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Quinn on Taylor’s restructured contract with Bills: ‘It’s an awful deal for Tyrod’

As far as Brady Quinn is concerned, there is no comparison. Tyrod Taylor is a far better quarterback than Mike Glennon, and that would have been reflected by the contract he received as a free agent. Except, Taylor isn’t entering … Continued

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Quinn on Taylor’s restructured contract with Bills: ‘It’s an awful deal for Tyrod’

As far as Brady Quinn is concerned, there is no comparison. Tyrod Taylor is a far better quarterback than Mike Glennon, and that would have been reflected by the contract he received as a free agent. Except, Taylor isn’t entering … Continued

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Greenway: ‘I wanted to be the one to say I was done with football’

For Chad Greenway, it was all about controlling his own NFL destiny. He wanted to be able to walk away from the game on his own terms, and he did just that with his retirement after 11 seasons playing linebacker … Continued

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Greenway: ‘I wanted to be the one to say I was done with football’

For Chad Greenway, it was all about controlling his own NFL destiny. He wanted to be able to walk away from the game on his own terms, and he did just that with his retirement after 11 seasons playing linebacker … Continued

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Fournette: ‘I really don’t model myself after anybody’

So who is it? Adrian Peterson? Le’Veon Bell? Ezekiel Elliott? Which great back, present or past, does Leonard Fournette consider as a model for his game? ‘I try to be who I am’ “I really don’t model myself after anybody,” … Continued

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Fournette: ‘I really don’t model myself after anybody’

So who is it? Adrian Peterson? Le’Veon Bell? Ezekiel Elliott? Which great back, present or past, does Leonard Fournette consider as a model for his game? ‘I try to be who I am’ “I really don’t model myself after anybody,” … Continued

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Trubisky on NFL Draft QB class being called weak: ‘I kind of take offense to that’

INDIANAPOLIS — Don’t try to tell North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky that the NFL Draft is weak at the position. He has spent the past several days around other members of the class at the NFL Scouting Combine. He knows how well … Continued

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Trubisky on NFL Draft QB class being called weak: ‘I kind of take offense to that’

INDIANAPOLIS — Don’t try to tell North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky that the NFL Draft is weak at the position. He has spent the past several days around other members of the class at the NFL Scouting Combine. He knows how well … Continued

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Dorsey on the anatomy of Chiefs’ negotiations with Berry

INDIANAPOLIS — When it comes to negotiations, Kansas City Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey understands the value of face-to-face meetings. He credits circumstances that put him and representatives for Eric Berry together on Tuesday to put together a six-year, $78-million contract (with … Continued

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Dorsey on the anatomy of Chiefs’ negotiations with Berry

INDIANAPOLIS — When it comes to negotiations, Kansas City Chiefs General Manager John Dorsey understands the value of face-to-face meetings. He credits circumstances that put him and representatives for Eric Berry together on Tuesday to put together a six-year, $78-million contract (with … Continued

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Spielman: Vikings will ‘keep the door open’ for Peterson

INDIANAPOLIS — To no one’s surprise, the Minnesota Vikings opted not to pick up the option on the contract of running back Adrian Peterson. That means one of the all-time great players in NFL history has a chance of wearing … Continued

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Spielman: Vikings will ‘keep the door open’ for Peterson

INDIANAPOLIS — To no one’s surprise, the Minnesota Vikings opted not to pick up the option on the contract of running back Adrian Peterson. That means one of the all-time great players in NFL history has a chance of wearing … Continued

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Spiller says he and Chiefs are a ‘perfect match’

C.J. Spiller couldn’t see it working out a whole lot better. The running back signed with a quality team in free agency. He’s going to be with a coach who knows how to take advantage of his skills as a … Continued

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Spiller says he and Chiefs are a ‘perfect match’

C.J. Spiller couldn’t see it working out a whole lot better. The running back signed with a quality team in free agency. He’s going to be with a coach who knows how to take advantage of his skills as a … Continued

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Mitchell on signing with 49ers: ‘I’m proud of the decision I made’

