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A Stunning Smackdown for Goodell and the League

Judge Richard Berman’s reversal of the Tom Brady suspension is nothing less than a scathing rebuke of Roger Goodell and the NFL—and yet another major legal loss for the league. This case has always been about far more than the air pressure of footballs—so what does it mean for this commissioner’s power and the fundamental relationship between the league and its players?

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

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

Perception and Truth in Philly

Chip Kelly has taken some hits, in the media and from former players, this off-season. Now it’s the Eagles coach’s turn to communicate his thoughts. Plus, how badminton helped Sam Bradford, an ironman in Cleveland, the 2014 playoff team that’s better than everyone thinks and much more

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

The Punch and the Fallout

‘You don’t walk up to a man and punch him in the face.’ Those were the words of Jets coach Todd Bowles after a backup linebacker cold-cocked Geno Smith in the locker room, knocking out the QB for up to 10 weeks. Examining the repercussions of the surreal incident, plus reader mail

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

Meanwhile, In Foxborough...

On the field, the training camp like no other actually looks very familiar. The coach has his team hyper-focused, and the players won’t acknowledge Deflategate. As for the quarterback, he hasn’t been talking at all. The owner and the fans, on the other hand, have plenty to say on Tom Brady’s behalf

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

Patriots Camp Report

The ranks are closed around Deflategate as the Super Bowl champions are focused on one thing: their title defense. Sudden hero Malcolm Butler steps into a bigger role, a new running back is showing some flash and more observations from Foxborough

The Pride of the Panthers

With NFL training camps in full swing, a sobering story in Carolina reminds us what makes football so special in the first place. Plus, more from the road, including a look inside the Falcons' meeting room, RG3's last stand and the secret to ironman Ben Roethlisberger

The MMQB Podcast with Andy Benoit and Robert Klemko

Andy Benoit and Robert Klemko, joined by special guest Jenny Vrentas, discuss Goodell's decision on Tom Brady and Adrian Peterson's role in Norv Turner's offense.

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

Tom Brady’s Bad Day

The NFL laid the smack down Tuesday, upholding its four-game suspension of the Patriots QB and revealing he destroyed his phone during the league’s investigation into deflated footballs in the AFC title game. My thoughts on the decision, plus mailbag questions on Russell Wilson’s contract, Hall of Fame speeches and The MMQB’s redesign

The MMQB Mailbag

The stage is officially set for Mariota-Winston Week 1. Plus, Adrian Peterson Vikings news, more on L.A. relocation possibilities and answering reader emails

No. 1 Tom Brady Finds His Motivation, Again

Throughout his Hall of Fame career, Tom Brady has been driven by perceived slights. A fourth ring might have placated the 37-year-old quarterback, but Deflategate sanctions will add new fuel to his competitive fire

Let’s Go Camping

Before training camps begin, we take a spin around the league and identify the person under the most pressure for every team and pick the 10 best storylines. Plus, a complete look at The MMQB camp tour, a HOF conversation and more

The Favre-Packers Divorce

On the eve of Brett Favre’s return to Green Bay to be inducted into team’s Hall of Fame, let’s look back at how it all ended in the first place. Plus, mailbag questions about Ken Stabler’s HOF status, Tom Brady, the Washington nickname and eating hot dogs