09 Jun 2006, 02:54pm by admin
Hey, folks, a new little feature here at Football Outsiders. Reader Joseph Cortazzo compiled a list of all the websites devoted to tracking the salary cap status of specific teams. We've put them all on the links page, so you can check them out. If we missed one, please let us know. Also, if anyone is a fan of a team that's not on the list, and wants to do all the work required to keep one of these pages updated, we would be happy to host it here at FO.
12 comments, Last at 11 Jun 2006, 2:59pm by Ben
09 Jun 2006, 10:56am by P. Ryan Wilson
The Titans named Billy Volek the starter, which isn't at all surprising. But Jeff Fisher also says that Vince Young will get his chance to play this season too: "Let's face it. You're going to see [No.] 10 on the field this year... Where and when and how, I can't be specific, but you're going to see him on the field at some time." Fisher took the 'learn while holding the clipboard' approach with McNair, so the rush to get Young on the field seems curious. I wonder if this has anything to do with job security? Hmmm.
44 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2006, 11:04pm by Justin Zeth
08 Jun 2006, 10:46am by P. Ryan Wilson
Good story in the USA Today about Lofa Tatupu and Shawne Merriman, two rookie linebackers who played like grizzled All Pros last season. When the Seahawks drafted Tatupu in the second round, some people thought it was a reach. In the 2004 Eli Manning trade, the Giants sent the Chargers their 2005 first-round pick, and San Diego drafted Merriman. I think the Seahawks and Chargers are both pretty happy about how things worked out.
37 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2006, 5:55pm by paytonrules
07 Jun 2006, 03:53pm by P. Ryan Wilson
And everybody wins: the Ravens get McNair, the Titans get a fourth-round pick and FO gets it right in PFP06. In lieu of flowers, Kyle Boller will be accepting donations to his retirement fund, which he may have to dip into much sooner than he thought a few months ago.
63 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2006, 12:51am by Chris
07 Jun 2006, 12:59pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Once again, it's time for the MMQB mailbag. Say what you want about Peter King and his Hall of Fame choices, but give the guy credit for his latest: "You may be interested to know that I am going to rethink my position on [Art] Monk this year ... A lot of people I respect tell me I'm dead wrong on Monk ... So I'll rethink my position and let you know what I come up with." Sounds like a start.
158 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2006, 3:53pm by Mentos Fillapeedios
06 Jun 2006, 12:32pm by P. Ryan Wilson
By most accounts, it sounds like the Texans got it right when they hired Rick Smith as their new GM. He's only 36 years old, but he comes highly recommended by his former boss Mike Shanahan. Current Texans head coach Gary Kubiak had this to say: "You will love this guy ... I've battled him, and he's battled me in a lot of situations and made me a better football coach. That's the way we're going to get where we all want to go as an organization."
26 comments, Last at 12 Jun 2006, 11:29am by lobolafcadio
05 Jun 2006, 04:31pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Well, Bethel Johnson doesn't have to worry about the Patriots cutting him in training camp. Now it's Sean Payton's decision.
49 comments, Last at 08 Jun 2006, 4:48pm by Sophandros
05 Jun 2006, 03:17pm by Michael David Smith
Peter King names 10 jilted players who deserve to be in Hall of Fame. What's the over-under on how many comments we'll have in this thread before someone brings up Art Monk?
79 comments, Last at 17 Jun 2006, 12:14am by Justin Zeth
05 Jun 2006, 01:15pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Gil Brandt's latest is interesting, but I'm holding out for the All Over-30 Team.
21 comments, Last at 07 Jun 2006, 4:44pm by Ben
The annual FO tradition returns for the 13th straight draft! The Jaguars repeat as the champions of April, while nobody is impressed with Carolina's draft weekend decisions.