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Inner Game
The Accidental Coach of the Cleveland Browns
The Accidental Coach of the Browns
Mike Pettine wasn’t the first choice (or second or third or...) to lead the locker room. But the 47-year-old former high school coach is in Cleveland and ready to unleash a shape-shifting defense set to wreak havoc in the AFC North
By Greg A. Bedard
Weekend Notes
Rumors of Brady’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated
Rumors of Brady’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated
It's 'beyond ridiculous' to suggest Tom Brady is no longer a top five quarterback, says a coach very familiar with the Patriots star's work. Plus, notes on Colin Kaepernick's deal, Jermichael Finley's comeback and Dion Jordan's bust status
By Greg A. Bedard
Deep Dive
Crash Landing for New Jet
Crash Landing for New Jet
After two weeks on the market, ex-Titan Chris Johnson has a new team: the Jets. What can New York expect from the running back with six straight 1,000-yard seasons? Definitely not the superstar CJ2K had been in Tennessee
By Andy Benoit
Deep Dive
Vick? Geno? What Are the Jets Doing?
Vick? Geno? What Are the Jets Doing?
Signing Michael Vick in free agency was a head-scratching move for a team that spent a high draft pick on Geno Smith 10 months earlier. All signs point to a faux QB competition and a decision-making group simply trying not to get fired
By Andy Benoit
Going Long
Measuring Beyond Girth
Measuring Beyond Girth
Offensive linemen are overlooked by everyone except the coaches who grade them each week—and those marks are the difference between lasting in the NFL and finding a new career. For wide bodies, there’s little room for error
Draft Board
The NFL Has A Major Underclassmen Problem
The NFL Has A Major Underclassmen Problem
And it's only getting bigger. Due to the collective bargaining agreement in 2011, college players are eager to enter the NFL as soon as possible. The influx is negatively impacting the prospects and current players, with no end in sight
By Greg A. Bedard
Draft Board
The NFL Job Interview
The NFL Job Interview
For the players at the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., the week of practices doubles as an introduction to pro football. For the scouts and coaches in attendance, it's an opportunity to see how the players handle tough questions and situations
By Jenny Vrentas
The Conscience
More Than Wins and Losses
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
By Don Banks
On Further Review
Rex Isn’t Done. Far From It
The Tuesday Mailbag
Thanks to self-belief and some standout performances, the Jets have been better than anyone—except their once-embattled coach—expected. Plus, your letters on football and your heartfelt thoughts on Bailey
By Peter King
The Conscience
What a Difference a Coach Makes
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
By Don Banks