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NFL Makes Pass Interference Non-Calls Reviewable

NFL Makes Pass Interference Non-Calls Reviewable

The NFL owners voted on Tuesday evening to approve a rule proposal that allows for offensive and defensive pass interference, including non-calls, to be subject to review.

34 comments, Last at 04 Apr 2019, 12:00pm by sbond101
NFL Runway with Vinny and Dave: AFC South
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NFL Runway with Vinny and Dave: AFC South

FO staffers Vincent Verhei and Dave Bernreuther kick off their pro football fashion review down south, where the Jaguars and Titans debuted new uniforms in 2018, while the Colts and Texans made minor tweaks to their traditional looks.

22 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2019, 5:17pm by justanothersteve
ESPN: Projecting 2019 NFL Draft QB Prospects

ESPN: Projecting 2019 NFL Draft QB Prospects

As you'd expect, Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins are statistically the most promising quarterback prospects in this year's draft ... but how do we account for their inexperience when the track record for one-year college starters is so poor?

Rob Gronkowski Retires

Rob Gronkowski Retires

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement via Instagram on Sunday afternoon.

105 comments, Last at 03 Apr 2019, 2:32pm by Pat
Dolphins Sign Ryan Fitzpatrick

Dolphins Sign Ryan Fitzpatrick

It's St. Patrick's Day, so it's only appropriate that the Miami Dolphins have signed quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick to a deal that will pay him a lot of green.

22 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2019, 12:35pm by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual
NFL Suspends Kareem Hunt for Eight Games

NFL Suspends Kareem Hunt for Eight Games

The NFL has suspended Cleveland Browns running back Kareem Hunt for the first eight games of the 2019 season for violating the league's personal-conduct policy.

7 comments, Last at 25 Mar 2019, 10:15pm by herewegobrowniesherewego
Dolphins Trade Tannehill to Titans

Dolphins Trade Tannehill to Titans

The Miami Dolphins have traded quarterback to Ryan Tannehill to the Tennessee Titans for draft picks.

21 comments, Last at 17 Mar 2019, 7:45pm by MC2
Giants Trading Beckham to Browns

Giants Trading Beckham to Browns

As first reported by Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network and confirmed by ESPN's Adam Schefter, the New York Giants have agreed to trade wide receiver Odell Beckham to the Cleveland Browns.

Schefter soon weighed in with the compensation:

57 comments, Last at 18 Mar 2019, 4:05pm by CaffeineMan
Steelers Trading Brown to Raiders

Steelers Trading Brown to Raiders

It was after midnight on Saturday night on the East Coast when the news broke. After a week full of on-again, off-again rumors and a deal with Buffalo that was apparently nixed at the last minute, the Pittsburgh Steelers have reportedly agreed to trade wide receiver Antonio Brown to the Oakland Raiders. In return, the Steelers will receive two picks -- third- and fifth-rounders -- in this year's draft.

55 comments, Last at 23 Mar 2019, 9:21pm by jackiel
Coaching Matters

Coaching Matters

This article at the MIT Sloan School of Management summarizes a research paper by University of Chicago public policy professors Christopher R. Berry and Anthony Fowler entitled "How Much Do Coaches Matter?" Berry and Fowler found that in all sports, coaches "explain about 20 to 30 percent of the variation in a team’s success."

12 comments, Last at 13 Mar 2019, 10:00am by RickD