Well before the NFL draft begins in New York, the battle over pro prospects has already been waged. Scouts, head coaches, GMs and owners all have conflicting agendas, and it's the players who get caught in the crossfire.
The NFL has commissioned several studies trying to unlock the secrets to winning. An independent study might have uncovered a formula that, in theory, could predict success for head coaches, writes Seth Wickersham.
Nothing will undo a player's reputation for toughness faster than complaining about it. Stoicism and other factors are reasons why we'll never have a measure of how resilient these athletes are, writes Seth Wickersham.