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League Reaches Out To Special Teams Coaches On Future Of Kickoffs

According to an article written last week by Tom Pelissero for USA Today, NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino “recently held a conference call with special teams coordinators of all 32 teams to discuss the kickoff play and ways to make it safer”. Pelissero writes that “the NFL is…


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.

NFL Still Lagging Behind In Live Alternatives For Out-Of-Market Fans

The NFL recently announced that one of its service providers, Dish Network, elected, rather than to continue to pay increased rates for carriage, to discontinue carrying the league’s 24/7 channels, NFL Network and NFL Red Zone. While Dish Network represents a large swatch of consumers, of course, that still leaves…



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League Response To Congressional Concussion Report Offers Nothing New

Several weeks back, we covered a story in which a New York Times article highlighted a Congressional report released that accused the NFL of improperly intervening, interjecting itself into the funding process of the National Institutes of Health, specifically their disbursal of grant funding earmarked for concussion research. The NFL…


Ross Cockrell

NFL, NFLPA Agree To More Inclusive Practice Squad Tweaks

While I have yet to note this elsewhere, a bit of interesting news—to me anyway—came out yesterday courtesy of former Buccaneers general manager and current ESPN analyst Mark Dominik regarding the practice squad. Dominik Tweeted out yesterday a message of congratulations to the NFL as well as the NFLPA for…


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NFL Apparently Adopts ‘Joey Porter Rule’

You all know Mike Pereira, the former NFL vice president of officiating, who now works as a rules analyst for Fox Sports. You all love Mike Pereira, of course. He is, at least in my estimation, perhaps the best in the business when it comes to correctly making calls and,…


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Prominent College Coaches Talk About Changing Underclassman Rules

One of the most interesting developments recently in the college-to-professional transition in the world of football has been the increase in the number of underclassmen who choose to declare for the NFL Draft. Recent years have represented some of the highest figures of underclassmen declaring, with nearly 100 players doing…


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NFL Partnering With CFL For Joint Officiating Program

It really is quite amazing how seemingly effortlessly, yet through great effort, the NFL has managed to expand their enterprise into not just a 24 fours a day, seven days a week news cycle, but also one that spans 365 days a year. What I’m really trying to say is…


Casey Hampton

AP Weighing All-Pro Roster Revisions To Reflect Changes In Game

The Associated Press’ annual All-Pro team is arguably the most prestigious season-based individual award that a player can earn during their career short of the league’s MVP and Player of the Year awards. It has over time become a storied tradition, and even in player contracts, certain bonuses are often…


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Ravens Penalties Reflect NFL’s Belief Rule Violation Was No Accident

Earlier this month, the Baltimore Ravens were ‘made aware’ of the fact that they were in violation of the Collective Bargaining Agreement by having their rookie and first-year players don pads during the team’s rookie minicamp until they were ‘informed’ otherwise by their NFLPA representative, tight end Benjamin Watson. Last…


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Bucky Brooks Ranks Steelers’ Roster Second In The NFL

While it is certainly nothing that we didn’t already know, it’s always nice to see the talent of this Pittsburgh Steelers roster received its due accolades from the national media, and they got just that earlier this week on the NFL’s website, with columnist Bucky Brooks deeming that the Steelers…


NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a press conference prior to Super Bowl 50 at the Moscone Center West on February 5, 2016 in San Francisco, California.

Goodell, Owners Issue Tone-Deaf Responses To Congressional Report

Since the Congressional report issued two days ago on whether or not the NFL inappropriately attempted to intervene in concussion research conducted through the National Institutes of Health, the league’s response has largely been fairly insubstantial, particularly if you compare it to their aggressive and rapid reactions to other accounts…



during the 2015 AFC Divisional Playoffs game at Gillette Stadium on January 10, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.

NFL Believes Ravens Knew They Were Violating Practice Rule

If you come upon the title of an article that involves sports, politics, or many other venues within the spectrum of human experience, that contains the word “knew” following the subject of the article, it tends to be a bad thing. The Baltimore Ravens are already familiar with the way…