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New national anthem policy no longer expected to emerge at next week's NFL spring owners meeting
It now appears no final resolution to the controversial question is likely to be reached next week when the owners convene for two days in Atlanta, Ga., according to sources familiar with the league's current thinking.
Ranking the playoff chances of the NFL's seven new head coaches
With most of the personnel moves already made around the league, and the NFL entering its offseason workout portion of the proceedings, here's Don Banks' assessment of the seven new coaches, ranking them from most to least likely to make the playoffs in 2018.
Could Louisville QB Lamar Jackson and the Patriots be a match waiting to happen?
The most interesting thing I heard on the day before the NFL Draft opens was that New England worked out Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson privately in South Florida two weeks before he visited Foxboro for an official visit to Gillette Stadium.
In a final twist, Colts and Patriots were reportedly opposed to the tabled 'McDaniels rule'
If you thought the Indianapolis Colts would be the last team in the NFL to oppose the so-called "Josh McDaniels rule,'' allowing teams to sign a head coaching candidate to a contract even if their original team is still alive in the playoffs, you thought wrong.
The NFL appears poised and ready for the 'Josh McDaniels rule'
Had the Colts' well-chronicled courtship of Josh McDaniels unfolded next year instead of this year, chances are the Patriots long-time offensive coordinator would be attending the 2019 NFL annual meeting as Indianapolis' new head coach.
Week 3 Snap Judgments
Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we take stock of a sobering and yet absolutely captivating Week 3 in the NFL, one where the focus was largely centered on what transpired before the ball was kicked off, at least until those wildly entertaining games began.
Snap Judgments: A banner-hanging reality check for the Patriots
Musings, observations and the occasional insight as the 2017 NFL season finally kicked off with that banner-hanging reality check at Gillette Stadium, a stunning 42-27 upset win for Kansas City over the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots on Thursday night/Friday morning.
Can the Falcons repeat recent history and pull off a Red Sox, Cavs, Warriors, Royals, Clemson and Carolina-style comeback?
After the devastation of last winter, and what unfolded that memorable night against the Patriots in Houston, Falcons fans are looking for reasons to believe this summer. And surprisingly enough, there are many.