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Archive: April 25, 2010 - May 1, 2010

League should take action

The NFL has a responsibility to incoming players to more closely monitor pre-draft interviews so questions like the one Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland asked Dez Bryant are prohibited.

By Anthony Stalter | April 30, 2010; 12:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Questions complicate larger issues

The public outcry surrounding Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland's inappropriate question to Dez Bryant could forever change the protocol for prospect interviews

By Doug Farrar | April 30, 2010; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

An inexcusable inquiry

There's no way to sugarcoat the question Dolphins GM Jeff Ireland posed to Dez Bryant in a pre-draft interview, and the NFL should encourage future draft prospects to report that type of questioning.

By Brandon Benson | April 30, 2010; 9:38 AM ET | Comments (1)

Whistle blowing aspirations

The real outrage in the Dez Bryant-Jeff Ireland situation should be directed at the sports writer who blew this story out of proportion to brighten his own star.

By Matt Infante | April 30, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Crossing the line

Asking a potential NFL draft pick personal questions about his own background is one thing, but interrogating him about his family is crossing the line.

By Dave Goldberg | April 30, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Context and tone

Without knowing the tone or context of the questions posed to Dez Bryant and Myron Rolle, it's impossible to know whether or not they were inappropriate. What we do know is both men were mature enough to handle them.

By Michael Kun | April 30, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Let them ask

Before investing millions of dollars in a player, NFL franchise executives should be permitted to asses a player's character...only if they are willing to accept whatever any and all responses.

By Dan Parker | April 30, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Interview regulation?

Should the NFL more closely monitor and regulate how franchises conduct pre-draft player interviews?

By Reader Poll | April 29, 2010; 11:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ratings say it all

For true fans of the NFL draft, the new prime time format was a smashing success.

By Anthony Stalter | April 27, 2010; 10:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Drafting America's idols

For fans of the NFLs best teams and its worst, April is the best time of the year.

By Brian Tarcy | April 27, 2010; 9:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Online is the way to go

NFL.com provided updates, scouting reports and all the information the television broadcasts were lacking.

By Brandon Benson | April 27, 2010; 9:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Driven Away from ESPN

The new NFL draft prime time format worked for ratings but ESPN's coverage was a train wreck.

By Doug Farrar | April 27, 2010; 1:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Best draft coverage ever?

Did you enjoy the 2010 NFL draft broadcast more than broadcasts in previous years?

By Reader Poll | April 27, 2010; 12:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

ESPN ruins the moment

By beating Roger Goodell to the podium time and time again, ESPN stole the thunder of the NFL commissioner and ruined the spirit of the 2010 NFL draft.

By Michael Kun | April 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

Picks over shtick

All the interviews, on-set arguments and fluff of ESPN's 2010 NFL draft broadcast took away from what viewers actually wanted to see -- the picks.

By Edward Valentine | April 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bumblin' and fumblin'

The overblown overkill of ESPN's NFL draft coverage team detracted from the event, leading at least one draftnik to flip to the NFL Network.

By Dave Goldberg | April 27, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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