1. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Elliott Preparing for Long Battle with NFL

    The odds are against Ezekiel Elliott beating Roger Goodell. Joe Mixon looks good, but he can't outrun his past. And Odell Beckham opens eyes yet again. All that and more in this week's 10-Point Stance...

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  2. Ezekiel Elliott Ruling Signals New Era for NFL in Confronting Domestic Violence

    For one of the few times ever, the NFL took the word of a woman who said she was physically abused over the word of one of its stars...

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  3. Blake Bortles Still Offers the Promise of Hope but the Reality of a Bust

    The question from an NFC scout was a simple one. "Why don't you guys write more that Blake Bortles is a bust?" The query came from an honest place and was asked without malice...

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  4. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Myles Garrett Has the Look of a Star

    Myles Garrett is the real deal, a Hall of Fame battle royal is brewing and why Brian Urlacher hates Jay Cutler . 1. Myles Garrett Looks Like the Real Deal NFL training camp is a dangerous time...

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  5. Fins Overlook Cutler's Sour Past While Kaepernick Can't Find Path to the Future

    It is possible we just saw one of the smartest moves of the season in the Dolphins ' decision to sign Jay Cutler to a one-year deal...

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  6. Politics the Only Thing Keeping Terrell Owens from His Rightful Place in Canton

    It's Hall of Fame weekend. This year, like many before it, will be one of the most emotional and important moments of the NFL season. There will also be something missing. Actually, someone: Terrell Owens ...

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  7. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: NFL's Stance Against Pot Is Going Up in Smoke

    Training camps have started, and more than a few players have found a "natural" way to handle pain; Gronk may be headed for his best season ever; and Christian McCaffrey has the look of a potential star in Carolina...

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  8. Michael Oher Situation Highlights the Ever-Growing Fear of NFL Head Injuries

    The story of Michael Oher has become so large, so legendary, that in some ways we’ve forgotten there’s a real human being underneath it all. In many ways, what’s happened to Oher represents what happens to many NFL players...

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  9. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Is Jerry Jones Influencing Zeke Investigation?

    Some owners have complained about slow punishment for Ezekiel Elliott, Tom Brady will soon turn 40 and Odell Beckham's gift. 1...

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  10. 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 time...

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 273,231 reads 0 comments

  19. 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...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 3 months ago 56,205 reads 0 comments

  20. 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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  21. 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...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 3 months ago 27,254 reads 0 comments

  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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