20 Apr 2017, 04:30pm by Aaron Schatz
OK folks, the full 2017 regular-season schedule is out. Go ahead and discuss which teams you think got screwed by the distribution of road games or how often they have to play teams coming off bye weeks.
20 comments, Last at 22 Apr 2017, 2:56pm by CaffeineMan
19 Apr 2017, 01:11pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a little item for offseason debate: Pete Prisco ranks all 32 NFL head coaches at CBSSports.com. You know who is No. 1, but Mike McCarthy at No. 2? I think this list is a bit too dependent on wins and losses without looking at the underlying questions of a) what a coach contributes with game management and b) when a coach adds to the talents of his players, and when he wins primarily because of those talents.
48 comments, Last at 5:40am by RobotBoy
14 Apr 2017, 04:01pm by Scott Kacsmar
The Raiders have signed Marshawn Lynch, bringing the back out of retirement for the 2017 season.
9 comments, Last at 18 Apr 2017, 3:41am by Bright Blue Shorts
14 Apr 2017, 10:52am by Aaron Schatz
Hey, so, remember that thing where Dean Blandino in the NFL offices in New York was going to decide all replay reviews? Never mind. Blandino is leaving the NFL, likely to go to CBS as their officiating expert. Perhaps the league should have made sure its head of officiating was sticking around before making a rule change this offseason?
4 comments, Last at 17 Apr 2017, 11:27pm by Tomlin_Is_Infallible
13 Apr 2017, 04:27pm by Aaron Schatz
Dan Rooney, the second-generation owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, has died at the age of 84. Rooney's move to take more control of the front office coincided with the rise of the Steelers in the 1970s; for example, he was a leading voice supporting the hire of Chuck Noll as head coach. Rooney also lobbied for a rule that required teams to interview minority coaching candidates, which now has his name. The Rooney Rule is imperfect, but at least it showed that owners acknowledged there was a problem. His son, Art Rooney II, will take over as chairman of the Steelers.
6 comments, Last at 5:20am by RobotBoy
04 Apr 2017, 08:36am by Aaron Schatz
Maybe the Tony Romo saga doesn't end in Denver or Houston. Then again, maybe it does. With no trade interest, the Cowboys were apparently set to cut Tony Romo today. But now reports say that Romo will retire instead in order to pursue a career in broadcasting. In fact, he's wanted so badly as a color commentator (by both CBS and FOX) that it's possible a deal already exists and will be announced today.
118 comments, Last at 22 Apr 2017, 4:25am by Jerry
28 Mar 2017, 02:45pm by Tom Gower
In addition to approving the centralization of all replay reviews at this week's meeting in Arizona, NFL owners approved two other rule changes Tuesday. First, they passed a tremendously anti-fun, sadly pro-safety rule to ban defensive players leaping over the offensive line on place kicks. Second, they approved an automatic ejection for egregious hits to the head, which will undoubtedly lead to more fevered columns than actual penalties in 2017.
35 comments, Last at 04 Apr 2017, 2:09pm by Tomlin_Is_Infallible
27 Mar 2017, 02:16pm by Aaron Schatz
It's official. Today at the NFL owners' meetings, the league voted to approve the move of the Raiders to Las Vegas. The vote was 31-1, with Stephen Ross of the Dolphins as the only holdout. Right now they are saying the Raiders will move in 2019, which means two years playing in front of the fans they are leaving behind. I can't imagine that will go well and I hope the promising Raiders don't go all 1995 Cleveland Browns in the upcoming season. I have a feeling they'll need to go to Vegas a year early and play at UNLV's stadium.
76 comments, Last at 06 Apr 2017, 5:56pm by mehllageman56
23 Mar 2017, 03:44pm by Vincent Verhei
The NFL is changing the way it handles instant replay reviews. Say goodbye to shots of on-field officials dipping their heads under hoods to look at monitors. Instead, all replays will be viewed in the NFL's offices in New York, and Senior Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino will have final say on all replay calls.
11 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2017, 8:22pm by Alexander
09 Mar 2017, 08:20pm by Vincent Verhei
In a sad story, one of the NFL's best talent evaluators has been fired by his third team in the past eight years due to his ongoing struggles with alcoholism.
43 comments, Last at 30 Mar 2017, 10:30pm by justanothersteve
The Saints were 2016's oldest team, and the Rams were once again the youngest. Are more rookies starting than ever before in the NFL? 2016 was the youngest season we have tracked yet.