18 Sep 2014, 12:17pm by Aaron Schatz
A good article here by our old buddy Bill Barnwell on what professional football might look like if the NFL were to fall apart. Bill makes a good case for the idea that the thing most likely to change professional football is not the current controversies about player behavior, or even the issue of concussions. The most likely change agent is the transformation of the broadcast television business (and, more and more, the broadcast Internet business).
15 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2014, 6:21pm by tuluse
18 Sep 2014, 11:56am by Aaron Schatz
Notes to readers about our advertisements and the future of Audibles at the Line.
8 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2014, 1:01pm by justanothersteve
17 Sep 2014, 01:40am by Vincent Verhei
This slimy week has gotten even slimier.
Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson has been in Montgomery County, Texas, for reckless or negligent injury to a child.
NFL.com reporter Ian Rapoport reports that the indictment "stems from the disciplining of a son with a switch." He says the investigation has been going on for some time, and that Peterson testified before a grand jury weeks ago.
155 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2014, 9:52am by LionInAZ
15 Sep 2014, 02:58pm by Vincent Verhei
Robert Griffin's season in jeopardy.
4 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2014, 8:50pm by snakerjaker
15 Sep 2014, 02:36pm by Vincent Verhei
Peter King discusses all the horrible news of the past week and wonders if there's a tipping point for the NFL.
19 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2014, 7:40pm by jackiel
15 Sep 2014, 07:30am by Mike Tanier
I come not to bury Robert Griffin, but to ... oh, I come to bury him.
16 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2014, 12:07pm by mshray63
13 Sep 2014, 01:53pm by Tom Gower
My latest column for NBC Sports, taking a look at the Bears and 49ers run defenses and how you can run up the middle on both of them. Stat from this piece I wouldn't have guessed: the 49ers were 31st in Stuff Rate on runs marked Mid/Guard last year, ahead of only the Jaguars.
13 Sep 2014, 01:27pm by Vincent Verhei
Adam Schefter is reporting that the St. Louis Rams have signed defensive end Robert Quinn to a four-year extension worth up to $66 million, with $41 million guaranteed. The deal will keep Quinn in St. Louis through 2019.
Quinn, the Rams' first-round pick in 2011 out of North Carolina, was a first-team All-Pro last year, ranking second in the league with 19 sacks. In Football Outsiders' stats, he had 33 Defeats, tied with Indianapolis' Robert Mathis for seventh in the league. Among linemen, only the incomparable J.J. Watt (35) had more.
2 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2014, 11:38am by countertorque
13 Sep 2014, 10:17am by Mike Tanier
Here they are. Fixing some little mistakes in there as I post this. For some reason, it was hard to keep up with some of this week's nitty-gritty news.
4 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2014, 3:36am by Raiderjoe
12 Sep 2014, 05:06pm by Vincent Verhei
Mary Kay Cabot of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports that Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon, originally suspended for the entire 2014 season, will have his suspension cut to 10 games. That means he will be eligible to play on November 23 against Atlanta, plus the Browns' final five games against the Bills, Colts, Bengals, Panthers, and Ravens.
6 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2014, 12:40pm by herewegobrowniesherewego
Is Harris one of the league's top cover corners, or a product of the system in which he plays? Cian Fahey says the answer lies somewhere in the middle.