11 Sep 2005, 02:09pm by Michael David Smith
Our friend Dan Brown of the San Jose Mercury News has a good look at what it would take for the 49ers to turn things around, and whether the path they're setting out on is similar to what other teams that have made successful turnarounds have done.
6 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2005, 8:52pm by Miles
09 Sep 2005, 09:10am by P. Ryan Wilson
To paraphrase Richard Hayden:
"Skip Bayless columns are like fish in a barrel, my friend. Bayless is the fish, FO readers are the barrel. Fish in a barrel."
OK, not the perfect analogy, but you get the point. In his latest installment, Bayless makes maybe the least convincing argument ever for why the Patriots won't make it back to the Super Bowl.
62 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2005, 1:46am by deadteddy8
08 Sep 2005, 03:58pm by Aaron Schatz
In the last 20 years, how many times have the Seattle Seahawks had a record that did not fall between 10-6 and 6-10? Believe it or not, the answer is once: 1992, when they went 2-14. Greg Bishop of the Seattle Times asked us to do a little research for this article on the NFL's most terminally wheel-spinning franchise, and we discovered that Seattle on average finishes just 1.3 wins away from 8-8 every year, the lowest figure in the NFL.
21 comments, Last at 04 Jul 2006, 1:16am by Bryan
07 Sep 2005, 10:09pm by P. Ryan Wilson
This list seems pretty exhaustive, but Eric of Off Wing Opinion also includes some thoughts about his favorite team, the New York Jets, even though they didn't make SI's final cut.
41 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2005, 5:34pm by kk
07 Sep 2005, 12:27pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Skip Bayless offers Michael Vick some advice on how to get to the Hall of Fame, which is kind of like me offering Brad Pitt some advice on how to land Angelina Jolie.
58 comments, Last at 09 Sep 2005, 9:06pm by Larry
06 Sep 2005, 04:35pm by P. Ryan Wilson
This week's TMQ brings us America's only all-haiku NFL season predictions, some love for Pro Football Prospectus 2005 and an answer to perhaps the most important question of the preseason: which came off best in the Carl's Jr. commercial showing a soapy Paris Hilton washing a Bentley -- babe, burger or automobile?
98 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2005, 9:31am by Rodafowa
06 Sep 2005, 11:00am by Aaron Schatz
This is just kooky: Insurance for your fantasy football team. How much do you have to be spending on fantasy football to actually buy something like this? (Thanks to Lucas Ruprecht at Pro Trade for the link.)
12 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2005, 5:55pm by Catfish
05 Sep 2005, 03:06pm by P. Ryan Wilson
In this week's MMQB, Peter King has some thoughts on Hurricane Katrina, the Giants getting an extra home game, and he even gets around to his preseason awards and predictions. The good news? King's not picking Jake Plummer for NFL MVP for the first time in two years, but he does think that Mike Tice could be coach of the year. He also breaks down some X's and O's, thinks the Eagles could keep T.O. for 2006, and talks about how Jerry Rice should be a good fit in Denver because he no longer needs to be the go-to guy.
46 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2005, 12:00pm by Pat
05 Sep 2005, 02:33pm by P. Ryan Wilson
"Jerry Rice said he didn't want to play if he wasn't going to be at least the No. 3 receiver for the Denver Broncos. Informed that wasn't going to be the case, the NFL's all-time leading receiver opted to retire rather than ride the bench."
Hmmm. It's amazing what Rice has been able to do as a 40-something wide receiver, but I'm not sure if he's a No. 3 receiver on any team in the league.
23 comments, Last at 09 Sep 2005, 3:58pm by Pat
04 Sep 2005, 11:28am by Aaron Schatz
Let's see if we can do a quick roundup of the biggest cuts from yesterday's 53-man roster deadline. The Pats cut WR David Terrell. The Eagles cut DE Hugh Douglas and FB Jon Ritchie. The Chiefs ditched fourth-rounder Craphonso Thorpe, and headline writers wept. The Jags cut Fuamatu-Ma'afala, and spell-checkers cheered. San Francisco cut former top Denver pick CB Willie Middlebrooks. Miami cut RB Lamar Gordon, and Denver cut RB Quentin Griffin (following PFP's advice). Oakland cut DE Anttaj Hawthorne (so much for that supposed sixth-round steal) and TE Teyo Johnson (ACHTUNG!
43 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2005, 12:33pm by Ryan Mc
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.