andrew Luck ...

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  17. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Where Did All the Protests Go?

    Are the anthem protests done? Does Zeke get it now? Have the Jaguars figured out how to win despite Blake Bortles? All this to ponder, and it's only Week 2.     1...

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  18. Dak Prescott's Precious Mix of Smarts and Skills on Full Display in Cowboys Win

    ARLINGTON, Texas — Early on, Dak Prescott threw a pass behind tight end Jason Witten . Witten was crushed by two New York Giants and the ball skipped along the turf, an incomplete pass...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 100,317 reads 0 comments

  19. Beyond the Anthem: Inside NFL Locker Rooms on Trump, Kap, Charlottesville & Race

    Like many men across many NFL locker rooms, Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith recently found himself traveling back in time...

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  20. Alex Smith, Chiefs Stun Patriots with Record-Setting Show of Skills and Thrills

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It was fun watching Aaron Rodgers against the Patriots, wasn't it? Oh, wait. That wasn't Aaron Rodgers. That was Alex Smith...

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  21. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: The Seahawks Defense Is Scaring Teams Once Again

    Regular-season football is back. The Seahawks have that look again, the NFL 's justice system also has that look again and Rams fans will have to look for any and all quarters hiding in their couch cushions...

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  22. It's Inevitable: Aaron Rodgers Will Be the NFL's 1st $200 Million Man

    One day soon, maybe sooner than you think, Aaron Rodgers will stand at the podium in the press room deep in the bowels of Lambeau Field. There will be a massive smile on his face...

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  23. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Vontaze Burfict and the Less Violent NFL

    In this week's 10-pointer: Vontaze Burfict fails to realize there's a new NFL , Kevin Huber proves punters can be badasses, and we all remember it's not a good idea to head-butt your helmet...

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  24. Anatomy of an NFL Protest: How and Why the Browns Got the Country Talking

    Late last week, Cleveland Browns defensive back Jason McCourty walked into the locker room, when he saw about a half-dozen of his teammates talking. "What's going on here?" McCourty thought...

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  25. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Matthew Stafford Has That MVP Look

    Could Matthew Stafford crash the MVP party? Can anything break up the love affair between NFL owners and Roger Goodell? And why are the Colts going back on their word? 1...

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