The Conscience

The Conscience
Don’t Go There, Raiders: Pass on Jon Gruden
Don’t Go There, Raiders: Pass on Jon Gruden
Oakland needs a savior, and bringing back the former silver-and-black coach would make a splash. But it’s not worth the money or the heartache
By Don Banks
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Hubris and Hogwash
Hubris and Hogwash
Mark Cuban was scoffed and sneered at for warning the NFL about the perils of arrogance. His words now look prophetic as the mighty league has been made vulnerable by player misdeeds and the failures of leadership
By Don Banks
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His Job Is Safe, His Credibility Is Shot
His Job Is Safe, His Credibility Is Shot
Two years ago, Roger Goodell told the Saints that ignorance was not a suitable defense in the Bountygate scandal. In the wake of the second Ray Rice video, the NFL commissioner is using that same defense. His credibility is slipping away
By Don Banks
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Keep Doing the Right Thing, Roger
Keep Doing the Right Thing, Roger
Roger Goodell admitted making a mistake with Ray Rice’s mere two-game ban and readdressed the league’s policy on domestic violence. But that’s not the only part of the NFL commissioner’s kingdom that needs a course change
By Don Banks
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The Extra Point Is … Good! (So Stop Trying To Fix It)
The Extra Point Is … Good! (So Stop Trying To Fix It)
Yes, point-afters are easy. But so are gimme putts in golf. There are plenty of changes and improvements the NFL needs to make, but tinkering with the PAT isn’t one of them
By Don Banks
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Lose the Legacy Talk
Lose the Legacy Talk
Legacy. It's all anyone seems to want to talk about regarding Peyton Manning, and whether his place in history will be diminished if he loses to the Seahawks this weekend. Just stop. In victory or defeat, it's Manning's comeback just to get to this point, and his remarkable body of work, that will seal his place in history
By Don Banks
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Patience Is a Virtue in the Head Coach Hunt
Patience Is a Virtue in the Head Coach Hunt
It's rare that the Browns get credit for taking the smart approach, but they're doing it right when it comes to finding Rob Chudzinski's replacement. The NFL's coaching carousel spins fast. Too fast. And now it's time for the league to make changes to help the hiring teams that can't help themselves
By Don Banks
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More Than Wins and Losses
More Than Wins and Losses
In a world where coaching carousel news comes and goes as nothing more than mere fodder for the masses, Mike Munchak's firing was a stark reminder that the people on the sidelines are, you know, people too
By Don Banks
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Seeds of Doubt
Seeds of Doubt
The NFL playoffs are flawed, as this weekend's wild-card games will show. It's high time the league corrected the problem and rewarded teams with the best records—and not just division winners—with home games in the postseason
By Don Banks
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It’s Coughlin’s Time to Say Goodbye, Gotham
It's Coughlin's Time to Say Goodbye, Gotham
... But it doesn't have to be messy or angry. It's clear the expiration date has come for the Giants legend, and the best thing is for all sides to move on amicably, because it could get worse before it gets better
By Don Banks