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Training Camp 2016

Giants: the McAdoo Era Begins

Giants training camp opened with a new head coach for the first time since 2004, and every change Ben McAdoo has made since taking over for Tom Coughlin is amplified. Plus, notes on Victor Cruz, Olivier Vernon, and who will be calling the plays on offense

Training Camp 2016

Rodgers’ Most Important Year

How the leader of the Pack is doing everything in his power—from reworking mechanics to diet to making sure teammates are on top of every detail—to make sure the struggles of 2015 never happen again

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Fantasy Football’s Top 40 Tight Ends

Gronk will be fine without Brady for a few days, Kelce is poised for a true breakout and look for good old Jimmy Graham, as opposed to bad new Jimmy Graham. Plus, some final thoughts and tips on how to run your league in 2016

Breer on Raiders, Gordon, Brady, more

Jack Del Rio has heard it all about Oakland’s talented, youth-heavy core, and says all that promise means squat without performance. Plus notes on how Tom Brady will spend September, the Browns’ plans to keep Josh Gordon in line and the college RB who invokes swear words from scouts  

Fantasy Football’s Top 75 Running Backs

In the sequel to the debut of The MMQB’s new fantasy column, a look at the preseason running back rankings. Plus, why your league should embrace the positionless revolution (just like they already have in real football) and allow owners to ignore RBs altogether

Scouting Los Angeles: Let Goff Play

Unless the Rams think their O-line puts Goff in harm’s way, the rookie should be under center Week 1. Plus, what makes Gurley great, the crucial element Tavon Austin brings, and the best front four in football

Scouting Seattle: Wilson Takes Charge

The new and improved Russell Wilson looked like a true franchise QB late last year. Plus, Thomas Rawls as a “poor man’s Adrian Peterson,” and perhaps the only hope opposing offenses have against Richard Sherman

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From Dr. Z Week: A Tribute to Paul Zimmerman

A Life in Journalism

From schoolboy sports at the Sac Bee to the national spotlight at Sports Illustrated, Paul Zimmerman bridged eras while always maintaining his distinctive style. Here, excerpted from his unpublished memoirs, is the story of his career in ... well, just don’t call it media

Dr. Z’s All-Time Team: Part I—Offense

Over more than six decades, sportswriting legend Paul Zimmerman saw ’em all—well, except for one. In this excerpt from his unpublished memoirs, pro football’s journalistic voice of authority unveils his all-time offense, from Hutson to Hannah to Joe Montana

Dr. Z’s All-Time Team: Part II—Defense and Special Teams

In this excerpt from Paul Zimmerman’s unpublished memoirs, special skills on the defensive side swell the rolls of the all-timers far beyond the standard 11. Dig in for more on speed tackles, coverage linebackers and killer-style safeties

Best of Dr. Z: The Long Way Up

In 1985, Zim profiled Los Angeles Raiders quarterback wrecker Howie Long and how he departed Boston’s streets for NFL stardom

Training Camp 2016

A Rookie in Patriotland

What’s a converted baseball writer to make of Belichick, Brady and the Patriot Way? Our new MMQBer gets his first taste in Foxborough

Training Camp 2016

Welcome to the McAdoo Era

Giants training camp opened with a new head coach for the first time since 2004, and every change Ben McAdoo has made since taking over for Tom Coughlin is amplified. Plus, notes on Victor Cruz, Olivier Vernon, and who will be calling the plays on offense

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Tight End Fantasy Rankings

Gronk will be fine without Brady for a few days, Kelce is poised for a true breakout and look for good old Jimmy Graham, as opposed to bad new Jimmy Graham. Plus, some final thoughts and tips on how to run your league in 2016

Training Camp 2016

Aaron Rodgers’ Most Important Year

How the leader of the Pack is doing everything in his power—from reworking mechanics to diet to making sure teammates are on top of every detail—to ensure that the struggles of 2015 don’t happen again

Training Camp 2016

Are You Ready for This, Denver?

After a tumultuous offseason, the Super Bowl champions go into their title defense with one massive question mark at quarterback but a whole lot of commitment to fight complacency