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Joe Philbin: ‘Mentally, We’ve Got to Have a Tougher Team’

The Dolphins coach, a one-time prison guard, is known as a buttoned-up disciplinarian. But part of making his team more focused means he’s starting to cut loose. Just look at him gyrate in that white tuxedo

Only in the NFL!

More twists and turns in the story of the 2014 NFL season. Start in the NFC, where Green Bay’s surprise loss to Buffalo opened the door for Seattle in the home-field race. Plus, the Cowboys deliver a big December win, Johnny Manziel’s disastrous debut, updated MVP Watch, weekly awards and much more

Where to Begin?

Week 9 had no shortage of big-time storylines. Let’s examine each of them, from Big Ben’s second straight six-spot, to the Patriots’ punishment of Peyton, to the Cards’ continued dominance in the NFC

Week 3 Twitter Mailbag

Answering your questions on the Bengals, elite quarterbacks, struggling offenses, the 49ers’ flaws, Joe Philbin’s job security and the Cardinals’ playoff hopes

The Maturation of Cam

Training camp tours are full of surprises, and there was a big one in Carolina. Plus, Joe Philbin's knuckles are getting a workout, Devin Hester starts anew in Atlanta and a new NFL practice trend has loudly announced its presence

Why Joe Didn’t Know

A CEO-type coach like the Dolphins’ Joe Philbin trusts in institutions such as the player development program and leadership councils to handle locker-room and other off-field issues. NFL players will tell you that approach will fail if those institutions aren’t strong

There's No Easy Answer

Opinions are wide-ranging on what needs to happen to assure another Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito situation won't reoccur. Readers weigh in, including one who believes the NFL should follow the example of another American institution

The Fallout From The Ted Wells Investigation

The long-awaited report on the Dolphins' workplace environment is out. What was learned? It was more than just Richie Incognito harassing Jonathan Martin, punishment will be widespread and locker-room culture will never be the same

Ted Wells Report: A Culture Gone Wrong

The official report on the Jonathan Martin-Richie Incognito case isn’t an indictment of the NFL locker room as a whole, but a case study in what can happen when it’s left to operate without restraints or mature leadership

There’s Life in Sun Life

Dennis Hickey, the Dolphins’ new GM, has the tools—and the cap room—to build a winner. Plus, how J.J. Watt plays into Houston’s Jadeveon Clowney decision

More Than Wins and Losses

In a world where coaching carousel news comes and goes as nothing more than mere fodder for the masses, Mike Munchak's firing was a stark reminder that the people on the sidelines are, you know, people too

Here Come The Suits

As the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin saga enters its second week, all parties involved are preparing for what comes next. From the players to the team to the league, here's a look at how this ugly situation in Miami might be resolved

No Calming the Storm

As information continues to leak out about the Incognito-Martin saga in Miami, nothing has been more porous than the patchwork offensive line. The Dolphins remain in the playoff picture despite rushing for just two yards and falling to the winless Bucs on Monday night. But for how long?

Did the Dolphins Do Anything Wrong?

The Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin story has put the spotlight squarely on the infrastructure of the Miami Dolphins organization. Who knew what and when? With the amount of support staff watching the players, everything is noticed

Incognito and Martin: An Insider’s Story

Former Miami Dolphins offensive lineman Lydon Murtha pulls back the curtain on what he saw and what he’s heard of the relationship between Richie Incognito and Jonathan Martin, from the locker room dynamic to that now-famous O-line trip to Vegas

What a Difference a Coach Makes

Good coaching has always been important in the NFL. But 2013, more than ever, has emphasized how the man running the sideline can revive—or destroy—a team

The Mess In Miami

What to make of the Richie Incognito-Jonathan Martin situation with the Miami Dolphins? The NFL needs to get a handle on hazing, for starters, and readers hold nothing back in letting their voices on the matter be heard

Steel for Sticker Shock

Miami reached deep into its pockets to land a No. 1 receiver who’s still finding his way to the top