'The Herd': Peter King raises question on why NFL VP defended official

The fallout of Monday night's missed call in the Seattle Seahawks' win has had a ripple effect that is widespread across the league. MMQB's Peter King joined 'The Herd' on Tuesday to discuss his takeaways including raising a question of why NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino defended the official that missed the call. "The referee in this case doesn't have the power...
Via Fox Sports
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Colts Authority Notebook: Colts Show Heart & A Short Week

Matt Hasselbeck looked like a rookie making his first career start when he came sprinting out of the tunnel before the game, not a 40-year old veteran making his 153rd career start. He even admitted on Monday that he was a little too jacked. He told Sports Illustrated’s Peter King that he felt like William Wallace from the movie “Braveheart” running out of the tunnel on Sunday...
Via The Colts Authority
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

What are the Monday Morning Analysts Saying About the Redskins

The Washington Redskins are 2-2 on the season with a big divisional win over Philadelphia yesterday.  With a rough start for the NFC East, that is good enough to share the division lead with New York and Dallas.   So what are the Mon day morning analysts saying about the Washington Redskins 23-20 win over the Philadelphia Eagles? Monday Morning Quarterback, Peter King Kirk Cousins...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Notes: Hall of Fame, Chiefs, Cowboys, Lions, & Texans

Hall of Fame Peter King of MMQB announced that the Hall of Fame has made some changes to their voting bylaws. Enshrinees who are current members of the Hall of Fame can be named at-large voters. Media members who work for team websites will be eligible to be considered as voters. Chiefs Chiefs released WR Fred Williams from their practice squad. Chiefs signed WR Kenny Cook to...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Wildcats star Lockett wastes little time burning up the NFL

Tyler Lockett has been so good so soon as a kick returner for the Seattle Seahawks that Sports Illustrated's Peter King named the former Kansas State star the "most dangerous return man in football right now." In three NFL games, the rookie third-round draft pick has two kick returns for touchdowns. His 105-yard kickoff return to start the second half against the Chicago Bears last...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter King: 'The Seahawks are not finished'

Writing the Seahawks off?Think again. Despite an 0-2 start, Peter King of Sports Illustrated maintains a strong stance: "The Seahawks are not finished."The first two games easily could have gone Seattle's way and the next three of four home games are against the Bears, Lions and Panthers -- very winnable contests. That's not to say the team is missing Kam Chancellor, but there...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Peyton Manning done?

With only one career Super Bowl ring despite many opportunities, legendary Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway was 38 years old when he won one final championship to ride off into the sunset in 1998. Current Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is 39, and also a legend with one ring, but it’s beginning to look as though Manning won’t have the same chance to drop the mic to...
Via This Given Sunday
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Aldon Smith may not play in 2015, Raiders may be hedging their bets for 2016

Aldon Smith and the Oakland Raiders agreed on a one-year deal worth up to $8 million on Friday, but Peter King of MMQB thinks the dynamic pass-rusher may not even see the field in 2015. He also thinks the Raiders know this and are hedging their bets for 2016. Smith has yet to be disciplined by the NFL for his latest arrest, which occurred on Aug. 6. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell...
Via Sportsnaut
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Rodgers shares secret to avoiding interceptions

    Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has been by far the most efficient passer in the NFL over the past four or five years, and that is hardly an accident. Sure, Rodgers is physically gifted. But like all the greats, most of his success is bred between the ears. In a recent interview with Peter King of The MMQB, Rodgers spoke at length about the importance of avoiding...
Via Larry Brown Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL 2015 Predictions Round-Up: Patriots Getting No Love To Repeat As Champs

No one knows for sure how an NFL season will turn out — who could have predicted we’d talk about football air pressure for seven months? — so Super Bowl predictions always should be met with skepticism. However, that’s never going to stop anyone from making said predictions. Our sports society loves predictions. We love making them. We love reading them. Some of us love reading...
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Seahawks have unanswered questions in secondary

The Seahawks are seeking a third straight Super Bowl appearance.But according to Sports Illustrated's Peter King, that dream scenario may not work out. King points to the uncertainty in the secondary that could be the Seahawks downfall in 2015. Earl Thomas missed preseason action recovering from offseason shoulder surgery and will have had limited practice time without any restrictions...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning finally admits why he wears the glove

Denver Broncos QB Peyton Manning caused quite the stir when he told SI’s Peter King he still can’t feel his fingertips last month. Manning said he hasn’t been able to feel them for four years after undergoing multiple neck procedures in 2011. His revelation, of course, caused mass hysteria and many Broncos fans to panic. While that’s a whole different debate another very...
Via Mile High Sports
September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Peter King on Seahawks pursuing RG3 if QB is released: 'Seattle would be number one'

According to Peter King of, the Seattle Seahawks would be the number one landing spot for embattled Washington quarterback Robert Griffin IIIiif the Redskins chooses to release him. Coupled with the fact the Seahawks run an option based offense, Griffin would make sense due to his skill set. "Robert Griffin III has a contract too onerous ($16 million in salary in...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 29, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 28, 2015  |  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
August 28, 2015  |  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...
Via Awful Announcing
August 27, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Awful Announcing
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Manning may be the master manipulator

Peyton Manning is so calculating, says Renaud Notaro of Helmer and Notaro on Mile High Sports AM 1340, he even had to plan the celebration for his record-breaking 509th passing touchdown celebration. Whether or not the “hide-the-ball” schtick was contrived by Manning himself, or by his teammates, there’s no denying that “The Sheriff” might be better described as “The...
Via Mile High Sports
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Ronald Darby be the Buffalo Bills’ secret weapon?

It seems like the Bills have a crush on former Florida state players. Having drafted five players from the ACC School since 2012, a more recent one has been making a great impact thus far in training camp. Second round pick Ronald Darby has had an early impression on recent new head coach Rex Ryan. The cornerback is currently filling in for veteran Leodis Mckelvin, who is sitting...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

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
August 24, 2015  |  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
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Browns, SPCA team up to find homes for 50+ dogs at training camp “Puppy Pound”

The Browns could go 0-16 and it wouldn’t matter: Everybody’s a winner when puppies find new homes. The Northeast Ohio SPCA has held a “Puppy Pound” program during Browns training camp, with dogs (naturally) and some cats (gotta be inclusive, I suppose) available for adoption. Twenty-five dogs had been adopted by August 3, and that number was up to 55 last week. Both ESPN...
Via Waiting For Next Year
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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