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FILE - In this Feb. 4, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady warms up before the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the Philadelphia Eagles in Minneapolis. Brady, the centerpiece of the New England Patriots’ championship dynasty over the past two decades, appears poised to leave the only football home he has ever had. The 42-year-old six-time Super Bowl winner posted Tuesday, March 17, 2020, on social media “my football journey will take place elsewhere.” The comments were the first to indicate the most-decorated player in NFL history would leave New England. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

Where will Tom Brady land? Bucs are faves and front-runners

Mar. 17, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

Tom Brady made it clear to the world Tuesday that he’s leaving New England after two decades, three league MVPs and six Super Bowl rings. Left unsaid: where he’s headed. What team wouldn’t want the four-time Super Bowl MVP? Only one will get arguably the best quarterback in NFL history, the...

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

49ers tune out criticism following Super Bowl collapse

Feb. 6, 2020 3:48 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Coach Kyle Shanahan knows the criticism is floating around because of all the messages asking if he's OK after the San Francisco 49ers collapsed in the fourth quarter of a Super Bowl loss to Kansas City. There are questions about time management and play calls, the performance of...

San Francisco 49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan speaks during a news conference after the NFL Super Bowl 54 football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Shanahan should have heeded Belichick's Fangio blueprint

Feb. 4, 2020 9:52 AM EST

A year ago, Bill Belichick borrowed heavily from Vic Fangio's blueprints to throttle the high-scoring Los Angeles Rams in the Super Bowl. Fangio's brilliant game plan in the Bears' 15-6 win over LA in Week 14 provided the backbone of New England's 13-3 victory in Super Bowl 53. Had Kyle Shanahan studied Fangio's...

FILE - In this Oct. 12, 2014, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers strong safety Troy Polamalu watches from the bench in the second quarter of an NFL football game against the Cleveland Brownsin Cleveland. First-time eligibles Reggie Wayne and Polamalu are among 15 finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's modern-day 2020 class. (AP Photo/David Richard, File)

Safeties first: Polamalu, Atwater heading to Hall of Fame

Feb. 1, 2020 7:09 PM EST

MIAMI (AP) — He grew his hair so long, it flowed out of his helmet and obscured the name on the back of his jersey. Didn't matter. Everyone knew where to find Troy Polamalu on Sundays. The Steelers great earned a spot in the Pro Football Hall of Fame along with another hard-hitting safety, Steve Atwater...