1. Panthers Tight End Greg Olsen Understands, and Accepts, Brutality of NFL Life

    NFL players continue to have a range of beliefs when it comes to football and the ever-evolving science that is CTE. Some players don't want to know more, figuring ignorance is bliss...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 3 days ago 91,498 reads 89 comments

  2. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Don't Compare Steph Curry and Cam Newton

    1. Steph and Cam can't be compared It was after Carolina's brutal loss to Denver in the Super Bowl, and after Cam Newton 's brutal press conference that was a total of literally ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 5 days ago 64,612 reads 252 comments

  3. Racism Is a Problem in the NFL, but It Isn't Why People Hate Jameis Winston

    A black teammate of Jameis Winston 's says it is far from uncommon for Winston, and other black players around the NFL , to still hear numerous racial slurs when going to opposing stadiums...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 10 days ago 57,936 reads 215 comments

  4. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Dwight Freeney Isn't Done with You Yet, NFL

    1. Dwight Freeney: 'I'm the anomaly. I can still play.' Dwight Freeney exceeded expectations for the Cardinals last season—the same thing he's done basically his entire career (and why he'll enter the Hall of Fame)...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 12 days ago 115,159 reads 117 comments

  5. Dwight Freeney: NFL Players Need to Stop Bringing Guns to the Club

    One of the smartest men in football, Dwight Freeney , has some advice for his fellow players: Don't bring guns to the club. It's simple advice. It's the right advice. It's.....

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 17 days ago 168,888 reads 118 comments

  6. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Ali and Brown's Fearlessness Defined Their Era

    1. The NFL needs another Muhammad Ali-Jim Brown duo One way to truly understand what Muhammad Ali meant to the world is to understand his relationship with NFL great Jim Brown...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 19 days ago 56,520 reads 125 comments

  7. GM: In NFL, LeBron James Would Have Been 'Rob Gronkowski Before Rob Gronkowski'

    The general manager doesn't mince words: " LeBron James would have been the best tight end of all time. He would have been Rob Gronkowski before Rob Gronkowski. No one would be able to cover him...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 24 days ago 151,032 reads 396 comments

  8. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Let J.J. Watt Do Whatever the Hell He Wants

    1. Why can't J.J. Watt become a movie star? This past weekend, on a quiet afternoon while many people were in swimming pools or enjoying a Star Trek marathon, J.J. Watt posted a picture on his Twitter account...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 26 days ago 145,306 reads 185 comments

  9. NFL Will Miss Steve Weatherford, One of the Most Badass Punters of All Time

    It's very likely, if not 100 percent certain quite yet, that we will never see punter Steve Weatherford on an NFL field again. And that saddens me. Weatherford is one of the most badass special teams players of all time...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 244,222 reads 105 comments

  10. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Mark Cuban Talks NFL Expansion

    1. Mark Cuban: NFL expansion fee would be enormous Mark Cuban is one of the smartest people in all of sports. Hell, he's one of the smartest people, period...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 309,315 reads 154 comments

  11. Washington Owner Dan Snyder Ruined His Own Quarterback Star

    It's difficult to fault Robert Griffin III for being egomaniacal when his own egomaniacal owner pushed him to be egomaniacal. We always suspected that Washington owner Dan Snyder had enabled Griffin...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 1,007,760 reads 282 comments

  12. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Will Falcons Start a Concessionary Trend?

    1. Food fight There are three well-known facts about stadium food. First, stadium food is awful. Second, stadium food is overpriced. Third, stadium food is awful. This has been the case at almost every NFL stadium for a long time...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 114,953 reads 120 comments

  13. NFL Owner: Potential Raiders Move to Las Vegas Gaining Steam Throughout League

    There was a time, as recent as a few years ago, when if you asked NFL owners or executives if the league would ever have a team move to Las Vegas, the answer you almost always got was: "No effing way...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 207,380 reads 190 comments

  14. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Post-Tunsil Panic Throughout the NFL

    1. Laremy Tunsil, the NFL and social media A little while back, a player from an NFC team posted a harmless video of himself basically doing a one-on-one drill...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 146,338 reads 80 comments

  15. NFL Execs: The Cowboys Under Stephen Jones Are Turning into a 'Scary' Contender

    The NFC general manager says something that hasn't been heard in a long time, maybe since the 1990s, when Jimmy Johnson, Troy Aikman, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin wrecked the NFL with multiple Super Bowl wins...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 360,409 reads 621 comments

  16. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: The Super-Duper Drafty Edition

    CHICAGO — I want Moritz Boehringer to succeed. I don't think he will, but I want him to. I want him to succeed because he's the coolest story in the draft...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 1,198,145 reads 385 comments

  17. Jaylon Smith and Myles Jack Present Huge Risks, but Major Potential Rewards

    CHICAGO — They took risks. Huge risks. Maybe the biggest risks of the draft. Maybe the biggest risks of the draft in the past five years. Maybe longer. The Cowboys and Jaguars didn't just roll the dice with their selections...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 36,892 reads 64 comments

  18. Laremy Tunsil's Draft-Day Slide Shows Brutality of Teams' Expectations

    CHICAGO — Laremy Tunsil was in the green room here, waiting. Then came the video. Then came one of the craziest draft nights in history. The video dropped on Twitter around 6:55 p...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 178,672 reads 214 comments

  19. Goff, Wentz Are Forever Linked but Bound to Be Separated by Cruel NFL Reality

    CHICAGO — One day, we might look back at this draft and say: Jared Goff never stood a chance. He will play for a coach in Jeff Fisher who believes offense is 100 handoffs a game...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 42,979 reads 97 comments

  20. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance, Draft Edition: Jerry Rice's Advice to Rookies

    1. Jerry Rice to draftees: Find a mentor Jerry Rice was drafted in the first round of the 1985 draft. He did something almost immediately after joining the 49ers.  "I watched certain teammates to see how they approached the game," he said...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 66,743 reads 88 comments

  21. The Patriots Are Not on the Clock: Deflategate Fallout Looms Large in NFL Draft

    When the New England Patriots were penalized first- and fourth-round picks in May 2015 because of Deflategate, the reaction around the league could only be described as massive joy...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 171,146 reads 385 comments

  22. With the NFL Draft Looming, Prospects Should Keep It Simple: Don't Be an Idiot

    Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott was in Starkville, Mississippi, in early March when he made a decision. It was a dangerous decision. It was a decision he wishes he could take back...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 85,365 reads 72 comments

  23. Trade with Eagles Puts Browns in Position to Build a Contender

    The Cleveland Browns just made one of the smartest moves of this year's draft. Wait...what? (Rewinds the tape. Slaps self. Splashes water in face. Makes sure there's no glitch in the Matrix...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 244,141 reads 261 comments

  24. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: What Are the Broncos Doing at Quarterback?

    1. Does John Elway have a draft blockbuster move coming? What in the hell is Denver Broncos general manager John Elway doing? Elway has become one of the most respected front-office men in the sport...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 252,713 reads 284 comments

  25. Sources: NFL Teams Eager to Forgive and Forget Josh Gordon's Past

    It shouldn't be shocking. No, it shouldn't be. But in a way it is. Josh Gordon has numerous suitors. Lots of them. Lots and lots and lots...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 254,538 reads 206 comments