Greg A. 
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 Bedard
•staff writer•

Greg A.
Bedard

Weekend Notes
The Quiet Chargers
The Quiet Chargers
Remember San Diego? Plucky little bunch, won a playoff game and took the eventual AFC champs to the wire? Yeah, they're back and feeling all kinds of confident heading into 2014. Plus, notes on the playbook 'scandal' and more
By Greg A. Bedard
Inner Game
The Accidental Coach of the Cleveland Browns
The Accidental Coach of the Browns
Mike Pettine wasn’t the first choice (or second or third or...) to lead the locker room. But the 47-year-old former high school coach is in Cleveland and ready to unleash a shape-shifting defense set to wreak havoc in the AFC North
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
Worst to First? The Buccaneers Believe It
Worst to First? The Buccaneers Believe It
Forget about rebuilding or taking it slow. Tampa Bay's new general manager Jason Licht says his team is ready to win now. Can coach Lovie Smith, QB Josh McCown and company really compete for an NFC South division title in 2014?
By Greg A. Bedard
Going Long
The Intimidating Presence of 49ers GM Trent Baalke
The Intimidating Presence of 49ers GM Trent Baalke
San Francisco’s football boss has traded his stopwatch for a tailored suit, but the longtime scout remains a road warrior and a film study aficionado who refuses to waste time or tip his hand on what’s next. But the man always has big plans
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
Rumors of Brady’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated
Rumors of Brady’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated
It's 'beyond ridiculous' to suggest Tom Brady is no longer a top five quarterback, says a coach very familiar with the Patriots star's work. Plus, notes on Colin Kaepernick's deal, Jermichael Finley's comeback and Dion Jordan's bust status
By Greg A. Bedard
NFL 95
Bill Walsh’s Coaching Tapes: An Enduring Genius
Bill Walsh’s Coaching Tapes: An Enduring Genius
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
Keeping It Together
Keeping It Together
Despite a rough offseason lowlighted by a series of player defections, Chiefs GM John Dorsey isn’t about to stray from his longterm plan to rebuild the program
By Greg A. Bedard
10 Things I Think I Think
Keep an Eye on These Guys
Keep an Eye on These Guys
Ten intriguing players drafted in later rounds who, for better or worse, could shape the near- and long-term future of the franchises that took them
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
Same Ol’ Browns? Not This Time Around
Same Ol’ Browns? Not This Time Around
The news of Josh Gordon's reported failed drug test—and potential year-long suspension—might have been a buzzkill, but the Browns still are headed in the right direction. Plus, draft thoughts on the other 31 teams in the league
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
Recapping Round 1
Recapping Round 1
With the third pick in the NFL draft, the Jacksonville Jaguars selected Chad Henne’s backup. At the earliest, Blake Bortles shouldn’t see a regular-season game until 2015 ... plus, my takeaways on the other 31 teams
By Greg A. Bedard