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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,…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


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…



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…



Former Kicker Jay Feely Believes NFL Will See Fewer Touchbacks

Earlier this offseason, the league opted during the Owners Meetings to adopt a new year on a one-year trial basis to tweak the rules on kickoff returns, awarding return teams the 25-yard line, rather than the 20-yard line, upon registering a touchback. The rationale behind the decision was aimed toward…


Will Allen Spending Downtime Wisely To Plan For Future

Depending on your prerogative, for some people, the NFL may not always stand for ‘National Football League’. It has also variously had alternative meanings over the years, such as ‘No Fun League’ in the face of continuing rules changes that some feel take away from the quality of the on-field…


Bucky Brooks: Steelers Draft Class Worst Of 2015

There always seems to be a certain segment of Pittsburgh Steelers fans who believe that every one of their drafts, and draft picks, is a home run. And equally populace is the segment of the fan base who believes that the Steelers have no idea what they’re doing, and unless…



NFL Release Shows Significant Rise In Concussions, MCL Injuries

The NFL’s Communications wing yesterday published a document containing some basic material concerning the league’s recent injury over the past few seasons, and one thing that seems abundantly clear is that it wasn’t published in order to garner itself any support. The numbers show that injuries are higher than they…