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The Pope, the Problems and the 2015 Schedule
The Pope, the Problems and the 2015 Schedule
Assigning dates to the 256 NFL games is a complex process. And that’s before a plea on behalf of the pontiff. Here’s how four men and 136 computers navigated approximately 50 ‘must-have’ conditions to nail down this fall’s football slate
By Peter King
MMQB Extra
Who Will Play in the 2015 Season Opener?
Who Will Play in the 2015 Season Opener?
We know the New England Patriots will open up the 2015 NFL season in Foxboro. But who will their opponent be? The Eagles and Steelers are possibilities, but don't count out a couple of AFC East rivals
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
The Tim Tebow Trial
The Tim Tebow Trial
The Eagles are giving a chance to the lightning-rod QB who hasn’t played a meaningful down since 2012. Here’s why it’s a smart move by Philly. Plus, two HOF GMs on Winston vs. Mariota, a new look at the Malcolm Butler Super Bowl play and more
By Peter King
Weekend Notes
What Did They Know? What Can They Learn?
What Did They Know? What Can They Learn?
Aaron Hernandez’s murder conviction will absolutely not change the way teams assess players with off-the-field problems. But there is one lesson teams can take away. Plus, why the Vikings should move Adrian Peterson, why the Chargers should deal Philip Rivers and why concerns about Jameis Winston are very real
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
The Young Dinosaur
The Young Dinosaur
After back-to-back losing seasons for the first time as New York Giants head coach, 68-year-old Tom Coughlin had no interest in walking away from coaching. He’s even less interested in changing his ways
By Greg A. Bedard
Monday Morning Quarterback
Extra Points: How the PAT Could Change by This Fall
Extra Points: How the PAT Could Change by This Fall
The 32 teams are near unanimous in believing the point after touchdown needs to change. Precisely how is another story. The details of a compromise that goes to vote in May. Plus why the Saints own the draft, and eight coaches on the spot
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Roger Goodell, Unplugged
Roger Goodell, Unplugged
The NFL commissioner sat down with The MMQB for a long discussion about the league’s nightmare year off the field, whether he ever considered resigning, Chris Borland, Los Angeles and more. Plus the NFL veterans combine, Chuck Bednarik’s death and the latest from the annual meeting in Arizona
By Peter King
The MMQB Mailbag
‘I Chickened Out’
‘I Chickened Out’
Ex-linebacker Scott Fujita nearly walked away because of concussion concerns but couldn’t ‘get off the hamster wheel.’ His perspective on Chris Borland’s bold decision, plus answering questions about Deflategate, Marcus Mariota and more
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
The Biggest Gamble in the NFL’s Wildest Offseason Week
The Biggest Gamble in the NFL’s Wildest Offseason Week
Chip Kelly’s bold trade for Sam Bradford has fired up both the rehabbing quarterback and an ex-coach who wasn’t afraid to shake things up either. Plus 20 thoughts on the NFL’s zany week of signings, trades, transactions and more
By Peter King
Weekend Notes
The Patriots Have a Plan
The Patriots Have a Plan
Breaking the bank for players—especially non-QBs over 30—has never been New England's style. So, sure, Darrelle Revis will be missed, but expect Bill Belichick and company to adjust and move forward like they always do
By Greg A. Bedard