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Monday Morning Quarterback
The Draft Games Begin
The Draft Games Begin
It’s a rite of April. Draft chatter is at full buzz and no one knows what’s the truth and what’s just spin. Let’s cut through all that with five things to know as May 8 draws near. Plus, NFL Media’s new leader, 10 things and my journey to England
By Peter King
On Further Review
The Man With A Plan In San Fran
The Man With A Plan In San Fran
No, not Jim Harbaugh. As the announcement of 2014 compensatory draft picks shows, 49ers GM Trent Baalke is building a lasting winner in Northern California. Plus, more news and rumors from the NFL annual meeting and reader email
By Peter King
Monday Morning Quarterback
Here’s (The Real) Johnny
Here’s (The Real) Johnny
He’s saying and doing all the right things, but can Johnny Manziel prove himself worthy of being the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft? Plus, the Niners-Browns mess, a way-too-early Top 10 mock draft and more from the combine in Indy
By Peter King
Deep Dive
Why Your Playoff Team Didn’t Reach XLVIII: NFC
Why Your Playoff Team Didn’t Reach XLVIII: NFC
The failure to secure home-field advantage. A weak ground game. Unable to stop the run. A rusty QB. Three second-half turnovers. Diagnosing why the Saints, Panthers, Eagles, Packers and 49ers missed out on a trip to MetLife
By Andy Benoit
On Further Review
Unparalleled Fascination With Richard Sherman
The Tuesday Mailbag
The numbers don't lie: America is obsessed with the Seattle Seahawks loquacious cornerback. Opinions are passionate on both sides of the issue, but the one thing everyone can agree on: We can't wait to see what he does next
By Peter King
Extra Point
Fourth-and-7? Let It Fly!
Fourth-and-7? Let It Fly!
How a gutsy coaching change-of-mind, a deceptive double snap count and three quick-thinking receivers in tune with their quarterback put the Seahawks over the 49ers in the NFC Championship Game
By Greg A. Bedard
In This Corner
‘To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug or Worse …’
‘To Those Who Would Call Me a Thug or Worse …’
I show passion on the football field—but that’s only a small part of who I am. If you want to judge me, I can handle it.
By Richard Sherman
Weekend Notes
The Quiet Mastermind Behind the Niners’ D
The Quiet Mastermind Behind the Niners’ D
Vic Fangio is a man of few words who simply prefers to put his players in the right position and let their bone-crushing hits do all the talking ... plus, five takeaways on recent NFL news and the key players to watch on Championship Sunday
By Greg A. Bedard
Window Into the Weekend
Picking the Winners on Championship Sunday
Picking the Winners on Championship Sunday
The two teams going on to Super Bowl XLVIII will be ...
By Peter King
Game Plan
Sunday’s Most Important Unknown
Sunday’s Most Important Unknown
Over the top? Maybe, but there’s no denying umpire Bill Schuster will have his hands full when the Seahawks and 49ers meet for the NFC title game. How will he and the rest of the officiating crew handle the chippiness between enemies?
By Peter King