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While They Squabble, the Billions Pour In

The Packers’ annual financial report is the only public peek into the NFL’s books, and this year’s summary revealed some eye-popping numbers for a league battling crises at every turn. Plus, why the denial of Tom Brady’s appeal was not a surprise and what’s next in the never-ending Deflategate saga

Hot Seat, Cool Coughlin

There’s a spring in the step of the NFL’s oldest active head coach, as he bounds from topic to topic, including the the Jason Pierre-Paul saga, the Giants’ win-or-else mentality and his rare longevity in the New York market

Brady’s Bad Day

The NFL laid the smack down Tuesday, upholding its four-game suspension of the Patriots QB and revealing he destroyed his phone during the league's investigation into deflated footballs in the AFC title game. My thoughts on the decision, plus mailbag questions on Russell Wilson's contract, Hall of Fame speeches and The MMQB's redesign

The Mariota Project Begins

There is plenty to like about Marcus Mariota. There is also plenty that should make the Tennessee Titans nervous. The track record of run-oriented college quarterbacks in the NFL is not good. Beginning this summer, the Titans will try to build Mariota into a passer who can buck that trend

The NFL’s First Female Coach

Bruce Arians and the Cardinals are giving Jen Welter the opportunity to work as an assistant linebackers coach during the team’s training camp, meaning the 37-year-old psychologist will become the first woman coach in league history 

Adrian Peterson Returns

On Sunday, all eyes were on Adrian Peterson. As the Vikings became the first NFL team to open training camp, Peterson talked to The MMQB about getting back on the field, what he learned during his suspension and why he thinks he’ll have rare longevity in the NFL. Plus, the latest on the Russell Wilson negotiations, the Junior Seau Hall of Fame speech controversy and Junior Galette’s release

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The MMQB 100: Most Influential Figures for 2015

No. 1 Tom Brady Finds His Motivation, Again

Throughout his Hall of Fame career, Tom Brady has been driven by perceived slights. A fourth ring might have placated the 37-year-old quarterback, but Deflategate sanctions will add new fuel to his competitive fire

No. 2: Roger Goodell is the Billionaires’ Captain

The MMQB asked fans of five NFL teams—the Seahawks, Colts, Texans, Jets and Packers—to share their perception of the NFL commissioner going into the 2015 season. There are some trust issues that need to be worked out

No. 23: Sam Bradford: Is He the Answer for Chip Kelly?

A one-year fallback option for Chip Kelly, or a fallen star about to realize his potential? If Sam Bradford is ever going to re-establish himself as a franchise quarterback, this season, in this system, is the perfect opportunity

No. 31: Odell Beckham Jr.: Life in the Sudden Spotlight

Since ‘The Catch,’ Odell Beckham Jr. has been swept up in the whirlwind of instant celebrity. But even as a rookie, his contributions were far greater than that single play. Beckham is poised to become the dominant force the Giants need to get back to the playoffs, as well as one of the most recognizable faces in the NFL… if he can handle the spotlight

No. 64: Junior Seau: Lessons from His Life, and Death

This summer, the legendary linebacker will be posthumously inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Ex-teammate Rodney Harrison helps explain why Seau’s life, and his death, contain lessons that every professional athlete, across sports, must understand

No. 82: Mike McCarthy: Changing Roles in Green Bay

After a crushing loss in the NFC title game he made a rare, drastic move: He gave up play-calling duties. How will it affect one of the NFL’s elite teams?

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The Pride of the Panthers

With NFL training camps in full swing, a sobering story in Carolina reminds us what makes football so special in the first place. Plus, more from the road, including a look inside the Falcons' meeting room, RG3's last stand and the secret to ironman Ben Roethlisberger

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The Best Defensive Coach No One is Talking About

John Pagano is the best defensive coach no one is talking about. Andy Benoit reports on Pagano's multi-faceted scheme and more sights and sounds from Chargers training camp. 

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Washington Training Camp Report

It's a make it or break it year for Robert Griffin III.... again. Emily Kaplan's dispatch from Washington includes notes on Junior Galette's arrival, an unfortunate injury and how Jay Gruden is doing everything he can to help his quarterback thrive.

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Best of the North

King and Klemko on transition in Baltimore, the ageless Steve Smith and why the Ravens rule a tough division

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New Options for Newton

Cams Newton has some help. Not only do the Panthers have big goal-line options, Carolina has equipped its quarterback with a supporting cast featuring speed, consistency and talent. 

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Pressure Builds in Jacksonville

Two years after an organizational overhaul and one summer after a free agent spending spree, the Jags should be on the road back to respectability. But do GM Dave Caldwell and coach Gus Bradley have the right pieces in place around QB Blake Bortles? Owner Shad Khan will know soon

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Russell Wilson: Signed, Sealed Seahawk

After an off-season of brinksmanship, the Seattle quarterback has signed an extension making him the second-highest-paid player in the NFL

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Believe in Baltimore

So what if Joe Flacco gets yet another offensive coordinator? The quarterback is cool as ever, the Ravens may have a perfect Haloti Ngata replacement and Steve Smith is ... Steve Smith. Checking in from training camp in Owings Mills.

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Three Wideouts (and a QB) Worth Watching

On the early fantasy football front, a trio of pass-catchers stands out after The MMQB’s visits to the Vikings, Steelers and Ravens camps