25 May 2005, 12:57pm by Aaron Schatz
The Dolphins stock up on defensive linemen in preparation for Nick Saban's groundbreaking 7-0 alignment, Buffalo learns that the tradition of Hurricane tight ends isn't so swell after all, and the Jets and Patriots grab SEC running backs as a tribute to Football Outsiders. Plus, Ricky Williams is very boring, and, in an excerpt from Pro Football Prospectus 2005, Aaron points out why drafting a kicker in the second-round is colossally stupid.
24 May 2005, 06:14pm by Michael David Smith
World War II had ended, the Baby Boom had begun, and two rival leagues were trying to make the game of professional football respectable in the public's eyes. David Cohen's Rugged and Enduring tells the story of the NFL vs. AAFC, 1946-1950.
19 May 2005, 12:43pm by Mike Tanier
Mike Anderson wants the ball, Gunther Cunningham wants to look his players in the eyes, and Shawne Merriman wants some guaranteed cash before he reports to work. Mike Tanier surveys the AFC West landscape in search of free agent news, minicamp rumors, and drivers for Randy Moss' Cadillac (those with smoke allergies need not apply)
1 comment, Last at 04 Jul 2005, 8:00pm by andrew
17 May 2005, 11:01am by Russell Levine
In this post-draft edition of Four Downs, Russell Levine runs down the selections and free agent signings in the NFC South, where the Falcons are making like the Lions, the Panthers are thinking ahead, the Saints just don't get it, and the Buccaneers find players cheaper by the dozen.
11 May 2005, 04:03pm by Guest
With the NFL Europe season having passed the halfway point, guest colunist Ian Hollohan hands out some midseason awards, provides updates on all six teams, and previews the Week 7 matchups. Want to know which NFLE player is likely to end up on the author's fantasy roster this fall? Read on.
06 May 2005, 10:47am by P. Ryan Wilson
In the AFC North, we don't give out draft grades. Instead, Ryan Wilson delivers an individualized curriculum that emphasizes hands-on learning. The most hands-on learning will be done by the Cincinnati linebackers and that poor kid from Cleveland who has to get all the teacher's attention because little Kelly is going to the school nurse for another year.
1 comment, Last at 11 Jul 2005, 10:10pm by jim riley
03 May 2005, 10:19am by Michael David Smith
They call it the Black and Blue Division because of line play and defense, but all four NFC North teams chose offensive skill position players in the draft. We examine those decisions in the latest installment of Four Downs.
02 May 2005, 09:54am by Ned Macey
Was Aaron Rodgers a steal or a wasted pick? Troy Williamson over Mike Williams? How bad a pick was Matt Jones? We take a tour of leading writers' NFL Draft Report Cards to see which teams' drafts caused the most dissension.
28 Apr 2005, 09:36am by Mike Tanier
In the latest edition of Four Downs, Mike Tanier reviews the draft and gives you the lowdown on rookie free agents from around the NFC West. Plus: Arizona Cardinals fashion advice from teenage girls.
27 Apr 2005, 02:52pm by Guest
Reader Ian Hollohan provides his latest bi-weekly NFL Europe report, highlighting the efforts of NFL-allocated players in the six-team league, where Amsterdam, Berlin, and Cologne sit atop the standings at 3-1. Make sure to get your Akili Smith update, and learn which current NFLE player actually appeared on the author's NFL fantasy roster last season.