Michael Strahan, New York Media Power Player (Ahead of Peter King!)

Getty ImageToday “LIVE” co-host and soon-to-be “Good Morning America” correspondent Michael Strahan was named to The Hollywood Reporter’s annual 35 Most Powerful People in New York Media for 2014. The honor comes preferable restaurant reservations, legitimate powerbroker status and most importantly, invites to the best summer parties in the Hamptons.Bob Costas also appears...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Top NFL draft prospect Jadeveon Clowney shuts down private workouts for wise reason

Top NFL draft prospect Jadeveon Clowney has been recently called "lazy and spoiled" due to the fact that he has shut down all private workouts. Yet the real reason Clowney has stopped working out for teams is because of the risk of injury.  The ACL injury suffered by Clemson offensive lineman Brandon Thomas during a team workout is the reason South Carolina defensive...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clowney’s decision to end workouts shouldn’t hurt his draft stock

To see a top prospect end workouts with a few weeks left before the draft isn’t a common occurrence, but it’s also not a big deal either. Peter King of broke the news that Jadeveon Clowney wouldn’t be involved in any more individual workouts. King notes that one of the reasons is likely Brandon Thomas’ torn ACL, but that’s just a secondary reason. In reality...
Via This Given Sunday
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Clowney’s decision to end workouts shouldn’t hurt his draft stock

To see a top prospect end workouts with a few weeks left before the draft isn’t a common occurrence, but it’s also not a big deal either. Peter King of broke the news that Jadeveon Clowney wouldn’t be involved in any more individual workouts. King notes that one of the reasons is likely Brandon Thomas’ torn ACL, but that’s just a secondary reason. In reality...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Are Browns, others at top of draft planning to wait to select a QB?

A commonly held belief is that the Cleveland Browns are going to draft a quarterback in this year's NFL Draft. What is very much up for debate is just when they will draft one, holding three picks in the top 40. In his latest edition of Monday Morning Quarterback, "The Draft Games Begin," Peter King explores the issue of how the teams at the top of the draft, including...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Pieces of Raiders’ draft strategy start to emerge

Slowly and surely, through multiple sources and different writers, pieces of the Raiders’ 2014 Draft strategy are becoming clear. First, the Raiders are unlikely to take a quarterback in the first round or, at least, not at the #5 spot. Per multiple reports, this is because the Raiders aren’t in love with any of the QBs to the extent that they think that quarterback is worth...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

QB-Needy Teams “Strongly Considering” Passing on QBs in 1st RD

The NFL Draft is quickly approaching, and with it will come some great picks, and of course some busts. While it is always difficult to project how a player will adjust to the pro game, no position is harder to gauge than the quarterback position. Jamarcus Russel, Blaine Gabbert, Josh Freeman, Christian Ponder. All players who are either no longer in the league, or who will never...
Via BlackSportsOnline
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Teddy Bridgewater slide into Day 2 of NFL Draft?

  The pendulum appears to be swinging in the opposite direction—and quickly. It wasn’t long ago that mock drafts had the “Big 3″ quarterbacks all being selected within the first four picks. Today, headlines are screaming that not only will this not be the case, but one of the quarterbacks may not even be selected on the NFL Draft’s first day. Profootballtalk’s Michael...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Network boss: I don't see free TV going away

Brian Rolapp (Credit: New chief of NFL Newtork, Brian Rolapp, indicated in an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Peter King that he doesn’t believe we’ll see a pay-only model to view games on television anytime soon. As fans across the country breathe a collective sigh of relief, Rolapp said it makes the most sense for business to allow fans to keep...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter King Is Back With An Anonymous GM Trashing Clowney

When last we left no. 1 Husky fan, Peter King, it was two weeks ago when his brother passed away and PK was in Jim Kelly’s hospital room acting as the personal emissary of Twitter. It was all a very dour affair. But now Peter is back! And what about this week? Naturally, he’s dipping into his extensive file of off-the-record sources to bash players. Then he acts like he’s been...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaguars have interest in QB Jimmy Garoppolo

With so many questions about the top tier quarterbacks in the upcoming NFL Draft it should come as no surprise that needy teams are floating the idea of passing on the position in the first round. While it’s likely more than one of these teams are bluffing it does bring attention to second day players such as Pitt’s Tom Savage and Jimmy Garoppolo of Eastern Illinois. According...
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Clowney will not hold private workouts before NFL Draft

What’s the down side in not attending a draft prospects Pro Day? The Cleveland Browns may soon find out. In the wake of an injury sustained by Clemson’s Brandon Thomas, potential first-overall draft selection Jadveon Clowney will not be participating in any private workouts heading into May’s NFL Draft. ”He still will visit teams and interview with coaches and GMs,” writes...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL 2014 Preseason: Games to watch while hoping your team escapes injury-free

