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Was $25,000 a fitting fine?

Was a $25,000 fine a fitting punishment for Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan's on-field brawl?

By Reader Poll | November 30, 2010; 10:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Subjectivity is a necessity

The NFL must consider each situation -- including the track records of the players involved -- when deciding on appropriate punishments for fights, punches and illegal hits, to avoid heading down a slippery slope.

By Anthony Stalter | November 30, 2010; 10:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Conspiracy theories

Perhaps Houston's next two games -- nationally televised matchups on Thursday and Monday nights -- played a role in the relatively light fine Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan received for their on-field fight.

By Tim McHale | November 30, 2010; 08:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

No fighting in Goodell's NFL

In Roger Goodell's NFL, displays of temper are not tolerated. And it's Cortland Finnegan whose reputation was further tarnished by his fight with Andre Johnson.

By Dave Goldberg | November 30, 2010; 12:40 AM ET | Comments (1)

Hits worse than fights

Long-term damage from helmet-to-helmet hits is more dangerous to the NFL than on-field fights and fines and suspensions should be levied accordingly.

By Michael Oriard | November 30, 2010; 12:25 AM ET | Comments (0)

A dangerous precedent

Failing to suspend players for fighting on the field sets a dangerous precedent in the NFL that could eventually result in injuries to star players.

By Michael Kun | November 30, 2010; 12:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Fines do just fine

Fines and a coach's wrath have always been the best deterrents in the NFL, and the fines levied against Andre Johnson and Cortland Finnegan for their Sunday fracas should do just that.

By Leonard Shapiro | November 30, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (1)

A blip on offseason radar

Both Andre and Chris Johnson deserve restructured contracts and both should get them before the season begins. Until then, their holdouts are just a blip on the offseason radar.

By Dave Goldberg | May 19, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Pony up and pay the man

Andre Johnson has made himself expendable by quietly becoming the best wide receiver in the NFL. Now the Houston Texans should defy conventional wisdom and pay their top talent.

By Anthony Stalter | May 19, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (3)

Long holdouts looming

Both Andre and Chris Johnson deserve new long-term contracts but neither has the leverage to make that happen anytime soon, which could result in lengthy holdouts and contract disputes.

By Joe Baker | May 19, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

CBA is biggest hurdle

The biggest hurdle preventing Chris Johnson from becoming the highest paid offensive player in the NFL isn't his team's wallet, it's the current Collective Bargaining Agreement.

By Jason Brewer | May 19, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Do Johnsons deserve new deals?

Should the Texans and Titans give Andre and Chris Johnson new deals?

By Reader Poll | May 19, 2010; 12:00 AM ET | Comments (0)

Titanic Bubble

The Titans have what it takes to keep hope alive and make a run. We'll see if they can put it all together now.

By Anthony Stalter | November 30, 2009; 11:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bash of the Titans?

My heart tells me that the answer to this question is the Tennessee Titans but my head says Packers and Ravens.

By Doug Farrar | November 30, 2009; 10:32 AM ET | Comments (0)

Trade Zorn for Phillips?

Here's a radical solution for the problems in Washington, Dallas and Tennessee: don't fire these head coaches, trade them.

By Sean McCann | October 21, 2009; 12:43 PM ET | Comments (4)

Keep Zorn for Now

The best thing Dan Snyder could possibly do would be to let the 2009 season play out with Zorn still the head coach.

By Leonard Shapiro | October 21, 2009; 12:20 PM ET | Comments (5)

Off With His Head!

Sometimes the gods demand a public execution, whether the official comes from a sports team, Fortune 500 corporation or government.

By Jason Maloni | October 21, 2009; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (1)

Dump Jim Zorn

If I were Dan Synder, I would have put Zorn out of his misery three days ago.

By Sean Moroney | October 21, 2009; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (14)

Why Wait, Dan?

If Dan Snyder has an idea of who he wants to coach the team next year, why not bring that person in now?

By David Aldridge | October 21, 2009; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (10)

It Just Don't Work

For the other three majors, changing coaches midseason is like sending back a meal. In the NFL it's like impeaching the President.

By Emil Steiner | October 21, 2009; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Interim in Vogue

Firing a coach in midseason isn't giving up the future.

By Dave Goldberg | October 21, 2009; 09:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Dump Zorn, Keep Fisher

Zorn is getting things taken off his plate -- soon he won't have a plate at all.

By Matt Loede | October 21, 2009; 09:39 AM ET | Comments (2)

Interim Can Work

Bring in a temporary coach -- worst case you have to replace him in February

By David Hill | October 21, 2009; 09:29 AM ET | Comments (1)

Strange Happenings This Season

More than one-third of the league is unbeaten or winless a quarter of the way into the season. That's not normal for the NFL.

