16 Feb 2006, 02:54pm by P. Ryan Wilson
There are a lot of rumors in today's, uh, Truth & Rumors on CNNSI.com. Among them: Daunte Culpepper, who now represents himself, wants to be traded; the Ravens might franchise Jamal Lewis and send him to Minnesota for Culpepper; despite my best efforts below, Ty Law probably won't end up in New England, but instead has shown interest in joining Miami; and the Raiders might stick with Kerry Collins while the Chargers could let Drew Brees walk.
31 comments, Last at 22 Feb 2006, 6:52pm by dryheat
16 Feb 2006, 01:25pm by Michael David Smith
I've always disliked the sports columns that try to trash a rival city. The Rocky Mountain News published one such column about Pittsburgh as part of its AFC Championship coverage, and now that columnist, Bill Johnson, is being criticized for it. Johnson acknowledges that something he claimed to see on his way to his hotel was actually something he saw on TV, and there are other problems with the column as well.
Hat tip: Romenesko
16 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2006, 2:45pm by Tim L
16 Feb 2006, 12:00pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Meet the starting cornerback for the 2006 New England Patriots!
22 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2006, 3:30pm by Starshatterer
16 Feb 2006, 09:59am by Michael David Smith
Deion Sanders has said he is retiring, although he hasn't officially informed the Ravens or the league. If he is done, the 2011 Hall of Fame class could be a very good one, with Jerome Bettis already retired and Brett Favre, Junior Seau, and Marshall Faulk all considering it. (I assume Jerry Rice is eligible in 2010 since he retired before the 2005 season, although it's possible that participating in the Broncos' training camp would force him to wait a year for Hall eligibility.)
21 comments, Last at 17 Feb 2006, 5:21pm by mactbone
15 Feb 2006, 09:12pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Yeah, I thought this was a headline from the Sports Pickle or the Onion too. But it's for real. Say what you want about Ryan Leaf the NFL football player, but I've heard from a couple of people that he invested wisely, and is pretty much set for life. So even though his career didn't work out, at least he won't end up on the "Where Are They Now?" edition of MTV Cribs.
35 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2007, 6:55pm by Jerry Kraybill
15 Feb 2006, 07:47pm by Michael David Smith
I've always hated the idea that a player should get a starting job by virtue of his being a first-round draft choice. It's obvious to anyone who has watched both Kelly Holcomb and J.P. Losman that Holcomb is the better player, and yet last year they split snaps. This year, Jauron says, they'll compete in training camp, and the better player will play. That seems like the right approach to me.
28 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2006, 6:32pm by BAE27
14 Feb 2006, 10:23pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Is Josh McCown so bad that the Cardinals need to sign Kurt Warner to a three-year deal that will pay him $7 million in 2006? Seven million !?! (Thanks to Sid for the pointer)
84 comments, Last at 17 Feb 2006, 10:46pm by Pedro Villegas
14 Feb 2006, 03:29pm by Al Bogdan
Chad Pennington is scheduled to make $9 million in salary and bonuses for next season. Since the Jets are approxmately $26 million over the cap, they'd like Chad to restructure his contract. If they keep Pennington, he'll have a cap figure of $15 million. If they cut him, Pennington will still count $12 million against the cap. Will Pennington take one for the team and restructure? Why should he when the team has been rumored to be looking for a replacement for him either through free agency (Kerry Collins) or the draft (Jay Cutler)?
35 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2006, 7:39pm by Sean
14 Feb 2006, 02:03pm by P. Ryan Wilson
In the last TMQ of the 2005 season, Gregg Easterbrook gives us his annual Bad Predictions Review.
45 comments, Last at 17 Feb 2006, 1:25pm by Tom
14 Feb 2006, 01:56pm by P. Ryan Wilson
The Chiefs are roughly $20 million over the salary cap (Kansas City has obligations totaling $116 million for 2006, and the cap, which hasn't been set, is expected to be somewhere in the $95 million range). This means that if Herman Edwards and company are serious about acquiring T.O., some tough personnel decisions will have to be made. Interestingly, guys like Jerome Woods and Priest Holmes are cheaper to keep around, but Kendrell Bell, Eric Warfield and Dexter McCleon could get their walking papers. Thanks to Israel for the pointer. (free registration/bugmenot required)
11 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2006, 3:26am by Sid
Take the under: this week will see multiple teams with good defenses square off against one another in games including Michigan-Northwestern and Florida-Missouri.