Jenny<br />Vrentas
•staff writer•

Jenny
Vrentas

Going Long
Football’s Focus Group
Football’s Focus Group
The ultimate outsider—an Englishman who never played the game—abandoned a profitable business to run an NFL advanced stats website. In just a few years he’s gone from 80 page views a week to overseeing an international staff of 80 that’s helping to transform the league
By Jenny Vrentas
The Friday Interview
Al Michaels: Voice of the Super Bowl
Al Michaels: Voice of the Super Bowl
The legendary play-by-play man on calling his ninth Super Bowl, the criticism of his comments on commissioner Goodell and the Mueller Report, and his favorite telecast of all time (hint: it’s not the Miracle on Ice)
By Jenny Vrentas
Open Field
Taking the Air Out of Seattle’s Formidable D
Taking the Air Out of Seattle’s Formidable D
Under investigation as to whether they deflated footballs in the AFC title game, the Patriots won’t stop pushing the boundaries in Super Bowl 49
By Jenny Vrentas
The Friday Interview
Understanding the NFL’s Code Talkers
Understanding the NFL’s Code Talkers
Sam Wyche introduced the no-huddle offense with the Bengals in the 1980s, and the retired coach can’t help but watch the playoffs like a proud father. He breaks down the scheme’s evolution, takes a stab at the meaning of “New York Bozo,” and points out the fatal flaw some teams routinely make
By Jenny Vrentas
Going Long
Rodgers’ Starr Moment
Rodgers’ Starr Moment
He’s played in and won bigger games, but Aaron Rodgers added another chapter to Packers’ lore on Sunday. Limping around Lambeau Field, he threw for 316 yards and three TDs in an Ice Bowl rematch that rivaled the original drama
By Jenny Vrentas
The Friday Interview
Dan Reeves Remembers the Ice Bowl—Every Single Day of His Life
Dan Reeves Remembers the Ice Bowl—Every Single Day of His Life
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Deep Dive
Game-Planning the Patriots: An Insider’s View
Game-Planning the Patriots: An Insider’s View
Not many teams have been able to bottle up Tom Brady and company, but the Jets have had more success than most. Gang Green defensive coordinator Dennis Thurman offers some tactics for slowing, if not stopping, the Pats
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The Friday Interview
Antonio Brown Is Ready for the Ravens
Antonio Brown: Ready for the Ravens
The Steelers’ fifth-year receiver had a season for the ages, but it will amount to little if he doesn’t help Pittsburgh get past its old nemeses in the wild-card round. A Killer B opens up about preparation, playing big and facing Baltimore
By Jenny Vrentas
Open Field
Patriots’ Super Bowl Hopes Rest on Revis & Co.
Patriots’ Title Hopes Rest on Revis & Co.
Thanks to a secondary led by lockdown corner Darrelle Revis, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick finally have a defense that can help them win a fourth Super Bowl ring
By Jenny Vrentas
The Friday Interview
Hooked on a Feeling
Hooked on a Feeling
Wideout Doug Baldwin on how the Seahawks rediscovered their energy and enthusiasm, and how the defending champs started winning again
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