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Le'Veon Bell's Holdout Is a Historic Disaster for Le'Veon Bell

Le'Veon Bell's Holdout Is a Historic Disaster for Le'Veon Bell

In honor of today's announcement that Le'Veon Bell is not reporting to the Pittsburgh Steelers and therefore is ineligible to play for the entire season, we bring you Mike Tanier's opinion piece on the Bell holdout from last week. He's not a fan of Bell losing a year of prime earning power because of the risk that he might get injured before signing a big free-agent contract elsewhere.

17 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2018, 3:39pm by Richie
Monday Morning Digest: What to Make of the NFL's Most Mysterious Teams

Monday Morning Digest: What to Make of the NFL's Most Mysterious Teams

I cover about 500 topics. Near the end there's a segment about Josh Allen and the other DVOA/DYAR bottom feeders.

Monday Morning Digest: Gut Check Sunday Separates Pretenders From Contenders

Monday Morning Digest: Gut Check Sunday Separates Pretenders From Contenders

In which the Dolphins are diagnosed with the bubonic Foxboro yips.

Monday Morning Digest: The Steelers and Le'Veon Bell are Risking It All

Monday Morning Digest: The Steelers and Le'Veon Bell are Risking It All

More Le'Veon Bell and Odell Beckham than you can shake a stick at, plus Nathan Peterman's career quarterback rating, which is barely old enough to buy a beer.

11 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2018, 2:10am by MC2
Monday Morning Digest: Preseason Questions Left Unanswered

Monday Morning Digest: Preseason Questions Left Unanswered

Featuring Adrian Peterson skepticism and Tom Brady riding on a moonbeam with Alex Guerrero.

Monday Morning Digest: Overreacting to Preseason Week 1

Monday Morning Digest: Overreacting to Preseason Week 1

Featuring an exclusive transcript of the Cam Newton-Kelvin Benjamin confrontation. Let's just say it was such a classic confrontation that it was downright Elizabethan.

1 comment, Last at 20 Aug 2018, 10:36pm by Mike B. In Va

Monday Morning Digest: Breakout Stars Ready to Dominate

Digest is back, baby.

13 comments, Last at 02 Aug 2018, 2:10pm by stoste

Eagles Hosting a Super Bowl Parade for Underdogs Everywhere

Longtime readers will remember that I started at FO right around the Eagles-Patriots Super Bowl in 2005, writing ruminations about Philly Fans and talking about the values of fandom I would impart to my toddler son. (Click to read more.)

17 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2018, 9:46am by dryheat

Monday Morning Digest: Dawn of the Eagles Dynasty

This may have been a real changing of the guard in the NFL, because the Philadelphia Eagles are a young team bringing almost everyone back next year. Could this be the launch of an Eagles dynasty? Plus, the real MVPs of Super Bowl LII: the Philadelphia running backs.

23 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2018, 10:14am by NoraDaddy

Monday Morning Digest: Can Any of These No-Name QBs Take Down Tom Brady?

Three dramatic games and a Patriots beating: a divisional playoff round tradition.

11 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2018, 10:38am by t.d.