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Quarterback Fantasy Rankings

In the debut of The MMQB’s new fantasy column, a look at the preseason rankings at quarterback. Plus, explaining why your league should use six points for a touchdown pass, not four

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Goodell’s Decade of Turmoil

During his tenure as NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell has been the subject of unrelenting criticism while overseeing unprecedented growth. And, despite the public’s perception of him, he’s positioned to be the face of the NFL for years to come

What It’s Like to Get Called into the Principal’s Office

Roger Goodell began his commissionership as the new sheriff in town, but in real-life discipline hearings he’s more like a stern schoolmaster, wielding unquestioned authority within the walls of NFL headquarters. Players who’ve been summoned before Goodell recount their sometimes edifying, sometimes infuriating experiences

Randy Moss: Straight Talk

Relaxed and rested on a tropical island, Randy Moss took a break from teaching Turks and Caicos youths about football to talk about that ESPN rumor, the catch rule and why everyone should leave Laremy Tunsil alone

Players and Policing: A Summit in Austin

At the University of Texas, the NFL’s Emmanuel Acho and Fozzy Whittaker joined Austin’s police chief and others in a panel to foster better understanding between cops and African Americans, and lead more athletes to take an active role in working for change

Trump’s USFL: A ‘Beautiful’ Circus

Big names, big money, big vision—and an ego that encompassed it all. Donald Trump’s foray into pro football ownership with the upstart league in the ’80s was the kind spectacle that now feels very familiar

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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 Here, excerpted from his unpublished memoirs, is the story of his career in ...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 In this excerpt from his unpublished memoirs, pro football’s journalistic voice of authority unveils his all-time offense, from Hutson to Hannah to Joe Montana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

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Quarterback Fantasy Rankings

In the debut of The MMQB’s new fantasy column, a look at the preseason rankings at quarterback. Plus, explaining why your league should use six points for a touchdown pass, not four

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Scouting Arizona: The Proficiency of Palmer

Why you should keep believing in the veteran quarterback. Plus, the greatness of Patrick Peterson, the true value of Larry Fitzgerald, the rising star of David Johnson, and why Chandler Jones might not be the pass-rush solution the Cardinals need

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Can Goodell Save His Job?

The NFL, which celebrates everything, has nothing planned publicly for the 10-year work anniversary for Roger Goodell. Here are four job-saving ideas for the commish, while readers state their case for his removal

Inside The NFL Notebook

What a Commish Should Be

NFLPA president Eric Winston shares an idealistic view of how the leader of the NFL should operate. Plus a positive takeaway from the Tom Brady suspension, two veteran backs to watch at training camp and much more

Goodell Week

What It’s Like to Get Called into the Principal’s Office

Roger Goodell began his commissionership as the new sheriff in town, but in real-life discipline hearings he’s more like a stern schoolmaster, wielding unquestioned authority within the walls of NFL headquarters. Players who’ve been summoned before Goodell recount their sometimes edifying, sometimes infuriating experiences

Goodell Week

‘He Takes the Fun Out of Football’

Emily Kaplan visited Decatur, Ill., the original home of the Chicago Bears franchise, to ask men and women on the street what they think of Roger Goodell, as the commissioner approaches 10 years on the job

Goodell Week

Remaking Goodell’s Image: Mission Impossible?

Joe Lockhart once helped successfully steer Bill Clinton through impeachment. Now, as the NFL’s top PR official, the former White House press secretary takes on an equally daunting task: repairing the image of the league and its embattled commissioner

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Brady Gives In

Finally, it's over! Albert Breer discusses Tom Brady's decision to end his battle with the NFL over Deflategate and also breaks down the mega-deals for Mo Wilkerson and Von Miller