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
12 Jan 2010, 04:04pm by Vince Verhei
LaDainian Tomlinson made this song and dance video. It is apparently a video Nike has had forever and chose to release now for no particular reason. I have no idea what else to say about it. But I know you should watch it immediately.
32 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2010, 1:29pm by Noah of Arkadia
07 Jan 2010, 05:57pm by Vince Verhei
"Over the past few weeks, Eric and I have had a chance to talk on a number of occasions, including our meetings over the last two days," [Browns president Mike] Holmgren said in a statement released by the team. "I was able to gain some tremendous insight into his thought process and philosophies, and came away from our meetings very impressed. In my opinion, Eric has gained the respect and admiration of players, coaches and others in the organization, and with him continuing to lead the team, I feel that we are headed in the right direction.
59 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2010, 4:11am by MC2
05 Jan 2010, 07:44pm by Vince Verhei
As we predicted in early November, Texans linebacker Brian Cushing ran away with the Defensive Rookie of the Year award. Bills safety Jairus Byrd was a distant second. (Click for more Cushing stats.)
59 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2010, 3:18am by french mastiff
05 Jan 2010, 01:02pm by Vince Verhei
Vince Verhei looks at what Sunday night's blowout means for next weekend's playoff rematch between Cincinnati and New York.
4 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2010, 9:17am by andrew
04 Jan 2010, 11:42am by Vince Verhei
Week 17 in the NFL: In which many players suffer violent injuries in games that end up meaningless. The FO crew surveys the damage.
197 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2010, 11:24am by Tobler Law
31 Dec 2009, 06:08am by Vince Verhei
FO reader "gratif1" put together a handy chart showing who the Wild Card teams will be, and in what seed, based on every possible outcome of games this Sunday. (Except ties. If there is a tie this weekend, the postseason is canceled. See you next year.) Print this out and have it with you on Sunday, and scratch out the possibilities as games finish.
10 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2010, 3:34pm by ammek
29 Dec 2009, 07:14pm by Vince Verhei
Vince Verhei looks at what's gone wrong in New Orleans over the past few weeks. The main problems: opponents have taken away the deep pass, while taking advantage of the Saints' poor run defense.