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Buying Power

“They want you to cook the dinner; at least they ought to let you shop for some of the groceries.” — Bill Parcells Very few NFL coaches have the final say on who the team drafts; for nearly every team, … Continue reading

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Trading Places

Despite what many believe occurred with Jon Gruden and Herman Edwards, an NFL team can’t trade its coach. It can, however, trade the right to talk to its coach about a job and the release of the coach from his … Continue reading

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Minority Report

Much has been said and written about the NFL’s Rooney Rule and whether it’s right or wrong, working or not, needs to be expanded or has outlived its purpose. Here we’re not going to cover any of that, but rather … Continue reading

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Tamperproof

As the coaching carousel makes its annual spin, let’s take a look at the rules that apply to NFL teams as they search for new leadership and how those rules have impacted past decisions. The NFL’s Anti-Tampering Policy contains most … Continue reading

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