It’s a really dry time for the NFL. The biggest of the free agent flurry is long since done, the draft isn’t until May – FREAKING MAY – this year, and, well, we need SOMETHING from The Commish’s office to distract us from wide receivers with gang ties and pill-popping owners and all the HOT TAEKS that come with them.Enter the 2014 preseason schedule. Rather than give us...
Via Kissing Suzy Kolber
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Greg Bedard Thinks He Could Have Stopped Aaron Hernandez From Murdering

On Monday, we had a little fun with MMQB flunky Greg Bedard, who was filling in for Peter King in his regular weekly nugget dump. In true MMQB fashion, Bedard took the opportunity to trash DeSean Jackson while taking management’s side that the Eagles didn’t do any wrong by him. Bedard also said he hopes the whole episode will serve as a wake-up call to Jackson.That might have...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Mack might have missed the party

Four weeks ago, before millions and millions of NFL free agency dollars were committed, Alex Mack’s agent got boastful with Peter King who wrote it up for his MMQB column. It caused anyone with half a memory for the NFL to go searching for rule books and articles in Google with the keyword “poison pill” as the discerning criteria. And as a thousand Internet researchers hit...
Via Waiting For Next Year
9 days ago  |  1 Comment

Lions bring back Dan Orlovsky to back up Matthew Stafford

The Lions agreed to a one-year deal with Dan Orlovsky on Wednesday, bringing back the only quarterback in NFL history to unknowingly run out of his own end zone and spackle my brother’s basement. Orlovsky started seven games for the 0-16 Lions, including the game when he rolled out of his own end zone in a 12-10 loss to the Vikings. The FOX announcers that day called Orlovsky...
Via Detroit4lyfe
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson, Percy Harvin are already throwing together this offseason

var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told Peter King of that Russell Wilson is still developing and he’s already starting throwing with Percy Harvin this offseason. I asked Pete Carroll abut the continued development of Russell Wilson, and he told me two interesting things: He thinks...
Via Pro Football Zone
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Jim Kelly starts chemotherapy Monday

The cancer of Hall of Fame Bills quarterback Jim Kelly has returned. On Monday, he’s scheduled to start a round of chemotherapy. Peter King of paints a picture that is both grim and inspirational. As King explains it, Kelly has “countless microscopic tumors” in his head. A recurrence of the large tumor removed from his jaw in 2013, the new cancer was difficult...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Cougar hoops: 5 things I think I think

PETER KING came to mind as I pondered Washington State’s search for a new basketball coach. During football season, King writes a column for SI called “10 things I think I think.” As I made a series of phone calls Sunday and this morning looking get my bearings on the Cougar hoops situation, it became clear I have definitive thoughts on the matter. Not definitive information, but thoughts.
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter King Ponders The Travel Question of the Millennium

When last we left 10K DNFer, Peter King, he was telling us that free agency finally works after 20 years of existence because reserves get a chance to sign with other teams and start, which is something that happened regularly everywhere but Peter King’s mind. PK also marveled at the fact that the NFL dominated a “Mike and Mike” show three days into free agency, as opposed...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Looking To Enhance Referee Communication Through Wireless System

Photo Credit: Ed Yourdon Every offseason, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell internally reviews the daily operations of the league. The focus lies heavily on different variables, such as rule changes, internal adjustments within league operations, and new processes to the way the game is being played and called. The ultimate goal is the same every year, providing the fans with great...
Via Blog Surface
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The strange case of Alex Mack – Should the Browns let him go?.

One of the major talking points about the Cleveland Browns in recent weeks has been the fact that they have still to sign free agent Center Alex Mack to a contract for next season and beyond. Mack became a free agent in March, and the Browns did give him the transition tag, which guaranteed him $10m this year. It also gave them the opportunity to match any offer he may receive after...
Via Woof Woof
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Aqib Talib says Patriots gave him a "shaky contract"

Photo via denver.cbslocal.comMore chatter from Talib. This time, in an interview with Peter King on MMQB, Talib was asked if the Patriots gave him a contract offer. Here's his response:"I definitely had an offer from the Patriots. But there was language in there that definitely was a little shaky compared to Denver’s offer."Yes, Talib then went on to say he loves...
Via Patriots Life
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Why is the NFL dragging its feet on centralized replay?

For a while there, it looked as though the implementation of a centralized replay review system for the NFL was a foregone conclusion. Why else would the league send representatives to the NHL’s “situation room” in Toronto to see how that league reviews all of its questionable calls in real-time? NFL commissioner Roger Goodell appeared to be on board when the competition committee...
Via This Given Sunday
29 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL Likely To Expand Playoffs In 2015

Would the NFL playoffs be more exciting if they were expanded? Since the 2006 season, the National Football League has been looking to expand the playoffs from 12 teams to 14 teams. The NFL has not had playoff expansion since the 1990 season. According to Monday Morning Quarterback editor Peter King,  NFL playoff expansion could happen as soon as the 2015 season. Among the issues...
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March 18, 2014  |  Discuss

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