06 Oct 2009, 03:39pm by Vince Verhei
How for real are the Broncos? If Sunday's win over Dallas is any indication, the answer is "very." Plus: Will someone please get the Cowboys some wide receivers?
17 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2009, 10:34pm by PerlStalker
06 Oct 2009, 01:00pm by Vince Verhei
I always envision Bills fans singing softly and sadly to acoustic guitar, and now my vision has come true.
6 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2009, 3:22pm by Vermont Refugee
28 Sep 2009, 10:08am by Vince Verhei
Jets 3-0! Titans 0-3! Steelers falter! Lions win a game! Chiefs, Browns, Rams do not, and won't any time soon! Pocket Hercules goes nuts! Seahawks wear rave green! And we've run out of exclamation points.
213 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2009, 4:36pm by Tim Wilson
28 Sep 2009, 05:20am by Vince Verhei
The linked article focuses on the defensive strategy the Redskins used against the Lions and Matthew Stafford, and why it was so unsuccessful. It does not discuss the controversial coaching decisions Jim Zorn made in the first quarter of the game that have some Redskins fans up in arms.
15 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2009, 12:21pm by AG
22 Sep 2009, 12:11am by Vince Verhei
The Packers were supposed to be the hot turnaround team of 2009. The Bengals were supposed to be, well, the Bengals. Too bad nobody told Antwan Odom or the surprisingly effective Bengals offensive line. (And yes, like any of our ESPN material that doesn't say otherwise, this is now Insider only.)
15 Sep 2009, 02:41pm by Vince Verhei
Vince Verhei explains how the 49ers limited Larry Fitzgerald, why Arizona's defense may lead to better days ahead, and what Tim Hightower's future in the desert might be.
10 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2009, 7:56am by bubqr
31 Aug 2009, 02:57pm by Vince Verhei
If Todd Haley wants a job done right, he'll do it himself. So he removed Chan Gailey of his duties as offensive coordinator and we'll run things himself. The Chiefs have scored only two offensive touchdowns this preseason. Haley has been particularly critical of his team's pass protection and commitment to running. It remains unclear whether or not Gailey will remain with the team in some capacity.
30 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2009, 12:27am by MC2
27 Aug 2009, 04:30pm by Vince Verhei
Jason Lisk over at the pro-football-reference.com blog has put together a neat little study of quarterback "personality" profiles, measuring the STYLE of each passer (as opposed to quality) and sorting them into groups. Tom Brady shows up in the same group as Len Dawson, Danny White, Dave Krieg, and Josh McCown -- they're all better at collecting completions or touchdowns than yards, they have a lot of touchdowns AND interceptions, and they're more likely to take a sack than throw a pick.
34 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2009, 1:55am by DeltaWhiskey
26 Aug 2009, 12:10pm by Vince Verhei
Bit of a late slip on this one, but Andy Benoit of NFLTouchdown.com has a story on the importance of generating a pass rush without blitzing, with a sprinkling of data from ourselves on which teams were most and least likely to rush four.
5 comments, Last at 27 Aug 2009, 10:09pm by Dan
23 Aug 2009, 03:17pm by Vince Verhei
Our optimistic forecast for the Seahawks was based in part on a return to health for the offensive line. Then guard Mike Wahle retired after failing to recover from offseason shoulder surgery. Then tackle Walter Jones underwent another round of arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Though the surgery was deemed successful, Jones will likely miss the first two weeks of the regular season.
14 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2009, 12:40pm by Independent George