Jenny<br />Vrentas
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Jenny
Vrentas

The Friday Interview
Justin Tuck’s Giant Change
Justin Tuck’s Giant Change
The two-time Super Bowl winner on the losing culture in Oakland, mentoring rookie Khalil Mack and trying to find the time to go bow hunting with Bo Jackson
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The Friday Interview
John Mara: ‘A Step in the Right Direction’
John Mara: ‘A Step in the Right Direction’
The New York Giants co-owner on the NFL’s new conduct policy, trying to repair the league’s tattered image and the pending Robert Mueller report
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Open Field
Three Months After Ray Rice…
Three Months After Ray Rice…
At the owners meetings in Dallas, the league announced a new personal conduct policy. A look at how it will work, why Roger Goodell will retain power as final arbiter, and why the NFLPA isn't going to like it
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The Friday Interview
‘You Have to Recognize the Problem’
‘You Have to Recognize the Problem’
Fran Tarkenton pulls no punches on today’s NFL. The Hall of Fame quarterback says Adrian Peterson and Ray Rice should never play again. He rails against the culture of painkillers and performance-enhancers. And he says RG3 is on his way to the same graveyard as JaMarcus Russell and Vince Young
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Muscle and Medicine
Helmetless Football? It’s the New Practice at New Hampshire
Helmetless Football? It’s the New Practice at New Hampshire
At the school where Chip Kelly honed his style, the latest innovation—practicing without helmets—is meant to ingrain safer tackling techniques into a new generation of players
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The Friday Interview
Out of the Shadows
Out of the Shadows
Just a few months after he thought his career might be over, Justin Forsett ran for a career-high 182 yards in the Ravens’ win over the Saints on Monday. Now on his fifth team in seven years, this journeyman could make a trip to the Pro Bowl
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The Friday Interview
‘Confusion, Mistrust, Frustration, Anger’
‘Confusion, Mistrust, Frustration, Anger’
NFLPA boss DeMaurice Smith and president Eric Winston speak out strongly against what they see as commissioner Roger Goodell’s unilateral and arbitrary enforcement of new discipline. If “Everything is on the table,” the union asks, why won’t the NFL come to the table?
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Open Field
‘Aldon Is Balling Again’
‘Aldon Is Balling Again’
Embattled linebacker Aldon Smith returned from his nine-game suspension just in time to help the 49ers compensate for a sluggish offense against the Giants on Sunday. Two wins in a row now have this team thinking playoffs again
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The Friday Interview
‘We Just Need to Get That Winning Feeling Back’
‘We Just Need to Get That Winning Feeling Back’
With his go-go-gadget arms and affinity for making one-handed catches, rookie wideout Odell Beckham Jr. is trying to get the struggling Giants back on track
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Open Field
‘A Completely Different Guy Right Now’
‘A Completely Different Guy Right Now’
Mark Sanchez won over Philadelphia and celebrated Monday night’s win with cheesesteaks. Remember the butt fumble? His transformation began in January with an intervention disguised as a lunch meeting
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