Players Sue NFL, Claim All 32 Teams Pushed Illegal Use Of Painkillers

BALTIMORE — Hundreds of former players have filed a lawsuit claiming all 32 NFL teams, their doctors, trainers and medical staffs obtained and provided painkillers to players — often illegally — as part of a decades-long conspiracy to keep them on the field without regard for their long-term health. The lawsuit reprises some of the allegations made...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ex-players sue NFL for conspiring to push painkillers

This might not end well for the National Football League. Hundreds of former players have filed suit against the NFL claiming that the league’s 32 teams obtained and provided painkillers, sometimes illegally, in order to keep players on the field after being injured. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday in  U.S. Northern District of Maryland, and according to the Associated Press...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 NFL Draft, the first round come down, tobacco, and shame: While We’re Waiting…

Happy Friday folks. It’s first round hangover day. Hope you kept it sane last night, you know unless the Browns did something incredibly awesome. Then, I hope you earned your hangover. Regardless, while we’re waiting… The First Round Come Down… I have no idea who the Cleveland Browns acquired last night, either by draft or by trade. As far as I know the Browns traded Mike...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

For the Browns, This Year’s Draft is the Most Important in Recent History

Analyzing the status of the Cleveland Browns in today’s NFL can be a mind-boggling experience. Seemingly flush with talent on both sides of the ball, this team simply can’t get over the hump. Over the past few years, Cleveland’s front office has done a tremendous job acquiring additional picks in order to rebuild a team that has seen itself mixed in mediocrity over the years...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Dave hosts Craig on April Fool’s Day – WFNY Podcast – 2015-04-01

Dave hosted a first time guest tonight, Craig Lyndall (@wfnycraig). He was a bit nervous as his first time on the podcast, but he warmed up quite a bit as we went along. We discussed the following. Craig loves Justin Beiber and Martha Stewart. Young persons sports alliances When did you learn about football? High school playing surfaces. Mike Holmgren’s underclothes Browns fans...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

What we can learn from the Browns in Free Agency

Since the Browns returned to Cleveland, organizational stability has been non-existent. From the Pat Shurmur’s incompetence to Mike Holmgren’s indifference to Jimmy Haslem’s alleged criminal activity, the team has rarely kept its leadership group intact from season to season. The negative effects are hard to quantify given the unknown of the potential results of keeping coaches...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What we’ve learned in the year since Brandon Weeden was cut by the Browns

Today marks the one-year anniversary since the Cleveland Browns gave up on Brandon Weeden. I could get snarky and turn this into yet another roast of Weeden, but I think that’s been written (by myself included) enough times already. It would be far too easy to talk about him getting caught under flags or Frisbee-tossing interceptions into the flats of a football field. I’d rather...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Tennessee Is Pulling Out The Big Guns To Explain Mike DeBord Hiring

Tom Brady, Mike Holmgren and a slew of other pros in the biz are really high on the Vols' Mike DeBord hiring.
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February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Packers executive Wolf named to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Ron Wolf turned the Green Bay Packers from a franchise with only four winning seasons in the previous two decades into one of the league's most consistently successful teams. Wolf's contributions to the Packers and the NFL made him a 2015 Pro Football Hall of Fame selection. "The turnaround Ron Wolf directed for the Green Bay Packers is probably as significant as any in the history...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

History Shows Packers are Dangerous as Playoff Underdogs

When the postseason rolls around, the word "underdog" is defined in Green and Gold. Green Bay was the Kings of the NFL throughout the 1960's. However, even with Hall of Fame head coach Vince Lombardi at the helm. They had to start as underdogs and the rest says itself with two Super Bowl rings but then two decades of being a NFL wasteland (aside the 1982 strike shortening season...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

An Unknown, Jim Tomsula Might Be Right For the 49ers Job

Mike Shanahan, Adam Gase, Kyle Shanahan, Mike Holmgren, Dan Quinn, Todd Bowles and Vic Fangio. These were all names linked to the San Francisco 49ers head coaching opening following the “mutual departure” of former head man Jim Harbaugh after the 2014 season. Most of these names are known around the football community. They have either been head coaches or coordinators in the...
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January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Mike Holmgren, Scot McCloughan, Broncos, Eagles, Raiders & Vikings

Mike Holmgren Mike Holmgren has decided he is “done with coaching” after receiving multiple offers for head coaching positions. (Bob Condotta) Holmgren was interested in the 49ers coaching vacancy, but heard nothing from the team. (Bob Condotta) Scot McCloughan Ian Rapoport confirms that Scot McCloughan is interested in a position with the Redskins and has spoken to the...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Ideal Fit for Each NFL Head Coaching Vacancy

As much as a half dozen teams will be looking to fill head coaching vacancies around the NFL in the coming weeks. And the rumor season has already started to get going just mere days after some former coaches were handed their pink slips on Monday. Instead of focusing on the rumors that have been swirling around and interviews set to take place, we thought it made sense to give you...
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December 31, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Mike Holmgren, Broncos, Browns, Raiders, Titans

