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T-Minus 21 Days: The Art of Picking Late
The Art of Picking Late
No pick in the top 10? No problem. Roster architects from two of the NFL’s most consistently successful franchises—Pittsburgh general manager Kevin Colbert and Baltimore assistant GM Eric DeCosta—share insights into their draft-day strategies for picking late in Round 1
By Robert Klemko
Weekend Notes
Baltimore’s Big Problem
Baltimore’s Big Problem
For years, the Ravens were one of the NFL’s cleanest teams off the field. But a recent run of arrests has forced the organization to cut contributing players and alter future plans. Plus thoughts on rule changes, signings and more
By Greg A. Bedard
Open Field
How To Win Free Agency: Don’t Play
How To Win Free Agency: Don’t Play
Think spending big will lead to winning big? Ask the 2011 Eagles—or any number of teams that dished out major dollars in recent years—how that worked out. And a look at one franchise that might have figured out how to make free agency work: Don't participate, and watch the draft picks roll in
By Peter King
Business of Football
The Mueller Report: No Smoking Gun, No Satisfying Resolution
The Mueller Report: No Smoking Gun, No Satisfying Resolution
The NFL’s internal investigation into its handling of the Ray Rice situation is a mild rebuke that the league hopes will allow it to move on. But fundamental questions—including how the NFL could have so mismanaged the case in the first place—remain up in the air
By Andrew Brandt
On Further Review
The New Noll
The New Noll
Chuck Noll stayed 23 years in Pittsburgh. With 10 playoff wins in seven years and a patient boss, John Harbaugh could be on his way to a similar stature in Baltimore. The Ravens coach would consider it ‘the ultimate accomplishment’
By Peter King
Talking Football
Out of the Shadows
Out of the Shadows
Just a few months after he thought his career might be over, Justin Forsett ran for a career-high 182 yards in the Ravens’ win over the Saints on Monday. Now on his fifth team in seven years, this journeyman could make a trip to the Pro Bowl
By Jenny Vrentas
Business of Football
An Inevitable Conversation
An Inevitable Conversation
Ray Rice will get his day in court next week. If his indefinite suspension is lifted, the former All-Pro running back will be free to sign with any team. Would one do it? Here's a hypothetical look at how a coach and GM would make this decision
By Andrew Brandt
Business of Football
Man in the Middle
Man in the Middle
Ravens president Dick Cass is a key figure in the Ray Rice disciplinary matter, but not much is known about the behind-the-scenes front-office executive. Examining his background, his current role and how those two worlds intersect
By Andrew Brandt
Open Field
Goodell Under Siege
Goodell Under Siege
The cries for Roger Goodell's resignation are reverberating across the football world after the AP reported the league office had indeed received the second Ray Rice video. At least one owner isn't sure the NFL commish will survive the saga
By Peter King
Business of Football
Is the NFL’s No-Nonsense Sheriff Turning Soft?
Is the NFL’s No-Nonsense Sheriff Turning Soft?
Roger Goodell has long ruled with an iron fist, but following Ray Rice’s mere two-game ban, the so-called ‘judge, jury and executioner’ is catching heat for being too lenient. Which begs another question: Why aren’t people up in arms about the Ravens doing nothing?
By Andrew Brandt