By Mark Maske | October 9, 2009; 06:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Middle Class Still Rules

Just give it some time, and the class system will sort itself out.

By Jamie De Giorgio | October 9, 2009; 12:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

Parity Still Alive

There have always been bad quarterbacks, idiotic coaches and poor front offices, and there will always be.

By Sean McCann | October 9, 2009; 11:43 AM ET | Comments (1)

Look Under Center

How can an NFL team be expected to be competitive when teams have revolving doors at the QB position?

By David Hill | October 9, 2009; 08:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

All About Quarterbacks

The reason for the wide disparity in winning teams and losing ones comes down to one thing: quarterback play.

By Shawn Zobel | October 9, 2009; 07:49 AM ET | Comments (1)

Not So Shocking

If there are still a few undefeated teams at week 12, or a few winless teams then, we can talk then.

By Michael Kun | October 9, 2009; 07:44 AM ET | Comments (1)

NFL Cap and Switch

Young, impotent coaches and a non-meritocratic salary cap are pushing NFL parity towards oblivion.

By Doug Farrar | October 9, 2009; 07:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Why Such Disparity?

What is behind the largest number of winless and undefeated NFL teams in over a decade? Vote now.

By Reader Poll | October 9, 2009; 07:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

Media Conspiracy

It is not a coincidence that there are zero winless teams on the West Coast or in the Northeast.

By Brian Tarcy | September 28, 2009; 01:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Bucking Perfection

Though it probably won't happen, Cleveland or Tampa Bay could give Detroit's record a run.

By Nick Houllis | September 28, 2009; 06:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Frustration in Florida

The Miami Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers join the Jacksonville Jaguars struggling in the Sunshine State.

By Brandon Benson | September 22, 2009; 06:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Turmoil in Tennessee

It's easy to imagine Jeff Fisher's 16th Titans squad 1-5 heading into a Week 7 bye.

By Sean McCann | September 21, 2009; 11:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

Which Teams Should Be Panicking?

Two weeks deep, which NFL team(s), if any, should be really worrying?

By Reader Poll | September 21, 2009; 10:31 AM ET | Comments (2)

QB Over Safety

Troy may be better at his position, but Ben's position is a lot more important.

By Rob Rang | September 11, 2009; 12:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bank on Big Ben

It was obvious last night that Ben Roethlisberger is more valuable to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

By Shawn Zobel | September 11, 2009; 12:49 AM ET | Comments (0)

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; 06:11 AM ET | Comments (0)

Athlete Idolatry

Maybe Air Jordan or Air McNair are false idols and we need to be more critical of who deserves the title of hero.

By Dr. Matthew Prowler | July 8, 2009; 05:26 PM ET | Comments (1)

A Family Tragedy

Steve McNair was required to be role model for his four sons. Instead, he lied to his family every time he snuck off to be with this young woman, with his actions and presumably his words.

By Tracee Hamilton | July 8, 2009; 03:33 PM ET | Comments (4)

Some Role Models Cheat

McNair fit into the category of a role model, and although he was unfaithful, that does not erase his hard work, his accomplishments, his generosity, all the good things about him.

By Roman Oben | July 8, 2009; 02:23 PM ET | Comments (25)

A Hero on the Field

Forget his private life, admire his endurance, his hard work, his rugged character on the field.

By Dan Steinberg | July 8, 2009; 12:39 PM ET | Comments (5)

Affirming the Best in McNair

There was much to admire about Steve McNair, and it would be myopic to overlook his extensive contributions to society because of his martial indiscretion.

By Gene Wang | July 8, 2009; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (2)

What Is a Hero?

We make deals with our heroes and our role models all the time, because sainted perfection is so very difficult to find.

By Doug Farrar | July 8, 2009; 06:19 AM ET | Comments (1)

Not My Hero

This was a tragic situation, but one that Steve McNair seemed to bring upon himself.

By Dan Levy | July 8, 2009; 05:06 AM ET | Comments (7)

More to McNair

Was he perfect? No, but he was absolutely a hero.

By Jimmy Morris | July 8, 2009; 03:53 AM ET | Comments (2)

Heroes Are Humans

The flaws of our role models don't diminish their heroism but rather prove their humanity.

By Peter Schaffer | July 8, 2009; 03:45 AM ET | Comments (3)

Campbell Missing McNair

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

By Cindy Boren | July 4, 2009; 08:31 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; 07:35 PM ET | Comments (2)

Spoiled for Choice

For me this question should read: Which falling star should you hitch your wagon to?

By Emil Steiner | June 12, 2009; 04:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Image Is Everything

Matt Leinart and Vince Young are doing and saying enough of the right things to give coaches and fans a glimmer of hope

By Jason Maloni | June 12, 2009; 10:47 AM ET | Comments (1)

Leinart Has Less Baggage

Leinart is preferable to Young now, and only because of what's happened off the field.

