1. Advice from Vets on the Combine: It's a Job Interview, Not Just a Workout

    They have over a half-century of experience in professional football combined. They have Super Bowl wins, are future Hall of Famers, respected media voices and union executives. They were all asked a simple question...

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  2. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Patriots' Big Trade Bait, NFL's Athletic Freaks

    Football, lies and videotape... 1. Jimmy Garoppolo and the Dak Prescott Phenomenon Remember one thing about the combine and NFL draft: Around this time, almost everyone in football lies...

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  3. Natasha Hastings Is Proving Speed Still Matters in the NFL, No Matter Its Source

    Before Natasha Hastings, a gold medal-winning Olympic sprinter, started training dozens of college athletes for the NFL draft this past Monday, she had one concern. It was a reasonable one...

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  4. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: White House Visit Has Players Soul-Searching

    The Patriots are caught in another controversy, more trouble for the Browns and a tough decision facing Hall of Fame voters next year. 1...

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  5. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Does Antonio Brown Have a Future in Pittsburgh?

    Antonio Brown and the Steelers are making up, wounds run deep in New England and trying to understand how Terrell Owens is not going to Canton. 1. Antonio Brown Gets Real Antonio Brown is sorry...

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  6. Greatest Super Bowl Win Leaves No Doubt: Tom Brady Is the Best Ever

    HOUSTON — It was over. You thought it. The Falcons thought it. Everyone on Earth thought it. But we all forgot, in that moment, something vital. The Patriots had the best quarterback to ever play the game...

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  7. Patriots-Falcons Super Bowl Has Become More Than a Game, but a Clash of Cultures

    HOUSTON — Michael Strahan fought perhaps the greatest sports culture ever created. The one birthed by the New England Patriots that has dominated football for almost two decades...

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  8. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Martellus Bennett Made for the Super Bowl Stage

    A Super Bowl version of 10-Point Stance leads with a talented comedian who is more than just jokes. 1...

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  9. The Pro Bowl Is Broken, and Here Are 10 Ways to Fix It

    The Pro Bowl is here, and this is what we know about it. It's terrible. It needs to be fixed, even beyond the cosmetic changes the NFL has made to it. But before we get into how to fix it, we should know what the players think about it...

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  10. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Belichick Sets Sights on Latest NFL Juggernaut

    The Super Bowl is set, and Bill Belichick has time to scheme. Be afraid, Falcons. Be very afraid. 1...

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  11. Even Patriots Haters Should Marvel at Historic Greatness of Brady and Co.

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — To some of you, what we're witnessing is awful, like a root canal. It will cause you to wince and double over in pain, like someone put you in a toe lock...

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  12. Mike Tomlin Is Uniquely Human in NFL Coaching World That Often Is Not

    So many people have gotten it all wrong when it comes to Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin . So horribly, terribly wrong...

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  13. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Brown Video Causing Headaches for Steelers, NFL

    Phonegate, Peyton Manning and the Colts , and Aaron Rodgers outside of the pocket. 1...

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  14. Rodgers Caps Brilliant Game with Heroic Finish to End Cowboys' Storybook Season

    ARLINGTON, Texas — So, this is the scene. It seems to come straight from a Hollywood scriptwriter's mind. Two Pro Bowl rookies make the playoffs for America's most popular football franchise...

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  15. Their Dominance Waning, Seahawks Will Go as Far as Russell Wilson Can Lead Them

    Not long after the regular season ended, a Seattle Seahawks player was exchanging pleasantries with teammate Russell Wilson , when Wilson smiled and said: "It's playoff time...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 34,683 reads 155 comments

  16. Chargers' Move to LA Just the Latest Example of How Greed Wins in the NFL

    This is a story of stupidity, plunder and sheer, naked disloyalty. This is the story of the Chargers ' ill-fated move to Los Angeles...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 91,286 reads 245 comments

  17. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Cowboys Rookies Face Ultimate Playoff Test

    Playoff speed is warp speed, let's keep some perspective on Odell and the huge heart of Warrick Dunn. 1. Dak, Zeke and Playoff Speed Around the NFL , there is great respect for Dallas rookies Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 1 month ago 123,051 reads 194 comments

  18. Hail Mary Is Proof Positive: No Matter What You Do, Aaron Rodgers Will Burn You

    GREEN BAY, Wis. — We again search for words to describe Aaron Rodgers . Magnificent, stunning, jaw-dropping. Maybe you like stupefying, orgasmic or best-ever. Whatever word you use, whatever phrase moves you, it isn't enough...

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  19. Michael Bennett Dishes on NFL Hypocrisy, the Playoffs and What Scares Him

    One of the most interesting men in sports, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett , is on the phone, and almost immediately he has me thinking, contemplating and laughing...

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  20. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: In the NFL, Bad Owners Make for Bad Franchises

    Some NFL owners are biggest reason their teams stink, lots of "Snacks," and will African-American coaches get shut out? 1...

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  21. Aaron Rodgers Should Be NFL MVP Because His Packers Did 'Run the Table'

    DETROIT — I feel like we can run the table. I really do. Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers said that six games ago. The team was in disarray. Rodgers was seen as a falling star, a has-been on the decline...

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  22. Here We Go Again: Giants Are the Only Team That Can Beat Tom Brady's Patriots

    I was standing right in front of Tom Brady at Super Bowl XLII when he was told of a prediction made by then-Giants wide receiver Plaxico Burress, who said the high-scoring Patriots would score just 17 points...

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  23. Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Broncos, Panthers Face Tough Questions Ahead

    How the Broncos and Panthers got here, what was Terry Bradshaw thinking and the unbelievable Bill Belichick . 1. What Went Wrong in Denver and Carolina? A lot...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 52,458 reads 125 comments

  24. Creative, Aggressive Andy Reid Is Exactly What Chiefs Need for Deep Playoff Run

    That is the Andy Reid you want to see. Thank you, Andy. Please keep calling plays like that. Pleeeeeease . With the game out of hand, 346-pound Dontari Poe lined up in the backfield...

    Mike Freeman Written by Mike Freeman about 2 months ago 69,054 reads 120 comments

  25. Raiders' Title Hopes Cruelly Evaporated After Devastating Derek Carr Injury

    You could read the lips of Derek Carr after he went down in a heap, his right ankle stuck and twisted under the body of 270-pound Indianapolis defensive lineman Trent Cole. One of the first things Carr said : "It's broke...

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