The Highlight Reel

Missed something this week? Catch up on the top stories from The MMQB

Monday

Monday Morning Quarterback: Andy Reid is Loving Football Again • By Peter King :: Why Kansas City is a breath of fresh air for the ex-Eagles coach, getting to know Kickalicious and more from my camp stops

One-on-One with Brian Banks • By Peter King :: Once imprisoned for a rape he didn’t commit, the exonerated linebacker is battling the odds to make the Falcons’ roster

Now That’s How Your Start! • By Jenny Vrentas :: On his first touch in an NFL game, undrafted Vikings rookie Zach Line took it to the house for a 61-yard touchdown. It was a moment to savor—and to build on

Tuesday

Hard Knocks: The Realest Reality TV • By Richard Deitsch :: Inside the production of the show’s eighth season, where the sweat, blood and sacrifice of training camp is broadcast for the world’s enjoyment

Where Is Titus Young? Who Is Titus Young? • By Robert Klemko :: The troubled former Lions receiver’s behavior has left everyone who knows him dumbfounded. Is it mental illness, head trauma, drugs—or just a young man lost in his own world?

Wednesday

Everyday Life, but No Ordinary Thing • By Brandon Moore :: Brandon Moore went back on a deal with the Cowboys to retire, a decision that left him wearing winter boots instead of shoulder pads in August. He’s not sweating the move

Will the ‘Silly Season’ Ever End? • By Don Banks :: Through nonstop NFL coverage, one thing gets lost: Just because it makes a good headline doesn’t mean it deserves one

Thursday

Aaron Rodgers, From the Heart • By Peter King :: The Packers QB speaks his mind about Favre, Braun, Jennings, media saturation and the dream of disappearing

Good, Bad and Ugly First Impressions • By Greg A. Bedard :: Ten takeaways from the beginning of preseason, as teams shake off the rust

Feeling the Pain of Preseason • By Andrew Brandt :: Big-time injuries have plagued this year’s training camp. More and more, the risk of getting hurt impacts how business is getting done in the NFL

Friday

Don Shula Abides • By Jenny Vrentas :: The victories are smaller now, the fabled intensity faded, but the NFL’s winningest coach—mentor to Unitas and Marino—remains fiercely proud of his legacy. Perfection will do that to a man

An Insult to Dumps Everywhere • By Jim Trotter :: Qualcomm Stadium, home of the Chargers, is a decrepit hulk, but the city government’s comical dysfunction means a deal for a new venue is as far off as ever

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