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On Air Pressure, Head Trauma and the Preseason

Is a compromise on the horizon as the Deflategate drama returns to an NYC courtroom Monday? Don’t hold your breath. Plus, Hollywood tackles the ‘Concussion’ problem, and my takeaways from all 16 weekend games

Fallout, Fall Guys and Fingertips: A Week in the NFL

The preseason claims two important players, Cris Carter’s senseless advice and Peyton Manning’s surprising admission about his throwing hand. It’s all here, plus notes on a Niner's return and a new MMQB project

Settle in for More Deflategate

There’s one thing you can count on as the drama returns to court: a complete lack of trust and palpable dislike on both sides. Plus my thoughts on Geno Smith, deadlines for deals and why signing Ray Rice would be no easy matter

Takeaways from Brady’s and Goodell’s Day in Court

Deflategate has now moved in front of a judge—one who doesn’t appear willing to suffer much nonsense. My thoughts on what went down and where things might be headed

Deflategate Returns to Court

Breaking down the arguments that the NFL and NFLPA will make before the judge, and a guess at the outcome

The Other Side of Deflategate

Lost in the hot air surrounding last season’s AFC title game was the fact that the Colts were embarrassed, again, by the Patriots. What did Andrew Luck and company do to get better for 2015? Plus, what to expect when ‘Hard Knocks’ debuts, Aaron Rodgers’ future plans and remembering Frank Gifford

This Is Protecting The Shield?

The longer the Deflategate saga wears on, the tougher it is to have faith in Roger Goodell and the NFL. Plus, the Cowboys pump up Dez Bryant’s training camp fight, Chip Kelly and racism accusations and why Arian Foster’s injury spells doom for Houston

While They Squabble, the Billions Pour In

The Packers’ annual financial report is the only public peek into the NFL’s books, and this year’s summary revealed some eye-popping numbers for a league battling crises at every turn. Plus, why the denial of Tom Brady’s appeal was not a surprise and what’s next in the never-ending Deflategate saga

No. 2: Roger Goodell Is The Billionaires’ Captain

The MMQB asked fans of five NFL teams—the Seahawks, Colts, Texans, Jets and Packers—to share their perception of the NFL commissioner going into the 2015 season. There are some trust issues that need to be worked out

‘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

‘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

No. 99: Rachel Nichols

One of the most respected reporters in the industry, she has been a thorn in the commissioner’s side over the past year. She has good reason to be

The Appeal of Greg Hardy

The NFL responded to its domestic violence problem with new hires and a new conduct policy. But as Greg Hardy seeks to have his 10-game suspension reduced, the same old decisions are being made by general managers. Just look at the signings of Frank Clark in Seattle and Ray McDonald in Chicago

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

I Think ... The Bears Should Have Known Better

Chicago didn't do its due diligence before signing Ray McDonald and is now paying the price. Plus, Cam Newton's head-scratching quote, perspective on Roger Goodell's job difficulty and why the NFL needs a developmental league

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

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

The Future of the Draft

The commissioner was kidding when he said, ‘Seven rounds, seven days, seven states,’ right? While that is extreme, the idea of a single-venue experience is all but over after Chicago’s rousing display. So where to next: L.A.? Boston? Dallas?

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