01 Apr 2006, 02:05am by P. Ryan Wilson
It seems that the Saunders Corporation, the nation's leading supplier of clipboards and other business supplies, has signed a deal to become the NFL's exclusive supplier of sideline clipboards. What's more, they have designed a custom clipboard for backup quarterbacks. I guess anything is possible in the world of super-specialization and brand identification -- maybe Saunders is the next "Cold Zone."
14 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2006, 10:42am by James C
01 Apr 2006, 02:04am by P. Ryan Wilson
It seems that scouts cannot make up their minds about Oregon State WR Mike Hass. This article sums up the situation well.
24 comments, Last at 04 Apr 2006, 7:08am by bengt
31 Mar 2006, 02:05pm by P. Ryan Wilson
It looks like Lil' Ronnie is off the hook. Mike Tanier could not be reached for comment.
12 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2006, 2:38pm by usedbread
31 Mar 2006, 01:04pm by Russell Levine
This has absolutely nothing to do with football, but it's an important story. And the author's name rings a bell.
9 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2006, 11:38am by Dan Babbitt
31 Mar 2006, 11:38am by P. Ryan Wilson
By now, everybody knows that Antonio Gates was a really good college basketball player who never played football before signing with the Chargers as an undrafted free agent. Rick Gosselin takes a look at how tight end has evolved into a basketball position, and he points to several former basketball players likely to be taken early in next month's NFL draft as proof. And if you happen to catch any of the George Mason-Florida game tomorrow, keep an eye out for Jai Lewis (#55 on George Mason). Lewis is 6'7", 275 lbs.
11 comments, Last at 31 Mar 2006, 6:52pm by empty13
30 Mar 2006, 05:57pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I found this article on a Steelers message board and even though it was written almost twelve months ago, because we're right in the middle of all the draft talk, it's still timely. The bottom line: all 40 times are not created equally. (free registration/bugmenot required)
31 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2006, 2:02am by Zac
29 Mar 2006, 11:41pm by Michael David Smith
The NFL has changed its rules to limit end zone celebrations, allow down-by-contact calls to be reviewed on replay, prohibit pass rushers from hitting quarterbacks on the knee or below, more strictly enforce horse-collar tackles, and prohibit defensive players from lining up directly over a long snapper.
71 comments, Last at 12 Apr 2006, 5:35pm by PatsFan
29 Mar 2006, 09:45pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Good thing the Bills traded up in the 2004 draft to nab J.P. Losman with the 22nd overall pick because now it looks like they want to trade him. And it gets worse: he's on the trading block because Buffalo feels like career backup Craig Nall has a good chance to win the starting job with Kelly Holcomb serving as the number two guy. Thanks to reader JonL for the pointer.
70 comments, Last at 14 Apr 2006, 12:59am by Lancelot_0ne
29 Mar 2006, 01:06pm by P. Ryan Wilson
For all the talk about Mack Brown simplifying Texas's offense for Vince Young, Jim Mora is looking to do exactly that for Michael Vick: "What we've done this off-season is we've looked at Texas, West Virginia and Missouri and some of their shotgun run stuff and the way they use their quarterbacks in their system." Given that Vick has struggled at times in the West Coast Offense, this seems like a good idea.
47 comments, Last at 31 Mar 2006, 5:15pm by empty13
28 Mar 2006, 09:35pm by P. Ryan Wilson
We don't talk a lot about college football here, but this is worth mentioning. University of Virginia head coach Al Groh has dismissed three players from the team and LB Ahmad Brooks was one of them. Brooks at one time was considered the best linebacker in the country and after being named an All-American two seasons ago, he has since struggled with injuries and off-field issues. Brooks can either choose to transfer or make himself eligible for the supplemental draft.
10 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2006, 4:33pm by JRM
The Bucs' rookie made a lot of big plays last year, but he'll need to cut down on turnovers and sloppy throws to live up to his draft status.