18 Oct 2011, 11:27am by Rivers McCown
Per Pete Thamel of The New York Times, Missouri leaving the Big 12 for the SEC is now "inevitable and imminent," but there is no timeline for it to do so. Should that go down, the Big 12 will likely look to replenish via the Big East (or rumored soon-to-be Big East members), which could hurt their chances of retaining an automatic BCS bowl bid.
32 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2011, 2:31pm by Jericho
18 Oct 2011, 11:05am by Rivers McCown
Here is your deadline blockbuster: The Raiders acquired Carson Palmer from the Bengals for their 2012 first-round pick and a conditional pick in 2013 that could also be a first-rounder. According to Chris Mortensen, the 2013 pick is a first-rounder if the Raiders win a playoff game in 2011, if not, it is a second-rounder.
142 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2011, 9:44pm by Nathan
17 Oct 2011, 09:33am by Rivers McCown
Is Devin Hester a Hall Of Famer? Why was Nate Burleson's catch not cancelled via the Calvin Johnson rule? Is this the untimely end of Rex Grossman?
203 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2011, 12:16am by MJK
17 Oct 2011, 12:24am by Rivers McCown
According to Jason Cole of Yahoo, the Raiders moved right into trying to trade for retired Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer after learning that incumbent starter Jason Campbell has been lost for the season.
Of course, it's unlikely anything will happen given Mike Brown's stance on the Palmer situation. But hey: trade deadline speculation thread!
19 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2011, 10:51am by Splattered
16 Oct 2011, 05:42pm by Rivers McCown
DVOA doesn't back up their 2-3 record, and the Jets are still a very good team despite their poor start.
5 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2011, 7:06pm by tuluse
14 Oct 2011, 01:03pm by Rivers McCown
KUBIAK has already offered a future third-round pick for him!
The Broncos appear to be looking to deal Brandon Lloyd at the deadline. A few teams have expressed interest in Lloyd according to the Denver Post report, including Tennessee and Carolina. However, local writers for both the Panthers and Titans have already second-guessed just how much interest their teams would have in Lloyd.
And hey, this would also be a good thread to discuss the other trades this week: Houston picking up Derrick Mason for a conditional seventh-rounder and Aaron Curry being dealt to Oakland for a seventh-rounder in 2012 and a conditional fifth-rounder in 2013.
31 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2011, 4:29pm by InTheBoilerRoom
14 Oct 2011, 10:04am by Rivers McCown
Chad Ochocinco assuages the hearts and minds of lonely high schoolers, and Todd Haley has a new way for his team to bond. Just quote, baby!
13 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2011, 3:13pm by Hank
12 Oct 2011, 02:31pm by Rivers McCown
Jim Harbaugh's coaching resume is given the profile treatment by Chase Stuart over at the New York Times' Fifth Down blog.
18 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2011, 3:58pm by Dean
12 Oct 2011, 02:19pm by Rivers McCown
Grantland's Chris Brown takes a look at the strategic foundation of Al Davis' offenses. Yes, there was more to it than chucking the ball deep.
20 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2011, 9:45am by RichC
11 Oct 2011, 03:59pm by Rivers McCown
Arizona's University of Phoenix stadium will host it's second Super Bowl after beating out Tampa's bid for the 2015 event. The last one, as you may remember, involved David Tyree, an 18-0 Patriots team, and one of the better Super Bowls in NFL history.
9 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2011, 3:20pm by Sammyg