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New NFL Threat: Evaporating Insurance Market

Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada at ESPN.com have looked at a growing threat to all levels of football: many insurance companies have stopped offering coverage for the sport, from the NFL on down to Pop Warner leagues.

"People say football will never go away, but if we can't get insurance, it will." -- Jon Butler, Pop Warner's executive director.

8 comments, Last at 24 Jan 2019, 5:23pm by Richie
Rob Weintraub's All-AFC North Team
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Rob Weintraub's All-AFC North Team

Continuing our series, Rob Weintraub chooses an all-star team for each of the eight NFL divisions. This is our chance to recognize some lesser players who had good seasons but not enough to make the larger Pro Bowl roster.

5 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2019, 11:54am by OldFox
Rob Weintraub's All-AFC East Team
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Rob Weintraub's All-AFC East Team

Continuing our series, Rob Weintraub chooses an all-star team for each of the eight NFL divisions. This is our chance to recognize some lesser players who had good seasons but not enough to make the larger Pro Bowl roster.

21 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2019, 6:49pm by johonny
Rob Weintraub's All-AFC West Team
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Rob Weintraub's All-AFC West Team

Continuing our series, Rob Weintraub chooses an all-star team for each of the eight NFL divisions. This is our chance to recognize some lesser players who had good seasons but not enough to make the larger Pro Bowl roster.

8 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2019, 3:07pm by Randall Turner
Rob Weintraub's All-AFC South Team
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Rob Weintraub's All-AFC South Team

The first in a series, Rob Weintraub chooses an all-star team for each of the eight NFL divisions. This is our chance to recognize some lesser players who had good seasons but not enough to make the larger Pro Bowl roster.

11 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2019, 2:34pm by Sifter
Injury Aftermath: Divisional Round
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Injury Aftermath: Divisional Round

The Saints lose a key defensive lineman, an Eagles guard faces a race to be fit for the start of next season, and the Chiefs have lingering doubts over a trio of would-be starters. We take a quick look at the injury situation for each of the remaining teams.

4 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2019, 6:59am by Sean Clark

Monday Morning Digest: Conference Championship Tale of the Tape

Lots of stats and breakdowns in this one, followed by Sean McVay jokes. And while it was sad to see the Eagles' run end, the thought of Brady v. Foles II, and all of the magical thinking that would inspire, filled me with a mix of awe, enthusiasm and dread.

1 comment, Last at 17 Jan 2019, 2:31pm by Guest789

New York Jets Hire Adam Gase to Coach

Adam Gase to coach New York Jets

37 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2019, 7:04am by BJR

Two More Head Coach Hirings: Fangio in Denver, Kitchens in Cleveland

Two more head coach hirings have made the news this morning, from very opposite poles of possibility. Cleveland will be elevating interim offensive coordinator Freddie Kitchens to premanent head coach. He had never been anything more than a position coach until midseason, but he led Cleveland to 23.5% offensive DVOA from Week 9 onward. The Browns essentially had no choice here... if they kept Kitchens as OC with a different head coach, and then had a good season in 2019, another team was almost guaranteed to hire Kitchens away. So they might as well just give him a try at the head job now.

47 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2019, 8:40pm by MC2

Tampa Bay to Hire Bruce Arians as Head Coach

Retirement? I don't think this word means what you think it means. After a year off, 66-year-old Bruce Arians is back in the league. This pairs a head coach who loves to go deep with a quarterback who's best throwing deep, so it seems like a good marriage. Arians apparently will come as a package with his former Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, and say what you want about Bowles as a head coach, but he ran some pretty good defenses for Arians with the Cardinals.

7 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2019, 5:25pm by Will Allen