Earl Mitchell had offers from the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. In the end, the free-agent defensive tackle from the Miami Dolphins chose the team he felt needed him the most: the San Francisco 49ers. ‘I saw it as an opportunity to … Continued

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Mitchell on signing with 49ers: ‘I’m proud of the decision I made’

Earl Mitchell had offers from the Seattle Seahawks and the Denver Broncos. In the end, the free-agent defensive tackle from the Miami Dolphins chose the team he felt needed him the most: the San Francisco 49ers. ‘I saw it as an opportunity to … Continued

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Woods: Decision on Taylor will factor into whether to stay with Bills

Robert Woods hasn’t eliminated himself from remaining with the Buffalo Bills. Yes, he appears to be headed for free agency, and, yes, there will be factors in addition to money that will play into his thinking about where his career … Continued

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Woods: Decision on Taylor will factor into whether to stay with Bills

Robert Woods hasn’t eliminated himself from remaining with the Buffalo Bills. Yes, he appears to be headed for free agency, and, yes, there will be factors in addition to money that will play into his thinking about where his career … Continued

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Munnerlyn: ‘I’ve got to put myself in position to try to get that Super Bowl trophy’

Captain Munnerlyn knows the clock is ticking on his chances to win a Super Bowl. He will have that clock very much in mind as he ponders where he might land while on his way to free agency. ‘I’m definitely … Continued

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Munnerlyn: ‘I’ve got to put myself in position to try to get that Super Bowl trophy’

Captain Munnerlyn knows the clock is ticking on his chances to win a Super Bowl. He will have that clock very much in mind as he ponders where he might land while on his way to free agency. ‘I’m definitely … Continued

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Vinatieri on Anderson’s HOF induction: ‘Maybe this opens the door’ for kickers

Adam Vinatieri has spent 21 seasons as a kicker in the National Football League, the last 11 with the Indianapolis Colts. In that time, he has established himself as one of the NFL’s very best that the position has ever … Continued

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Vinatieri on Anderson’s HOF induction: ‘Maybe this opens the door’ for kickers

Adam Vinatieri has spent 21 seasons as a kicker in the National Football League, the last 11 with the Indianapolis Colts. In that time, he has established himself as one of the NFL’s very best that the position has ever … Continued

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Sean Payton: ‘We’re in the quarterback business always’

Sean Payton considers the New Orleans Saints “fortunate” to have a quarterback that “gives us a chance to win each week.” That would be Drew Brees. ‘Certainly, you pay attention to it when your quarterback’s older’ But Payton also knows … Continued

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Sean Payton: ‘We’re in the quarterback business always’

Sean Payton considers the New Orleans Saints “fortunate” to have a quarterback that “gives us a chance to win each week.” That would be Drew Brees. ‘Certainly, you pay attention to it when your quarterback’s older’ But Payton also knows … Continued

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Steve Smith Sr.: Staying retired means saying ‘no’

Since stepping away from his long and illustrious career as an NFL wide receiver, Steve Smith has received numerous phone calls and texts. The message is almost always the same: “Help me train.” The meaning behind the message is obvious: … Continued

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Steve Smith Sr.: Staying retired means saying ‘no’

Since stepping away from his long and illustrious career as an NFL wide receiver, Steve Smith has received numerous phone calls and texts. The message is almost always the same: “Help me train.” The meaning behind the message is obvious: … Continued

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Jack Conklin on strangest pre-draft question: ‘Shot or a beer’

What was the strangest question Jack Conklin received when being interviewed by team representatives during last year’s NFL Scouting Combine? “Most of mine were pretty straight forward, but if I had to say the weirdest one I had, somebody asked … Continued

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Jack Conklin on strangest pre-draft question: ‘Shot or a beer’

What was the strangest question Jack Conklin received when being interviewed by team representatives during last year’s NFL Scouting Combine? “Most of mine were pretty straight forward, but if I had to say the weirdest one I had, somebody asked … Continued

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Myles Garrett: ‘I’d love to play for the Browns, anybody who picks me up No. 1’

