30 Jan 2006, 05:30am by Michael David Smith
Brett Favre tells Chris Mortensen that he's strongly considering retirement. It sounds like he feels that the Packers are rushing him to make a decision soon. Favre would still be a better quarterback than Aaron Rodgers in 2006, but getting Favre's $10 million salary off the books would help the Packers. My guess is the team's top brass wants Favre to retire but doesn't want the bad PR of forcing him out.
38 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2006, 8:03pm by Barb
29 Jan 2006, 11:23pm by P. Ryan Wilson
You gotta love the internets, especially when it could involve live broadcasts of out-of-market NFL games. (Hat tip Deadspin; free registration/bugmenot may be required for the link.)
3 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2006, 5:31pm by Aaron Boden
29 Jan 2006, 07:08pm by Michael David Smith
Some speculation coming out of Cincinnati indicates that the NFL might change its rules to make it illegal for defensive linemen to roll into quarterbacks the way Kimo von Oelhoefen did to Carson Palmer. Rules changes resulting from one specific player or event have always interested me. Roy Williams was the most recent. Can you think of any others?
42 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2006, 11:25pm by BjÃ¶rn
29 Jan 2006, 12:25am by Michael David Smith
Don Banks prefaces his mock draft by suggesting that it's too early to engage in such an endeavor. Who's he kidding? It's never too early for a mock draft. I'd love to see a 2007 mock draft. Feel free to use this thread to discuss today's Senior Bowl as well.
48 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2006, 2:43pm by Erasmus
27 Jan 2006, 05:59pm by Michael David Smith
It's great to live in a state where this is what they discuss in the state capital. The state legislature in Illinois has unanimously passed a resolution declaring the 1985 Chicago Bears the best team in football history. I'm thinking about calling some of these representatives and asking for some substantive explanations of why the '85 Bears were better than the '91 Redskins or the '79 Steelers or the '72 Dolphins or the '62 Packers.
29 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2006, 6:52pm by Ryan Mc
27 Jan 2006, 01:22pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Thank God his parents didn't name him "Eight." (hat tip: Deadspin)
47 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2006, 8:45pm by Sophandros
27 Jan 2006, 12:20pm by P. Ryan Wilson
If nothing else, you have to give Jason Whitlock credit for revisiting a season's worth of "truths," especially when they include gems like, "the Raiders are the lone winless NFL squad with a chance to qualify for the playoffs," and "the 0-4 Green Bay Packers will win the NFC North." To be fair, Whitlock's midseason predictions (Nov. 3) were all pretty accurate, and when you consider that this is the same guy who still thinks Jeff George is the best QB in the NFL, it's worth noting.
19 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2006, 4:20am by tim
27 Jan 2006, 11:01am by Aaron Schatz
Larry Johnson, obvious number one overall pick in 2006 fantasy drafts ... or is he?
16 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2006, 9:13pm by The originator
26 Jan 2006, 05:46pm by Aaron Schatz
When I jokingly decided to name my fantasy football projection system after Denver offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, I figured I had safely chosen a fairly obscure name. Nobody knew who this guy was except for Denver fans and the hardcore fans who can name all 64 coordinators. Little did I know that less than a year later, Gary Kubiak would be head coach of the Houston Texans. If the Kansas City Royals tomorrow named Bill Pecota as their manager, wouldn't this be strange for the Baseball Prospectus guys? Exactly.
62 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2006, 11:47pm by SJM
26 Jan 2006, 02:40pm by Aaron Schatz
Always a favorite. Dr. Z gives four stars this year to five crews: Ron Pitts and Tim Ryan, Kenny Albert and Brian Baldinger, Ian Eagle and Solomon Wilcots, Kevin Harlan and Randy Cross (sort of Dr. Z's "most improved" award) and Al Michaels and John Madden -- important games only. Dr.
51 comments, Last at 27 Jan 2006, 6:31pm by LnGrrrR
Brock Osweiler did against New England what Brock Osweiler often did all year -- which is something we have rarely seen in the NFL before this season.