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Greg A.
Bedard

Weekend Notes
The Strength of Birds
The Strength of Birds
The Cardinals shook up their strength and conditioning staff in the offseason, bringing in a mad scientist and an Olympic gold medalist hurdler to recondition the team. Plus, Johnny Manziel, San Francisco suspension chatter and more
By Greg A. Bedard
Film Room
The NFL’s Next Big Thing Isn’t Really Big at All
The Next Big Thing Isn't Really Big at All
But Clemson wideout Sammy Watkins has the strength to outmuscle linebackers and the speed to leave cornerbacks in his dust. Can this potential top five pick break the mold, or will he just end up breaking a general manager’s heart?
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
Baltimore Bounce-Back?
Baltimore Bounce-Back?
A disappointing, 8-8 defense of their Super Bowl title in the rearview, the Ravens entered the offseason on a mission: Improve the disastrous offense. A look at the progress, plus notes on Alex Mack, the 2015 QB draft class and more
By Greg A. Bedard
Film Room
Best of the Beasts
Best of the Beasts
When it comes to offensive tackles in the 2014 NFL draft, there’s a consensus top two: Auburn’s Greg Robinson and Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews. Who will get picked first? After watching tape, the winner is ...
By Greg A. Bedard
Mailbag
A $33.5 Million Wake-up Call?
A $33.5 Million Wake-up Call?
Yes, DeSean Jackson should think about what just went down in Philly; plus your questions on the Browns, Raiders, Andy Dalton and more
By Greg A. Bedard
Monday Morning Quarterback
The Secrets In St. Louis
The Secrets In St. Louis
With four weeks until the draft, not much is known about how things will unfold in the first round. The Rams, who own picks No. 2 and No. 13, might hold the key to unlocking the drama. What will GM Les Snead and company do on May 8?
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
Don’t Sleep on Indy
Don’t Sleep on Indy
While the Pats and Broncos steal the headlines, the Colts added a potential impact player in Hakeem Nicks to a lineup that should be getting healthier and better in Year 3 of Andrew Luck
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
Time for an NFL Sweet 16
Time for an NFL Sweet 16
Playoff expansion is inevitable, so let’s do it right: Eliminate the first-week byes, go to eight teams from each conference and let the Madness commence. Like the NCAAs, that will provide the best test and the truest champion
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
The Bengals Are Crazy for Thinking Andy Dalton Is Their QB of the Future
The Bengals Are Crazy for Thinking Andy Dalton Is Their QB of the Future
Coach Marvin Lewis wants to lock him down with a new contract. But Cincinnati would be wise to wait and see
By Greg A. Bedard
Film Room
The Bortles Conundrum
The Bortles Conundrum
With the right coaching, Blake Bortles is a year away from being the best quarterback in the 2014 NFL draft. And that’s the problem. Which team will take the chance? Here’s an in-depth look at Central Florida’s fabulous and flawed QB
By Greg A. Bedard