Myles Garrett insists he has no negative feelings about the potential that he could end up joining the Cleveland Browns. The standout defensive end from Texas A&M, widely projected to be the top overall pick of the NFL Draft, is … Continued

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Myles Garrett: ‘I’d love to play for the Browns, anybody who picks me up No. 1’

Myles Garrett insists he has no negative feelings about the potential that he could end up joining the Cleveland Browns. The standout defensive end from Texas A&M, widely projected to be the top overall pick of the NFL Draft, is … Continued

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Seahawks’ Wright says ‘fire kind of went out’ of Falcons in Super Bowl

K.J. Wright has been there before. Late in the game. Super Bowl victory seemingly in hand. And then, boom! The New England Patriots find a way to spoil it all. It happened to Wright and his Seattle Seahawks teammates in … Continued

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Seahawks’ Wright says ‘fire kind of went out’ of Falcons in Super Bowl

K.J. Wright has been there before. Late in the game. Super Bowl victory seemingly in hand. And then, boom! The New England Patriots find a way to spoil it all. It happened to Wright and his Seattle Seahawks teammates in … Continued

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Cowboys’ Church ready for a ‘new chapter’ in free agency

Barry Church is fully embracing the opportunity to become a free agent. The Dallas Cowboys’ safety would be fine staying put, but as the NFL’s free agency period nears, he is ready to move forward to “a new chapter” in … Continued

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Cowboys’ Church ready for a ‘new chapter’ in free agency

Barry Church is fully embracing the opportunity to become a free agent. The Dallas Cowboys’ safety would be fine staying put, but as the NFL’s free agency period nears, he is ready to move forward to “a new chapter” in … Continued

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Packers’ Lang ‘excited to see what other teams think of me’

T.J. Lang admits he has mixed motions. Part of him is excited about the prospect of becoming a free agent. Part of him is unhappy at the growing possibility he will leave the Green Bay Packers, for whom he has … Continued

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Packers’ Lang ‘excited to see what other teams think of me’

T.J. Lang admits he has mixed motions. Part of him is excited about the prospect of becoming a free agent. Part of him is unhappy at the growing possibility he will leave the Green Bay Packers, for whom he has … Continued

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Lofton on Owens: ‘He’s a Hall-of-Famer, in my book’

James Lofton is a former NFL wide receiver and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That, alone, makes him qualified to talk about the Hall worthiness of another former standout receiver, Terrell Owens. ‘Sometimes that perception, people run … Continued

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Lofton on Owens: ‘He’s a Hall-of-Famer, in my book’

James Lofton is a former NFL wide receiver and a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That, alone, makes him qualified to talk about the Hall worthiness of another former standout receiver, Terrell Owens. ‘Sometimes that perception, people run … Continued

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Warner hopes Hall induction will ‘encourage and inspire others’

From grocery store stock boy to the Arena Football League to two-time NFL MVP and a Super Bowl MVP quarterback.

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Warner hopes Hall induction will ‘encourage and inspire others’

From grocery store stock boy to the Arena Football League to two-time NFL MVP and a Super Bowl MVP quarterback.

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Jarrett agrees with Quinn: Falcons ‘ran out of gas’

After squandering a 25-point lead in the biggest meltdown in Super Bowl history, the Atlanta Falcons have done plenty of self-examination.

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Jarrett agrees with Quinn: Falcons ‘ran out of gas’

After squandering a 25-point lead in the biggest meltdown in Super Bowl history, the Atlanta Falcons have done plenty of self-examination.

