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On Further Review
‘You’ve Got to Take One’
‘You’ve Got to Take One’
That's the advice of Mike Holmgren—Super Bowl-winning coach and a former team architect—to the QB-needy teams considering drafting a passer in May. Will the Texans, Jags, Browns, Bucs and Vikings listen? Plus, reader mail
By Peter King
Behind the Face Mask
The Green Bay Packers’ New Minister of Defense
The Green Bay Packers’ New Minister of Defense
Reggie White 2.0? Not quite, but inside linebacker A.J. Hawk recently showed off his ministry skills by presiding over the wedding of one of the team’s athletic trainers. Nuptials or knockin’ noggins, Hawk is at home doing both
By Jenny Vrentas
Business of Football
Understanding the Fine Print of Free Agency
Understanding the Fine Print of Free Agency
What’s the real story behind all the funny money being handed out to players? Which signings, big-name or otherwise, turned heads from a financial perspective? Answers to both questions as we evaluate what’s gone down so far
By Andrew Brandt
Open Field
Payback Isn’t Enough
Payback Isn’t Enough
Snubbed on draft night in 2013, Eddie Lacy returned to Radio City Music Hall in 2014 as an NFL star. But while the bruising back has developed professionally, he's still chasing personal fulfillment
By Robert Klemko
Business of Football
Salary Cap … Explained!
Salary Cap … Explained!
We’ll hear plenty about contract restructuring and extensions this offseason. But in their haste to get under the salary cap, teams will set themselves up for future failure. Here’s our guide to understanding the NFL’s most confusing topic
By Andrew Brandt
Muscle and Medicine
Jermichael Finley Is Fighting Back
Jermichael Finley Is Fighting Back
The Packers tight end, soon to be a free agent, has come a long way since a near-paralyzing hit and spinal-fusion surgery in October. As he works strenuously to regain his playing form, his biggest challenge may be to convince teams he’s not a risk
By Jenny Vrentas
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
Business of Football
Of Fires And Hires, Part 2
Of Fires And Hires, Part 2
No two NFL teams have the same hiring process to bring in a new coach. But the inexact science hasn't stopped teams from trying—again and again—to find the next man who can turn around a franchise and create a brighter future
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Of Fires And Hires, Part 1
Of Fires And Hires, Part 1
In the past two offseasons, 15 head coaches—and most of their assistants—have been canned. The proliferation of separation hasn't made the process less painful, as self worth often is questioned and families are left in limbo
By Andrew Brandt
Mediaville
An NFL Ratings Bonanza
An NFL Ratings Bonanza
Another season, another ridiculous showing by professional football through the eyes of television viewers. And with a record-setting wild-card weekend already in the books, the biggest numbers are still to come
By Richard Deitsch