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Washington Post: The League

In this column for the Washington Post, Mackie shares his thoughts on what’s going on in today’s NFL. Read Mackie’s columns at the Washington Post.

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A train wreck

Hopefully, Brian will decide when enough is enough, before he meets that ultimate wreck

By Mackie Shilstone | December 16, 2009; 10:34 AM ET|

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Protect for the Future

Without great hits, the NFL game would just be mediocre at best, so we need to equip players with better armor.

By Mackie Shilstone | October 29, 2009; 12:11 AM ET|

Play It Safe

Maybe it is better to only play those players who can do so without pain or potential for re-injury.

By Mackie Shilstone | September 18, 2009; 7:41 AM ET|

Hack the Ribs, Saints

If McNabb plays, his ribs will have bulls eyes on them.

By Mackie Shilstone | September 14, 2009; 1:45 AM ET|

Play at Your Peril

I think the potential dangers of high blood pressure is the real killer in the NFL.

By Mackie Shilstone | September 9, 2009; 8:00 AM ET|

Remember Ozzie Smith

Experts know best but let’s not forget the fans.

By Mackie Shilstone | August 9, 2009; 12:52 PM ET|

The StarCaps Problem

To hold players accountable to standards that are not clear and require judicial interpretation seems unfair.

By Mackie Shilstone | July 31, 2009; 7:24 AM ET|

Study Film, Damage Brain?

The league makes concussed players leave the field, but could studying tape the next day be just as dangerous?

By Mackie Shilstone | June 10, 2009; 9:47 AM ET|