Will Smith's "Concussion" trailer must be terrifying for the NFL

    The official trailer for “Concussion” was released on Monday, and the upcoming film must scare the crap out of at least some of the big wigs at NFL headquarters. The movie, which is based on a true story, stars Will Smith as Nigerian-born neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu. Omalu was the first doctor to pinpoint playing football as a cause of significant brain trauma...
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Falcons Sign WR Julio Jones To Five-Year Extension

Peter King of reports that the Falcons have reached an agreement with WR Julio Jones on a five-year contract extension. Jones, 26, finished out his four-year, $16.183 million rookie contract, but the Falcons protected themselves by picking up his fifth-year option that will pay him a non-guaranteed salary of $10.176 million for the 2015 season. In ... ...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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Chris Mortensen doubles down on controversial DeflateGate report, claims Krafts have apologized to him

Just in case you thought we were done with the mind-boggling twists and turns when it comes to the reporting about DeflateGate, it’s time once again to take a wrecking ball to what we think we know about what we think we know. Embattled ESPN “NATIONAL NFL INSIDER” (it’s apparently important to use that title now) Chris Mortensen talked about his controversial DeflateGate...
Via Awful Announcing
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NaVorro Bowman: It doesn’t really take two hours to get knee ready to play

After Peter King reported that NaVorro Bowman needs two hours to get his surgically repaired knee ready for action, the San Francisco 49ers linebacker felt the need to set the record straight. After reading King’s column, many might have wondered if Bowman might be coming back too soon—a notion he utterly rejects. “I’m just a perfectionist,” Bowman said (h/t Matt Maiocco...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

King for a day: 5 changes at NBC Sports

This week we’ll do something new at Awful Announcing – a series that is a great intellectual endeavor for us that will put fear into the hearts of network executives around the country.  In this series, we’ll imagine a scenario where we are put in charge of each of the major sports networks for one day with the mandate that we can change five things at the network.  The five...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: Pittsburgh Steelers

Steelers WR Martavis Bryant Bulked up 20 pounds to be better in traffic Martavis Bryant earned his place in the Pittsburgh Steelers' offense last season when he was able to score eight touchdowns despite missing the first six games ... The Evolution of Big Ben With the defense in a transition state, the Steelers are relying heavily on an offense ... Pa., where Peter King caught...
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Peter King’s DeflateGate flip-flopping is pretty incredible

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen has endured a rough summer after being called out by Patriots owner Robert Kraft for inaccuracies in his original report about DeflateGate.  It was Mortensen’s report about 11 of the 12 balls being vastly under-inflated that set the most annoying scandal in NFL history in motion and Mortensen’s report that was ultimately proven to be untrue.  That...
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The Monday Morning Quarterback Needs To Be Benched

When we think of media outlets doing the NFL’s dirty work, we’ve come to think of ESPN. Rightfully so. The leak to Chris Mortensen and Gerry Austin as well as their consistent false statements on the Patriots really cement that fact. ESPN has seen Disney stock drop, and with more and more people cutting the cord, their subscribers fees to cable companies, already the highest...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
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Peyton Manning admits he can’t feel anything in his fingertips

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning lost feeling in his fingertips as a result of four neck surgeries he underwent, causing him to miss the entire 2011 season. Still to this day, Manning explains the feeling has not come back: “I can’t feel anything in my fingertips,” Manning said (via MMQB’s Peter King). “It’s crazy. I’ve talked to a doctor recently who said...
Via Sportsnaut
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Peyton Manning still lacks feeling in fingertips

Given how well he has bounced back since undergoing two spinal fusion surgeries in 2011, one would think that Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning’s health was 100 percent hunky-dory. In such a case, one would be wrong. Speaking to legendary sports columnist Peter King on King’s Monday Morning Quarterback radio show, Manning stated that he still has no feeling in the fingertips...
Via Campus Sports Net
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The four greatest left tackles in New York Giants history

The Giants selected Ereck Flowers No. 9 overall in April’s draft. It was the highest pick the Giants have had since picking No. 4 overall in 2004, and the highest they selected an offensive lineman since picking John Hicks out of Ohio State No. 3 overall in 1974. AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best fan bases Five Things: What we learned during week two of the preseason Bold...
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Three notes from Peter King’s crazy exclusive with Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning chatted with The MMQB’s Peter King Thursday after practice and revealed a lot of things no one knew to the veteran scribe. How healthy is Manning? What derailed him last season? Can we get the real story behind the pay cut? AROUND COVER32 Top 10: The NFL’s best fan bases Five Things: What we learned during week two of the preseason Bold Predictions...
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NFL Notes: Peyton Manning, Reggie Wayne, Eagles, & Vikings

Peyton Manning Broncos QB Peyton Manning tells Peter King of that he still doesn’t have any feeling in his finger tips. “I can’t feel anything in my fingertips,” Manning said Thursday. “It’s crazy. I’ve talked to a doctor recently who said, Don’t count on the feeling coming back. It was hard for me for about two years, ... The post...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
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History says Murray is doomed to disappoint, but has Chip put himself in a position to re-write history?

