The Conscience

The Conscience
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
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A Super Debacle
A Super Debacle
It'll be freezing. It may be snowing. New York will be in gridlock for a week. Oh, and now there's no tailgating. Super Bowl 48 seems poised to set a new standard for the No Fun League. At this point, is it worth anyone going?
By Don Banks
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Buyer Beware
Buyer Beware
Every year, there are cautionary tales about overspending on talent. And every year, teams still part ways with big money, significant draft picks, or both to find what they hope is the final piece. This year is no different, with disappointments abound
By Don Banks
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Showing Their Stripes Too Much
Showing Their Stripes Too Much
Week 11 was the latest installment in the ongoing battle of the NFL's referees against the world. But whether officials are making the right or wrong calls, it's clear from all the debate that policing the game is a thankless, losing proposition
By Don Banks
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Waiting Is the Smartest Part
Waiting Is the Smartest Part
Patience is very hard to come by in today's NFL. But just look toward Carolina, and the late-blooming Ron Rivera, and it's clear that sometimes teams need to sit tight and resist the reactionary urge
By Don Banks