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Dear The NFL: The CFL Is So Much Better At Video Reviews Than You Are

As the NFL keeps pondering ways to define the undefinable when it comes to pass interference, the CFL just up and simplified things for everyone. Seriously, someone over on Park Avenue should probably take a look at this statement that was put out this morning by the CFL’s commissioner and senior director of…

The Eagles Have Everything Set Up

The Eagles showed they were committed to Carson Wentz in February, when they let Nick Foles take his dick somewhere else. And by signing Wentz to a four-year extension two years before they had to, as the Eagles did Thursday night, they showed too that they’re all-in on him.

The Scummy Bucs Tried To Keep Secret Their Failed Attempt To Get Millions From The BP Oil Spill Settlement The Scummy Bucs Tried To Keep Secret Their Failed Attempt To Get Millions From The BP Oil Spill Settlement

This is old, but so what. The more we can talk about how the Tampa Bay Buccaneers cooked their books in a failed attempt to claim settlement money from a far-off oil spill that didn’t actually affect them, the better. Turns out there’s one more twist to pass along: The Bucs sought to keep from public view their…

The Buccaneers Tried Accounting Tricks To Claim Money From The BP Oil Spill The Buccaneers Tried Accounting Tricks To Claim Money From The BP Oil Spill

This is something else: A federal appeals court rejected the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ attempt to secure nearly $20 million from a settlement fund designed to compensate victims of the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill, on the grounds that the Bucs tried to use some shady-ass accounting to justify their claim.

Adam Gase And The Jets Have Had A Crazy-Ass Week

It’s been a busy week or so for the Jets. Eight days have passed since general manager Mike Maccagnan was fired, after he had been kept on to lead such minor team-building exercises as the search for a head coach, a free-agency spending spree, and a draft in which the Jets possessed the No. 3 pick. Adam Gase, the head…

The NFL Is Apparently Determined To Screw Up The Hail Mary The NFL Is Apparently Determined To Screw Up The Hail Mary

The NFL this morning approved a rule change that could potentially allow coaches to challenge pass interference calls and non-calls in the last two minutes of a half or game. As with most tweaks to the league’s rulebook, this one’s likely going to create even more confusion. Are you ready for some Hail Mary…

The NFL Concussion Settlement Just Keeps Getting Worse And Worse The NFL Concussion Settlement Just Keeps Getting Worse And Worse

In what plaintiffs’ attorneys view as a total disaster, the federal judge overseeing the NFL concussion settlement on Thursday denied a motion to reconsider rules changes for physicians she had approved last month. Those changes, as noted earlier, stand to make it even more difficult for players to get paid and…

The Mighty Josh Bell Just Keeps Smashing Monster Dingers

A loyal reader reached out this morning with a fantastic question:

Q&A: John Urschel On NFL Analytics, Two-Point Conversion Cowards, And That Math Problem Q&A: John Urschel On NFL Analytics, Two-Point Conversion Cowards, And That Math Problem

John Urschel spent three seasons as an offensive lineman for the Ravens. He’s also a candidate for a Ph.D. in mathematics at MIT—a pursuit he began in 2016, during his final season in the NFL. He’s also written a book, Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football, that’s being released today by Penguin Random House.

Sean McVay Says He Ate Too Much Tape Before The Super Bowl Sean McVay Says He Ate Too Much Tape Before The Super Bowl

As you might expect, Sean McVay has internalized the Rams’ loss to the Patriots in Super Bowl 53. L.A.’s defense put up an all-time performance by limiting Tom Brady and the Pats to a pair of field goals and a touchdown. But the Rams’ offense, which had dazzled the league all season long with all sorts of whizbang…

Tuesday Is A Big Day For The NFL's Concussion Settlement Tuesday Is A Big Day For The NFL's Concussion Settlement

The NFL concussion settlement is at an inflection point. Tomorrow morning, at the federal courthouse in Philadelphia, a hearing is scheduled to discuss a series rules changes that were recently approved by Senior Judge Anita B. Brody, who has oversight of the settlement. Those changes, which govern one group of…

Giants Release Hype Video Of Daniel Jones Throwing Forward Passes Giants Release Hype Video Of Daniel Jones Throwing Forward Passes

The Giants drafted Daniel Jones at No. 6 overall because they were horny for him, and they want you to be horny for him, too. Do try to contain yourself as you watch this hype reel:

Lawsuit Alleges NFL Directed Insurance Carrier To Deny Disability Claims Lawsuit Alleges NFL Directed Insurance Carrier To Deny Disability Claims

A medical clinic in Illinois is accusing the NFL of instructing its insurance carrier to deny claims made by former players under the auspices of the league’s disability plan. The allegations are outlined in a lawsuit that also accuses the league of retaliating against the clinic for providing independent diagnostic…

How Russell Wilson's Megadeal Allows NFL Owners To Keep Winning How Russell Wilson's Megadeal Allows NFL Owners To Keep Winning

The conventional wisdom on Russell Wilson’s record-setting contract extension is that it’s a win for both sides. Wilson is now the NFL’s highest-paid player, and he secured strong guarantees, the largest signing bonus in history, and significant early cash flow ...

Russell Wilson Is Getting Paid

Russell Wilson is now the highest-paid player in NFL history. Just before the midnight (PDT) negotiating deadline Wilson’s camp had set with the Seahawks, the two sides agreed to an extension with a max length of four years and a max value of $140 million. Wilson had indeed tried to use his extraordinary leverage to…

Ex-NFL Players Now Have To Jump Through Even More Hoops To Collect Concussion Settlement Money Ex-NFL Players Now Have To Jump Through Even More Hoops To Collect Concussion Settlement Money

A new set of physicians’ rules has been approved for the NFL concussion settlement, and while those rules do not explicitly alter the criteria for a qualifying diagnosis, they do include a number of wholesale changes that could make it more difficult for ex-players to obtain settlement payments, just as some…

Russell Wilson's Next Contract Should Be A Doozy Russell Wilson's Next Contract Should Be A Doozy

Russell Wilson is entering a contract year, and he’s going to get paid. At age 30, Wilson is in the prime of his career, and he continues to be exceptional—even as the Seahawks insist on letting Brian Schottenheimer design plays for him by repeatedly scrawling “MUST ESTABLISH RUN” on the wall of a cave somewhere.…

How The Rise Of Comp Picks Is Chilling NFL Free Agency How The Rise Of Comp Picks Is Chilling NFL Free Agency

Compensatory picks have been a low-key feature of the NFL draft since 1994, the year after free agency finally became a thing. But this offseason, more and more teams appear to be finessing the free agency system in an attempt to to stockpile comp picks. And it’s created something of a freeze on the free agent market.

The History And Future Of The Franchise Tag, The Bane Of The NFL's Best Players The History And Future Of The Franchise Tag, The Bane Of The NFL's Best Players

The top of this year’s NFL free agent class was stocked with defensive linemen and edge rushers. Most never hit the market.

Robert Kraft Is The Silent Center Of The NFL Meetings Robert Kraft Is The Silent Center Of The NFL Meetings

PHOENIX — The NFL’s owners are gathered at a fancypants resort here for their annual league meetings. On the agenda are numerous proposals for rules changes, and this morning was the breakfast at which the head coaches got hit with rapid-fire questions for an hour before reporters tore into the buffet like a pack of…

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