31 Dec 2012, 05:17pm by Aaron Schatz
Seattle, Denver, and New England all finish the season ranked among the best teams of the past two decades, while Indianapolis finishes as the worst 11-5 team in NFL history.
190 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2013, 8:59pm by jonnyblazin
31 Dec 2012, 02:48pm by Aaron Schatz
Finally, no more "sources reporting." It is done.
38 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2013, 6:30pm by Will Allen
31 Dec 2012, 02:44pm by Aaron Schatz
OK, hard to argue with this one, I guess, although these aren't the first guys I would have fired this morning. Who wants to go run a team without a quarterback! Can I see a show of hands?
32 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2013, 11:48am by wr
31 Dec 2012, 01:47pm by Aaron Schatz
Just one stat to encapsulate J.J. Watt's amazing 2012 season. (Click to read more.)
40 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2013, 8:08am by lyle
31 Dec 2012, 12:30pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a list of the best and worst players of Week 17 by FO metrics.
140 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2013, 4:44pm by ChatRandom
31 Dec 2012, 12:03pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a series of links to each of FO's discussions of Black Monday firings. (Click to read more.)
31 Dec 2012, 12:01pm by Aaron Schatz
This one, I don't get. Lovie Smith was 10-6 this year. Did the team fall apart in the second half of the season? Yes. Two straight years? Yes. Was the team hit by roughly a zillion injuries the last two Novembers? Yes. Did the Bears ever stop playing hard, or did they not give their all to win in the final week of the season with the playoffs on the line? Nope. Maybe the Bears higher-ups need to be looking at the training staff, not the head coach.
89 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2013, 12:13pm by snoopy369
31 Dec 2012, 11:58am by Aaron Schatz
Link to come. We look forward to the Bills hiring another head coach that nobody else was thinking about hiring. Perhaps they would like to completely turn things over, and also fire Buddy Nix and replace him with a GM that nobody else was thinking about hiring?
18 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2013, 12:36am by Duke
31 Dec 2012, 10:46am by Aaron Schatz
It will be interesting to see who the Jets can get as general manager who a) won't be able to pick his own coach and b) will have to deal with a meddling owner who many people think dictated the Tim Tebow trade. However, put me in the category of people who think Rex Ryan can succeed as an NFL head coach. He already has, hasn't he? Two AFC Championship games counts as "success." He just needs someone to handle the offensive side. But he seems to have the motivational thing pretty down pat.
23 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2013, 10:49am by Dean
31 Dec 2012, 10:23am by Aaron Schatz
Not a surprise. There have been a litany of bad draft choices in Jacksonville, and even worse, a number of players who the Jaguars could have had much later in the draft, starting with Tyson Alualu and ending with the decision to take punter Bryan Anger in the third round when some guy named Russell Wilson was still on the board. Don't forget the atrocious free-agent contracts, either. Cardinals director of player personnel Jason Licht and 49ers director of player personnel Tom Gamble are the apparent top candidates.
2 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2012, 10:38am by Michael LaRocca