21 Nov 2006, 03:52pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Here's an interesting article about Steve Bornstein, the NFL's executive vice president for media. After stints with ESPN and ABC, Bornstein hopes to build the three-year-old NFL Network into a success. With 40 million viewers, it looks like he's on the right track, but there's a snag: as the NFL gets ready to broadcast it's first live game this Thursday, the NFL Network and cable companies are still squabbling over the details. And yes, details means money.
24 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2006, 12:30am by mactbone
21 Nov 2006, 12:11pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Losing your starting quarterback is never a good thing ... well, unless you're the Redskins, but even with Donovan McNabb done for the season, the Philadelphia Eagles are only a game back of the division leaders. So here's the question: can Philly make the playoffs with Jeff Garcia, A.J. Feeley, or some combination of the two? And looking forward, should the team give serious consideration to finding a quality backup?
40 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2006, 2:55pm by Billy Penn
21 Nov 2006, 11:14am by Aaron Schatz
Rex Grossman: the king of making blowouts even more lopsided.
21 Nov 2006, 01:26am by P. Ryan Wilson
Brett Favre cannot be stopped and anyone who gets in his way will be destroyed. Or something like that. Aaron Rodgers is done for the season with a broken foot and rookie Ingle Martin is now the backup.
29 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2006, 11:11pm by Arkaein
20 Nov 2006, 12:19pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Peter King on Week 11: "Weird stuff happens."
65 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2006, 3:23pm by Pacifist Viking
20 Nov 2006, 11:21am by Aaron Schatz
Is Charlie Frye really as bad as everyone say’s he is? Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to find out if it is time for Cleveland to give up and find a new quarterback of the future.
19 Nov 2006, 01:11pm by Russell Levine
This one is strictly a rumor at this point, but CSTV s reporting that Steve Spurrier will likely leave South Carolina to take the Miami (Fla.) job following the season. Miami would certainly be a far better platform than South Carolina for Spurrier to get back involved in the national-title race, but this move would still come as a major surprise.
20 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2006, 9:22am by Dean
19 Nov 2006, 11:27am by Mike Tanier
Thoughts from the FO staff on this week in football. (Click link to read.)
17 Nov 2006, 01:32pm by Russell Levine
Update: The Detroit News and other media outlets are now confirming that former Michigan coach Bo Schembechler has passed away. Schembechler was 77 and has had heart problems for 35 years, yet his passing on the eve of the biggest game in the history of the Ohio State-Michigan rivalry is still somehow chilling.
RIP, Bo. Enjoy the game from up above.
Not that it's typically needed on FO, but let's keep the comments classy, folks, and hope that this doesn't get shameless exploited for added ratings points tomorrow.
25 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2006, 4:44pm by GlennW
17 Nov 2006, 11:36am by Aaron Schatz
A sneak preview of the defensive back game charting statistics for 2006. (Click link to read more.)
Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.