23 Jan 2007, 11:19am by P. Ryan Wilson
It's always fun to scrutinize and second-guess every decision a head coach makes during the course of a game, but this article makes the job sound, well, kinda complicated. You mean coaches just don't show up on Sunday, slap on a headset (or not, if you're Marty Schottenheimer) and start calling plays? What?
42 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2007, 2:09pm by Kurt
23 Jan 2007, 10:59am by Aaron Schatz
Is Larry Johnson a fantasy keeper despite the curse of 370? Aaron Schatz weighs in.
23 Jan 2007, 03:33am by Bill Barnwell
I've already put one XP up with the Raiders picking a head coach. I'm not doing three.
And poor Monte Kiffin!
And, actually, I wonder if the Raiders were insistent on getting a USC assistant by hook or crook. Maybe the towel guy would've got the job if enough people had turned it down.
44 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2007, 3:35am by Ameaux
22 Jan 2007, 02:18pm by P. Ryan Wilson
From the AP: "Bill Parcells retired from coaching Monday, leaving the Dallas Cowboys after four seasons and ending a stellar career that featured three Super Bowl appearances and two championships." Maybe Ron Rivera will get a head-coaching job this year after all.
101 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2007, 9:56pm by BlueStarDude
22 Jan 2007, 11:02am by P. Ryan Wilson
My favorite quote from today's MMQB: "It finally happened. After a full season of traveling ... I finally got my little tube of toothpaste and my 99-cent can of shaving cream hijacked by Homeland Security." Oddly, King doesn't mention TSA also confiscated his Aquafina water bottle with the secret compartment. Oh, and he also writes about the weekend's championship games.
98 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2007, 3:01pm by Fnor
20 Jan 2007, 04:34pm by Doug Farrar
Mike Tomlin, Minnesota's 34-year-old defensive coordinator, will be named the new head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers this weekend, SI.com's Michael Silver has learned. Silver wrote that the announcement would come late Saturday or early Sunday. Considered a future front-runner for a coaching job since his days as Tampa Bay's secondary coach, Tomlin beat out Pittsburgh assistant head coach Russ Grimm and Chicago Bears defensive coordinator Ron Rivera for the job.
113 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2007, 9:14am by steelberger1
20 Jan 2007, 05:58am by Bill Barnwell
As per the request of about 10 people in the AFC Championship Game Preview Thread, Patrick Hruby's gorgeous piece on the media buildup to this game is probably the best thing you will read on Page 2 for months that has nothing to do with D.J. Gallo.
27 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2007, 1:32pm by SD Pack Fan
19 Jan 2007, 07:58pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, if you were looking for reasons why the 2007 Chargers might fizzle, here's one -- they need a new offensive coordinator after Miami hired Cam Cameron to take over as head coach. He takes over an offense with a talented young running back... and... well, good luck with that whole thing there, Cam.
57 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2007, 10:54am by dryheat
19 Jan 2007, 05:31pm by Aaron Schatz
Pretty big draft news here. Jeff Samardzija has told the Chicago Cubs that he will pitch full-time rather than enter the NFL draft as a wide receiver. I e-mailed Kevin Goldstein, the prospect guru over at BP, and he sent me the official Cubs press release. Samardzija has signed a five-year major league contract with two club option years. Samardzija has first-round talent in both sports, and only fell to the fifth-round of the baseball draft because of worries he would go to the NFL.
49 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2007, 12:54am by Sundown
Given the historical success of undrafted quarterbacks in the NFL, Tony Romo might as well be a national treasure. We look at the impact of developmental leagues on undrafted quarterbacks, and just how many players have tried to break through in a recent season.