21 Jan 2013, 04:02pm by Mike Kurtz
Mike delves into legal and illegal helmet-to-helmet contact and looks at the interaction of rulesmaking and player motivation that is making the NFL an increasingly dangerous place. (Click to read more.)
64 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2013, 6:13pm by LionInAZ
21 Jan 2013, 01:42pm by Matt Waldman
The star of the 2013 Senior Bowl Weigh-In might be its new leader Phil Savage, who wants to make the event as influential as the Combine. Matt Waldman weighs-in from the morning proceedings.
21 Jan 2013, 08:29am by Mike Tanier
Despite the title, this is not a long "I knew Flacco when he was 15" piece; I just start with a bit about the excitement here in my corner of Camden County. Then, it is off to a frame-by-frame rundown of the Patriots during their line-up drill before halftime, and making fun of the Falcons. Enjoy!
2 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2013, 12:23pm by Peregrine
20 Jan 2013, 02:10pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, this is a story. According to the ref-watching site FootballZebras.com, the NFL fixed performance grades for referee Jerome Boger in order to ensure that Boger would qualify to be the referee for Super Bowl XLVII. Boger was downgraded on eight games, which should disqualify him from officiating in the playoffs, but appealed and had all eight reversed. But here's a question: Why on earth would the NFL fix things so Jerome Boger is officiating the Super Bowl? What's special about Boger. I have no idea.
35 comments, Last at 24 May 2013, 12:22am by how to start a blog today?
18 Jan 2013, 05:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Grantland says there is no such thing as the red zone, which is right and wrong at the same time. (Click to read more.)
42 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2013, 2:48pm by Ryan D.
18 Jan 2013, 10:55am by Mike Tanier
Myth making, and such.
11 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2013, 5:49pm by The Ninjalectual
17 Jan 2013, 10:58pm by Aaron Schatz
It looks like the last piece of the puzzle has fallen into place, as the Arizona Cardinals will hire Bruce Arians away from the Indianapolis Colts to be their new head coach. You know, the guy who was interim coach this year with a 9-3 record, and led the Pittsburgh offense to top 10 rankings in DVOA the three previous years. Wait... why did the Steelers get rid of him again?
No, I'm serious, I'm not sure why they did it.
41 comments, Last at 22 May 2013, 5:49am by stuart
17 Jan 2013, 10:05am by Rivers McCown
Seahawks defensive coordinator Gus Bradley will get the call as the first head coach of the David Caldwell era, and Jacksonville thanks Chip Kelly for his help.
10 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2013, 10:57am by justanothersteve
17 Jan 2013, 01:54am by Rivers McCown
The always-excellent Chris Brown hits on the roots of the Patriots offense over at Grantland.
22 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2013, 12:46pm by TC
16 Jan 2013, 06:04pm by Aaron Schatz
This story is nothing short of astonishing. You may have heard earlier in the year about the terrible burden that Manti Te'o had to bear this season, playing even after both his grandmother Annette Santiago and his girlfriend Lennay Marie Kekua died in September. Well, Te'o's grandmother did die in September. But Deadspin has done extensive research and has found no evidence that there ever was any such person named Lennay Marie Kekua. There is no obituary, no report of an auto accident, no mention in the Stanford student newspaper where she was supposed to be a student.
122 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2013, 9:48am by erniecohen
Minor weaknesses dot these teams. Except for Arizona, which needs to bring in more help to really run Bruce Arians' offense.