Open Field

Open Field
The Football Life of a Special Needs Dad
The Football Life of a Special Needs Dad
Over the past decade, Digger O’Brien, an Emmy award-winning producer for NFL Films, has learned to cope with the fact that his autistic son will never love the game the way he does. But in life—just like in football—gameplans often change
Open Field
The Next 32: The Men in Line to Become Bosses
The Next 32: The Men in Line to Become Bosses
The MMQB sought out the guidance of 24 respected football minds—agents, coaches, scouts, plugged-in reporters and front office executives—to compile a list of those who might become NFL head coaches. Remember, it’s an unscientific study of something that cannot be studied in a scientific way
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Giving Kickers the Boot
Giving Kickers the Boot
Moving the PAT back 13 yards is a band-aid. It’s time for some rules changes that will lead to fewer kicks and more football
By Andy Benoit
Open Field
Think Outside the Box
Think Outside the Box
Branded a “box safety,” Landon Collins tumbled out of the draft’s first round. The Giants were all too happy to trade up and grab him at the top of the second, and now they plan to help Collins prove what he’s been saying all along: He’ll have no problem covering in the pass-happy NFL
By Jenny Vrentas
Open Field
NFL Gets Proactive with Draftees on Domestic Violence Education
NFL Gets Proactive with Draftees on Domestic Violence Education
For prospects who came to Chicago for the draft, a seminar on domestic violence was part of their initiation into the league
Open Field
Fixing the Most Boring Play in All of Sports
Fixing the Most Boring Play in All of Sports
At the NFL owners meetings in San Francisco, 24 of 32 votes are needed to turn the point-after touchdown from the ultimate gimme into must-see TV. A close look at the three proposals on the table, and my pick for the best idea
By Peter King
Open Field
La’el Collins: ‘Never Before Has This Happened’
La’el Collins: ‘Never Before Has This Happened’
A first-round talent out of LSU, La’el Collins became radioactive just days before the NFL draft when his name was linked to a double homicide in Baton Rouge. The inside story of how his agents tried to salvage his stock, and the winding journey that put him across the table from police detectives and Jerry Jones
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Can Jimmy Garoppolo Handle the Heat?
Can Jimmy Garoppolo Handle the Heat?
With Tom Brady suspended (for now) for the first four games, a 2014 second-round pick out of Eastern Illinois will lead the Super Bowl champions into the 2015 season. Who the heck is this guy?
By Robert Klemko
Open Field
Hell Hath No Fury Like …
Hell Hath No Fury Like
... a Boston sports fan scorned? After the NFL handed down the harshest penalties ever imposed on a franchise, The MMQB shipped up to Boston to capture the pulse of the city where the Patriots were recently feted with a confetti-strewn parade. Are they on to Super Bowl 50?
By Emily Kaplan
Open Field
Ted Wells Strikes Back
Ted Wells Strikes Back
Ted Wells doesn’t usually talk to the media after he releases a high-profile report. On Tuesday, he made an exception. Wells fiercely defended the report that led to stern punishments in the Deflategate scandal. In the ugly battle between the NFL and its reigning champion, the independent investigator has now chosen a side
By Jenny Vrentas