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Business of Football
How They Broke RG3
How They Broke RG3
Fueled by his performance as a rookie, Washington lavished Robert Griffin III with preferential treatment and risked putting him in harm’s way. Two years later, they have to dial things back in order to repair their franchise QB. It’s not too late
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Union Can’t Get A Word In
A One-Way Negotiation
When the league discusses a new personal conduct policy at the winter’s owners meetings, the NFLPA is one voice that won’t be heard
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Train Never Slows Down
The Train Never Slows Down
From botched domestic violence cases to retired players in dire need, the NFL has failed on a number of important fronts this season. Yet through it all, fans have stuck around and—more importantly for the owners—the money keeps pouring in
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Still Judge, Jury and Executioner
Still Judge, Jury and Executioner
Friday's Ray Rice decision was a setback for Roger Goodell, but even through another defeat the commissioner shows no signs of backing off his role as the Conduct Commissioner
By Andrew Brandt
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
By Andrew Brandt
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
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
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
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
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
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
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
By Andrew Brandt