Melissa Jacobs

Bruce Arians hires two female coaches in Tampa

At last month's NFL Scouting Combine, Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians told TFG that he Arians feels the pool is deep enough and the only way to truly effect change to make the position permanent. Arians is a man of word. Appearing on Fox Sports 910 in Phoenix, he announced Wednesday that he had hired not one, but two female coaches for his staff. ...

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I’m Sorry Raiders, You Had a Plan All Along

Sometimes one team's smart plan can be punctuated by juxtaposing it to another team's bad one, or lack of one. The Giants signing Odell Beckham Jr. to a five-year extension and a lot of guaranteed money just nine months before trading him to Cleveland is one glaring example. Imagine if the Raiders had showered Khalil Mack with a fat contract and then sh...

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Antonio Brown traded to Oakland

UPDATE: Turns out all of the reports of Brown to Buffalo were dated. While the Bills showed minor interest nothing materialized. The Raiders were able to secure Brown's services for a third and fifth rounder.   The guessing game that is Antonio Brown's future may be over. It may not be. NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports that the Steelers are...

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NFL Coaches Empower Women Aspiring to Work in Football

INDIANAPOLIS -- The 338 prospects in Indianapolis are not the only hopefuls eyeing the next level. 42 women, mostly working in collegiate football and carefully selected by the NFL, spent two days interfacing with industry leaders in all facets of the sport. The 3rd annual Women's Careers in Football Forum paired women like Kasia Omilian, a scouting and...

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Pats owner Robert Kraft charged in Florida prostitution sting

During Super Bowl week we asked a bevy of Patriots players and Bill Belichick to define The Patriot Way. None of them had real answers other than it was a secret. We neglected to ask Patriots owner Robert Kraft, who as it turns out may have his own definition. In stunning news, Jupiter, Florida police chief Daniel Kerr announced Friday that Kraft is ...

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Football Stories That Could Be Made Into Compelling Films

Any movie aficionado knows that using the Oscars as a barometer of taste is absurd. Some nominees and winners are valiant and worthy. Others are political and fueled by connection. I'm still fuming about Kobe Bryant's 'I worked hard at basketball, I was good, goodbye basketball,' animated short beating out Lou and all the other category nominee...

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2019 Power Rankings: An Early Look at How all 32 Teams Stack Up

Just moments after the Patriots wiped away the first specks of confetti that fell in conjunction with their sixth Super Bowl win, oddsmakers were busy projecting the next champion. The Pats were, of course, enticing for early Super Bowl odds in 2019 , and became the outright favorites at +650. At +700 the Chiefs are not far behind, though they do have t...

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