1. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: No End in Sight for the Manning-Brady Era

    1. Manning has everything, Brady has nothing … again One of the most underrated coaches in football, Denver's John Fox, recently said something that was highly accurate...

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  2. Michael Sam Can Prove Tony Dungy Wrong, Be Much More Than a Distraction

    As training camps begin, perhaps the most-watched man in the NFL isn't in Cleveland. He's not in Seattle or Green Bay. Or Dallas or New York. That man is in St. Louis, and his name is Michael Sam ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 day ago 104,888 reads 98 comments

  3. Gay Rights Activist Chris Kluwe Is Both a Hero and Hypocrite

    Chris Kluwe started a fight. It began as a noble fight. A fight that had the potential to change the NFL world. To make it better. To make locker rooms better. He accomplished some of that...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 4 days ago 133,212 reads 640 comments

  4. NFL and Players Must Speak Up, Take Action Against Domestic Violence

    It was last May when a woman in a downtown Charlotte apartment heard a noise in the other room. It was Greg Hardy, the 6'4", 281-pound player for the Carolina Panthers, who once benched 225 pounds 21 times , beating up his girlfriend...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 5 days ago 39,680 reads 20 comments

  5. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Browns Hoping Manziel Learns from LeBron

    1. LeBron and Manziel The Cavaliers weren't the only team in Ohio ecstatic that LeBron James is coming home. Some in the Browns organization were as well...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 7 days ago 143,017 reads 211 comments

  6. Andre Johnson Leaving Houston Would Be Quitting When Texans Need Him the Most

    Andre Johnson is tired of losing. Well, boo freaking hoo . There's a long line of greats who played on horrible teams. Most of them didn't publicly cry about it the way Johnson does...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 13 days ago 195,678 reads 708 comments

  7. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Josh Gordon Will Be Back, but Won't Be Trusted

    1. The Gordon situation Toward the middle of last season, Josh Gordon spoke to a small group of his Cleveland Browns teammates in the team's locker room about his future. One player, who asked not to be identified, recalled his words...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 14 days ago 111,233 reads 230 comments

  8. NFL Using High-Profile Ex-Players to Create Culture of Respect in Locker Room

    Last week in Atlanta, something fairly significant happened —s omething that could begin to change so many things in the NFL ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 41,163 reads 35 comments

  9. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Are Outrageous Rookie Dinners a Form of Hazing?

    1. The $17,000 Dinner Philadelphia Eagles second-year player Lane Johnson recently tweeted a picture of a $17,000 dinner bill —y es, seventeen thousand ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 143,651 reads 272 comments

  10. Why Dan Snyder Won't Relent on 'Redskins,' and Why I Did

    There are many ways to begin to understand Dan Snyder and his almost pathological stubbornness in refusing to change his NFL team's nickname that many in the American Indian community and others find racially offensive...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 97,604 reads 903 comments

  11. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Give Tom Brady His Due

    1. Tom Brady If you're Brady, you are laughing today. And shaking your head. All you've ever done is win. With one exception, you went to Super Bowls mostly with schlubs at wide receiver...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 76,412 reads 393 comments

  12. Dan Marino Joining Concussion Lawsuit Changes Everything

    If you think NFL players who sued over brain injuries are just a bunch of bitter old men... If you think they're suing because they're broke... Or desperate... Or lazy...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 213,777 reads 262 comments

  13. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: NFL Again at a Crisis Point with Player Conduct

    1. Bad guys are winning the NFL image war Ray Rice faces a "significant punishment" from the NFL, according to several team officials familiar with the situation, for punching ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 117,800 reads 350 comments

  14. With Latest NFL Lawsuit, Football's Ugly Past Comes Calling Again

    The NFL 's past has come calling again. A past of abusing prescription drugs and painkillers, and a culture of coercion...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 160,050 reads 205 comments

  15. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Not Punishing Colts Owner Jim Irsay Looks Bad

    1. Irsay double standard? This offseason, Ravens running back Ray Rice was caught on video dragging his then-fiancee out of an elevator. He was charged with aggravated assault...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 67,205 reads 184 comments

  16. Why the NFL Had to Act Harshly in the Robert Mathis Case

    The reason Robert Mathis gives for using Clomid, a fertility drug that's also known as a classic chemical vehicle for performance-enhancing-drug cheats, is plausible...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 87,138 reads 268 comments

  17. Aaron Hernandez Murder Allegations Show We Don't Really Know Players We Follow

    The alleged murders were brutal, cold and calculated. A car idled at a stoplight, in Boston's South End, on July 16, 2012, at about two in the morning. The passengers had no idea what was about to happen...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 182,969 reads 391 comments

  18. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Josh Gordon and the NFL's Pot Predicament

    1. Why risk everything? It is a question that has been asked repeatedly over the past few days. Asked by everyone. Asked by players in the NFL . Coaches as well. Same with owners, fans and media...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 175,534 reads 475 comments

  19. NFL Draft: Michael Sam's Kiss Brings Out the Bigots and Hypocrites

    The bigotry has come rolling in, like a fog off the coast. Dolphins player Don Jones, after the draft kiss seen 'round the world, tweeted "OMG" and "horrible...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 229,633 reads 38 comments

  20. NFL Draft 2014: Mike Freeman's Post-Draft Notebook

    If you are Jimmy Garoppolo, just drafted by the New England Patriots, this quote Friday from Bill Belichick should both thrill you and scare the hell out of you: We know what Ryan (Mallett's) contract situation is...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 118,941 reads 87 comments

  21. Josh Gordon Guilty of Not Understanding How the NFL Works

    After his latest alleged failed drug test , Josh Gordon will be labeled "dumb." Or "an addict." But Gordon isn't really either of those things. He's just guilty of not understanding the league he plays in...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 119,400 reads 600 comments

  22. Johnny Manziel Will Be Latest Addition to Browns' Quarterback Graveyard

    Johnny Manziel waited and waited. "He was paying for being a cocky a-----e," said one AFC scout. And he waited. "You guys in the media made him," said an NFC scout. "He's a media creation...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 3 months ago 286,834 reads 872 comments

  23. Mike Freeman's 50-Point Stance: The Expanded Draft Week Edition

    This is the 10-Point Stance on HGH. Pumped up like Jose Canseco. In this specially fat, and phat, 50-Point Stance, there is tons of draft talk—but also other NFL talk, ...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 3 months ago 87,183 reads 116 comments

  24. NFL Scouts: Jameis Winston Is Obliterating His Draft Stock

    The story of this draft may not be Johnny Manziel. Or Jadeveon Clowney. Or whom the Houston Texans will select with the first pick. Or even Mel Kiper's hair...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 3 months ago 166,510 reads 577 comments

  25. Detroit Lions Attempting to Trade Ndamukong Suh? If They Are, It's Smart

    The first thing you must understand about Detroit and Ndamukong Suh is that the Lions have indeed had conversations with other teams about trading Suh. This is a fact. What is also true: It's been just talk and not even serious talk...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 3 months ago 141,947 reads 538 comments