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Monday Morning Quarterback
Welcome to Camp Hope
Welcome to Camp Hope
Five months after the Super Bowl ended, football is finally back ... well, sorta. Training camps are getting started this week, and optimism is high in all 32 locales—including Buffalo, where playoffs have only been a rumor since 1999
By Peter King
Deep Dive
NFL’s Best Running Quarterback? The Answer May Surprise You
NFL’s Best Running Quarterback? The Answer May Surprise You
Athletic QBs add a new dimension to offenses, but often the decision to scramble comes at the expense of the passing game. Hours of film study show how Andrew Luck, Cam Newton, Russell Wilson, Colin Kaepernick and Robert Griffin III rate as decision-makers—and difference-makers—with their legs
By Andy Benoit
Business of Football
Explaining the Fifth-Year Option for Teams
Explaining the Fifth-Year Option for Teams
A key deadline occurs Friday night regarding players picked in the first round of the 2011 draft. For teams, it's a chance to get an extra year—on the cheap—from a talented young player. For players, it's a chance to see their true status
By Andrew Brandt
Deep Dive
Why Your Playoff Team Didn’t Reach XLVIII: NFC
Why Your Playoff Team Didn’t Reach XLVIII: NFC
The failure to secure home-field advantage. A weak ground game. Unable to stop the run. A rusty QB. Three second-half turnovers. Diagnosing why the Saints, Panthers, Eagles, Packers and 49ers missed out on a trip to MetLife
By Andy Benoit
Weekend Notes
The Panther Whisperer
The Panther Whisperer
You probably don't know his name, and that's OK with him. Dave Gettleman is perfectly content to keep his head buried in film, all in the name of building a winner in Carolina. He's one-for-one so far
By Greg A. Bedard
Game Plan
Here Comes Trouble
Here Comes Trouble
The Seahawks waited, and waited, and waited. And then they almost gave up. But finally, this weekend, all that waiting will pay off as Percy Harvin takes the field against the Saints. And now that the waiting is over, there's no holding back
By Peter King
In This Corner
The NFL’s Smartest QBs
The NFL’s Smartest QBs
Watching film and putting on pads makes players appreciate others who do the same every week. These five quarterbacks all stand out to me on film as being the most intelligent at their craft. Didn't make the list? Don't be mad, bro
By Richard Sherman
On Further Review
A Carolina Christmas Story: ‘Why Not Try?’
The Tuesday Mailbag
After tearing his ACL three times in three years, Thomas Davis fought back. The Panthers linebacker now is having his finest season as a pro, but his greatest achievement doesn't have anything to do with football. Plus, a reader mailbag
By Peter King
Inner Game
Week 16 Decisive Moments
Week 16 Decisive Moments
Breaking down tape to analyze and explain the most critical plays of the week, which feature three quarterbacks—Cam Newton, Carson Palmer, Tony Romo—displaying poise under pressure
By Greg A. Bedard
Monday Morning Quarterback
Happy Holidays
Happy Holidays
Christmas isn’t for two days, but Sunday saw three major gifts given across the league—a likely division title and thrilling comeback for Carolina, a record for Peyton Manning and a landmark win for Bruce Arians and the Cardinals
By Peter King