17 Mar 2010, 08:01pm by Vince Verhei
Further proof that just because something is traditional does not mean it is good: The Packers last week unveiled a third uniform, highlighted by a blue jersey that features blue numbers in a yellow circle. It's a recreation of the team's 1929 uniforms. So eighty years ago they decided this was a bad design, and now they are bringing it back for whatever reason. Aside from that detail, the uniforms aren't terrible, merely boring -- brown helmet, drab tan pants.
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07 Mar 2010, 01:19am by Vince Verhei
Hey look, there's a player going TO Arizona!
Cardinals get Kerry Rhodes, a free safety who has not missed a game in his five-year career (though he did come off the bench in two games at the end of last season).
Jets get Arizona's fourth-round pick this year (that's Arizona's fourth-round pick, not the fourth-rounder the Cardinals got from the Ravens in the Anquan Boldin deal) and a seventh-rounder in 2011.
If Rhodes offers any kind of production in the desert, even for one season, this seems like a bargain.
11 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2010, 4:38am by sports-veronica
05 Mar 2010, 08:23pm by Vince Verhei
Ravens get Anquan Boldin and the Cardinals' fifth-round pick.
Cardinals get the Ravens' third- and fourth-round picks.
31 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2010, 4:41am by sports-veronica
28 Feb 2010, 02:52pm by Vince Verhei
A league spokesman says new rules for postseason overtime games will be discussed at a competition committee meeting next month. In the new format, each team would get the ball at least once, unless the first team to get the ball scores a touchdown.
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28 Feb 2010, 02:42pm by Vince Verhei
The Bills have announced they will not be offering contracts to wide receivers Terrell Owens and Josh Reed and defensive end Ryan Denney. Reed and Denney are pretty clearly backups at this point, but what about Owens? He is 36, and his -18 DYAR in 2009 was the first time in his career he was below replacement level. When you consider the "talent" around him, though -- most notably quarterbacks Ryan Fitzpatrick and Trent Edwards -- it gets easier to see him bouncing back to some degree next year. Maybe Baltimore or Cincinnati will come calling.
24 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2010, 4:50am by sports-veronica
23 Feb 2010, 05:10pm by Vince Verhei
Jared DeVries, who missed all of 2009 with a torn Achilles tendon, has been released by the Detroit Lions. DeVries has started all of 32 games in his 11-year career. He says he could play a game right now and that he hopes to re-sign with Detroit, but Achilles injuries are often career-enders. The most interesting part of this story is this quote from DeVries: "I've been a Lion for 11 years and I'd like to finish a Lion." Why would anyone want to finish as a Lion?
24 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2010, 3:10pm by witless chum
08 Feb 2010, 03:36am by Vince Verhei
With the last year of the first decade of this century now complete, Vince Verhei put together the final results for that decade. (Click to read more.)
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16 Jan 2010, 01:53pm by Vince Verhei
I'm kind of split on this one. On the one hand, Lewis did lead his team to the playoffs despite a lot of tragedy off the field, and the six-linemen, power running set he used was a good example of a coach getting the most he could out of limited talent. On the other hand, the Bengals never really were that good this year, they've only had one really good year under Lewis, and he still had some of the worst clock management in the league.
47 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2010, 10:33pm by Kibbles
14 Jan 2010, 04:25pm by Vince Verhei
My biggest issues:
* Wes Welker at wide receiver? I know he had a bazillion catches, but he missed two games and most of a third. And even if you want to have a "possession receiver" on the team, Reggie Wayne had more first downs than Welker in 20 fewer catches. I'd have put Vincent Jackson in here, but Wayne also would have been a good choice.
* I'd also have gone with Antonio Gates over Dallas Clark. (There were no Chargers on the All-Pro team.)
74 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2010, 10:53pm by Big Johnson
13 Jan 2010, 11:42am by Vince Verhei
Despite a 9-7 record, the Baltimore Ravens are one of the best teams in the NFL. What does their blowout win over New England mean for this week's game against Indianapolis?
8 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2010, 11:38pm by Dice