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James White didn’t think he’d get ‘that many opportunities’ in Super Bowl

In going over the New England Patriots’ offensive game plan for Super Bowl LI, running back James White knew he would have a role as a receiver and as a runner. The Patriots’ coaches saw areas within the Atlanta Falcons’ … Continued

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James White didn’t think he’d get ‘that many opportunities’ in Super Bowl

In going over the New England Patriots’ offensive game plan for Super Bowl LI, running back James White knew he would have a role as a receiver and as a runner. The Patriots’ coaches saw areas within the Atlanta Falcons’ … Continued

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Brady’s response to wife wanting him to retire: ‘Too bad, babe, I’m having too much fun’

HOUSTON — Apparently, Tom Brady isn’t thinking that it’s time to call it quits. That might not be music to the ears of his wife, super model Gisele Bundchen, but the New England Patriots’ 39-year-old quarterback told Jim Miller on … Continued

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Brady’s response to wife wanting him to retire: ‘Too bad, babe, I’m having too much fun’

HOUSTON — Apparently, Tom Brady isn’t thinking that it’s time to call it quits. That might not be music to the ears of his wife, super model Gisele Bundchen, but the New England Patriots’ 39-year-old quarterback told Jim Miller on … Continued

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Long: ‘For a long time, I was just waiting to get into the playoffs’

HOUSTON — Chris Long in the Super Bowl. It has a nice ring to it. ‘Every time I get in the playoffs, I’m in the Super Bowl’ For the first time in his NFL career, the defensive end is playing … Continued

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Long: ‘For a long time, I was just waiting to get into the playoffs’

HOUSTON — Chris Long in the Super Bowl. It has a nice ring to it. ‘Every time I get in the playoffs, I’m in the Super Bowl’ For the first time in his NFL career, the defensive end is playing … Continued

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Antonio Brown finds media’s reporting of him ‘disheartening’

HOUSTON — As expected, when Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown made the rounds on Radio Row at Super Bowl LI, he faced numerous questions about his controversial Facebook Live posting during coach Mike Tomlin’s speech to the players after the … Continued

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Antonio Brown finds media’s reporting of him ‘disheartening’

HOUSTON — As expected, when Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown made the rounds on Radio Row at Super Bowl LI, he faced numerous questions about his controversial Facebook Live posting during coach Mike Tomlin’s speech to the players after the … Continued

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Dimitroff on too many cooks in Falcons’ kitchen: ‘BS’

HOUSTON — Matt Ryan and Julio Jones rightfully command the headlines. They’ll be the primary reasons for whatever the outcome is for the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots. Coach Dan Quinn is the face of … Continued

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Dimitroff on too many cooks in Falcons’ kitchen: ‘BS’

HOUSTON — Matt Ryan and Julio Jones rightfully command the headlines. They’ll be the primary reasons for whatever the outcome is for the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI against the New England Patriots. Coach Dan Quinn is the face of … Continued

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Blount: Having Lewis ‘means a lot’ to Patriots’ hopes of Super Bowl win

HOUSTON — LeGarrette Blount is thrilled that his fellow New England Patriots running back, Dion Lewis, is back in the lineup after beginning the season on the physically-unable-to perform list with the lingering effects of a knee injury he suffered … Continued

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Blount: Having Lewis ‘means a lot’ to Patriots’ hopes of Super Bowl win

HOUSTON — LeGarrette Blount is thrilled that his fellow New England Patriots running back, Dion Lewis, is back in the lineup after beginning the season on the physically-unable-to perform list with the lingering effects of a knee injury he suffered … Continued

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Drew Brees: Patriots are ‘game-plan machines’

Drew Brees knows plenty about the Super Bowl LI opponents. The New Orleans Saints’ quarterback faces the Atlanta Falcons twice per year in the NFC South, so they always command a large chunk of his attention. But Brees also has spent … Continued

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Drew Brees: Patriots are ‘game-plan machines’

Drew Brees knows plenty about the Super Bowl LI opponents. The New Orleans Saints’ quarterback faces the Atlanta Falcons twice per year in the NFC South, so they always command a large chunk of his attention. But Brees also has spent … Continued

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Schneider: Seahawks’ failure to report Sherman’s knee injury wasn’t ‘malicious’

The NFL is still investigating the matter, but Seattle Seahawks General Manager John Schneider doesn’t think the team was in violation of league rules by not listing cornerback Richard Sherman with a knee injury on its injury report during the … Continued

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Schneider: Seahawks’ failure to report Sherman’s knee injury wasn’t ‘malicious’

