Referee pensions and holdout fallout

Here are suggestions for settling with NFL officials and fining Jones-Drew

Originally Published: September 4, 2012
By Andrew Brandt | ESPN.com

Sunday, the San Francisco 49ers get another glimpse of what might have been when they visit Green Bay to face Aaron Rodgers, the player they bypassed in the 2005 draft to select Alex Smith.

I'll never forget that day in the Packers' war room, watching our targeted defensive players fall off the board, leaving only Rodgers with a first-round grade. Although selecting him presented scant short-term value -- Brett Favre was the most durable quarterback in NFL history -- Rodgers was ...

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