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
20 Apr 2009, 05:15pm by Vince Verhei
You've got to start somewhere. The Detroit Lions have unveiled a new helmet logo, wordmark, and uniforms. The new logo is more detailed and, when viewed next to the old one, looks more like, well, a lion. The uniform changes are subtle; they're still wearing silver helmets and pants with Honolulu blue jerseys and black trim. (On that note, why does a team in Detroit wear a color called "Honolulu blue?") Pictures of the uniforms available here.
44 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2011, 3:17pm by Bet365
02 Apr 2009, 09:45pm by Vince Verhei
"On the same day the Chicago Bears added a new quarterback, they got someone to protect him." That's the lead on the ESPN story, and I can't top it. Before everyone in Chicago gets too excited, remember that Pace has not played a full season since 2005. He did play in 14 games last year, though, and 33 is not terribly old for an offensive tackle.
31 comments, Last at 06 Apr 2009, 2:57pm by Will Allen