By Jeff Nelson | June 12, 2009; 10:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Thanks, But No Thanks!

Given the choice between Leinart and Young, I'll choose Option C -- whatever that may be.

By Doug Farrar | June 12, 2009; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (0)

Is There a Third Choice?

By all accounts, Leinart just needs to grow up. Young may really need help.

By Dan Levy | June 12, 2009; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Young Trumps Leinart

What's happened off the field is a push but Young beats him on numbers and talent.

By Shawn Zobel | June 12, 2009; 09:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wilted Roses

To be perfectly blunt, is there is anyone drafted from the two powerhouses in 2006 that can consistently enjoy success in the NFL?

By Rob Rang | June 12, 2009; 09:34 AM ET | Comments (0)

Fix the Rules

Instead of becoming more punitive, the league would do better to amend its rules to allow teams to pursue players about to become free agents as soon as the offseason begins.

By Gene Wang | May 26, 2009; 01:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Redskins Think They Have It

The Baltimore Ravens may be one free agent away from the Super Bowl, but that one free agent -- Bart Scott -- has signed with the Jets.

By Doug Farrar | February 28, 2009; 12:38 AM ET | Comments (1)

Free For A Reason

As unfortunate as it sounds, the guy out there who might be the most valuable player on the market, after he gets cut of course, is Michael Vick.

By Dan Levy | February 27, 2009; 11:09 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Price is Right?

Haynesworth is a 28-year-old beast that consumes opposing lines and single-handedly changes the dynamics on the field.

By Jim McCormick | February 26, 2009; 03:49 PM ET | Comments (1)

Albert Haynesworth May or May Not Be Worth It

But $100 million is a lot in this economy and under the salary cap.

By Kornheiser & Wilbon | February 26, 2009; 02:37 PM ET | Comments (0)

'Skins Shouldn't

Locking up so much money in one player seems crazy to me, even by Redskins standards.

By Jason La Canfora | February 25, 2009; 12:32 PM ET | Comments (22)

Stomping Expectations

Tennessee Titans defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth is only worth $100 million when he's auditioning for $100 million

By Emil Steiner | February 25, 2009; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Risk and Reward

Albert Haynesworth fits what the Titans do defensively to a "T". Whether he can replicate these successes on another team is unknown.

By Peter Schaffer | February 25, 2009; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (4)

What's Haynesworth?

The Redskins just have to accept the $100 million risk and hope for the reward.

By Doug Farrar | February 25, 2009; 10:16 AM ET | Comments (7)

Is Albert Haynesworth Worth $100 Million?

Defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth put up great numbers in the final year of his contract, but is he worth $100 million?

By Reader Poll | February 25, 2009; 06:45 AM ET | Comments (6)

Momentum Beats Location

I don't think it's as much about home field becoming meaningless as it is momentum becoming far more meaningful.

By Doug Farrar | January 12, 2009; 08:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Home Sick

It's not about where you play, but how you play.

By Zach Leibowitz | January 12, 2009; 06:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Big Ben, Collins in Danger

The QBs who are most valuable to their teams are the ones who lead offenses with iffy running games behind questionable offensive lines.

By Doug Farrar | January 9, 2009; 06:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

Giants Badly Need a Win

The New York Giants have the most at stake this weekend in their matchup against the Carolina Panthers.

By Gene Wang | December 19, 2008; 04:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Giants Need it Most

At this point, no elite team needs home cooking more than New York.

By Doug Farrar | December 19, 2008; 12:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

ATL Needs a W

None of the above, it's Atlanta.

By Zach Leibowitz | December 19, 2008; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Both Could Lose

Don't be surprised if the one-seeds have changed in both conferences by Sunday night.

By Doug Farrar | December 16, 2008; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Credit Collins

Kerry has done a great job of doing what needed to be done there.

By Dan Reeves | December 9, 2008; 05:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Collins Right For Now

The Titans wouldn't be doing this with Vince Young at QB right now, but that doesn't mean it's time for them to give up on him.

By Mark Maske | December 9, 2008; 04:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

Music City Miracle II

Without the Vince Young crisis, the Titans wouldn't have an opportunity to win the Super Bowl.

By Emil Steiner | December 9, 2008; 12:37 PM ET | Comments (1)

Young and the Sidelines

The Titans would not be 12-1 but not to say they wouldn't be a playoff team

By Zach Leibowitz | December 9, 2008; 11:56 AM ET | Comments (0)

Collins the Better Option

If Young's injury wasn't a blessing for the Titans, it was certainly a bit of fortune.

By Doug Farrar | December 9, 2008; 11:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

 
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