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Business of Football
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
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
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
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
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
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
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
Business of Football
NFL’s Credibility Hangs in Balance of Ray Rice Saga
NFL’s Credibility Hangs in Balance of Ray Rice Saga
The season started last week, but you'd hardly know it looking at the headlines or seeing the commissioner discuss casino surveillance tapes on the evening news. Where do the Ravens and NFL go from here? And what about Ray McDonald?
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Masterminds Behind the Mayhem
The Masterminds Behind the Mayhem
The Seahawks and Packers kick off a new NFL season tonight in a marquee matchup. The men who built the rosters, Seattle’s John Schneider and Green Bay’s Ted Thompson, share a common background but couldn’t be more different
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Mega Watt’s Mega Deal
Mega Watt’s Mega Deal
The Texans held all the cards but did the right thing in extending superstar defensive end J.J. Watt—and paying him like a franchise quarterback
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The Most Wonderful Season of All
The Most Wonderful Season of All
The business of football will soon make room for the ultimate bottom line: wins and losses. But first, front offices are putting final touches on all the fine print
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
NFL Needs a D-League
NFL Needs a D-League
A large section of the NFL workforce will lose their jobs in the next two weeks. Soon, there might be a better alternative for fringe players to keep alive their dream of playing pro football. Here's why a developmental league makes sense
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
The QB Contract Mirage
The QB Contract Mirage
Nine-figure deals make for splashy headlines, but they aren't actually reality. Recent extensions for Andy Dalton and Colin Kaepernick are prime examples of how teams have all the long-term leverage and players continue to cede control
By Andrew Brandt