Roger Goodell on NFL’s concussion issue: ‘This is our No. 1 priority’

Holding a press conference at this week’s NFL spring meetings, commissioner Roger Goodell had to answer questions involving an Outside the Lines report suggesting that the league attempted to influence a government study on concussions. Primarily focusing on what seems to be league-mandated PR talking points, Goodell reiterated that concussions remain the NFL’s top priority...
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NFL Announces Host Cities Of 2018-2020 Super Bowls

If your local NFL team opens a new stadium over the next few years, expect a Super Bowl to soon follow. The league’s owners voted on Super Bowl sites for the 2018, 2019, and 2020 seasons today, awarding the games to Atlanta, South Florida, and Los Angeles, respectively. Next 5 SB sites are set.51, 2017: Houston52, 2018: Minneapolis53, 2019: Atlanta54, 2020: South Fla.55, 2021...
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Adrian Peterson makes a bold statement

Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson began the week with a bold statement. In an interview with Peter King via The Monday Morning Quarterback blog, Peterson said,”[the Vikings] are going to have a good chance to win [everything] this year… Sit back and watch.” Minnesota @Vikings, #SB51 Champs? "Sit back & watch." – @AdrianPeterson
Via EndZoneScore
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Peter King has Browns taking OT Ronnie Stanley, trading back into first round for QB — again

Sitting with the No. 8 pick (after trading down from the No. 2 pick with the Eagles) in a draft with seven Tier-1 players (plus Carson Wentz) according to Joe Gilbert’s Big Board, the Cleveland Browns should be in a good position to add a needed building block for the team. As Thursday’s 2016 NFL Draft is nearly upon us, MMQB’s Peter King believes the Browns will select Notre...
Via Waiting For Next Year
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Albert Breer moves from NFL Network to Sports Illustrated

A few weeks ago, it was unknown whether or not MMQB czar Peter King was even staying with Sports Illustrated and spearheading the professional football vertical.  Now, not only is King staying, but he’s adding to his arsenal at the MMQB. The vertical has made arguably its biggest outside hire to date, bringing in reporter Albert Breer from NFL Network.  The news was first reported...
Via Awful Announcing
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Titans are 50-50 to trade number one pick

The odds of the Tennessee Titans trading the first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft may be better than originally thought. According to SI’s Peter King in Monday’s edition of the MMQB, he places the odds of the Titans trading the pick at 50-50, and there has been “significant interest” in the pick. If the Titans keep the pick, King says to expect offensive lineman Laremy...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Peter King is sticking with SI and The MMQB

The idea of Peter King not writing for Sports Illustrated is a weird one.  So when King openly speculated that he might be interested in spreading his wings and flying elsewhere, maybe to do baseball or politics or something else, the sports media took notice.  Alas, that won’t be happening as King is staying at the place that he helped build. CNN’s Brian Stelter reports that...
Via Awful Announcing
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Stanford graduate student gains access to Peter King and talks to him about his future at SI

During Super Bowl Week in the Bay Area, Shane Newell, a Stanford journalism graduate student had the privilege of driving Sports Illustrated’s Peter King to and from events. In exchange, Newell got to observe King while he was a pool reporter covering the Denver Broncos and interview him. Newell asked King about his future at Sports Illustrated being the editor-in-chief of Monday...
Via Awful Announcing
February 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Johnny AWOL; Manziel doesn’t show, Browns reportedly done with him

Johnny Manziel has done about everything one could in order to punch their ticket out of town, if not the entire league this season. His latest antic was a reported no-show for a Sunday meeting with the Cleveland Browns team medic. And, it sounds as if it will become the straw that finally buckled the camel’s knees. SI’s Peter King reported Manziel was to be seen by a team medic...
Via Waiting For Next Year
January 03, 2016  |  Discuss

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

By Steve DelVecchio 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...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

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