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What’s Colder Than Cold?

We’re not talking about Dirk Koetter becoming Tampa Bay’s head coach after Lovie Smith’s surprise ouster. Our intrepid reporters stepped into the team's cryotherapy tanks and, well, we feel for the wooly mammoths

Punting on Politics

Donald Trump has publicly courted Tom Brady and Ben Roethlisberger for endorsements to validate his tough-guy persona, but athletes are being advised to steer clear of the political arena with these two candidates

A Final Cram Before Summer

Guest columnist Emily Kaplan covers Jay Cutler’s defining season to come, the no-growth HGH investigation, the weird off-field predicaments of rookie QBs, a marijuana crusade, Rex Ryan’s bluster and bicycle, and the mom who just might overshadow all the Father’s Day tributes

Our Thoughts Are in Orlando

With Peter King on vacation, our guest columnist begins with the tragic events in Florida. Plus football items on Jameis Winston’s development, five rookies with big opportunities, MMQB retreat notes and much more

How Quarterbacks Are Made

The MMQB examined the youth football careers and family backgrounds of the 15 QBs taken in this year’s NFL draft (a record number), and found several key life experiences that appear to be predictors of success. Often, the men who play the position aren’t natural born leaders

Jameis Winston: What I Learned

Last year’s No. 1 overall pick reflects on the lessons of his rookie season—from becoming a better leader and better quarterback to dealing with coaching changes to getting his body in shape so he’ll fit in at his next Pro Bowl

The Blitz Is Back! (Maybe)

Some NFL trends—more passing, more shotgun, and a blurring line between 3-4 and 4-3 defenses—become ensconced in the game. Others fade away, like the Wildcat or the read-option. Here are five emerging trends to watch coming out of the 2015 season

The Pupil is Prospering

Ten games into his first season, Jameis Winston has nearly eliminated turnovers and led Tampa to a 5-5 mark. Unsurprised by the QB’s success: Jimbo Fisher. Plus Thanksgiving analysis and 10 things to watch Sunday 

Andy Benoit’s Midseason All-Pro Team

He didn’t consult stats or advanced metrics. The MMQB’s film-study guru simply relied on his own eyes and expertise to compile this list—and he’s ready for your challenge flags

Lights Out Football

In their never-ending quest to find a winning edge, NFL teams are turning their players on to the most accessible and natural performance-enhancer: a good night’s sleep