The NFL is still investigating the matter, but Seattle Seahawks General Manager John Schneider doesn’t think the team was in violation of league rules by not listing cornerback Richard Sherman with a knee injury on its injury report during the … Continued

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Roseman: Senior Bowl did plenty to convince Eagles to get Wentz

When the Philadelphia Eagles’ personnel staff and coaches were at the Senior Bowl last year, they got their first up-close look at what they believe is going to be their long-term answer to success at quarterback. Carson Wentz won them over with his … Continued

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Roseman: Senior Bowl did plenty to convince Eagles to get Wentz

When the Philadelphia Eagles’ personnel staff and coaches were at the Senior Bowl last year, they got their first up-close look at what they believe is going to be their long-term answer to success at quarterback. Carson Wentz won them over with his … Continued

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Brett Favre: Matt Ryan ‘is so deserving’ of Super Bowl

Brett Favre is happy with Matt Ryan. He isn’t happy that the Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback led his team to a trouncing of Favre’s former club, the Green Bay Packers, in the NFC Championship Game. ‘He’s always handled himself in a … Continued

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Brett Favre: Matt Ryan ‘is so deserving’ of Super Bowl

Brett Favre is happy with Matt Ryan. He isn’t happy that the Atlanta Falcons’ quarterback led his team to a trouncing of Favre’s former club, the Green Bay Packers, in the NFC Championship Game. ‘He’s always handled himself in a … Continued

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Falcons’ Chester not worried about a little more work

Few Atlanta Falcons players were busier in the 2016 season than offensive guard Chris Chester. He was on the field for all of the Falcons’ 1,042 offensive plays, including 92 on special teams. But Chester isn’t complaining in the least about … Continued

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Falcons’ Chester not worried about a little more work

Few Atlanta Falcons players were busier in the 2016 season than offensive guard Chris Chester. He was on the field for all of the Falcons’ 1,042 offensive plays, including 92 on special teams. But Chester isn’t complaining in the least about … Continued

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Hogan on big AFC title game: ‘Our game plan was to beat zone’

The New England Patriots figured all along they had the perfect way to exploit the type of defense they anticipated the Pittsburgh Steelers playing in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. That way was to throw the ball as often as possible … Continued

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Hogan on big AFC title game: ‘Our game plan was to beat zone’

The New England Patriots figured all along they had the perfect way to exploit the type of defense they anticipated the Pittsburgh Steelers playing in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. That way was to throw the ball as often as possible … Continued

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Howie Long ‘more sad than angry’ about Raiders’ relocation

As the reality continues to sink in that the Oakland Raiders are headed for Las Vegas, former players on the team share the emotional pain with long-time fans in the Bay Area. Howie Long, for one, is heartbroken by the … Continued

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Howie Long ‘more sad than angry’ about Raiders’ relocation

As the reality continues to sink in that the Oakland Raiders are headed for Las Vegas, former players on the team share the emotional pain with long-time fans in the Bay Area. Howie Long, for one, is heartbroken by the … Continued

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Flowers on Bell’s running style: ‘I haven’t seen anything like it’

As with all defenses that have faced Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, the New England Patriots’ understand theirs will be a unique challenge in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. It isn’t just stopping an incredible runner, but it’s also dealing … Continued

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Flowers on Bell’s running style: ‘I haven’t seen anything like it’

As with all defenses that have faced Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell, the New England Patriots’ understand theirs will be a unique challenge in Sunday’s AFC Championship Game. It isn’t just stopping an incredible runner, but it’s also dealing … Continued

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Fouts on Rodgers: ‘I’ve never seen anybody throw the ball like that’

Aaron Rodgers’ quarterbacking greatness leaves even the most expert observers of the position in awe. Take, for instance, Hall-of-Famer Dan Fouts. ‘He throws a football as if it were a softball’ He can’t believe what Rodgers has shown in leading the … Continued

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Fouts on Rodgers: ‘I’ve never seen anybody throw the ball like that’

Aaron Rodgers’ quarterbacking greatness leaves even the most expert observers of the position in awe. Take, for instance, Hall-of-Famer Dan Fouts. ‘He throws a football as if it were a softball’ He can’t believe what Rodgers has shown in leading the … Continued

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Favre: ‘Pressure falls more so on Matt Ryan’

In sticking with his prediction that the Packers will face the Patriots in the Super Bowl, Favre points out a major difference between the quarterbacks squaring off in the NFC Championship.

