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How to Stop Von Miller in Five (Not-So-Simple) Steps

It’s hard to find recent evidence of teams neutralizing the Broncos’ devastating QB disrupter, but Pittsburgh and Cleveland got it done last year. Here’s a look at the secret formula against one of the league’s premier defensive forces

LeSean McCoy’s New Reality

Some people think running backs have become replaceable cogs in today’s pass-happy NFL. But on the field and in the film room, the job has never been more complicated

‘Gonna Be a Lot of Hate’

Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall explains how his recent personal experiences motivated him to take a knee during the national anthem in the NFL season-opener and says he’s prepared for the public backlash

The MMQB 2016 Season Predictions

Our staffers make their bold selections for individual award winners and provide some contrasting viewpoints on who’ll hoist the Lombardi in Houston in Super Bowl 51

An Apathetic Nerd on the Football Trip of a Lifetime

I have no interest in football whatsoever, so when my uncle, Peter King, asked me to drive the van for The MMQB’s training camp tour this summer, you might say I was already running on empty. Then I actually ran out of gas at 1 a.m. on the highway. Here are my travel recollections

Vontaze Burfict on Poise, Playoff Collapses and Pittsburgh

In case you’re wondering, the Bengals linebacker doesn’t give ‘no f---s’ about the Steelers. The bigger question is whether he and Cincinnati have learned from last January’s disaster and can keep their cool when the heat rises again this year

Cam Newton Isn’t Looking Back—Especially Not to Super Bowl 50

Should it matter that the Panthers’ superstar quarterback hadn’t watched tape of last year’s loss to the Broncos before hitting camp? He and Carolina’s offensive brain trust vow to build on the lessons from the Super Bowl as they defend their NFC title

He’s the NFL’s Best Head Coaching Candidate. And He’s 30

Beloved by players and respected by coaches (even those twice his age), Sean McVay has helped build an unlikely offensive power in the nation’s capital. Washington’s play-calling prodigy is now on pace to become one of the youngest head coaches in NFL history

The Steve Gleason Movie: Raw, Emotional and Real

As powerful a film as you’ll ever encounter, Gleason documents the former Saints player’s grueling struggle with ALS, its effect on his wife and those around him, and his message to his young son

Players and Police: A Summit in Austin

At the University of Texas, the NFL’s Emmanuel Acho and Fozzy Whittaker joined Austin’s police chief and others in a panel to foster better understanding between cops and African Americans, and lead more athletes to take an active role in working for change

A Day with Jared Odrick in Canada’s Counter-Culture

In Toronto, the Jaguars defensive end is carving his own path outside of traditional NFL lifestyle. Ride shotgun as Odrick takes The MMQB on a day filled with butter espressos, dry needling and fascial stretch therapy, all with the goal of preparing his body for football and his mind for the future

The Rise of ‘Y-Iso’

A look at one of the fastest growing trends in NFL offenses, one that is allowing the league’s most talented tight ends to dominate

‘He Was A Tough Sonofagun’

Bills coach Rex Ryan remembers his father Buddy, who passed away this week at age 85, by telling stories about cheeseburgers and blitzes, war and leadership, and trying like hell to finish the job started by his dad

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