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Thom Loverro

Articles by Thom Loverro

Associated Press
Former Redskins coach Mike Shanahan

LOVERRO: Mike Shanahan confirmed fears of Robert Griffin III coddling

Shanahan confirmed the worst fears of Redskins fans — that the owner, Dan Snyder, has continued to meddle in everyday football affairs, and that the quarterback, Robert Griffin III, is every bit the self-absorbed diva he has appeared to be. Published February 19, 2015

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll walks the sidelines during the first half of NFL Super Bowl XLIX football game against the New England Patriots Sunday, Feb. 1, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)

LOVERRO: Pete Carroll complicated a simple story for the Seahawks on Sunday

If you had told Carroll before Super Bowl XLIX that the Seahawks would be down 28-24 with about a minute left and he would have the ball at the goal line for three shots by Marshawn Lynch, he would have taken that every time. Instead, he decided he was bigger than the moment. Published February 3, 2015

The public has to take NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's word for the leap of faith that investigators for the Ray Rice investigation and Deflategate were not hired for their connections to the league. (Associated Ptress)

LOVERRO: NFL getting discounted rate for investigations?

In the old days, the Super Bowl used to be the end of the NFL season — the days before Roger Goodell reigned over the league. Now, though, there is the investigation wrap-up portion of the league schedule — which, despite being time-consuming, the NFL is getting at some sort of discounted rate. Published February 1, 2015