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The Lofton Files: Thankful for the NFL

27 November 2013 Comments are off for this post.
Well, well, well. As we all get ready to stuff ourselves with turkey and feast on a tripleheader of Thanksgiving NFL action, it’s time to reflect on all that we’re thankful for in professional football. The Kansas…
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The Lofton Files: Ain’t Gonna Be No Rematch

22 November 2013 Comments are off for this post.
Do you remember the post-fight embrace and conversation between Apollo Creed and Rocky Balboa in Rocky? It went something like this: “Ain’t gonna be no rematch.” “Don’t want one.” And so it is with the now 9-1 Kansas City Chiefs and the now 9-1 Denver Broncos. Maybe Denver’s 27-17 victory…
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The Lofton Files: A Week in the Life of an NFL Assistant Coach

13 November 2013 Comments are off for this post.
I have spent the last 35 years of my life in and around the NFL, first as a player for 16 seasons from 1978 to 1993, then as a broadcaster: from 1994-2001 doing studio shows with CNN, preseason games for the Carolina Panthers (1995-2001) and regular season games with NBC…
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The Lofton Files: Pretenders and Contenders

06 November 2013 Comments are off for this post.
It’s never too early to wonder about your first-place team. As we embark on Week 10, we’re just past the halfway point with a few teams yet to enjoy their bye weeks, and that means it’s time to determine if your team is more pretender or contender. We exist in…
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The Lofton Files: The Mid-season Loftys

30 October 2013 Comments are off for this post.
Week 8 is in the books and that means it’s time to hand out the Mid-Season Loftys. If you’re new to The Lofton Files, the Loftys are awards that go to players, teams or coaches that have gone above and beyond the call of duty. Our first Lofty has to…
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The Lofton Files: Dumb Stuff

23 October 2013 Comments are off for this post.
There used to be a time when football players were referred to as dumb jocks. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many players are quite bright and football is more complicated now than ever before. An offense will start a game with 300 or more plays available in a…
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The Lofton Files: Broken Records

17 October 2013 Comments are off for this post.
You know the old saying, “Records are made to be broken?” Sure, it’s a great quote, but whoever said it didn’t have a record that was on the verge of being broken. Last year Adrian Peterson was oh-so-close to eclipsing Eric Dickerson’s single-season rushing record of 2,105 yards set when…
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The Lofton Files: Who’s Driving?

10 October 2013 Comments are off for this post.
In a quarterback-driven league, it’s always good to know who’s behind the wheel and whether they have their foot on the gas or the brakes. Here’s a quick snapshot of ten guys with their hands at ten-and-two this past weekend, and a peek at what’s ahead down the road. Tony…
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