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  1. Miami owner manages to get less popular

    Tim Graham

    Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, estimated by Forbes to be worth $3.1 billion, has decided to slash employee salaries. Miami Herald reporter Jeff Darlington wrote the Dolphins are blaming the lockout and economic uncertainty for the decision to ...

    Blog | May 11, 2011
  2. AFC East draft analysis

    Tim Graham

    The 2011 draft was short on sensationalism for the AFC East. Even the sexiest pick was easy to rationalize. The New England Patriots took Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett, but the decision didn't seem out of whack in the third round. Clubs wen...

    Blog | April 30, 2011
  3. Lockout lifted, but are doors still closed?

    Tim Graham

    The NFL lockout is over! Or is it? U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson seemingly ended the lockout Monday with a preliminary injunction that favored the players. The NFL quickly announced it would appeal the decision and request a stay tha...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  4. Brad Smith predicts riskier kick returns

    Tim Graham

    Brad Smith didn't enjoy learning that new kickoff rules were adopted this week. But he's willing to wait before bashing the decision outright. The NFL on Tuesday voted to move kickoffs from the 30-yard line to the 35-yard line. Touchbacks are e...

    Blog | March 24, 2011
  5. No contest: Belichick wins coach of the year

    Tim Graham

    The decision wasn't a foregone conclusion like Tom Brady one night before, but New England Patriots boss Bill Belichick handily won the Associated Press 2010 NFL Coach of the Year Award. BelichickBelichick guided the Patriots to another division t...

    Blog | February 02, 2011
  6. 'Man 2 Man': Sanchez versus Stafford

    Tim Graham

    The decision was pretty obvious when it came to the best quarterback in the 2009 draft. The Detroit Lions had their choice of any player, and they selected Matthew Stafford. The New York Jets traded up to get Mark Sanchez fifth overall. When it...

    Blog | August 21, 2010
  7. Jets thrilled, Fins miffed by 2014 verdict

    Tim Graham

    NFL owners are willing to gamble with their showcase event, voting to expose Super Bowl XLVIII to wintry elements at the new $1.6 billion Meadowlands stadium. But the decision wasn't without opposition when the owners gathered Tuesday afternoon. T...

    Blog | May 25, 2010
  8. Draft Watch: AFC East

    Tim Graham

    Each Wednesday leading up to the NFL draft (April 22-24), the ESPN.com blog network will take a division-by-division look at key aspects of the draft. Today's topic: The decision-makers. Buffalo Bills Several key members of the Bills' front off...

    Blog | April 14, 2010
  9. Gailey cast Buffalo's 'No' vote on OT change

    Tim Graham

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey has made his first official call. The Bills allowed their new coach to make the decision on how they would vote for the NFL's modified overtime proposal. The Bills were one of only four teams to vot...

    Blog | March 23, 2010
  10. Cards don't see much risk in Porter

    Tim Graham

    Reporters rolled their eyes when Miami Dolphins general manager Jeff Ireland said Joey Porter's public railings against the club didn't weigh into the decision to cut the controversial outside linebacker. Ireland insisted Porter had to go because ...

    Blog | March 20, 2010
  11. Why Ty Warren turned down $250,000

    Tim Graham

    New England Patriots defensive end Ty Warren is forfeiting a $250,000 offseason workout bonus to complete his Texas A&M degree. Warren told ESPN "First Take" host Dana Jacobson he made the decision to be prepared for the looming lockout and to...

    Blog | March 18, 2010
  12. Jets GM doesn't elaborate on RB decision

    Tim Graham

    New York Jets general manager Mike Tannenbaum was elusive in explaining why the team released running back Thomas Jones and signed free agent LaDainian Tomlinson despite stats that indicate the decision was counterintuitive. Tomlinson ...

    Blog | March 16, 2010
  13. Peyton Manning a Jet? Could've happened

    Tim Graham

    Imagine what would've happened if Peyton Manning had turned pro after his junior season at Tennessee. The decision not only changed the Volunteers' fortunes, but altered the trajectories of two teams. Had he turned pro in 1997, he might've been...

    Blog | January 20, 2010
  14. Bills GM Nix defends Gailey hire

    Tim Graham

    ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Buffalo Bills general manager Buddy Nix got ornery while defending the club's search for a head coach and the decision to hire Chan Gailey. At Tuesday afternoon's introductory news conference, Nix explained how Gailey fit the...

    Blog | January 19, 2010
  15. Video: Weis says Belichick call pre-planned

    Tim Graham

    Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis, a former New England Patriots offensive coordinator, won't say whether he would have gone for it on fourth down like Bill Belichick did Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, but Weis insists the decision was made befor...

    Blog | November 18, 2009
  16. Bills finally fire Jauron

    Tim Graham

    The Buffalo Bills finally have fired Dick Jauron. The only surprising aspect of the decision is that it happened now. Those who follow the team closely assumed that if the Bills hadn't fired Jauron by now that he would last the rest of the season....

    Blog | November 17, 2009