28 Apr 2006, 06:02pm by admin
Here is the open thread to discuss the first day of this year's NFL Draft as it happens. And by this year's draft, we mean possibly the most interesting NFL Draft in history thanks to the Houston Texans and their bizarre decision to pass on Reggie Bush (and D'Brickashaw Ferguson) and sign Mario Williams instead.
730 comments, Last at 01 May 2006, 10:34pm by Sid
24 Apr 2006, 04:43pm by Guest
Take the best player available, some say. Draft for need, some say. Guest columnist Tim Murray says that based on the composition of NFL rosters, draft players at different positions differently.
136 comments, Last at 04 May 2012, 4:15pm by rajwoodson
21 Apr 2006, 10:50am by Guest
Next weekend, while Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart are being feted in New York City, their baseball equivalents will be quietly going about their business in Wichita and Salt Lake City. Jim Baker from Baseball Prospectus takes a look at which award produces better pros: the Heisman or the Golden Spikes. Test yourself before you read: Can you guess the only school to produce both award winners in the same year, or the only award winners from the same year who currently play in the same city?
43 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2006, 9:19am by Trogdor
18 Apr 2006, 11:44pm by Mike Tanier
Combine numbers are swell, but they don't give you football instincts. To get you ready for this year's draft, Mike Tanier takes a look at some of the less talked-about skills that scouts and coaches are analyzing as teams build their draft boards. New: pocket presence. Also being discussed here: Offensive line footwork and leg strength.
86 comments, Last at 02 May 2006, 10:33pm by cjfarls
14 Apr 2006, 12:15pm by Bill Barnwell
Buffalo throws money at a wide receiver nobody wanted, New England throws money at the best defensive end in football, and Miami throws passes to a wide receiver that may not be as good as people think. Meanwhile, the Jets are just trying to figure out who's going to be throwing, period. Welcome FO intern Bill Barnwell as he takes us around the AFC East in the final pre-draft Four Downs.
94 comments, Last at 14 May 2006, 3:45pm by al
11 Apr 2006, 06:22pm by Doug Farrar
Arizona's offensive line needs a jump start, the Rams are rebuilding their defense, and the 49ers just hope Alex Smith can turn it around. Meanwhile, the Seahawks and Vikings play a weird game of footsie under the table. Will a poison pill help Seattle recover from surgical removal of its jurevicius maximus? Doug Farrar of SEAHAWKS.NET steps in to give us the latest on the division he knows best.
84 comments, Last at 19 Apr 2006, 9:51am by Mr Shush
07 Apr 2006, 11:52am by Michael David Smith
Courtney Brown No. 1? Tom Brady No. 199? Why is the first round of the 2000 draft so hard to tell from the sixth round? It's time for that annual Football Outsiders tradition, reviewing the draft from six years ago.
128 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2007, 7:46pm by John P
06 Apr 2006, 08:49am by Ned Macey
Reggie Bush will immediately lead the Texans to the Super Bowl. Adam Vinatieri will kick the Super Bowl-winning kick for the Colts. The Jaguars aggressively addressed their needs by stockpiling players named Williams. The Titans are treating one of their franchise icons with class. This and other facts in Ned Macey's latest tour around the AFC South.
72 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2006, 5:27pm by SlyPumpkin
04 Apr 2006, 04:23pm by Guest
Darrel Michaud returns to look after the first month of free agency in the NFC South. The Saints brought up the rear in the division, and they made lot of changes. The Bucs won the division, and they've made almost none. Maybe these guys know something about how to run a football team.
51 comments, Last at 16 May 2006, 8:24am by TenaciousD
30 Mar 2006, 01:06pm by Mike Tanier
A cone of silence has descended over the AFC West. Priest Holmes is mum on his health status. The Chargers' top brass has muzzled Marty Schottenheimer and A.J. Smith. The Broncos made some noise by trading up in the draft, but they are hush-hush about who they are taking. And the Raiders are keeping quiet about their new philosophy: a Commitment to Queen-Sized Beds.
87 comments, Last at 14 Apr 2006, 2:09am by EVinSD