Mike Holmgren Former Seahawks and Packers HC Mike Holmgren mentioned that he’s received some inquiries about coaching again. “I’ve gotten a couple of inquiries,” Holmgren told Seattle’s KJR-AM on Monday, per Dave Softy Mahler. Broncos Broncos signed CB Curtis Marsh and WR Kyle Williams to reserve/future contracts. (Adam Caplan) Browns HC Mike Pettine confirmed...
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December 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Bears Insider Hints Firings Could Go Higher Than GM

All anybody has talked about lately is the drama surrounding the key pieces of the current Chicago Bears makeup including quarterback Jay Cutler, head coach Marc Trestman and GM Phil Emery.  All are directly responsible for what has arguably been the most disappointing season in franchise history, which is saying something.  It’s also why all three are in danger of losing their...
Via Sports Mockery
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

One Fan(n)’s Opinion @RDotDeuce: My Kingdom for a QB (Part III) – Find A Guy!

Welcome to part III of my look at the QB position and how the Bills can (should?) go about trying to get stability out of the position. Take a look at the photo above. That’s what Mike Holmgren and GM Ron Wolf were working with when the Packers traded the 17th pick overall (that they had acquired from the Eagles) to get Favre in 1992. Wolf prior to Green Bay had been on the Jets...
Via Buffalo Wins
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Holmgren, Martz to coach all-stars

CARSON, Calif. (AP) Mike Holmgren and Mike Martz will serve as head coaches for the fourth annual NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. The game, sponsored by the NFL Players Association, will be played Jan. 17 at the StubHub Center. Holmgren, one of the masters of the West Coast offense who led Green Bay to the 1996 NFL championship, will coach the American team. Martz, the offensive coordinator...
Via AP on Fox
December 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Did Mark Davis and the Raiders almost hire Mike Holmgren to supervise Reggie McKenzie?

The Oakland Raiders underwent a complete overhaul after owner Al Davis passed away during the 2011 season. During the following offseason, new owner Mark Davis hired Reggie McKenzie to be the general manager of the team. Everyone knows what has happened since then with back to back four win seasons, a fired head coach and losing 16 straight games. As a result, there has been an abundant...
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November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Raiders Can Attract a Big-Name Head Coach

#156660510 / gettyimages.com The Oakland Raiders are 0-10 and the offseason can’t come soon enough.  The front office is expected to make wholesale changes to the coaching staff and that front office itself could be shaken up.  This is a team that has been competitive in several games (New England, San Diego twice and Seattle) and is not as far away from relevance as the...
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November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Chicago Radio Host Calls for Boycott of the Chicago Bears

The Chicago Bears continued to disappoint fans on Sunday Night Football, getting embarrassed by the Green Bay Packers. Down 42-0 at the half, the game was basically over before it started, and the Bears never showed up in any other way other than physically. Now, a Chicago radio host is calling for the fans that plan on attending Soldier Field next week not to, at least for the first...
Via Sports Mockery
November 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Cory’s Corner: Mike Holmgren was a better coach than Mike McCarthy

When it comes to coaching, the Green Bay Packers have been more than blessed. The name of the NFL’s top prize was an iconic Packers head coach. And before Vince Lombardi, there was a guy named Curly Lambeau who not only coached consistent winners but was one of the brainstormers that brought pro football to Green Bay. That’s why those two guys have statues in front of Lambeau...
Via AllGreenBayPackers.com
November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler and Marc Trestman must find a middle ground for Chicago Bears to succeed

Brett Favre drove Mike Holmgren crazy. Coming from San Francisco, where he learned from Bill Walsh, Holmgren wanted his quarterback to play smart and efficient. Complete passes and let other players do the work. Favre liked to wing it. Try throws that no human being should be able to make and push the ball down the field. Had Favre played exactly as Holmgren wanted, the Packers...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Cutler and Marc Trestman must find a middle ground for Bears to succeed

Brett Favre drove Mike Holmgren crazy. Coming from San Francisco, where he learned from Bill Walsh, Holmgren wanted his quarterback to play smart and efficient. Complete passes and let other players do the work. Favre liked to wing it. Try throws that no human being should be able to make and push the ball down the field. Had Favre played exactly as Holmgren wanted, the Packers...
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October 30, 2014  |  Discuss

What Was He Thinking?

It was announced last Wednesday that former Green Bay general manager Ron Wolf – along with former Buffalo, Carolina and Indianapolis executive Bill Polian – is a finalist for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That had to bring a huge smile to the face of every Packers fan over the age of 35. Because we remember what Wolf accomplished in the early 90s. He took what had been an...
Via Packers Notes
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

New Bills ownership could look to Mike Holmgren?

Another week and another rumor involving Mike Holmgren’s involvement in an NFL franchise. The Buffalo Bills were recently sold, and we know how that drill goes as we saw it all too closely with Joe Banner at Jimmy Haslam’s side. A lot of the rumor mill surrounding Joe Banner’s dismissal has it that Jimmy Haslam felt a little bit like he was set up in that arranged marriage...
Via Waiting For Next Year
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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