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Archive: June 28, 2009 - July 4, 2009

A Good Man, Gone Too Soon

What I remember most about Steve McNair was his all-consuming competitiveness.

By Doug Farrar | July 4, 2009; 10:20 PM ET | Comments (5)

Former Coach Remembers

From the first day he came in, you could definitely tell he was a very talented young man.

By Sherman Smith | July 4, 2009; 10:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Campbell Missing McNair

Jason Campbell: "I'm just devastated. Just in shock right now. "

By Cindy Boren | July 4, 2009; 8:31 PM ET | Comments (0)

McNair Played Tough

This is a sad day for all of us who love the NFL.

By Desmond Bieler | July 4, 2009; 7:35 PM ET | Comments (2)

McNair Dead

Former Tennessee Titans and Baltimore Ravens quarterback Steve McNair was shot and killed in Nashville, police have confirmed.

By Mark Maske | July 4, 2009; 7:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Wasted Money Is Funny, But Not When It's Ours

Will the rich get better? It doesn't seem to be the case.

By Dan Levy | July 3, 2009; 4:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Nelly Knows Best

When I am faced with life's most difficult questions I turn to respected thought leaders who really put things in perspective.

By Jason Maloni | July 3, 2009; 11:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Win, Earn or Both?

It's important to appreciate that not all owners are obsessed with winning; some are more concerned with making money year over year.

By David Carter | July 3, 2009; 11:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

Winning Starts at Home

Team cohesiveness, solid quarterback play and a stingy defense in December and January aren't based on who owners sign in March.

By Roman Oben | July 3, 2009; 10:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Gotta Spend (Smart) to Win

Teams that don't spend money on talent invariably will not win in the NFL, but it's up to fans to complain.

By Peter Schaffer | July 3, 2009; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

Can't Buy a Championship

In the NFL, it's not the payroll size, but how you use it.

By Dave Halprin | July 3, 2009; 8:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

It's Always Brains Over Bucks

Big money means nothing when it comes to team success.

By Doug Farrar | July 3, 2009; 8:13 AM ET | Comments (0)

More Money Wins

Money can be spent well and spent poorly, but ultimately more money is always better.

By John Morgan | July 3, 2009; 8:12 AM ET | Comments (0)

Offseason Champions

Free spending can't be considered a strategy for winning; instead it must be looked at as a supplement in a larger plan.

By Paul Tenorio | July 3, 2009; 7:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

A Losing Formula

Years of capricious and irresponsible spending are taking their toll, and based on last season's debacle, it doesn't look as if Dallas will extricate itself anytime soon.

By Gene Wang | July 3, 2009; 7:52 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't Rush Stafford

Starting Stafford right now before he is fully developed could be a mistake, no matter how much money Detroit is paying him.

By Shawn Zobel | July 1, 2009; 5:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Sanchez First

Matthew Stafford may be the most ready, but Sanchez is the most likely to start next year.

By Rob Rang | July 1, 2009; 3:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Freeman Franchise

Funny thing when you mix 'Tampa Bay Buccaneers' and 'success', they act like oil and water.

By Nick Houllis | July 1, 2009; 12:58 PM ET | Comments (0)

Fans Want Stafford

As much as I want to see Stafford play, my preference is that Culpepper plays well enough to keep him relegated to the bench until 2010.

By Sean Yuille | July 1, 2009; 11:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Systems Will Dictate

I suspect that the Jets will start Sanchez pretty much right away.

By Doug Farrar | July 1, 2009; 10:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

All of Them

The NFL is a copycat league. Let the Wildcat serve as Exhibit A. Exhibit B may well be rookies starting at quarterback.

By Gene Wang | July 1, 2009; 10:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sanchez Not Ready

Despite a strong team around him, the Jets might be wiser to let Sanchez sit.

By John Butchko | July 1, 2009; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

Survey Says Sanchez

Which of the three will have the best career is unknown, but Sanchez has the best chance to start this year and be successful.

By Peter Schaffer | July 1, 2009; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell Protects the Brand

There reason football keeps getting richer is that the NFL protects their product more aggressively than any other sports league.

By Jim McCormick | June 29, 2009; 5:41 PM ET | Comments (0)

Nothing's Fair in Fantasy Land

There is nothing fair about the NFL's personal conduct policy until you take into account that there is nothing realistic about the NFL.

By Emil Steiner | June 29, 2009; 3:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Probe Helps Burress

Goodell is not only acting within his rights as commissioner, he's actually HELPING Burress by initiating the probe.

By Jason Maloni | June 29, 2009; 3:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Consistency Wanted

It seems to me that Goodell bases the expediency with which he deals with a player's disciplinary issues on the interest teams have in that player.

By Doug Farrar | June 29, 2009; 3:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

The No Fair League

The NFL's disciplinary system is about as fair and objective as a tribunal in the Soviet Union.

By Peter Schaffer | June 29, 2009; 3:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

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