1. Made in New Orleans: Deion Jones Tries to Be Next Katrina Kid to Take over NFL

    There's a special group of young NFL players and top prospects who liken themselves to savages and consider themselves battle-tested in an extraordinary way...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 33,656 reads 40 comments

  2. Rams' LA Tenure Starts with a Bang: Is Risking Future for QB at No. 1 Worth It?

    There are several reasons why it had been 12 years since a first-overall NFL draft pick had been traded, but the primary explanation for that astonishingly long tradeless run is ...

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  3. In Today's NFL, Free Agency Officially a Young Man's Game

    Federal law regarding age discrimination doesn't really apply to professional football players, mainly because the Age Discrimination in Employment Act does not protect workers ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 36,129 reads 32 comments

  4. Is Josh Norman Worth $16 Million a Year?

    Josh Norman is a 28-year-old first-team All-Pro cornerback in his prime. He's coming off a season in which he intercepted four passes and scored two touchdowns while playing nearly ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 19,303 reads 155 comments

  5. Why the Houston Texans Might Be Overrating Brock Osweiler

    In their 14 years of existence, the Houston Texans have sent just one quarterback to the Pro Bowl. They've employed three different primary quarterbacks the last three seasons (seven ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 30,105 reads 194 comments

  6. What in the World Are the Cleveland Browns Doing in Free Agency?

    Sometimes it feels as though the Cleveland Browns operate as a franchise that is simply happy to be part of the NFL ...

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  7. The Evolution of Adam Jones, the Cornerback Formerly Known as Pacman

    Adam Jones is living the dad life. When I first tried to connect for an interview, he was on a Cincinnati-area golf course, trying to get a round in despite near-freezing temperatures...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 22,594 reads 63 comments

  8. Jason Pierre-Paul's Return Must Not Stop Giants from Pursuing Elite Pass-Rushers

    Re-signing Jason Pierre-Paul to a one-year, prove-it contract can't hurt a New York Giants team that is entering the offseason with roughly $56 million in salary-cap space, according to Over the Cap ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 11,222 reads 61 comments

  9. Will Relocation to Los Angeles Help the Rams Attract Free Agents?

    For the last 21 years, America's most popular sports league hasn't had a physical presence in arguably the nation's most glamorous city. But with the Rams moving back to Los Angeles from St...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 37,668 reads 99 comments

  10. 'Whatever He Says, You Gotta Do': Teammates Remember the Peyton Manning Way

    "Ah, shoot. There he is—there's the man right there. Don't make a mistake, make sure you're in the right place at the right time, make sure you're running the right route...

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  11. Meet Roberto Aguayo, the NFL's Most Promising Kicking Prospect This Century

    If you were hiking through the woods just off Palmetto Drive in Mascotte, Florida, at any point between 2003 and 2009, you had to beware of flying footballs...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 232,009 reads 185 comments

  12. Where Does Denver's Super Bowl 50 Defensive Performance Rank Among the Best?

    On paper and the surface, what the Denver Broncos defense did to the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 might not come across as exceptional...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 24,341 reads 83 comments

  13. Cam Newton, Panthers Were a Deer in Super Bowl Headlights

    Cam Newton wasn't ready. The 2015 NFL MVP has become the face of football, and at the age of 26, he has a hell of a future awaiting him...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 56,830 reads 278 comments

  14. NFL MVP Cam Newton Officially Takes Reins as League's New Transcendent Star

    At the turn of the century, five-time NFL MVP quarterback Peyton Manning changed the game of football as we knew it...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 39,302 reads 297 comments

  15. Broncos Look to Buck Trend as Offensively Challenged Super Bowl Winner

    The chips appear to be stacked against the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50. Not only is Denver taking on the Carolina Panthers , a 17-1 opponent that features the league's highest-scoring ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 18,112 reads 123 comments

  16. Champ or Choker? Inside Peyton Manning's Complicated Legacy

    Peyton Manning 's legacy is a Facebook relationship status that is crying for attention. It's complicated. Manning is the NFL 's all-time passing yardage and touchdown leader...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 117,332 reads 351 comments

  17. Impending 2016 Free Agents Who Can Cash in with Big Super Bowl 50 Performances

    Legacies will be made in Super Bowl 50, and so will a lot of money. Because as long as the Super Bowl and free agency have coexisted, players from reigning championship teams have hit home runs on the open market...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 45,238 reads 132 comments

  18. Wide Right 25 Years Later: A Super Bowl So Much Larger Than Just Scott Norwood

    Where were you when Bill Buckner cost the Boston Red Sox the 1986 World Series? Or at least when that long-suffering franchise finally did win a championship 18 years later? Where ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about over 1 year ago 151,847 reads 72 comments

  19. 17th Matchup Between Manning and Brady Should Actually Be a Defensive Battle

    It's already happening. Manning, Brady. Brady, Manning. Strictly guided by the headlines that have dominated and will continue to dominate the sports spectrum this week, you've got ...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 70,795 reads 190 comments

  20. Chiefs' Timid, Depleted Offense Needs to Wake Up Ahead of Divisional Round

    On paper, the results from their Saturday wild-card victory over the Houston Texans indicate the Kansas City Chiefs are a force to be reckoned with entering the NFL 's divisional playoffs...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 35,828 reads 194 comments

  21. Uncertain Times Lie Ahead for 49ers Team Lacking Head Coach, QB and Direction

    It's hard to fault head coach Jim Tomsula for what happened to the San Francisco 49ers in the 2015 NFL season...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 38,469 reads 136 comments

  22. Denver Broncos Need to Sink or Swim with Peyton Manning in NFL Playoffs

    Peyton Manning 's steady, effective performance Sunday in a top-seed-clinching victory over the San Diego Chargers indicates that Manning's Week 10 benching in favor of young backup ...

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  23. Patriots Weren't Crazy, Statistics Defend Choice to Kick in Overtime

    Hindsight can be a bully. Back in 2002, Detroit Lions head coach Marty Mornhinweg famously opted to kick off to start overtime in a game against the Chicago Bears , leading almost directly to a game-winning Chicago field goal...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 36,702 reads 105 comments

  24. How Dangerous Are the Playoff-Bound Minnesota Vikings?

    With a 49-17 Week 16 victory over the New York Giants , the Minnesota Vikings are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2012...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 49,429 reads 219 comments

  25. Regardless of Circumstances, Odell Beckham Jr. Deserves His Suspension

    New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. might have had good reason to be furious with Carolina Panthers cornerback Josh Norman during their matchup Sunday...

    Brad Gagnon Written by Brad Gagnon about almost 2 years ago 71,137 reads 306 comments