Jenny<br />Vrentas
•staff writer•

Jenny
Vrentas

Talking Football
Starting Over? Ngata Prob
Starting Over? Ngata Problem
Haloti Ngata became an NFL star and Super Bowl champion during his nine years with the Ravens. Now the 31-year-old defensive tackle is in Detroit, where he’s adapting to new teammates, a new defense and new techniques
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Talking Football
Mangini in the Middle
Mangini in the Middle
After working on the other side of the ball, the onetime boy wonder is back in a defensive coordinator role with San Francisco—older, wiser and eager to help guide the 49ers past their period of turbulence
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Monday Morning Quarterback
Unfinished Business
Unfinished Business
After a 9-1 start in 2014, the Cardinals limped to a weak finish after losing Carson Palmer to an ACL injury. Will the now healthy QB pick up where he left off? Plus, Mike Tannenbaum's second chance, inside HBO's new football show and more
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Talking Football
Ike Taylor in Retirement: ‘Take the GPS Off and Put the Wi-Fi On’
Ike Taylor in Retirement: ‘Take the GPS Off and Put the Wi-Fi On’
The loquacious former Steeler on his dual post-football career paths, pay-per-view conversations with coaches and why Troy Polamalu is named in his will
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Talking Football
Shane Vereen on Tom Brady: ‘It’s Hard to Rattle That Man’
Shane Vereen on Tom Brady: ‘It’s Hard to Rattle That Man’
Though he signed with the Giants, the former do-it-all Patriots running back is still living in the afterglow of a Super Bowl victory. Did he notice anything about deflated footballs? No, but he’ll see what happens in the future
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Talking Football
The Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 50? ‘You Can Take That as a Guarantee’
The Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl 50? ‘You Can Take That as a Guarantee’
Before he was paid $63 million during free agency, Byron Maxwell played in back-to-back Super Bowls with the Seahawks’ Legion of Boom. Now he’s planning on a third straight trip with birds of a slightly different feather
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Talking Football
Len Dawson on a K.C. Super Bowl: ‘It Needs to Happen Soon’
Len Dawson on a K.C. Super Bowl: ‘It Needs to Happen Soon’
The Chiefs’ Hall of Fame quarterback and MVP of Super Bowl IV wants the Lombardi Trophy back in Kansas City—in more ways than one
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Open Field
Think Outside the Box
Think Outside the Box
Branded a “box safety,” Landon Collins tumbled out of the draft’s first round. The Giants were all too happy to trade up and grab him at the top of the second, and now they plan to help Collins prove what he’s been saying all along: He’ll have no problem covering in the pass-happy NFL
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10 Things I Think I Think
I’m Talking About You, Ndamukong Suh
I’m Talking About You, Ndamukong Suh
As well as you, Roger Goodell, Troy Vincent, Dean Blandino, Ted Wells, Steve Spagnuolo, Rex Ryan, Betsy Nabel, Dante Fowler Jr., Todd Gurley, Nate Boyer, Eli Manning, and your little dog too
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Talking Football
NFL Safety is in Her Hands
NFL Safety is in Her Hands
Meet Betsy Nabel, the league's recently appointed health and medical adviser. The accomplished cardiologist tackles the future of sideline injury protocol, the health of players in retirement and why she took the job in the first place
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