Nate Jackson

Nate Jackson is the author of Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile. He played in the NFL for six seasons.

Hang Up And Listen
Sept. 16 2013 6:39 PMHang Up and Listen: The Johnny Hancock Is Just a Kid EditionSlate’s sports podcast on Alabama’s win over Texas A&M, RG3’s slow start, and Nate Jackson’s NFL memoir Slow Getting Up.
Sports Nut
Jan. 9 2013 5:33 PMThe Lesson of RGIIIThe health of an NFL player belongs to everyone but the player himself.
Sports Nut
Sept. 10 2012 6:10 PMNFL 2012Embracing the power of spite.
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Feb. 3 2012 1:21 PMNFL 2011What it's like when an NFL linebacker nearly knocks your head off.
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Jan. 5 2012 5:37 PMPlayoff PermutationsJosh Levin and Nate Jackson take your questions about the NFL postseason.
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Dec. 16 2011 4:16 PMNFL 2011James Harrison didn't know what he was doing to Colt McCoy.
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Nov. 16 2011 4:01 PMNFL 2011The perils and pleasures of life as a 220-pound tight end.
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Oct. 26 2011 5:48 PMNFL 2011

Why HGH will never be a problem in the NFL.

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Oct. 4 2011 6:50 PMNFL 2011

The NFL player's existential dilemma.

Sports Nut
Sept. 12 2011 7:25 PMJay Cutler Doesn't Need To Be Loved by You
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Jan. 26 2011 10:31 AMThe Mindset of a Former Player Turned NFL Commentator
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Jan. 18 2011 11:41 AMIs Jay Cutler a Humongous Jerk?
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Jan. 10 2011 6:48 PMWhy Football Players Choose Fashion Over Safety
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Nov. 11 2010 6:38 PMInside the Mind of Eric Mangini
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Sept. 10 2010 5:14 PMI Still Love Football, But I'm No Longer a Football Fan
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Sept. 16 2013 2:15 PMWhy I Took HGHOn the desperation of an NFL player at the end of his career.
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Sept. 13 2012 2:25 PMNFL 2012An ex-player's guide to exploiting the NFL's replacement refs.
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March 6 2012 12:30 PMThe Real Outrage of the Saints Bounty ScandalIn a game where everyone gets hurt, does it matter why everyone gets hurt?
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Jan. 6 2012 5:22 PMNFL 2011An insider's guide to chop blocks.
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Jan. 4 2012 5:45 PMNFL 2011Analyst Trent Dilfer would rip quarterback Trent Dilfer.
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Dec. 14 2011 1:49 PMNFL 2011What you miss because you can't see the NFL's All-22 footage.
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Nov. 15 2011 1:00 PMNFL 2011Why NFL players love a coach who goes for it on fourth down, and why they hate Eric Mangini.
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Oct. 25 2011 3:16 PMNFL 2011

Tim Tebow is the football establishment’s worst nightmare.

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Sept. 14 2011 4:45 PMMy Team Threw For 731 Yards and Lost
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Feb. 8 2011 10:01 AMThe Most Important Part of an NFL Coach's Job
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Jan. 25 2011 11:38 AMI Had the Same Injury as Jay Cutler. It Was Awful
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Jan. 11 2011 7:17 PMIf Coaches Could Control Players With a Remote Control, They Would
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Nov. 13 2010 11:59 AMWhy I'd Let My Son Play Football
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Nov. 10 2010 3:45 PMBrett Favre, Narcissus With a Bullhorn
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Sept. 9 2010 5:57 PMThe Biggest Thing Fans Don't Understand About Life in Pro Football




The Democrats’ War at Home

How can the president’s party defend itself from the president’s foreign policy blunders?

Congress’ Public Shaming of the Secret Service Was Political Grandstanding at Its Best

Michigan’s Tradition of Football “Toughness” Needs to Go—Starting With Coach Hoke

A Plentiful, Renewable Resource That America Keeps Overlooking

Animal manure.

Windows 8 Was So Bad That Microsoft Will Skip Straight to Windows 10


Cringing. Ducking. Mumbling.

How GOP candidates react whenever someone brings up reproductive rights or gay marriage.

Building a Better Workplace

You Deserve a Pre-cation

The smartest job perk you’ve never heard of.

Hasbro Is Cracking Down on Scrabble Players Who Turn Its Official Word List Into Popular Apps

Florida State’s New President Is Underqualified and Mistrusted. He Just Might Save the University.

  News & Politics
Sept. 30 2014 9:33 PM Political Theater With a Purpose Darrell Issa’s public shaming of the head of the Secret Service was congressional grandstanding at its best.
Sept. 30 2014 7:02 PM At Long Last, eBay Sets PayPal Free
Sept. 30 2014 7:35 PM Who Owns Scrabble’s Word List? Hasbro says the list of playable words belongs to the company. Players beg to differ.
  Double X
The XX Factor
Sept. 30 2014 12:34 PM Parents, Get Your Teenage Daughters the IUD
  Slate Plus
Behind the Scenes
Sept. 30 2014 3:21 PM Meet Jordan Weissmann Five questions with Slate’s senior business and economics correspondent.
Brow Beat
Sept. 30 2014 8:54 PM Bette Davis Talks Gender Roles in a Delightful, Animated Interview From 1963
Future Tense
Sept. 30 2014 7:00 PM There’s Going to Be a Live-Action Tetris Movie for Some Reason
  Health & Science
Bad Astronomy
Oct. 1 2014 7:30 AM Say Hello to Our Quasi-Moon, 2014 OL339
Sports Nut
Sept. 30 2014 5:54 PM Goodbye, Tough Guy It’s time for Michigan to fire its toughness-obsessed coach, Brady Hoke.