1. Short Drew Brees Extension Is Perfect Resolution for the New Orleans Saints

    For years, teams have awarded long-tenured head coaches one-year extensions to avoid the risks associated with lame-duck seasons. It's a good way to give a vote of confidence to a coach without breaking the bank with a long-term commitment...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 33,437 reads 37 comments

  2. Cowboys Enter 2016 with NFL's Top 2 Offensive Rookie of the Year Candidates

    When Bovada released 2016 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year odds in May (h/t Odds Shark), this year's highest-drafted running back, No. 4 overall pick Ezekiel Elliott, led the way, followed by quarterback Jared Goff...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 68,205 reads 182 comments

  3. Chargers Fortunate Antiquated, Stubborn Practices Didn't Sink Joey Bosa Deal

    The San Diego Chargers could have stood firm on principle. They could have remained stubborn in their contract dispute with rookie No...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 65,100 reads 122 comments

  4. NFL Preseason Week 3: What to Watch for in Sunday's Action

    This is the dress rehearsal—Week 3 of the 2016 NFL preseason. On Sunday, six teams hope to get a better feel for how they're looking with the regular season just two weeks away...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 29,628 reads 33 comments

  5. NFL Preseason Week 3: What to Watch for in Saturday's Action

    This is the dress rehearsal—Week 3 of the 2016 NFL preseason. On Saturday, 12 teams hope to get a better feel for how they're looking with the regular season just two weeks away...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 8,987 reads 13 comments

  6. For First Time in Nearly a Decade, NFL May Have No Rookie QB Starters in Week 1

    Despite getting reps with starters Saturday, it looks as though Los Angeles Rams rookie quarterback Jared Goff has an uphill battle to climb in the quest to start Week 1 against the San Francisco 49ers...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 32,337 reads 76 comments

  7. NFL Preseason Week 2: What to Watch for in Saturday's Action

    NFL preseason Week 2: This is the (sort of) real deal. They were just feeling things out last week, but the second full week of preseason games gives us a much better feel for what's happening throughout the NFL...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 8 months ago 19,749 reads 27 comments

  8. NFL Training Camps 2016: Updates, Rumors & Analysis for August 15

    With the preseason now in full swing, NFL training camps are already beginning to wind down. That's good news for exhausted veterans, bad news for youngsters trying to make roster ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 14,150 reads 38 comments

  9. NFL Preseason Week 1: What to Watch for in Sunday's Action

    Sunday in Santa Clara, California, the Houston Texans and San Francisco 49ers will be the last teams to open the 2016 NFL preseason. Both squads are facing myriad questions entering the exhibition season, so there will be plenty to monitor...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 12,417 reads 9 comments

  10. NFL Training Camps 2016: Updates, Rumors and Analysis for August 8

    An NFL training camp takes on a new life in the second week of August, mainly because the time has arrived to begin preparing for the start of the preseason...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 35,400 reads 46 comments

  11. NFL Players Sound off on the First Decade of Roger Goodell

    Over the course of the last 56 years, only three commissioners have reigned over the National Football League. Pete Rozelle ruled well before and well after the NFL and AFL merged in 1970, serving 29 years in that office...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 90,811 reads 119 comments

  12. Canceling of the NFL's Hall of Fame Game Is Embarrassing but Correct Call

    Preseason NFL games don't count, nor do they really matter. In fact, a lot of fans, players, coaches and league representatives—including Green Bay Packers president Mark ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 43,662 reads 39 comments

  13. NFL Training Camps 2016: Updates, Rumors & Analysis for August 1

    The first full week of training camps kicked off Monday for all 32 NFL teams. Big plays were made, noteworthy words were spoken, injuries were suffered, roster moves occurred...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 65,636 reads 48 comments

  14. After Yet Another Suspension, Jerry Jones' Cowboys Have Soul-Searching to Do

    Jerry Jones and the Dallas Cowboys knew they were close. A controversial ruling on a Dez Bryant non-catch might have cost them a berth in the 2015 NFC Championship Game, leaving ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 74,644 reads 178 comments

  15. 10 Key Injuries to Monitor Entering NFL Training Camps

    Training camps are opening up throughout the country, giving us a chance to get first full glimpses at new acquisitions, highly touted rookies and—of course —those who are either returning from or trying to return from injuries...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 19,681 reads 33 comments

  16. Now Jerry Richardson Has His Own Statue, Which NFL Owners Are Next?

    One sign you've succeeded at life? Not only is a statue raised in your honor but said statue is flanked by a pair of sculptures of bad-ass-looking panthers...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 830 reads 1 comments

  17. Victor Cruz's Recovery Is Hopeful, but History Is Not on His Side

    It's been well over 600 days since Pro Bowl wide receiver Victor Cruz last played a regular-season NFL game...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 20,704 reads 44 comments

  18. A Lot Has Happened Since the Detroit Lions Last Appeared in a Championship Game

    When you've never been to the Super Bowl and you've posted a winning record just 13 times in the 50-year-old Super Bowl era, you're forced to set the bar quite low in attempts to commemorate team accomplishments...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 9 months ago 5,839 reads 8 comments

  19. Meet Trevor Siemian, Potential Starting QB for the Reigning Super Bowl Champions

    A total of 249 players were selected ahead of Trevor Siemian in the 2015 NFL draft, which wasn't a surprise because few had any clue who Siemian was...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 35,054 reads 35 comments

  20. Is Todd Gurley Ready to Become the NFL's Best Running Back?

    At the very least, Los Angeles Rams running back Todd Gurley thinks he's in line to be the most productive back in the NFL in 2016...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 31,906 reads 150 comments

  21. Bears Have Little Reason to Budge in Negotiations with Alshon Jeffery

    It's beginning to look as though the only wide receiver slapped with the franchise tag this offseason will remain tagged for the entirety of the 2016 season...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 17,586 reads 37 comments

  22. Should Eric Berry Become the Highest-Paid Safety in the NFL?

    On Tuesday, ESPN.com's Jeremy Fowler reported Eric Berry —unsurprisingly —has a chance to become the NFL 's highest-paid safety...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 16,443 reads 99 comments

  23. The NFL Franchise Tag Must Go Away and Never Come Back

    Most of us have things we do that we can't explain. We started doing these things for a reason, but even if that reason no longer exists we continue to do them out of habit...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 10 months ago 41,354 reads 92 comments

  24. Could Geno Smith Be a Better Jets Starting QB Option Than Ryan Fitzpatrick?

    We've spent so much time this offseason discussing Ryan Fitzpatrick's contract (or lack thereof) that it's become easy to forget that Geno Smith , not Fitzpatrick, was supposed to be the New York Jets ' starting quarterback last fall...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 23,518 reads 64 comments

  25. Why the Tom Brady Suspension Could Be a Blessing in Disguise for New England

    There's a chance New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will be suspended for the first four games of the 2016 NFL regular season...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about 11 months ago 82,521 reads 190 comments