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Don’t Cry for Jacksonville

The Jaguars are sick about the season-ending injury to rookie Dante Fowler Jr., but coach Gus Bradley and company won’t let it dampen their enthusiasm. Plus, weighing appropriate punishment for Tom Brady, a retired Ed Reed note, more

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

Manning on Manning

The Broncos quarterback on giving advice to younger players, staying on top of non-football current events and why he thinks he'd make a good free safety

The Accidental Coach of the Cleveland Browns

Mike Pettine wasn’t the first choice (or second or third or...) to lead the locker room. But the 47-year-old former high school coach is in Cleveland and ready to unleash a shape-shifting defense set to wreak havoc in the AFC North

Buyer Beware

Every year, there are cautionary tales about overspending on talent. And every year, teams still part ways with big money, significant draft picks, or both to find what they hope is the final piece. This year is no different, with disappointments abound

So Happy Together

The Saints' offense is getting overlooked in the team's 2013 revival, as most focus on Rob Ryan and the defense. But the reunited pairing leading a revitalized attack, the symbiotic coach and quarterback, are having just as much of an impact

Rex Isn’t Done. Far From It

Thanks to self-belief and some standout performances, the Jets have been better than anyone—except their once-embattled coach—expected. Plus, your letters on football and your heartfelt thoughts on Bailey

Welcome the Spotlight

No pressure, Chris Clark, being thrown into the fire protecting Peyton Manning's blind spot and keeping a Super Bowl hopeful humming. Plus, more of what I'll be watching in Week 3

A Year to Remember

The former Ravens coach and Fox analyst on the next evolution in football, whom he'd start a franchise with and Baltimore's championship-caliber defense