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Archive: August 16, 2009 - August 22, 2009

Have Goodell's Policies Helped Clean Up the NFL?

A swing and a miss for the Ginger Hammer?

By Reader Poll | August 21, 2009; 5:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Addressing the Problem, Not the Solution

Assuming that Roger Goodell's increased discipline changes the way players act is like saying that the rooster crowing changes the way the sun comes up.

By Doug Farrar | August 21, 2009; 1:15 PM ET | Comments (0)

Hammer Time!

With off field drama and unpredictable legal consequences forcing Goodell's hand, he's playing his cards right.

By Jason Maloni | August 21, 2009; 1:13 PM ET | Comments (2)

Not Strict Enough

Until a standard list of punishments for crimes exists, players won't see the policy as a detriment.

By Les Carpenter | August 21, 2009; 12:39 PM ET | Comments (2)

Give Goodell a Raise

Or take him to see "The Hangover." I'll bet that would get him to smile and forget about the upcoming lockout.

By Michael Kun | August 21, 2009; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (1)

Jets Fans Be Mad!

Favre jerked the Jets around just as much as he jerked the Packers around. Only the Packers will be a better team despite Favre's antics.

By Michael Kun | August 20, 2009; 2:53 AM ET | Comments (4)

Waiting Game No Fun for Vikings

Brett Favre deserves to continue to play football, but not at the expense of ruining the team chemistry of the Minnesota Vikings.

By Roman Oben | August 19, 2009; 1:52 PM ET | Comments (5)

Favre, Vikes May Crash and Burn

Brad Childress and Minnesota went all in on Brett Favre, but don't expect them to win out.

By Peter Schaffer | August 19, 2009; 1:49 PM ET | Comments (6)

Favre the Betrayer

His legacy will always be tarnished by his actions at the end of his career.

By Brandon Benson | August 19, 2009; 1:04 PM ET | Comments (5)

Ego Gone Wild

How many Hall of Fame inductees have been booed as they enter Canton? This could be the first.

By Jason Maloni | August 19, 2009; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Stunned and Intrigued

For me, this is the football equivalent of getting punched in the face. By Brock Lesnar. Repeatedly.

By Chris Gates | August 18, 2009; 11:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

Favre Dupes Us Again!

When it comes to retirement, this dude is capable of any level of deceit.

By Sean McCann | August 18, 2009; 11:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Neither Hero nor Villian

He is just human - a football player who made us smile most Sundays in the fall.

By Paul Bessire | August 18, 2009; 9:09 PM ET | Comments (1)

Feeling Betrayed

Now, we wish him the worst of luck, and if all goes well, a lifetime of regret.

By Jeff Nelson | August 18, 2009; 8:43 PM ET | Comments (1)

Guess Who's Back... Back Again

In Green Bay no one seems to care anymore

By Cindy Kagan | August 18, 2009; 4:11 PM ET | Comments (0)

Unretiring Ego

Suffice to say, the man loves the spotlight, and Brad Childress is desperate.

By Jim McCormick | August 18, 2009; 3:22 PM ET | Comments (3)

Favre Helps Vikes

Childress is gutless for allowing Brett to dictate when he showed up to play. That said, from a pure football standpoint, Favre makes the Vikings better.

By Anthony Stalter | August 18, 2009; 3:18 PM ET | Comments (10)

He's a Drama Queen

My first thought will not be about how great of a player he was but that he was a huge drama queen the last year and a half.

By Sean Yuille | August 18, 2009; 2:45 PM ET | Comments (1)

Favre's a Selfish Jerk

I know they'll never say it on the record so I'll say it for Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels: Brett Favre is a jackass.

By H. Gore | August 18, 2009; 2:41 PM ET | Comments (13)

Not Dead, Just Resting

While the feature back is rarer and rarer these days, due to size, the great ones find a way to rise to the top.

By Michael Oriard | August 17, 2009; 7:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Alive and Well, Obscure

If any runner has a 100-yard day, week one, fans in his city will declare him the feature back.

By Brian Tarcy | August 17, 2009; 7:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Committee Makes Sense

Growing awareness of the effects of running back overuse and the value of those backs over time has contributed to a change in thinking regarding the "feature back" concept.

By Doug Farrar | August 17, 2009; 7:20 PM ET | Comments (0)

Blame the Draft

While the featured back may not be completely dead, it's getting close.

By Shawn Zobel | August 17, 2009; 6:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Specialization is the future... and not just at running back

Fantasy football players may shudder at the thought, but rotating backs makes sense for both the team and for the players.

By Rob Rang | August 17, 2009; 11:49 AM ET | Comments (2)

Committee of Diversity

The key to success in today's running game is to have a committee of running backs with different styles.

By Chris Gates | August 17, 2009; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (1)

Double Your Durability

The feature back may not be completely dead but the two back system is more popular because of the beating that running backs take in the NFL.

By Jimmy Morris | August 17, 2009; 11:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Blame Mike Shanahan

Not only can Mike Shanahan be blamed for the downfall of the Denver Broncos, fantasy owners should blame him for ruining the feature back.

By Dan Levy | August 17, 2009; 6:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Stuff Your Sorries in a Sack

Of course he's going to apologize and say the right things -- he has to kiss the ass of society now.

By Larry Brown | August 17, 2009; 3:19 AM ET | Comments (2)

It Was Wrong

I let myself down, not being out on the football field, being in a prison bed, in a prison bunk, writing letters home,

By Michael Vick | August 16, 2009; 10:43 PM ET | Comments (3)

Goodell Overbearing

What the cases of Vick, Stallworth, Burress, Jones and others show is that Roger Goodell is currently a man without constraints -- but that might soon come to an end.

By Neil Jacobs | August 16, 2009; 10:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

 
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