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Chiefs-Rams Monday Night Game Moved to Los Angeles

Due to poor field conditions at Estadio Azteca in Mexico City, the NFL has moved next week's Monday Night Football game between the Chiefs and Rams to Los Angeles.

12 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2018, 8:40pm by fyo

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.

18 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2018, 6:05pm by lightsout85
Injury Aftermath: Week 10
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Injury Aftermath: Week 10

Two more ACL injuries mean two more players are lost for the season. We have the latest injury news from Week 10's games.

5 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2018, 6:13am by Megamanic
Top Potential NFL Head Coach Candidates
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Top Potential NFL Head Coach Candidates

A good conversation starter here, as Trevor Sikkema puts together a list of possible head coaching candidates for next year. Obviously, the hot young offensive mind everyone in the NFL wants is Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma, but there's also Vikings OC John DeFilippo and Titans OC Matt LaFleur. There are some defensive minds on here, and some older retreads who may get new consideration. Norv Turner again? I suppose it's possible. Who's your favorite head coach candidate?

12 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2018, 2:18pm by LionInAZ

The Match Game: How NFL Defenses Lost Their Way

Great, really must-read series here from our old friend Doug Farrar about how NFL defensive schemes have fallen so far behind NFL offensive schemes, and just what coaches might be able to do about it. Part I breaks down how so many passive NFL coverages are just not prepared for the schematic complexity of modern offenses.

9 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2018, 4:48am by atworkforu
Injury Aftermath: Week 9
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Injury Aftermath: Week 9

Week 9 was a very bad week to be a member of the Washington Redskins offensive line.

2 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2018, 5:45am by Andrew Potter

Monday Morning Digest: Can Anyone Challenge the NFL's Big 4?

Featuring a very special segment this week: "How to Tell When an NFL Coach is Lying."

Paul Zimmerman, Dr. Z, Dead at 86

The legendary football writer Paul Zimmerman, Dr. Z, died this afternoon at the age of 86. Dr. Z was the first national writer to really bring play-by-play breakdown to the masses. He was breaking down games when there was no Internet, no coach's film available to the public, just your TV and a VCR. His Thinking Man's Guide to Pro Football is a seminal work that helps explain the game and is valuable even now, over 30 years later.

17 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2018, 9:48am by LondonMonarch
NFL Trade Deadline Thread
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NFL Trade Deadline Thread

Hey, it's the NFL trade deadline today. And some big trades are getting made. We'll catalog them here and let the readers discuss.

68 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2018, 6:47pm by Bright Blue Shorts
Injury Aftermath: Week 8
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Injury Aftermath: Week 8

Two AFC playoff contenders lose important players for the year, but even with those two losses a mild year for major injuries remained so in Week 8.

6 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2018, 5:27pm by Lost Ti-Cats Fan