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Behind the Face Mask
Jim Kelly Tough
Jim Kelly Tough
From his hospital room and surrounded by family, Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly details his second—and more serious—fight with cancer. Plus, DeSean Jackson begins search for a new team and the King family suffers a great loss
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
NFL Replay Up for Review
NFL Replay Up for Review
When referees go under the hood for challenges next season, they might get to consult officiating czar Dean Blandino in the league office ... plus, more agenda items for next week’s league meetings (playoff expansion by 2015!) and how free agency has transformed the NFL’s middle class
By Peter King
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
Draft Board
Just Like Geno
Just Like Geno
Pittsburgh’s Aaron Donald is similar in size and technique to NFL star Geno Atkins. But are the comparisons legit? The Bengals defensive tackle himself says they ‘definitely’ are, so expect Donald to benefit from the path Atkins blazed
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
There’s Life in Sun Life
There’s Some Life in Sun Life
Dennis Hickey, the Dolphins’ new GM, has the tools—and the cap room—to build a winner. Plus, how J.J. Watt plays into Houston’s Jadeveon Clowney decision
By Greg A. Bedard
Draft Board
The NFL Has A Major Underclassmen Problem
The NFL Has A Major Underclassmen Problem
And it's only getting bigger. Due to the collective bargaining agreement in 2011, college players are eager to enter the NFL as soon as possible. The influx is negatively impacting the prospects and current players, with no end in sight
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
The Quiet Mastermind Behind the Niners’ D
The Quiet Mastermind Behind the Niners’ D
Vic Fangio is a man of few words who simply prefers to put his players in the right position and let their bone-crushing hits do all the talking ... plus, five takeaways on recent NFL news and the key players to watch on Championship Sunday
By Greg A. Bedard
Deep Dive
It’s Time to Man Up
It’s Time to Man Up
The days of strong safeties lining up receivers over the middle and delivering knockout hits are over. But that’s not the only reason why zone concepts are being replaced by man coverage. The AFC Championship Game is a case study of how NFL defenses are evolving
By Andy Benoit
Open Field
Who Needs To Pass? The Pats Are Running With It
Who Needs To Pass? The Pats Are Running With It
Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and crew have flipped the script recently, running the ball almost 50 percent more than they throw it. Will that trend continue in the AFC title game at Denver? Doing so might change their recent playoff fortunes
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
The Vereen Machine
The Vereen Machine
Shane Vereen didn't always get The Patriot Way. Now in his third year, and first as a significant contributor, the multi-purpose back has earned the trust of his coaches and teammates to become one of the Pats’ most dangerous players
By Greg A. Bedard