16 Aug 2006, 12:02pm by Michael David Smith
When the regular season starts we'll return to our regular practice of focusing on one particular player or unit for Every Play Counts. But before the season starts, we'll spend a few weeks looking at the preseason, including plenty of players who won't even be on NFL rosters in a few weeks. We love football so much around here that we want to watch every play, even the ones that don't count.
69 comments, Last at 18 Aug 2006, 3:56pm by Andrew
14 Aug 2006, 09:11am by Russell Levine
The NCAA has finally acted to shorten the length of its games. But in typical NCAA fashion, it refuses to simply copy the sensible and successful timing rules of the NFL, instead introducing a change that could affect late-game strategy.
55 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 4:13pm by Brock
11 Aug 2006, 03:27pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky
Ian and Bill move into the AFC's penthouse for this week's Scramble for the Ball, analyzing how they think the better half in the AFC will live in 2006. Is any NFL team really a mortal lock to win ten games? Plus, the first Jason Beattie cartoon of the season.
77 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2006, 6:56pm by Scott C.
10 Aug 2006, 04:34pm by Guest
When you punt, you turn the ball over to the other team. So why isn't a punt considered a turnover? Starting from this idea, guest columnist Jason Scheib has developed a fascinating theory that teams might win more if they accepted a four-down mindset and never punted the ball. Come explore a dramatically counterintuitive strategy for winning football games.
187 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2009, 3:34pm by Nelson
09 Aug 2006, 03:29pm by Aaron Schatz
Time to once again open the FO Mailbag with questions on KUBIAK, defensive line stats, and partial success on third down. Plus, the results of the 2006 "Old Faces in New Places" contest and yet more Eli Manning similarity score talk.
37 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2006, 8:35pm by Jim
08 Aug 2006, 10:55am by Michael David Smith
The NFL Network will go from a luxury item to a must-have for football fans when it begins carrying regular season games in November. But Time Warner says its subscribers won't get the network until the NFL gets real about the fees it charges. Who's right? Hear both sides and make up your own mind.
112 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2007, 12:32am by Rhett
07 Aug 2006, 01:38pm by Guest
The NFL preseason is pointless, right? Maybe not -- as long as you know where to look for meaning. Guest columnist Patrick Allison shows that a game in the preseason can help tell us what will happen if those two teams meet again during the regular season. (Note: This is the research Aaron referenced in last Sunday's New York Times.)
56 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2006, 5:45pm by Pat
06 Aug 2006, 03:09pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Are you desperate for some football? Join Ryan Wilson as he liveblogs tonight's Hall of Fame Game between Oakland and Philadelphia.
85 comments, Last at 07 Aug 2006, 7:28pm by Fnor
04 Aug 2006, 01:46pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky
Bill Barnwell and Ian Dembsky take a look at the uglier half of the AFC in the first of Scramble for the Ball's annual series of columns analyzing the Vegas-prescribed over/unders for each NFL team. When they're not breaking the hearts of the Nigerian FO readership, that is.
61 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2006, 12:14pm by FarSeer
02 Aug 2006, 06:42pm by Mike Tanier
Everyone loves a good Hall of Fame argument, including our own Michael David Smith and Mike Tanier. In this Hall of Fame Game special, the two Mikes offer their opinions on Canton hopefuls, from current players to recent retirees, and nearly strangle each other before the Terrell Davis segment is finished.
261 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2006, 12:37pm by Dan Grum