12 Dec 2005, 11:38pm by Russell Levine
Colorado fired head coach Gary Barnett last week, paying the embattled coach $3 million to leave. The school's decision to fire Barnett now, after several embarassing losses, and not two years ago, after an embarrasssing recruiting scandal, says a lot about where priorities lie in big-time college football.
60 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2006, 10:14pm by Wyatt Davis
12 Dec 2005, 11:05am by admin
A look into the minds of the FO staff, with a few notes from our regular roundtable Sunday e-mails.
119 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2005, 9:15pm by Dave Coon
10 Dec 2005, 06:55pm by admin
Who coined the term "red zone?" Which 2005 team could make the list of the biggest Pythagorean overachievers in NFL history? Is Gregg Williams responsible for Washington's inability to recover fumbles? Should Houston take Reggie Bush with the first pick? We answer those questions and take a week-to-week look at the top four teams in the AFC in this week's mailbag.
73 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2005, 1:29pm by Mr Shush
10 Dec 2005, 12:07am by Aaron Schatz
Chicago and Pittsburgh are twins, built around running and defense, but they are going in opposite directions. Dallas and Kansas City are mirror images, as our sixth-ranked offense takes on our sixth-ranked defense and our 14th-ranked offense takes on our 14th-ranked defense. Three teams on the playoff bubble and the season's biggest surprise in this week's game previews from the New York Sun.
24 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2005, 10:57am by Shock
09 Dec 2005, 04:42pm by Michael David Smith
For the last two decades, many NFL teams have attempted to emulate the West Coast Offense, the short-passing system pioneered in San Francisco by Bill Walsh. But as Michael David Smith points out in this article from Thursday's New York Sun, Giants offensive coordinator John Hufnagel thinks a little differently.
69 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2006, 11:04am by Dave
09 Dec 2005, 10:46am by Mike Tanier
The Panthers and Cardinals are taking the phrase "three yards and a cloud of dust" too literally; they are in danger of averaging just three yards per carry for the season. Mike Tanier takes a look at the lowest rushing averages of recent history. Plus, quarterback self-passes and the ultimate college football argument settler.
72 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2005, 11:29am by Tarrant
08 Dec 2005, 09:56am by Michael David Smith
With Byron Leftwich out, David Garrard will be under center for Jacksonville during the stretch run and perhaps into the playoffs. Is he up to the task? We discuss in this week's Every Play Counts.
37 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2005, 7:04pm by Lions fan
07 Dec 2005, 04:45pm by scramble
No matter how much analysis of the statistics and breakdown of the game tape we do, we self-proclaimed NFL pundits are still caught off-guard by the unexpected in the NFL. This week, Al and Vivek look at some of the unexpected things that happened in Week 13. As always, this is also the place for discussion of fantasy football and Christmas coaching comics.
75 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2005, 5:56am by NF
With Will Carroll busy covering the baseball winter meetings for BP, original FO writer Pat Laverty steps in to explain ACL injuries, Ben Roethlisberger's thumb, and what the heck a "stinger" is.
24 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2005, 11:44am by admin
06 Dec 2005, 06:56pm by Aaron Schatz
This week, the top five in the FOXSports.com Power Rankings stay the same, with Seattle shooting up to number six. Extended commentary for the math-o-phobic on FOXSports.com includes a quiz that should shed some light on this year's wacky strength of schedule situation and a long discussion of the Green Bay Packers, unluckiest team of all time. Full DVOA numbers and discussion lies herein.
257 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2005, 9:46pm by Bencoder