21 Sep 2006, 12:15pm by P. Ryan Wilson
This can't do much for Jeff George's self-esteem. On the other hand, I can't think of a more entertaining way to lose every regular season game than to have Tommy Maddox under center.
51 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2006, 2:33pm by Jason Whitlock
21 Sep 2006, 11:20am by P. Ryan Wilson
Okay, maybe Favre won't be traded to a contender but what about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Two weeks ago, the Bucs were considered a playoff-caliber team and now they're 0-2. Chris Simms has looked absolutely dreadful and I can't imagine Jon Gruden going with him much longer if he continues to average three picks a game. Granted, Favre can rack up interception totals in a hurry, but he's still better than Simms. And if not Favre, who else is available?
37 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2006, 11:14am by dryheat
21 Sep 2006, 12:48am by Aaron Schatz
The Atlanta Falcons proved DVOA right last year after their late season collapse. (Click link to read more.)
20 Sep 2006, 01:09pm by Aaron Schatz
On opening night, Ron Jaworski took Art Shell to task for calling too many long pass plays with seven-step drops. The Raiders offensive line simply could not hold up in the face of pressure and Aaron Brooks couldn't get passes off. This week against Baltimore, same thing, but after the game, Shell claimed he only called two seven-step drops all game. John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury-News called up Jaws, and Jaws watched the BAL-OAK tape and counted 13 seven-step drops. Who's right? I don't know about you, but my money is on Jaws.
48 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2006, 5:18am by hwc
20 Sep 2006, 11:27am by Aaron Schatz
I think most Football Outsiders readers would easily pick Bob Costas over Chris Berman, but would you pick NBC's new Football Night in America over ESPN's old NFL Primetime? Robert Weintraub from Slate thinks not, and I agree. Thanks to reader Jimmy Ryals for the tip.
71 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2006, 3:03am by Jerry
20 Sep 2006, 11:17am by P. Ryan Wilson
If there's any player who has the right to speak up after his team starts the season 0-2 it's Kellen Winslow. Since, you know, he's played in all of four games in three seasons. So Romeo Crennel, listen up: "Some of the coaches might just be holding us back a little bit ... I don't mean to try to go behind their backs or whatever, but let's go, let's air it out, let's run the ball, let's make plays, let's be exciting."
69 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2006, 10:49pm by Kevin11
20 Sep 2006, 09:45am by P. Ryan Wilson
Hey Musburger, loose lips sink ships. Or something like that. Seriously, during these game preparation meetings don't teams explain what can and can't be discussed on the air?
19 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2006, 11:23am by stan
20 Sep 2006, 01:04am by Aaron Schatz
The Saints are 2-0…and 31st in DVOA. Aaron Schatz explains why and compares them to other teams with similar starts in the DVOA era. (Click link to read more.)
20 Sep 2006, 12:57am by Mike Tanier
Michael Koenen could not make it a full year as a combo kicker/punter. How did the last guy who did it lose his job? (Click link to read more.)
Critical games this weekend in the Pac-12, Big Ten, and ACC could go a long way in determining conference championships -- and maybe even playoff berths.