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Business of Football
The Best Buy in Football
The Best Buy in Football
At a third of the price of an elite quarterback, a good coach is the wisest expenditure in the salary cap era, and the best way to gain a long-term competitive edge. Plus, thoughts on Adrian Peterson and NFL gambling
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Finding Mr. Right, or Stuck with Mr. Wrong
Finding Mr. Right, or Stuck with Mr. Wrong
When a team has a franchise quarterback, it wins. When a team doesn’t, it loses, and the search to find one consumes the entire organization for years. Too simplistic? It’s the reality in today’s QB-centric NFL
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Business of Football
Courtroom Football: Ray Rice vs. the NFL
Courtroom Football: Ray Rice vs. the NFL
The biggest matchup in football this week might be taking place in a New York City law office. That's where an independent arbitrator will listen to Ray Rice appeal his indefinite suspension and the NFL argue the punishment is merited
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Lessons from Romo
Lessons from Romo
While the NFL has made strides on concussion protocol, the Tony Romo situation in Dallas this past week shows that the league still has far to go when it comes to putting return-to-play decisions in the right hands
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An Inevitable Conversation
An Inevitable Conversation
Ray Rice will get his day in court next week. If his indefinite suspension is lifted, the former All-Pro running back will be free to sign with any team. Would one do it? Here's a hypothetical look at how a coach and GM would make this decision
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DeMarco’s Costly Run
DeMarco’s Costly Run
DeMarco Murray is off to a historically great start in a contract year. The problem: Every yard he gains could be costing him the big payday he’s trying to earn
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Contracts, Concussions Link Kaepernick and Smith
Contracts, Concussions Link Kaepernick and Smith
The careers of Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick will be forever connected by two NFL constants: money and head injuries. An examination of both, plus the latest on drug testing, TV rights and the concussion settlement
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Man in the Middle
Man in the Middle
Ravens president Dick Cass is a key figure in the Ray Rice disciplinary matter, but not much is known about the behind-the-scenes front-office executive. Examining his background, his current role and how those two worlds intersect
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It’s Time for a Solution
It's Time for a Solution
Issues with the NFL’s ‘Let Roger handle it’ method of discipline are now obvious. Going forward, it’s going to take more than one person to oversee league discipline. Here’s what could work
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It Goes Beyond Goodell
It Goes Beyond Goodell
The commissioner is taking the brunt of the blame for mishandling the Ray Rice discipline. But as with all Personal Conduct Policy matters, there were other factors, and other people, influencing the league's decision
By Andrew Brandt