George Templeton

30 articles

Opinion: NFL hub cities are the way to go in 2020

Major League Baseball’s problems with COVID-19 during the first week of their shortened season have grabbed most of the headlines recently. With the NFL canceling preseason games and players (highlighted by...

Opinion: Message to the Redskins, support Dwayne Haskins

After a horrific 2019 season where the team went 3-13, Washington Redskins fans got a lot of what they had hoped for. Head coach Jay Gruden was fired and then general...

Is Rex Ryan right about Amari Cooper? (Handle Your Business)

In this week's episode of Handle Your Business, I discuss the comments made by ESPN analyst and former NFL head coach Rex Ryan. Ryan criticized the contract the Dallas Cowboys signed...

Miami Dolphins: From worst to first (Handle Your Business Podcast)

In this week's episode of Handle Your Business, I examine Pro Football Network writer Ben Rolfe's excellent piece on the AFC East, and I explain why the Miami Dolphins winning the...

Handle Your Business: Salary cap room plus remaining free agents

In this week's episode of Handle Your Business, I take a look at NFL teams' salary cap room after the initial wave of signings and the remaining free agents that could...

Handle Your Business: NFLPA dissension and a new deal

Handle Your Business this week will take on the NFL Players Association ratifying the Collective Bargaining Agreement and the disagreement in the union surrounding this new deal. Amid the vote, the...

Handle Your Business: How will the CBA vote turnout?

In this week's episode of Handle Your Business, I look at the upcoming vote for the NFL Players Association and the proposed Collective Bargaining Agreement. The latest on that and some...

Handle Your Business Podcast: CBA ratification imminent?

In this week's episode of Handle Your Business, I take a look at the latest vote on the Collective Bargaining Agreement by the 32 player representatives of the NFL Players Association....

Handle Your Business: Breaking down the CBA proposal

In this week's episode of Handle Your Business, I dive headlong into the NFL owners' proposal for a new Collective Bargaining Agreement to the NFL Players Association. I take a look...

Handle Your Business: Will the 49ers get rid of Jimmy Garoppolo?

In this week's episode of Handle Your Business, I will discuss speculation from ESPN that the San Francisco 49ers are entertaining signing Tom Brady and getting rid of Jimmy Garoppolo. There...

Handle Your Business: Richard Sherman on the CBA

In this week's episode of Handle Your Business, I take a look at Richard Sherman's comments on the negotiations on the new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NFL and the NFL...

Handle Your Business: Gambling at an NFL stadium?

In this week's episode of Handle Your Business, I will take a look at the proposal Washington Redskins owner Daniel Snyder will make to Maryland legislators for the right to operate...

Handle Your Business: Why Jason Garrett is the right hire

This week's Handle Your Business makes a case for Jason Garrett joining the New York Giants as an offensive coordinator and why it's a great idea. I also look at the Carolina...

Handle Your Business: Why won’t the NFL hire minority head coaches?

In this week's episode of Handle Your Business, we will look at the case of Eric Bieniemy and why the NFL won't hire black head coaches. Bieniemy, a highly-regarded assistant with...

Handle Your Business: Why is NFL attendance down?

This week on Handle Your Business, the figures are in on attendance at NFL games for this season, and the numbers are surprising. Why is NFL attendance down to its lowest...

Handle Your Business: Black Monday coaching changes

In this week's episode of Handle Your Business, I take a look at the rumors swirling around NFL coaches as Black Monday approaches. Who is getting fired, who is keeping their...

Handle Your Business: Franchise tag values

In this week's episode of Handle Your Business, I discuss the report that Jameis Winston will return to the Bucs and likely get tagged to talk franchise tag values for each...

Handle Your Business Podcast: Current NFC playoff picture

In a special second episode of the week, I try to clear up the NFC playoff picture with four teams tied at 11-3 by picking who will win and who could...

Handle Your Business: NFL needs to copy MLB’s drug policy

In this week's episode of Handle Your Business, I examine Major League Baseball's drug policy and why the NFL should copy it for the next collective bargaining agreement. Baseball and it's...

Handle Your Business: Should Roger Goodell stick around?

On this week's Handle Your Business, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell previous indicated that he would leave the job after his current contract ends in 2024. But rumors are emerging that Goodell...

Handle Your Business: How would a 17th NFL game work?

On this week's Handle Your Business, I tell you how the 17th regular-season game the NFL is likely to add will work. I talked to one of my old friends in...

Handle Your Business: Kaepernick workout controversy

During this week's episode of Handle Your Business, I take a look at the Colin Kaepernick workout controversy after the former San Francisco quarterback pulled out of the NFL's scheduled workout...

Handle Your Business: London calling the NFL?

In this week's episode of Handle Your Business, I tackle the report that the NFL was interested in moving the Los Angeles Chargers to London, England permanently. Currently, the Chargers are...

Handle Your Business: The chaos around Trent Williams

This week on Handle Your Business, I look at the Trent Williams chaos ending and the craziness that ensued after he reported. Williams spoke to reporters about the chaos for nearly...

Handle Your Business Podcast: NFL officiating problems

On this week's Handle Your Business, I look at the NFL's officiating problems and defend the referee's role in them. I explain how the NFL Competition Committee causes these problems and...