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Business of Football
Tread on the Tire: Why RBs are Losing Their Traction
Tread on the Tire: Why RBs are Losing Their Traction
For no other position in professional sports does early success devalue future worth, but that's exactly the case for NFL running backs. Shelf lives are short, and their prime comes when they play the game for free. Is there any hope?
By Andrew Brandt
Weekend Notes
The Strength of Birds
The Strength of Birds
The Cardinals shook up their strength and conditioning staff in the offseason, bringing in a mad scientist and an Olympic gold medalist hurdler to recondition the team. Plus, Johnny Manziel, San Francisco suspension chatter and more
By Greg A. Bedard
Deep Dive
Crash Landing for New Jet
Crash Landing for New Jet
After two weeks on the market, ex-Titan Chris Johnson has a new team: the Jets. What can New York expect from the running back with six straight 1,000-yard seasons? Definitely not the superstar CJ2K had been in Tennessee
By Andy Benoit
Business of Football
In the NFL, the Business of Football Always Wins
In the NFL, the Business of Football Always Wins
The recent releases of superstars DeSean Jackson and Chris Johnson were classic cases of teams having leverage over players. It also again showed the fallacy of taking an NFL contract at face value
By Andrew Brandt
Monday Morning Quarterback
The Secrets In St. Louis
The Secrets In St. Louis
With four weeks until the draft, not much is known about how things will unfold in the first round. The Rams, who own picks No. 2 and No. 13, might hold the key to unlocking the drama. What will GM Les Snead and company do on May 8?
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
The Billion-Dollar Day
The Billion-Dollar Day
The craziest—and spendiest—day in the history of free agency is in the books. But the most unbelievable part? Bigger news is still ahead, with DeMarcus Ware, Chris Johnson, Jared Allen and other NFL stars still on the market
By Peter King
Deep Dive
Sunday Slate: Analyzing Week 9 Matchups
Analyzing Week 9
How will Dez Bryant and the Cowboys bounce back? Can the Chiefs get their perfect start to 9-0? Will the Texans get a boost from Case Keenum in a prime-time AFC matchup against the Colts?
By Andy Benoit
The Throwback
It’s Not Easy, But It Is Noble
It’s Not Easy, But It Is Noble
Adrian Peterson’s quest for 2,500 yards is running up against the cold reality of NFL defenses primed to stop him. But there’s a beauty in his pursuit of runners who came before him, and in his evoking the lost glory of the ground game
By Andrew Lawrence
Open Field
Grounded in Reality
Grounded in Reality
With a renewed focus on running the ball and playing stout defense, the Titans look like the Jets circa 2009. They just need Jake Locker to be better than Mark Sanchez
By Greg A. Bedard
Deep Dive
Titans Preview: Stuck in the Middle With You
Titans Preview: Stuck in the Middle With You
They’ve been too vanilla, but now the Titans are going all-in on their risky QB. Will fortune favor the newly bold?
By Andy Benoit