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O’Connor: Tom Brady’s personal workouts are a bad example

Ian O’Connor has won numerous national awards as a sports columnist and is the author of three books, including the bestseller, “The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter.” ESPN Radio broadcasts “The Ian O’Connor Show” every Sunday from 7 to 9 a.m. ET. Follow Ian on Twitter » Tom Brady has been an earnest and […]

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2020 NFL schedule release: Ten spicy revenge games on tap

FIVE TAKEAWAYS PRIME-TIME TOUGHEST MOST-FORGIVING REVENGE IN-GAME MATCHUPS We live in the age of turning the other cheek. In times as frightening and uncertain as these, we’re told this is the moment to drain bad blood in service of the greater good. Angry? Take a deep breath and ask yourself: What Would Gal Gadot Do? […]

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Toughest 2020 NFL schedules: Brady-less Patriots will be tested

FIVE TAKEAWAYS PRIME-TIME TOUGHEST MOST-FORGIVING REVENGE IN-GAME MATCHUPS Schedules that appear difficult in May often don’t look so tough once injuries strike and glossy season preview magazines get recycled. But if you are a big enough fan to be reading an offseason article on schedule difficulty in the middle of a pandemic, you probably know […]

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Most vulnerable division champs: Packers, Texans in trouble?

One thing stands out when reviewing the final standings from the 2019 season: the list of division winners looks strikingly similar to the list from 2018. Just three division champions (the Eagles in the NFC East, the Packers in the NFC North and the Niners in the NFC West) did not also capture the title […]

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NFC South draft grades: Bucs and Panthers continue makeovers

NFC SOUTH AFC NORTH NFC NORTH AFC WEST NFC WEST AFC EAST NFC EAST Why provide instant grades on the selections of prospects who have yet to take an NFL snap? Well, you’re reading this, aren’t you? Considering the makeup of every roster and the factors surrounding each pick, Gennaro Filice and Dan Parr attempt […]

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2021 NFL Draft: Compensatory pick projections for every team

An increasing number of NFL teams are crafting their free agency strategy around their ability to create compensatory picks by shrewdly sifting through departures and acquisitions. Adding draft capital allows teams additional chances to find a diamond in the rough. Consider as one example Darius Slayton, selected by the New York Giants with a fifth-round […]

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Saints announce they've signed Jameis Winston

It took more than a month for quarterback Jameis Winston to find his way to his new NFL home. Two days after news came to the forefront that Winston was expected to sign with the New Orleans Saints, the team announced Tuesday afternoon it has indeed agreed to a one-year deal to add Winston to […]