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The endangered running back not so endangered

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Jeff Fisher hasn’t lasted so long as an NFL coach without being a risk taker. He likes aggressive defenses, and when he was a coordinator, he loved the blitz. Fisher also builds his offenses around the running game, which goes against current NFL philosophies — at the club and league level — that passing is the most effective way to keep fans intrigued. And, oh yeah, the surest way to win. Fisher put the Rams’ first-round draft choice where his…

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Plenty to prove in 2015 for many of NFL’s key figures

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Nice job, Tom Brady. Peyton Manning, you’re up next. The 39-year-old quarterback is under pressure to prove his decline at the end of last season was because of  a torn thigh and not time catching up to him like a linebacker firing through the line unblocked. His boss, John Elway, is trying to take some load off his shoulders just like the Broncos did during Elway’s own Super Bowl runs in the late 1990s when a good ground game and…

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