Originally posted on Football Nation  |  Last updated 5/23/12
In the second episode of "Football Nation Today," Alex touches upon a variety of topics:

1st Down: Alex interviews "Football Nation" contributor Kyle O'Connor about his recent article, in which he predicts four surprise playoff teams in 2012 (http://www.footballnation.com/content/2012-nfl-predictions-4-teams-that-will-leap-into-playoffs/14786/).

2nd Down: Alex discusses Forbes Magazine's list of the top ten paid coaches in sports.  Eight of the top ten paid coaches are in the NFL.  What is the value of an elite NFL head coach?  Do NFL coaches hold so much power over the players because of a lack of guaranteed contracts?

3rd Down: "Big Up or Slow Down" segment, Alex gives his opinion on LeSean McCoy's new contract, Wes Welker's negotiating style, the Browns' quarterback situation, and Terrell Owens' future in the NFL.

4th Down: The "Reimer Rant" this week is about the NFLPA appealing the suspensions levied out for participants in Bountygate.  How can the NFLPA fight for player safety while also fighting for lesser punishment for those who directly hindered the safety of others?

Email Alex at areimer@bu.edu, and follow him on Twitter @AlexReimer1.


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