The MMQB Mailbag

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Raiders Gamble on Future

With a team set to win now, coach Jack Del Rio must navigate a tricky situation for three seasons until the franchise moves to Vegas. Here is how he’s preparing. Plus reader mail on relocation, replay and more

Vegas Raiders? Get Ready

One potential road block to leaving Oakland has been made workable by the NFL, a source tells The MMQB on the eve of the league’s annual owner meetings in Phoenix. Plus reader mail on ALS, Tony Romo and much more

NFL Free Agency: A Love/Hate Relationship

The open market is at its best when it rewards players like A.J. Bouye, and at its worst when players who’ve proved nothing get way overpaid. A look at that dichotomy, plus reader email on Tom Brady, Joe Mixon and more

On NFL Cuts, Tags and a ’Bag

It was trim the fat Tuesday for several NFL teams, with notable names Adrian Peterson, Darrelle Revis and others let go. Here’s the latest on the players who got whacked, franchised or extended. Plus a reader mailbag

Darrelle Revis’s Real Value

An NFL personnel guy weighs in on the troubled Jets cornerback and what kind of market might develop in free agency. Plus mailbag items on Tom Brady, the Browns quarterback situation and Tony Romo’s contract

Feedback on TB12 and SB51

Readers share their thoughts on Tom Brady’s recap of the Super Bowl 51 comeback, plus notes on Terrell Owens’ Hall of Fame case, Jimmy Garoppolo’s future and more

Good Mourning, Falcons

It won’t be easy overcoming the brutal Super Bowl 51 loss, but if Atlanta can turn the page, it will that see a trip to Minnesota next February isn’t out of the question. Plus T.O.’s Hall of Fame case and more Pats-Falcons mail

The Patriots’ Surprise Star

Malcolm Butler was a bottom-of-the-roster player heading into New England’s last Super Bowl. Now he’s getting top billing, and maybe the toughest assignment, against the Falcons in Houston. Plus reader mail

Big Ben’s Real Message

It sounds like Ben Roethlisberger’s radio comments were as much about team frustration as they were about retirement. A look at what’s next for Big Ben, plus mailbag queries on Tom Brady, penalties and the Browns

As the Coach Carousel Spins

With six head-coach vacancies, and maybe more to come, the rumor mill is abuzz with names and scenarios, including the hottest prospect and toughest sell. Plus mail on Jimmy Garoppolo, Larry Fitzgerald and more

Browns Get One to Grow On

Inside an emotional scene in Cleveland, where Hue Jackson’s team closed the book on a dismal 2016 with a victory for its veteran leaders. Plus a word on the passing of special teams ace Bruce DeHaven and reader mail

The MVP Race is Wide Open

Derek Carr? Matt Ryan? Tom Brady? A Cowboys rookie? Here’s the latest pecking order for the NFL’s biggest award. Plus reader questions on bad drafting, icing the kicker and the importance of saving the Pro Bowl

Rams Coaching Search: Possible Names to Watch

Jim Harbaugh isn’t interested. Neither is Pete Carroll. But plenty of other candidates will line up to work in L.A., and here’s an early primer. Plus mailbag queries on Tyreek Hill, Green Bay Week and 18-game seasons

Ride Along With Derek Carr

A morning commute—in a truck, not a car—to the Raiders facility reveals much about the Oakland quarterback on the eve of his biggest NFL test yet. Plus reader mail, including a possible offseason trade for the Bears

The Raiders’ Rough Road

The NFL’s schedule-makers did Oakland no favors with a difficult stretch to end the season, but Jack Del Rio is embracing the challenge. Plus mail on Kaepernick, Kubiak and a new idea on how to make overtime better

Dallas Draft: Looking Back

The back story of how the Cowboys nailed two picks in the spring, with conviction on Ezekiel Elliott and, uh, backing into Dak Prescott. Plus answering reader mail on Mike Tomlin, Luke Kuechly and much more

Tony Romo Was The Man

In officially stepping aside as the Cowboys starting quarterback, the star replaced by Dak Prescott showed why he’s been beloved in Dallas for a decade. Plus reader mail on the election, overlooked teams and more

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