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Campus Life with Jim Harbaugh

The outspoken Michigan coach is loving life in college, and still seeing plenty of love for football at the high school and youth levels. Plus, notes on the Kirk Cousins negotiations, new-found depth in Detroit, a new left tackle in Seattle and the assistant coach revolving door in Cincinnati

Big Shoes to Fill

With training camps a month away, a number of teams are staring down roster problems that opened up this offseason. The 12 most problematic roster holes that opened this offseason, and how each team plans to address them

Punting on Politics

Donald Trump has publicly courted Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger for endorsements to validate his tough-guy persona, but athletes are being advised to steer clear of the political arena with these two candidates

A Final Cram Before Summer

Guest columnist Emily Kaplan covers Jay Cutler’s defining season to come, the no-growth HGH investigation, the weird off-field predicaments of rookie QBs, a marijuana crusade, Rex Ryan’s bluster and bicycle, and the mom who just might overshadow all the Father’s Day tributes

How Quarterbacks Are Made

The MMQB examined the youth football careers and family backgrounds of the 15 QBs taken in this year’s NFL draft (a record number), and found several key life experiences that appear to be predictors of success. Often, the men who play the position aren’t natural born leaders

The NFL’s Safety Squeeze

Defenses don’t have a great solution for covering versatile tight ends. Cornerbacks are much too small, linebackers much too slow. So why have safeties like George Iloka faced a soft market in free agency? And what’s it mean for the 2016 draft?

The Blitz Is Back! (Maybe)

Some NFL trends—more passing, more shotgun, and a blurring line between 3-4 and 4-3 defenses—become ensconced in the game. Others fade away, like the Wildcat or the read-option. Here are five emerging trends to watch coming out of the 2015 season

The Wisdom of Forrest Gregg

We caught up with the Hall of Famer at his Colorado Springs home and reminisced about his playing days in Green Bay and Dallas, his coaching tenure in Cincy and how he survived both the Ice Bowl and Freezer Bowl

Photo Reflections with Boomer Esiason

‘I was supposed to be the guy going to Disney World. I’m standing on the sideline and I get a tap on the shoulder: Do you know your lines?’ Boomer Esiason on memories of Super Bowl XXIII, playing for Pete Carroll in New York and nearly becoming Brett Favre’s backup

Ickey Woods Is Still Shuffling

The former Bengals star on how his famous touchdown dance came to be, the odd jobs he’s been working, his thoughts on the negativity surrounding Cam Newton’s celebrations and his charity work after the tragic loss of his son