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The 2014 NFL regular season has come to an end, and with that end came Black Monday, which saw the firing of four head coaches and two GMs (as well as one coach that simply walked away). Including the Oakland Raiders, who fired head coach Dennis Allen after Week 4, the NFL now has six […]

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You know what they say. Defense wins championships. That’s been the mantra for teams who fight their way into the playoffs without a premier playmaker on offense. You’ll hear allusions to the 2000 Ravens, when Ray Lewis and one of the greatest defenses of all time won a Super Bowl despite Trent Dilfer only completing […]

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Quarterback: Peyton Manning – DEN This could be the All-Decade or All-Century team, and Peyton Manning would still probably make an appearance. Manning recently broke Brett Favre’s all time touchdown record, but there’s more to the 17-year veteran than just longevity. He has the highest passer rating in the NFL, and he leads the league […]

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With the firing of Dennis Allen, the sixth head coach of the Oakland Raiders in the last ten years, the Raiders closed a chapter in which Allen had the franchise’s worst cumulative head coaching record since 1962. The move came as a surprise to nobody, considering that Allen’s win total during his 2.25 seasons at […]

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Question: What do Don Majkowski, Trent Green, Drew Bledsoe, and Tommy Maddox have in common? Answer: They were all starting quarterbacks who were injured during the regular season and who were ultimately unable to reclaim the starting spot from their backups. Their backups, by the way, were Brett Favre, Kurt Warner, Tom Brady, and Ben […]

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It is more likely that a team in the NFL will go from worst to first and vice versa in the span of one season than any other major sport. But even with such parity, the early results of the 2014 regular season are shocking. Among the most surprising developments is the early fall of […]

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The first week of the NFL is always an odd one. Seeing veterans suiting up in enemy colors and playoff teams falling to last year’s losers can weird anyone out. Overreactions are plentiful (the Patriots will finish in last place in the AFC East! New Orleans’ defense is worse than it was in 2012! The […]

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With all the talk of shortening the preseason to make way for a longer regular season, the four weeks preceding week 1 remain immensely valuable to team front offices. There is no greater evaluation of a rookie player’s talent than the way they perform in preseason games. NFL rookies get their first taste of pro game […]

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The 2014 offseason marked the first season in which the NFL’s fifth-year option was available for eligible players. Though the league’s 2011 Collective Bargaining Agreement brought a drastic decrease in rookie salaries, it altered the rookie contract to a four-year commitment, allowing players to enter negotiations with teams sooner than they had been able to […]

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The age of the salary cap is ever changing, and with those changes comes the emergence of a new NFL that sees quarterback contracts drawing closer to $150M and left tackles and defensive ends nearly breaking the seven-figure mark. Two recent changes in the cap climate of the NFL will see a new age of […]

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Gone are the days when NFL head coaches entered their first season with the license to develop a team over the course of a few years. The firing of Cleveland Browns head coach Rod Chudzinski marked the third consecutive season of a coach being fired after their first year with a team. Nothing is promised […]

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Gone are the days when NFL head coaches entered their first season with the license to develop a team over the course of a few years. The firing of Cleveland Browns head coach Rod Chudzinski marked the third consecutive season of a coach being fired after their first year with a team. Nothing is promised […]

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Gone are the days when NFL head coaches entered their first season with the license to develop a team over the course of a few years. The firing of Cleveland Browns head coach Rod Chudzinski marked the third consecutive season of a coach being fired after their first year with a team. Nothing is promised […]

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Gone are the days when NFL head coaches entered their first season with the license to develop a team over the course of a few years. The firing of Cleveland Browns head coach Rod Chudzinski marked the third consecutive season of a coach being fired after their first year with a team. Nothing is promised […]

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Gone are the days when NFL head coaches entered their first season with the license to develop a team over the course of a few years. The firing of Cleveland Browns head coach Rod Chudzinski marked the third consecutive season of a coach being fired after their first year with a team. Nothing is promised […]

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