31 Jul 2006, 02:48pm by Aaron Schatz
I know there's this rumor that we hate everything Atlanta-related, but that's actually not true. One example: We've been singing the praises of Brian Finneran for a couple of years. Which is why I am really bummed about this news that Finneran suffered a knee injury yesterday. The Falcons haven't announced the official MRI results yet, but all indications are that this is a torn ligament or patella tendon that will cost Finneran the season. Pressure on Michael Jenkins and Roddy White just went up, and there's really no depth behind them.
9 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2006, 10:23am by Dean
31 Jul 2006, 09:55am by P. Ryan Wilson
I guess Jeremy Shockey can be a bit much at times, but he's still one of the best tight ends in the league. And for all his off-the-field activities, he has yet to find himself in the back of a patrol car, which apparently is a near impossibility for a professional football player this off-season. (free registration/bugmenot required)
19 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2006, 11:23am by AA
30 Jul 2006, 12:00pm by Aaron Schatz
Good stuff here. I wouldn't mind trying one of those Randy Moss "Ghetto Blaster" shots.
20 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2006, 12:33am by Vince
30 Jul 2006, 12:37am by Aaron Schatz
Another FO appearance in the NY Times, this time discussing some research done by other folks. The preseason, it turns out, might mean something -- if you know where to look. Patrick Allison, by the way, is an FO reader, and the research referenced here will run in an FO guest column later this week. I'll be doing the Times again in a couple weeks, with some penalty research that I didn't get done in time for the book. (Free registration or bugmenot required)
4 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2006, 10:35am by Ray
30 Jul 2006, 12:08am by P. Ryan Wilson
Jay Glazer reports: "Reggie Bush could join his first pro team as early as Sunday. Team sources told FOXSports.com that Bush and the New Orleans Saints agreed in principle on a 6-year deal that is sandwiched between Vince Young's contract at No. 3 and Mario Williams' at No. 1."
16 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2006, 12:43pm by AA
29 Jul 2006, 11:59pm by P. Ryan Wilson
To borrow a phrase from Bill Simmons, fantasy owners everywhere just threw up in their mouths. Ken Lucas could not be reached for comment.
15 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2006, 12:29am by NF
29 Jul 2006, 09:57am by P. Ryan Wilson
With the new CBA allowing teams to fine holdouts $14,000 a day, it's hard to imagine guys like Ashley Lelie and Deion Branch have a lot of leverage. The latest rumor has Lelie going to the Bears for Thomas Jones. But as Lelie's agent Peter Schaffer points out: "Thomas Jones is one of 500 scenarios that have been discussed ...
18 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2006, 11:38pm by PerlStalker
28 Jul 2006, 02:46pm by Aaron Schatz
E-mail from Doug Farrar: "Aaron, apparently this year the FO curse has to do with my offensive line article on FOX. Please e-mail them and ask them to delete all references to Walter Jones. Thanks." Seriously, this is a HUGE blow to Kansas City's hopes this year. Profootballtalk.com says that Roaf informed the Chiefs that he was considering this option a few months ago, but does that mean before or after free agency and the draft? Why can't guys make this decision in February?
45 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2006, 12:16am by Dan
27 Jul 2006, 06:33pm by Michael David Smith
Kevin Colbert: Great director of football operations or the greatest director of football operations? The Pittsburgh Steelers have signed Colbert, who is in charge of all player personnel and scouting decisions, to a new deal. I don't think front-office types get enough credit (and it makes my head hurt to think that Matt Millen has earned more than any GM in the league over the last six years), and it's nice to see Colbert get some recognition. Now about that contract extension for Bill Cowher...
16 comments, Last at 29 Jul 2006, 6:41pm by sam_acw
27 Jul 2006, 05:49pm by Aaron Schatz
Chuck Klosterman says you shouldn't ruin your fantasy football league by making it too real. I would tend to agree. We get people around here saying, "you guys are so serious about football, but fantasy football has nothing to do with actual football." And the answer is yes, we know this, and we like both. I know some people want to try a PAR-based game, and we like the idea of a trial run this year. But if your fantasy league is looking for a way to quantify fullback blocking, or has restricted free agency and salary arbitration, you may be going a bit too far.
17 comments, Last at 28 Jul 2006, 3:56pm by Mikey
Thanks a lot, Dak Prescott. Now more people will think the fourth round is still a gold mine for quarterbacks, but the data says otherwise. The update to our quarterback draft study for 1994-2016 shows little has changed: finding a good QB is really hard.