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How Failure Redeemed Pats OC McDaniels

Dan Pompei, Bleacher Report

Philly Gets Lucky WIth Wentz, Embiid

Mike Sielski, Philadelphia Inquirer

NFL Driving Off a Quarterback Cliff

Jason McIntyre, The Big Lead

DOM BONVISSUTO: Nobody knows better than you how difficult it is to play two sports professionally. How hard will the transition be for Tim Tebow as he looks to start a baseball ca...(full article)

On the morning of Dec. 6, 2010, a plane touched down at Akron-Canton Airport. Thom McDaniels turned on his phone as the plane slowed, and it rang immediately. It was his son Josh. ...(full article)

London again, huh? The Jaguars in London. To your average American NFL fan, this is about as exciting as a rice sandwich. Because of the 9:30 a.m. ET kickoff, a nonzero portion of ...(full article)

It would seem impossible at first to find any shared characteristics between a 6-foot-5 quarterback from North Dakota who uses his spare time to bow-hunt bucks and a 7-foot-2 cente...(full article)

Peyton Manning is gone. Tom Brady is 39. Eli Manning turns 36 in January, and even though he’s got two Super Bowl rings, he hasn’t been to the playoffs i...(full article)

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