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Buddy Ryan has improbable road to Hall of Fame

Mike Ditka said Tuesday that Ryan "was way ahead of his time." But when it comes to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Ryan joins a growing list of former assistant coaches and head coaches who have had a difficult time making it to enshrinement.

Matt Cassel was a little league celebrity (2:33)
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Inside the Pittsburgh Steelers' 2-point party

Two be or not two be isn't a question for the Pittsburgh Steelers, who love their chances to spread teams out and get two points after touchdowns.

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Ex-WR eyes sentencing delay for concussion test

Ex-NFLer Reggie Rucker, who pleaded guilty to stealing from charities, is asking that his sentencing hearing be delayed after prosecutors sought medical records related to a concussion exam.

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Manziel needs more support from parents

That's the opinion from Annie Apple, who isn't sure it was the best idea for Johnny Manziel's father to publically say he wants his son to go to jail.


Carli Lloyd > LeBron?

Carli Lloyd had a great year, but was her championship performance better than LeBron James', Von Miller's or Sidney Crosby's? Vote for the ESPYS

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Skip Bayless @RealSkipBayless

Impressed Darren McFadden had the backbone to clarify elbow-breaking story fictionalized by RB coach who did not need to cover for him.

Matt Cassel was a little league celebrity

In 1994, ESPN's Paul Kuharsky interviewed the 12-year-old whose team advanced to the championship game. They met again recently to chat about old times.


Jane McManus: Manziel incidents sad to watch

Meanwhile, Sarah Spain blames the system for enabling him to think he could get away with anything he wants.


Putting Baldwin's hot streak in context

In 2015, Doug Baldwin tallied 10 receiving touchdowns in a four-game span, a feat accomplished just once before in NFL history. Jerry Rice did it in 1987 en route to grabbing 22 TDs in just 12 games.

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According to ESPN Stats & Information, Seahawks WR Doug Baldwin had 1,007 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns when lined up in the slot last year. In the last 10 years, the only other receiver to hit the 1,000-yard and 10-TD marks from the slot was Randall Cobb.

Bill Barnwell @billbarnwell

Shoutout to you if you thought in 2014: a) Doug Baldwin's next deal would be worth more than Jimmy Graham's b) That would seem wise