One tough boss; Pro Days next stop en route to NFL Draft

Every working man and woman in America can sympathize with Drew Brees, whose boss reportedly quibbled with a description of the record-settingSaints QB as "great," insisting that "very good" was the better adjective for the man who has thrown a touchdown pass in 43 consecutive games and holds the single-season passing yardage record. What does a guy have to do?

Here's what else is on tap for Friday:

» With the combine now over, the next stops on the road to the 2012 NFL Draft are the pro days, which got under way Thursday at Missouri. And check back Friday as Charlie Casserly explains what NFL general managers look for during these events.

» There's no stopping defensive tackle Dontari Poe as he charges up draft boards, including Gil Brandt's Hot 100.

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» Dave Dameshek and Adam Rank are joined by NFL.com reporter Jeff Darlington on Dave's latest podcast for some good old-fashioned speculation about Peyton Manning's future as well as a review of the 2012 NFL Scouting Combine.

» To what degree has the combine affected the draft? We won't know that until April 26, but you can get a look at our experts' post-combine mock drafts.

» In one of the most reluctant retirement announcements in NFL history, Chargers guard Chris Dielman could not hold back his emotions on Thursday.

» During press conferences or during workouts, the NFL Scouting Combine had its share of memorable moments. Here are a few from the week that was.

» Embark on a journey across the U.S. that gives NFL fans the opportunity of a lifetime. Find out how you can join.

» The March edition of NFL Magazine captures the story of Eli Manning's triumphant season in New York, plus much more. Subscribe now and save up to 75 percent off newsstand prices.

» Happy birthday to Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who turns 30 Friday. Defensive back Corey Webster of the Super Bowl champion New York Giants also hits the big 3-0. Raiders kicker Sebastian Janikowski turns 34, and Dolphins running back Reggie Bush turns 27.

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