Greg A. 
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 Bedard
•staff writer•

Greg A.
Bedard

Weekend Notes
The Peterson Fallout
The Peterson Fallout
The NFL suffered a big blow when a district court judge ruled against the league on Adrian Peterson's appeal. The matter isn't over, but it shines a light on Roger Goodell's unwieldy power and the need for a more uniform discipline policy
By Greg A. Bedard
Film Room
Is Gordon Good Enough for Round 1?
Is Gordon Good Enough for Round 1?
It's been three years since a running back was selected in the first round. Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon might break that drought, but the film reveals a player who doesn't belong in the draft's first 32 selections
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
I’m Not Buying Winston Over Mariota Just Yet
I’m Not Buying Winston Over Mariota Just Yet
Lovie Smith says the Buccaneers are “OK” with Jameis Winston’s character issues, but I don’t believe him. Besides, Marcus Mariota could be a better fit for Tampa Bay’s offensive plans
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
Learning the Belichick Way
Learning the Belichick Way
Asked to replace a legend and blindsided by the preseason trade of his best player, Patriots offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo oversaw a unit that jelled just in time for a Super Bowl run. One thing he learned in his first season working for Bill Belichick: Everything happens for a reason
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
New Goal: Three-Hawks
New Goal: Three-Hawks
No team in the salary-cap era has ever been to three consecutive Super Bowls. With the majority of its talent coming back and the motivation after its Arizona disappointment, Seattle has more than a legitimate chance to become the first
By Greg A. Bedard
Super Bowl 49
Go Fourth!
Go Fourth!
Uncharacteristically cool and calm, Tom Brady overcame a 10-point deficit against the NFL's best defense to lead the Patriots to a fourth Super Bowl title
By Greg A. Bedard
Super Bowl 49
Refuse to Defuse
Refuse to Defuse
With one last chance to show some transparency in the Deflategate investigation and return a sense of normalcy to Super Bowl XLIX, Roger Goodell once again chose the cloak-and-dagger route that has defined his tenure
By Greg A. Bedard
Super Bowl 49
Why the Patriots Will Win
Why the Patriots Will Win
In a very evenly matched Super Bowl between the NFL’s two top teams—and led by the league’s best coaches—give the slight edge to New England in what promises to be a hard-hitting, low-scoring affair Sunday in Arizona
By Greg A. Bedard
1Q Interview
Stephen Gostkowski, Are You Ready to Kick on the Big Stage?
Stephen Gostkowski, Are You Ready to Kick on the Big Stage?
By Greg A. Bedard
1Q Interview
Trent Dilfer, What Do You Think About Your Early-Season Criticism of the Patriots?
Trent Dilfer, What Do You Think About Your Early-Season Criticism of the Patriots?
By Greg A. Bedard