Monday Morning Quarterback
Roger Goodell, Unplugged
Roger Goodell, Unplugged
The NFL commissioner sat down with The MMQB for a long discussion about the league’s nightmare year off the field, whether he ever considered resigning, Chris Borland, Los Angeles and more. Plus the NFL veterans combine, Chuck Bednarik’s death and the latest from the annual meeting in Arizona
By Peter King
Open Field
‘Everything You’d Want for a Franchise, This Man Represented’
Chuck Bednarik: ‘Everything You’d Want for a Franchise’
Family, friends and fans said goodbye to Chuck Bednarik, a man who embodied Eagles football and concrete-solid old-school values
By Emily Kaplan
Talking Football
Julius Thomas: Memories of March Madness
Julius Thomas: Memories of March Madness
The latest converted hoopster to ascend to stardom as an NFL tight end, Julius Thomas looks back on his two trips to the NCAA tournament, sizes up new quarterback Blake Bortles and responds to criticism from a Hall of Famer
By Jenny Vrentas
Weekend Notes
The Next Bridgewater?
The Next Bridgewater?
Teddy Bridgewater was nitpicked extensively before the 2014 draft but he quieted the critics in a standout rookie campaign. Will the Vikings QB's success pave the way for a similar QB in the '15 class? Plus notes on Rex Ryan, drug tests, more
By Greg A. Bedard
Mediaville
Troy Aikman on Concussions, Borland and Broadcasting
Troy Aikman on Concussions, and Broadcasting, After Borland
In the wake of the Chris Borland retirement, I asked the Hall of Fame former QB and Fox broadcaster—who suffered multiple concussions as a pro—for his thoughts on head injuries, and on how he approaches the subject on the air
By Richard Deitsch
Countdown to Draft Day
T-Minus 35 Days: Atlanta’s Perfect Pass Rusher
Atlanta’s Perfect Pass Rusher
First-year head coach Dan Quinn is hoping to make the Atlanta Falcons into Seattle East. The first step will be finding the right pass-rusher at the top of this draft. Plus, mocking the top 10 picks based on what teams should do
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Aaron Hernandez, an Enigma on Trial
Aaron Hernandez, Enigma on Trial
During my years covering the Patriots, I never quite knew what to make of the sometimes genial, sometimes volatile young star. A visit to his trial brought those old feelings back
By Greg A. Bedard
The Prospects
Watching Film With… Leonard Williams
Watching Film With… Leonard Williams
Our film expert sat down for a session with the draft’s biggest defensive force. One thing became clear: Leonard Williams has the brains to match the brawn
By Andy Benoit
NFL Draft
Leonard Williams: Full Film Session
By Andy Benoit
The MMQB Mailbag
The Eagles Have Answers
The Eagles Have Answers
Philly has had a dramatic offseason, and owner Jeffrey Lurie finally revealed the motivating factors behind the change. Plus answers to reader questions about the Roger Goodell Q&A, the Bednarik-Borland irony and the Dez Bryant catch
By Peter King
Muscle and Medicine
New Allies in the Concussion Battle
New Allies in the Concussion Battle
The NFL is spending millions in grant money as it searches far and wide for ways to stem the tide of the concussion crisis. One unlikely place that could provide help: the U.S. Army Research Laboratory
By Emily Kaplan