14 Sep 2006, 12:33pm by Aaron Schatz
Remember William Krasker's footballcommentary.com? Well, there's a new website, Pigskin Revolution, that's doing much the same thing, with a strategy model that looks at the decisions that coaches make during games. Here's their review of Monday's Washington-Minnesota contest.
35 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2006, 10:07am by Frigo
14 Sep 2006, 12:30pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I find it hard to believe the Jaguars weren't already game planning for Ben Roethlisberger. Bill Cowher mentioned Tuesday at his press conference that his quarterback was questionable instead of waiting until 3 PM Wednesday, the deadline for NFL teams to provide their injury reports. Some coaches are more secretive than others with injury news, but I'm not sure it makes much of a difference.
27 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2006, 5:08pm by throughthelookingglass
14 Sep 2006, 01:31am by Aaron Schatz
Does Shaun Alexander avoid the curse of 370 due to his propensity to run out of bounds and scoring long touchdown runs? Aaron Schatz examines that ability as well as compares him to other running backs in the league. (Click link to read more.)
13 Sep 2006, 07:33pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Obviously, ROBO-PUNTER isn't the starter for the University of Northern Colorado. As one FO reader suggested via email, "As soon as [the backup is] eligible, look for the Bengals to sign him."
25 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2006, 6:37pm by Trogdor
13 Sep 2006, 05:59pm by Aaron Schatz
OK, which bandwagon derails here? The Wali Lundy bandwagon or the Samkon Gado bandwagon (which has been in the shop since late last year)?
33 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2006, 2:25am by emcee fleshy (ATL)
13 Sep 2006, 12:30pm by Aaron Schatz
Bob Ryan says that if you want to enjoy football, don't read any contract negotiation stories. It's like going to the sausage factory -- if you enjoy sausage, you don't want to know how it is made. I know there have been a lot of complaints about too much Branch talk on FO lately; this article is more about football fandom in general. (Free registration required)
53 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2006, 4:30pm by mactbone
13 Sep 2006, 01:41am by Aaron Schatz
Is running out of bounds the antidote for the curse of 370? Aaron Schatz takes a closer look. (Click link to read more.)
12 Sep 2006, 10:59pm by Aaron Schatz
Watch the Salon ad thingy then skip past all the baseball stuff to get to King Kaufman's important point: How good was the team that did the second MNF game last night? Are there words in the English language capable of describing the improvement when you go from Tirico, Theismann and Kornheiser to Brad Nessler, Ron Jaworski and Dick Vermeil? Can we please, please, please have them every week? Pretty please? Seriously, let's start an e-mail campaign.
58 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2006, 2:06pm by David
12 Sep 2006, 03:28pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Here's Gregg Easterbrook's latest. Given the previous XP, it seems only fitting to note Stats of the Week No. 1. I'm also glad Easterbrook noticed something I thought was pretty ridiculous at the time: "In the first Monday Night Football game, early on Troy Williamson of Minnesota beat Carlos Rogers of Washington, then dropped what would have been a long touchdown pass. Rogers jumped up and danced and strutted, pointing to himself -- as if he'd just done something magnificent, rather than been beaten and the beneficiary of good fortune."
113 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2006, 5:09pm by Mr Shush
12 Sep 2006, 11:46am by P. Ryan Wilson
Apparently, Randy Moss knows what he's talking about. In addition to not being very good, the Oakland Raiders also have to contend with disgruntled wide recevier Jerry Porter who, according to the report: " ... was seen laughing and pumping his fist on the sidelines when Raiders teammate Aaron Brooks was sacked for the seventh time." Maybe Porter had the over.
68 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2006, 3:49pm by LnGrrrR
"Last team with the ball wins" is a cliche, but sometimes cliches are the best way to get across the central narrative of an important game. If you like great quarterback play, you have to watch the NFC Championship Game.