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Favre: ‘Pressure falls more so on Matt Ryan’

In sticking with his prediction that the Packers will face the Patriots in the Super Bowl, Favre points out a major difference between the quarterbacks squaring off in the NFC Championship.

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McCourty on Patriots’ D vs. Bell: ‘It’s going to take all 11 guys’

It won’t be about scheming or gimmicks. To get Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell to the ground before he does the kind of damage in the AFC Championship Game that he did in Sunday’s divisional-round victory against the Kansas City Chiefs, … Continued

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McCourty on Patriots’ D vs. Bell: ‘It’s going to take all 11 guys’

It won’t be about scheming or gimmicks. To get Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell to the ground before he does the kind of damage in the AFC Championship Game that he did in Sunday’s divisional-round victory against the Kansas City Chiefs, … Continued

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Kirwan on Rams’ hiring McVay: ‘This is a very tough assignment’

Pat Kirwan doesn’t have an optimistic outlook on the Los Angeles Rams’ hiring of 30-year-old Sean McVay as their new head coach. As far as Kirwan is concerned, asking the youngest coach in NFL history to turn around a team … Continued

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Kirwan on Rams’ hiring McVay: ‘This is a very tough assignment’

Pat Kirwan doesn’t have an optimistic outlook on the Los Angeles Rams’ hiring of 30-year-old Sean McVay as their new head coach. As far as Kirwan is concerned, asking the youngest coach in NFL history to turn around a team … Continued

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Ross on Chargers’ move from San Diego: ‘I hate to see them leave’

Bobby Ross spent nine seasons as an NFL coach, the first five with the San Diego Chargers. He would lead them to their first Super Bowl in 1994, among three postseason appearances, and a 47-33 record before moving onto the … Continued

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Ross on Chargers’ move from San Diego: ‘I hate to see them leave’

Bobby Ross spent nine seasons as an NFL coach, the first five with the San Diego Chargers. He would lead them to their first Super Bowl in 1994, among three postseason appearances, and a 47-33 record before moving onto the … Continued

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Quinn unimpressed with Joseph as Broncos’ head-coach choice

Brady Quinn doesn’t see it. Whatever it was that caused the Denver Broncos to make former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph their new head coach simply wasn’t apparent to the former NFL quarterback. ‘I’m not exactly sure what there … Continued

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Quinn unimpressed with Joseph as Broncos’ head-coach choice

Brady Quinn doesn’t see it. Whatever it was that caused the Denver Broncos to make former Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Vance Joseph their new head coach simply wasn’t apparent to the former NFL quarterback. ‘I’m not exactly sure what there … Continued

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Favre: Packers, Patriots on track to meet in the Super Bowl

Brett Favre thinks the teams are trending on a championship collision course. The New England Patriots have long been on that path, but the Green Bay Packers have caught plenty of people by surprise by getting red hot at the … Continued

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Favre: Packers, Patriots on track to meet in the Super Bowl

Brett Favre thinks the teams are trending on a championship collision course. The New England Patriots have long been on that path, but the Green Bay Packers have caught plenty of people by surprise by getting red hot at the … Continued

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Richardson on one-handed TD catch: ‘I knew we needed to make a play’

The top highlight-reel play of highlight-reel plays during wild-card weekend was Paul Richardson’s incredible one-handed touchdown catch in the Seattle Seahawks’ 26-6 victory against the Detroit Lions. Richardson’s wild, two-yard scoring catch with Lions strong safety Tavon Wilson draped all … Continued

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Richardson on one-handed TD catch: ‘I knew we needed to make a play’

