22 Oct 2011, 03:06pm by Rivers McCown
Citing an acute case of "losing his passion for the game," Saints center Olin Kreutz has decided to leave New Orleans. He won't file retirement papers, but it seems like he has lost interest in playing. Having to play through an MCL sprain probably didn't help matters.
The Saints will turn to Brian De La Puente at center.
20 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2011, 11:49pm by papabear
21 Oct 2011, 09:31am by Rivers McCown
A couple of Bay Area quarterbacks steal the spotlight this week as Carson Palmer makes Kyle Boller worthless and the Suck for Luck campaign heats up.
22 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2011, 9:30pm by Noah of Arkadia
18 Oct 2011, 04:08pm by Rivers McCown
The Lions, looking for more of a power back behind Jahvid Best, have traded Jerome Harrison and an undisclosed 2013 draft pick (rumored to be a seventh-rounder) to Philadelphia for Ronnie Brown.
19 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2011, 7:21am by the cat in the box is dead
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