Players want to have a life when they leave the game. They don't want their brains to be turned to mush. Seeing what has happened, it's easy to understand these players' points of view.
Marcus Mariota is the next in line of Hawai'i football greats. But unlike his forebears, he has catapulted his state -- his people -- into a spotlight where the beam shines much brighter.
Phil Dawson converted all five of his field goal attempts as San Francisco beat Kansas City 22-17. Dawson's 27-yard go-ahead field goal was setup by a trick play.
Like all season, the Steelers had trouble on defense as well as running the ball. Though Mendenhall looked great against the Eagles, this time he only had 6 yards on 6 carries before getting injured.
No 0-2 team has made the playoffs the past three seasons. In fact, since the NFL expanded the postseason to 12 teams in 1990, just 12 percent of the 0-2 teams have made the playoffs.
Most ruptures of the patellar tendon occur when the knee is bent and subject to more of a demand than it can tolerate.
One of the significant NFL injuries this month is a torn triceps. Eugene Amano of the Tennessee Titans had the unfortunate distinction of giving Levi Brown and Jason Hunter a preview by tearing his right triceps in practice on August 2.
The Jaguars linebackers are especially impressive and MLB Paul Poslusnzy must be from Central Casting: Wanted -- blond Polish-American god with granite jaw, awesome shoulders
A known advocate for players and foster children alike, Keith Bulluck revealed to me his post-career plans to get a masters degree in sports psychology to help him better understand the athlete's psyche and enhance his insight as a mentor and on-air analyst.
The issue with Peyton Manning isn't just his health, but also his time away from the game. He hasn't played football in over a year and nobody has any idea how rusty he'll be even if he is perfectly healthy.
No one takes health and fitness more seriously than today's top football players. So isn't it kind of absurd that as we watch Sunday's game we will all be bombarded by advertisements for some of the unhealthiest junk food imaginable?
It is no coincidence that Johnson, Mendenhall and Greene, the three most conspicuous fantasy disappointments thus far, all play on teams with significant offensive line woes.
If Tennessee Titans coach Mike Munchak is serious about turning his team into contenders, he should jettison his best two players.
Ever heard of the phrase "you are what you eat?" Well, no one takes this more seriously than today's top athletes.
I can certainly understand not wanting to bet a team like the Titans who are on a 5 game slide, but it turns out that it is exactly the time that you want to bet on them.