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NFL Tweaks Rule Pertaining To Pre-Game Handling Of Footballs

It has been well over a year since ‘Deflategate’ began, when the NFL alleged that the New England Patriots were observed to have game footballs in their possession that at halftime measured below the accepted PSI pressure. Ideal Gas Laws and all of that aside, more than a season hence,…







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…


Study: Status Of 2013 Fifth-Year Options

There has been a lot of discussion, rightfully, recently about the future status of Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker Jarvis Jones, who is entering his fourth season, and as a former first-round draft pick, that means that the team’s decision to pick up his fifth-year option is due soon. The majority…


Browns Players Quickly Warming To Hue Jackson

I don’t know about you, but I can’t recall a time when the Cleveland Browns have ever had a head coach that anybody was really excited about. Perhaps that’s because I was a baby when Marty Schottenheimer was their head coach—the last Browns head coach to post a winning record,…




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Mike Tomlin And The Distinction Between Reality And Stereotype

Before the Pittsburgh Steelers’ most recent game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, head coach Mike Tomlin was interviewed for a previously recorded pre-game segment, during which Fox NFL sideline reporter Laura Okmin asked him about his thoughts on being labelled a “player’s coach”. While he preceded his statement…


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Too Early To Determine Impact Of Steelers RB Arrests

As seemingly everybody has been made instantly aware, Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount have been arrested after admitting to possession of marijuana, which reportedly amounted to 20 grams. Bell, behind the wheel of his Camaro, was also charged with DUI for the incident. The latter was…