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Kirk Cousins Is a Hall of Fame–Level Practice Celebrator – The Ringer — Kirk Cousins and the art of shockingly enthusiastic celebrations at practice Like most of his NFL peers, Washington quarterback Kirk Cousins celebrates wildly when something good happens. He runs down the field to jump on receivers who catch passes for big gains, hollers about how nice certain drives are, and implores his teammates to get pumped after key plays.

JSO investigating after two pedestrians died in weekend... — Jacksonville, FL - Traffic homicide investigators with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office are starting off their week trying to find the vehicles and drivers involved in two separate fatal hit and runs over the weekend. The latest happened around 8:45 Sunday morning when 29-year-old Ricky Donald Dailey was killed when a vehicle struck him while he was walking on the Matthews Bridge.

Colin Kaepernick Stands Alone – The Ringer — A look at football's culture of distractions, and why social activism is exceedingly rare in the modern NFL By now, you've probably seen more opinions on Colin Kaepernick than you ever thought you needed. Free-agent quarterback T.J. Yates has subtweeted him and retweeted a meme about him.

Super Smash Titans Bros. – The Ringer — How a group of Tennessee players became addicted to an N64 classic The Tennessee Titans had a problem. The team's practice facility was undergoing some summer renovations, which meant that when players arrived for training camp in July, the ultramodern TVs and PlayStations, common in every NFL locker room, were nowhere to be found.

The NFL Isn’t Ready for the Spread Offense — The Ringer — Most NFL coaches are still predisposed to resist the spread offense. The problem? They're increasingly drafting players used to nothing but, forcing them into an era of hybrid attacks that embrace both spread and pro-style techniques.

Cleveland’s Star Tight End Would Like to Take You to the Movies — The Ringer — Just don't tell him you're fond of 'Gladiator' Last season, Cleveland tight end Gary Barnidge emerged as one of the NFL's breakout stars when, finally entrenched as the starter at age 30, he caught 79 passes for 1,043 yards - 800-plus more than his previous career yardage high.

Why Part of the NFL Is Terrified of Tablets — Plenty of people in the NFL, it turns out. As a digital era dawns, coaches and players who fear information overload are pushing for a return to the pen-and-paper days. When backup quarterback Scott Tolzien left Green Bay for Indianapolis this offseason, he decided to do something radical: He wrote down on paper everything he learned, and he got a binder in which to carry Indy's plays.

The Colts’ Best Lineman Doesn’t Want to Hear What You Think — Indy's left tackle is laser-focused on two things: blocking for Andrew Luck ... and blocking out negative feedback Star Colts offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo blocks everyone: defensive linemen, linebackers, and Nate Bryant, a 28-year-old system administrator who once called Indy's offensive line pathetic.

Can Playbooks Lead to Concussions? — Concussions are the biggest and most pressing issue the NFL, and football in general, is facing. Participation in the sport is steadily declining To listen to the full podcast, check out the episode . This transcript has been edited and condensed. among kids.

The NFL’s Training Camp Conundrum Could Change the Game — Safety concerns and CBA restrictions have forced NFL teams to rethink how they approach training camp. But with seemingly every squad opting for a different form of practice, will the regular season change?
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Aug 29, 2016

@BenVolin Pederson: nothing about football is overrated or underrated and nothing is worth changing. Beautiful.

Aug 29, 2016

RT @ringer: Colin Kaepernick is the rare example of a player willingly taking on the NFL’s no-distractions culture 

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