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‘Shut Up and Play?’ Nah…
‘Shut Up and Play?’ Nah…
NFL players who share political views or weigh in on current events are often told to pipe down. Here's why we'll continue to give them a platform to preach. Plus, answering reader email about Tom Brady, Russell Wilson and The MMQB 100
By Robert Klemko
Monday Morning Quarterback
‘How Do We Stop This From Happening?’
‘How Do We Stop This From Happening?’
In the wake of the killings in Charleston, Eagles cornerback Byron Maxwell returns to his hometown and offers perspective on the tragedy. Plus, a peek inside Rob Gronkowski’s new book, the Steelers’ successful ‘bust’ and more
By Robert Klemko
Talking Football
Shane Vereen on Tom Brady: ‘It’s Hard to Rattle That Man’
Shane Vereen on Tom Brady: ‘It’s Hard to Rattle That Man’
Though he signed with the Giants, the former do-it-all Patriots running back is still living in the afterglow of a Super Bowl victory. Did he notice anything about deflated footballs? No, but he’ll see what happens in the future
By Jenny Vrentas
Voice of the Fan
Pats Fan: Why I’m Giving Up on the NFL
Pats Fan: Why I’m Giving Up on the NFL
A beleaguered Patriots fan explains how the circus surrounding Deflategate has allowed him to see the NFL for what it is—and set him free
The MMQB Mailbag
Michael Sam in Montreal: It’s All About Football
Michael Sam in Montreal: It’s All About Football
In opting to sign with the CFL's Alouettes, Michael Sam said his focus is on football and not breaking barriers as an openly gay player. Will it lead him back to the NFL? Plus, answering your questions on Deflategate and workout injuries
By Greg A. Bedard
Monday Morning Quarterback
Memorial Day and Football
Memorial Day and Football
The NFL and veterans have been intertwined since World War II. Here's our own moment of remembrance, plus notes on Tom Brady's next steps, another lawsuit pitting ex-players against the league and much more from our guest columnist
By Greg A. Bedard
Business of Football
The Brady Appeal: What’s Next in Deflategate Drama
The Brady Appeal: What’s Next in Deflategate Drama
Tired of the lawyerspeak this NFL offseason? Well, hang on a little longer. The union’s appeal of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension is next on the docket, with Judge Roger Goodell presiding. Here’s what to expect this summer
By Andrew Brandt
The MMQB Mailbag
Don’t Grow Attached to the NFL’s New PAT Rule
Don’t Grow Attached to the NFL’s New PAT Rule
Pushing back the extra point 13 yards is a huge step for the league, but the tinkering might not have ended when the owners passed the new rule. Plus, news on future Super Bowls, Robert Kraft’s decision to stand down and mail
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Robert Kraft is Talking, and He’s Pretty Peeved
Robert Kraft is Talking, and He’s Pretty Peeved
The Patriots owner is ‘really worked up’ at the unprecedented penalty the NFL levied on his team based on what he tells The MMQB is ‘ambiguous evidence.’ Plus more on PAT proposals, the La’el Collins saga and a new NFL drug protocol
By Peter King
Open Field
Can Jimmy Garoppolo Handle the Heat?
Can Jimmy Garoppolo Handle the Heat?
With Tom Brady suspended (for now) for the first four games, a 2014 second-round pick out of Eastern Illinois will lead the Super Bowl champions into the 2015 season. Who the heck is this guy?
By Robert Klemko