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Sophomore Spurt or Slump?

The first offseason is crucial for quarterbacks coming off their rookie years. Here’s a look at where Jared Goff, Carson Wentz and Paxton Lynch stand. Plus notes on a draft QB’s freefall, Saints-Pats trade talk and more

Why NFL Coaches Want More Offseason Time With Players

A declining quality of play and inability to build roster depth are two of the reasons cited for wanting to change the limited practice rules that arrived in 2011. Here’s how the league is working to fix it. Plus more notes on the draft QBs, Tony Romo checkpoints and how Steve Kerr helped Dan Quinn

An Examination of What Went Wrong in Washington

A closer look into GM Scot McCloughan’s firing reveals three incidents involving players that led to strained relationships and the return of organizational chaos in D.C. Plus items on labor peace, Vegas and more

The Punch, and What Joe Mixon Says He’s Learned

The Oklahoma running back answers questions about his infamous violent incident as NFL teams try to assess whether he’s too toxic to take. Plus more from Indy, including which prospects have most to gain or lose

The King of the Free Agent Class is Named A.J. Bouye

The undrafted cornerback stunned the Texans with his 2016 production and now leads a group of relative unknowns about to cash in on the open market. Plus the NFL’s O-line issues, a lesson on quarterbacks and more

The Unconventional Career Path of 49ers GM John Lynch

A lack of scouting experience doesn’t mean San Francisco’s new leader of personnel isn’t ready for the job. An exploration of the challenge ahead, plus notes on the 2018 draft QBs, Kirk Cousins, franchise tags and more

2017 Draft Defined By Depth

As the NFL fully transitions into scouting mode, here’s a look at some central themes to the prospects, from the position of strength to one glaring weakness. Plus notes on the Niners, the 2017 opener and more   

Super Bowl 51: A Coach’s View of Falcons vs. Patriots

Gary Kubiak is uniquely qualified to assess Atlanta and New England and shares his keys to the big game. Plus a look at the Raiders’ options past Las Vegas, two draft studs on the rise and five names to watch Sunday

From Summer School to the Super Bowl for Brady, Ryan

Matt Ryan and Tom Brady didn’t get to Houston by accident. Here’s the story of how offseason work with a couple baseball pitchers benefited both QBs. Plus items on Dan Quinn, the Indy mess and six draft storylines

How the Four Championship Game Teams Were Built

The commonality among the Packers, Falcons, Patriots and Steelers is obvious. But look past their elite quarterbacks, and other trends emerge. Plus more on drafting RBs, a defensive evolution and the next Belichick

Chargers Reluctantly Ready to Relocate to Los Angeles

The clock ran out, so with no other viable alternatives, the Chargers are expected to head north and join the Rams in L.A. Here’s a look inside the decision. Plus notes on two new coaches, the Patriots’ health and more

How Green Bay Became the Team No One Wants to Play

At 4-6, the Packers were at a crossroads. Here is how a coach’s emphasis on work ethic paid off and resulted in a six-game streak heading into the playoffs. Plus a cardio tip from Ben Roethlisberger, the best coaching job available right now and five players to watch during wild-card weekend

A Return to Respectability

With Washington on the verge of its second straight playoff berth, here’s a look at why the franchise’s roller-coaster past is over. Plus notes on how the Bills fell apart, Oakland’s confidence in Matt McGloin and much more

An NFL Viewpoint on College Players Skipping Bowl Games

NFLPA president Eric Winston applauds the moves by Leonard Fournette and Christian McCaffrey as smart financial decisions. A look at that trend plus items on Tom Brady, the Jags’ vacancy and Week 16 players to watch

The General Manager Short List for 2017

As market for GMs is about to heat up, here’s my list of some candidates who deserve a look—and who could bring a fresh approach to turning around a struggling team. Plus, players to watch in Week 15, notes on the Rams, Jim Harbaugh, the surging Bucs and more

Rams Junior High: Inside a Dysfunctional Front Office

Jeff Fisher’s recent comments revealed a giant rift between coaches and personnel, with both sides bickering about who’s to blame for the team’s failings. Plus more on Matt Stafford, Gronk and who to watch in Week 14

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