  View image | Chip Kelly came clean when he told MMQB's Peter King that there is "a lot of validity" to the concerns surrounding DeMarco Murray's 2014 workload with the Dallas Cowboys. “I think there is a lot of validity to it,” Kelly told King. “But how do you manage him going into a season? Our plan all along was to get another running back with him...
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SI's Peter King on Nick Foles: I've always been high on him

The Rams liked Nick Foles so much they gave him a two-year contract extension before he played a single down for the team. Count Sports Illustrated's Peter King as another person who believes in Foles.“I’ve always been high on Foles,” King said, via “Nick Foles is a guy who knows when to push the envelope, but he’s not one of the guys who will make the...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

This regularly scheduled Packers blog has been interrupted

You heard me. I had something written and ready to upload for your afternoon/evening Packers reading pleasure, but it’s going to have to wait. I’m mad. I need to rant. I need to remind everyone that the Pro Football Hall of Fame is a bit of a farce. Another year the Senior candidates have been announced, and it’s another year that former Packers’ guard Jerry Kramer has essentially...
Via Packers Talk Radio Network
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Secondary, offensive line are serious concerns at Seahawks training camp

On Monday Sports Illustrated’s Peter King visited Seattle Seahawks training camp in Renton as part of his annual tour. While King is still high on the Seahawks (he ranked them second behind Baltimore in June) there were several notes from his report that are troubling. First up is the secondary, which is pretty much unrecognizable for a number of reasons. RENTON, Wash.-Sea2: In...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Recapping Peter King’s visit to Browns training camp

Monday Morning Quarterback writer Peter King attended Cleveland Browns training camp on Tuesday. The longtime NFL scribe, who runs his own football-only site under the Sports Illustrated umbrella, The MMQB, conducts a training camp tour every preseason. On Wednesday, he shared his thoughts on the Browns. He was high on starting quarterback Josh McCown, saying that he “looks as...
Via Waiting For Next Year
18 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL might be making Super Bowl 50 Media Day a primetime event?

It’s the news Deion Sanders has been dreaming about for years. Interesting tidbit heard at owners' meeting: NFL is talking about making Super Bowl 50 Media Day a Media Night instead. Prime time TV. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) August 11, 2015 Yes, per Fox Sports’ NFL insider Mike Garafolo, the league is kicking around the idea of moving Super Bowl media day—held every...
Via Awful Announcing
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Cleveland Browns should be starting Johnny Manziel

Here is what Peter King from tweeted out when he visited Cleveland Browns training camp on Tuesday: BEREA, Ohio-Cle4: P Andy Lee a great acquisition … Johnny FB doing all right things, but McCown would have to be awful for Manziel to play. — Peter King (@SI_PeterKing) August 11, 2015 My question is why? What makes Andy Lee such a great acquisition? Sorry...
Via This Given Sunday
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers plans to play eight more years

The Green Bay Packers legacy in recent years has been fueled by two long-term quarterbacks who have commanded the huddle for the last 23 years. Currently, Rodgers is 31 years old and has been playing with Green Bay since being drafted in 2005. Rodgers, who has been the starter for the Packers since 2008, reported that he isn’t planning on retirement anytime soon. “Eight...
Via Sportsnaut
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Aaron Rodgers says he’s playing 8 more seasons

Aaron Rodgers knows exactly how many more years he wants to play in the NFL. The Green Bay Packers star quarterback told Peter King of that he wants to play an X number of years and then hang it up. “Eight.” It doesn’t seem like eight is a long time, but considering he’s 10 years into his potential Hall of Fame career, eight more which equals 18 total is a...
Via EndZoneScore
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 25 follows for NFL fans on Twitter

With training camp now in full swing football season is upon us. If you don’t have a Twitter account yet to keep you updated on information pertaining to your favorite team in real time, what are you waiting for? There is no time like the present to sign up, or if you already have an account then you should be following these 25 accounts below. You’ll pretty much never miss a...
Via This Given Sunday
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Redskins star Robert Griffin III’s comments get misinterpreted (again)

A poorly-chosen word could reignite criticism – or at least discussion – about Robert Griffin III’s role as quarterback of the Washington Redskins. In regards to his style of play meshing with head coach Jay Gruden’s expectations, Griffin said the following (per Peter King’s column on “They are not asking me to be Superman. They are asking me to be basic...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks have $100 million annually invested in just 10 players

According to Peter King of, the Seattle Seahawks have nearly $100 million annually invested in just 10 players. The team will have to operate with about $50 million to spread out among the other 43 guys on the 53-man roster. That leaves the club with virtually no money to spend on extra players who need to be signed during the season and replacements for players...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss
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