FMIA Guest: Kirk Herbstreit And Al Michaels On NFL’s New Frontier For Thursday Night Football On Amazon

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Editor’s note: With Peter King on vacation, Football Morning In America guest columns will run till his return on July 18. This week’s column features a conversation with Al Michaels and Kirk Herbstreit, the new Thursday Night Football team for NFL games on Amazon Prime Video. After the Q&A, 10 Things I Think I Think [more]

FMIA: Lessons Learned From 2022 Commencement Speeches By Louis Riddick, Tim Tebow, Tyler Perry, More

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Good morning. As you read this, I’m on vacation. My wife and I twice delayed a 40th anniversary trip to Italy because of Covid. We’re there now, one day shy of 42 years married. As you read this, know that I’ve probably got an espresso, or a glass of Chianti, in my hand.Today begins the [more]

FMIA: The 22 Most Influential NFL People This Season Includes Sean McVay, Trey Lance and an Amazon VP

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Haven’t done what I’m about to do for a while, but I thought it might be fun and generate some good discussion.Who are the 22 most influential NFL people in 2022? (I cheated. I did a bonus person, number 23.)I tried to mix the business of the sport with the sport of the sport. They’re [more]

FMIA: Deadly Reality For America On Memorial Day; NFL News On Colin Kaepernick, Deshaun Watson, More

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Today is Memorial Day. We mourn those lost in service to our country. However you remember those who have been lost—placing flowers at graves, silent observances at home, parades, a toast to honor a deceased love one—it is a day to be grateful for those who have sacrificed so much for our country.I will also [more]

FMIA: 2022 NFL Power Rankings Has Bills, Chargers, Rams Leading Pack; Pats, Cards, Steelers Stepping Back

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Before you start perusing my 2022 NFL power rankings (my annual rating of the teams 1 to 32, after free agency and trades and the draft), a bit of a warning. I’m not great at this.Now that’s a great sales tool to get people to read this column. But I want to be honest as [more]

FMIA: Why The NFL’s First $10 Billion Franchise Isn’t Really That Far Away

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Tom Brady coming out of retirement and the Russell Wilson trade and the explosion of wide receiver salaries and Kansas City trading Tyreek Hill and one quarterback picked in the top 70 draft picks and the insane coverage of the release of the schedule. And new Drew Brees drama, just in the past few hours. [more]

FMIA: ‘The Jets Stole The Draft’ And More Resonating Conclusions After Seven Rounds Of Sensible Selections

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In the wake of the NFL’s 87th player selection meeting, catching up on the stories that resonate a week later …“We all wear the scars,” Rich Eisen said, speaking for New York Jets fans across the universe. “The Buttfumble scar, the fake-spike scar, and the NFL Draft scar. Or scars.”1980: Lam Jones drafted ahead of [more]

FMIA: 95 Minutes In Maryland—Go Inside Ravens’ Room As Baltimore ‘Sticks Neck Out’ In 2022 NFL Draft

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OWINGS MILLS, Md. — “We’re on the clock,” Ravens GM Eric DeCosta said to the 36 scouts, coaches, analytics staffers and club officials in the Baltimore draft room at 12:16 p.m. Saturday. Day three, round four of the 2022 NFL Draft was four picks deep, with the 110th overall selection upcoming. “We’ll wait till there’s three [more]

FMIA: 2022 NFL Mock Draft Features A Top 10 Trade, An Early Wideout Run And A Couple Quarterback Surprises

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Truest statement about the 2022 NFL Draft, from NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah: “If this draft was an emoji, it’d be 🤷‍♂️.”I have Bernhard Reimann and Arnold Ebiketie going in the first round, and Malik Willis not. I don’t have a quarterback going till the 20th pick. I have Kayvon Thibodeaux, the first pick in mockland [more]

FMIA: ‘A Mysterious Year’ — Twelve People In NFL Draft Rooms Share Notes On Picks, Prospects & Trades

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It’s a different year in the draft. It’s too early to say who’s going where, and too early to know who’s trading with whom, because most teams are in the final days of stacking their boards and placing values on players. But there are two things in the NFL’s 87th draft that stand out, from conversations [more]

FMIA: Perspective From A Coaching Legend As Bill Belichick Turns 70; Dwayne Haskins Gone Too Soon

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Bill Belichick turns 70 on Saturday, with no end in sight to his transcendent coaching tenure in New England. It’s so hard today to figure out how big a deal that is, because modern life has changed what age means.Most of the greatest coaches of all time, in all sports, have been gone long before [more]

Bruce Arians steps down as Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach; Todd Bowles picked to be successor

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Add this to the craziest, newsiest NFL offseason in modern league history: Bruce Arians, who coached the Buccaneers to a Super Bowl LV victory less than 14 months ago, is stepping aside to take a front-office role with the team effective immediately.Tampa Bay will install Arians’ preferred successor, defensive coordinator Todd Bowles, as the new [more]

FMIA: New Overtime Rule Proposal Has Its Moment; Tyreek Hill Trade Shows How The NFL Is Changing

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We could be looking at one of the all-time sleepy NFL meetings if the one thing that matters this week—the proposal to make overtime fair—doesn’t pass when it comes to a vote in Palm Beach, Fla.I canvassed a few people at the meetings over the weekend. Some are sure the vote to mandate at least [more]

FMIA: The Truth And Shame Of The Deshaun Watson Trade, And How The Davante Adams Mega-Deal Got Done

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I am not going to write about the difference Deshaun Watson makes in the Cleveland Browns as a football team. There will be time for that—five years. Five obscenely expensive years, in which the Browns will pay a question mark $2.7 million per game to play football.I am going to write about the Browns selling [more]