The top highlight-reel play of highlight-reel plays during wild-card weekend was Paul Richardson’s incredible one-handed touchdown catch in the Seattle Seahawks’ 26-6 victory against the Detroit Lions. Richardson’s wild, two-yard scoring catch with Lions strong safety Tavon Wilson draped all … Continued

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Jackson on Cook: ‘We expect him to be a very capable guy’

Studying the first rookie quarterback in NFL history making his inaugural start in the postseason is an enormous challenge for the opposing defense. For the Houston Texans’ defenders, they have very little to go on in their research of Oakland Raiders … Continued

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Jackson on Cook: ‘We expect him to be a very capable guy’

Studying the first rookie quarterback in NFL history making his inaugural start in the postseason is an enormous challenge for the opposing defense. For the Houston Texans’ defenders, they have very little to go on in their research of Oakland Raiders … Continued

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Cook: Rodgers ‘makes you more of an aware player’

Aaron Rodgers’ impact on the Green Bay Packers goes well beyond his incredible passing skills. He’s the true leader of the Packers’ offense. And as the team prepares for Sunday’s wild-card playoff game against the New York Giants, everyone around … Continued

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Cook: Rodgers ‘makes you more of an aware player’

Aaron Rodgers’ impact on the Green Bay Packers goes well beyond his incredible passing skills. He’s the true leader of the Packers’ offense. And as the team prepares for Sunday’s wild-card playoff game against the New York Giants, everyone around … Continued

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Del Rio says Cook’s ‘unflappable’ play vs. Broncos shows he’s ready for playoff start

The Oakland Raiders are entering the postseason with their third starting quarterback in three games. If the situation looked daunting when Derek Carr suffered a broken leg and had to be replaced by Matt McGloin, it’s fair to say it … Continued

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Del Rio says Cook’s ‘unflappable’ play vs. Broncos shows he’s ready for playoff start

The Oakland Raiders are entering the postseason with their third starting quarterback in three games. If the situation looked daunting when Derek Carr suffered a broken leg and had to be replaced by Matt McGloin, it’s fair to say it … Continued

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Favre: Ryan is ‘absolutely’ a deserving MVP candidate

As far as Brett Favre is concerned, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has performed well enough this season to be named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Favre, who received the honor three times during his Hall-of-Fame career, understands there are other … Continued

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Favre: Ryan is ‘absolutely’ a deserving MVP candidate

As far as Brett Favre is concerned, Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan has performed well enough this season to be named the NFL’s Most Valuable Player. Favre, who received the honor three times during his Hall-of-Fame career, understands there are other … Continued

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Quinn: York owning mistakes will help 49ers’ hiring process

It stands to reason that candidates for the San Francisco 49ers general-manager and head-coaching vacancies are casting a wary eye on the team. The Niners have had a plenty of blunders, which have led to each of their last two … Continued

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Quinn: York owning mistakes will help 49ers’ hiring process

It stands to reason that candidates for the San Francisco 49ers general-manager and head-coaching vacancies are casting a wary eye on the team. The Niners have had a plenty of blunders, which have led to each of their last two … Continued

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Jackson wants Collins to know the Browns see him as a long-term member of the team

When the Cleveland Browns acquired linebacker Jamie Collins in an in-season trade with the New England Patriots, Hue Jackson wasn’t looking at it as a brief stop. The Browns’ coach saw Collins as an integral long-term member of his team. ‘Show him … Continued

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Jackson wants Collins to know the Browns see him as a long-term member of the team

When the Cleveland Browns acquired linebacker Jamie Collins in an in-season trade with the New England Patriots, Hue Jackson wasn’t looking at it as a brief stop. The Browns’ coach saw Collins as an integral long-term member of his team. ‘Show him … Continued

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Marvin Lewis: ‘I’ll be back in 2017’

Marvin Lewis wants the entire matter to go away. He fully plans to return as coach of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017. He has no intention of retiring or otherwise walking away from the job he has held since 2003. … Continued

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Marvin Lewis: ‘I’ll be back in 2017’

Marvin Lewis wants the entire matter to go away. He fully plans to return as coach of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017. He has no intention of retiring or otherwise walking away from the job he has held since 2003. … Continued

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