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Monday Morning Quarterback
The Polamalu Problem
The Polamalu Problem
The Pro Football Hall of Fame does not have safety in numbers; only one has been elected in the past 26 years. Troy Polamalu’s retirement shines a glaring spotlight on the issue. Remembering the Steeler legend’s career (with help from a rival Raven), plus the impact of Sarah Thomas, the latest draft rumors and more
By Peter King
Countdown to Draft Day
T-Minus 21 Days: The Art of Picking Late
The Art of Picking Late
No pick in the top 10? No problem. Roster architects from two of the NFL’s most consistently successful franchises—Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert and Baltimore assistant GM Eric DeCosta—share insights into their draft-day strategies for picking late in Round 1
By Robert Klemko
Weekend Notes
The Young Dinosaur
The Young Dinosaur
After back-to-back losing seasons for the first time as New York Giants head coach, 68-year-old Tom Coughlin had no interest in walking away from coaching. He’s even less interested in changing his ways
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
Baltimore’s Big Problem
Baltimore’s Big Problem
For years, the Ravens were one of the NFL’s cleanest teams off the field. But a recent run of arrests has forced the organization to cut contributing players and alter future plans. Plus thoughts on rule changes, signings and more
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
How To Win Free Agency: Don’t Play
How To Win Free Agency: Don’t Play
Think spending big will lead to winning big? Ask the 2011 Eagles—or any number of teams that dished out major dollars in recent years—how that worked out. And a look at one franchise that might have figured out how to make free agency work: Don't participate, and watch the draft picks roll in
By Peter King
Business of Football
An Explosive Start to the NFL’s New Season
An Explosive Start to the NFL’s New Season
Recapping the signings, trades and retirements that sent shockwaves through the league at the onset of free agency
By Andrew Brandt
Podcast
The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit – AFC North Offseason
The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit – AFC North Offseason
Andy previews the offseason for AFC North teams. Plus, conversations with Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and The MMQB's Robert Klemko
By Andy Benoit
Andy & Other Andy
Projecting the NFL Draft: AFC North
Draft Projections: AFC North
Throughout draft season, our NFL film-study maven Andy Benoit and college football know-it-all Andy Staples will break down the needs of all 32 teams and suggest which prospects would be the best fit. This week, we focus on a division in which three of the four quarterbacks are being scrutinzed about their long-term viability. (Rest easy, Flacco)
By Benoit & Staples
Monday Morning Quarterback
Replaying a Classic
Replaying A Classic
A heartbreaking reversal of fortune ends the Cowboys’ dream season, Peyton goes out with a whimper (for the last time?), and the Patriots borrow a trick from Nick Saban to win a wild one. (Seattle? They just keep beating people up.) Plus, the coaching carousel and everything else from a dizzying NFL weekend
By Peter King
Game Plan
Carolina vs. Goliath
Carolina vs. Goliath
The divisional round has not been kind to No. 1 seeds of late. Can the Panthers pull off the impossible and defeat the defending champion Seahawks in Seattle? Plus, a pair of players in the spotlight and 10 things to watch for this weekend
By Peter King