01 Aug 2009, 11:05pm by Vince Verhei
In FOA 2009, we suggested that the Seahawks' offense was virtually guaranteed to be healthier this year. Perhaps we were wrong. After failing a physical, guard Mike Wahle was released by the Seattle Seahawks on the first day of training camp. Wahle has struggled to recover from arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder over the offseason, and will likely retire. The Seahawks will move right guard Rob Sims (who played only one game last year over to left guard, and Mansfield Wrotto (four starts last season) will battle second-round draft pick Max Unger for the right guard slot.
10 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2009, 12:31pm by Alljack
23 Jul 2009, 05:02pm by Vince Verhei
Yes, Thursday night. Why they would want to go up against the ratings juggernaut that is TNA wrestling on Spike TV is beyond me.
47 comments, Last at 28 Jul 2009, 11:37pm by jimmo
24 Jun 2009, 08:18pm by Vince Verhei
If you're a general manager, and you tune into the Pro Bowl to see your defensive end openly campaigning on national television to leave your team, how do you make him happy? For Panthers GM Marty Hurney, the answer was simple: You offer him a one-year, $16.7 million deal. That's $16.7 million in guaranteed money -- Peppers could make another $2.5 million if he reaches playoff- and Pro Bowl-related incentives.
17 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2009, 10:51pm by Alex51
24 Jun 2009, 12:35pm by Vince Verhei
After 13 seasons and six Pro Bowls, former Raiders/Saints/Cowboys/Rams defensive tackle La'Roi Glover has called it a career. Two things jump out at you on his Pro Football Reference page. First, the durability: Dude hasn't missed a game in 11 seasons, and missed only one the year before that. Second, the 17 sacks he had with the Saints in 2000 to lead the league -- and then never finishing in the top 10 sacks again. He's the Brady Anderson of pass rushers.
11 comments, Last at 29 Jun 2009, 5:53pm by Joseph
24 Jun 2009, 12:15pm by Vince Verhei
Well, sort of. They named the defense on Monday and the offense on Tuesday, with special teams and other honor to come throughout the week. Also, isn't there another year left in this decade? Aren't they ignoring 10 percent of the evaluation period?
68 comments, Last at 02 Jul 2009, 9:43am by Just Win Baby
18 May 2009, 01:35pm by Vince Verhei
Two teams out west have undergone total overhauls. A third is, er, enigmatic. The fourth is just waiting for a chance to strike. Vince Verhei takes it all in.
75 comments, Last at 28 May 2009, 5:37pm by Vince Verhei
30 Apr 2009, 08:41pm by Vince Verhei
I feel so much better about this team than I did a week ago.
12 comments, Last at 01 May 2009, 9:42pm by Jimmy Oz
29 Apr 2009, 09:07am by Vince Verhei
Our sixth annual report card on draft report cards examines NFL pundits to see which teams did best, which teams did worst, and which teams caused the most polarization across the Internet.
161 comments, Last at 09 May 2009, 7:44pm by Vince Verhei
28 Apr 2009, 02:26pm by Vince Verhei
While attempting to shave with a straight razor, Chicago Bears linebacker Lance Briggs apparently cut his hand open. If true, and he failed to notify the team of his injury, it could violate terms of his contract. Still, it could have been worse, as seen at 7:30 of this clip.
32 comments, Last at 01 May 2009, 7:16am by emocut
22 Apr 2009, 06:26pm by Vince Verhei
Not to be outdone by the Lions (because really, who wants to be outdone by the Lions? at anything?), Jacksonville has also come up with new uniforms for 2009. The color scheme is basically the same, though they've added some goofy contrast stripes (that actually make the black pants a lot more palatable), and the black helmets now have "a teal-like glitter." Photos available here.
58 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2009, 5:48pm by Jerry