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04 Dec 2006, 12:42pm by Aaron Schatz

Use of McCown Heightens Folly

Rob Parker of the Detroit News on perhaps this season's strangest story: the switch of Josh McCown from quarterback to wide receiver. Parker has a good point. The Detroit Lions are 2-10, so even if McCown actually is a better receiver than Mike Williams right now, doesn't it make sense to at least stick Williams in there to find out if he has any future whatsoever? Instead, the Lions are actually talking about switching McCown to receiver permanently.

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42 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2006, 3:04pm by zlionsfan

04 Dec 2006, 12:25pm by Michael David Smith

MMQB: Who's In, Who's Out

Peter King writes that the AFC wild card is the race to watch.

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54 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2006, 9:01pm by Kulko

04 Dec 2006, 11:00am by P. Ryan Wilson

Chilling Start to Cutler Era

Huh. Maybe this whole Jay Cutler thing wasn't such a good idea. Is it too late to start the "Un-bench Jake Plummer!" talk?

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30 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2006, 12:08pm by James G

03 Dec 2006, 10:24pm by Aaron Schatz

No Rematch: Florida to Meet Ohio State for BCS Title

Consider this a place to discuss the BCS matchups, and the decision of Florida over Michigan, until Confessions goes up Monday evening. Other than Florida-Ohio State, here are your matchups: USC-Michigan in an old school Rose Bowl, Wake Forest-Louisville in the Orange Bowl, Notre Dame-LSU in the Sugar Bowl, and Oklahoma-Boise State in the Tostitos This Is Not The Championship Just The Plain Old Fiesta Bowl. Link to Pete Fiutak's analysis.

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107 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2006, 8:28am by kibbles

02 Dec 2006, 11:32pm by Bill Barnwell

Giants Sign Sean Landeta

Sean-freaking-Landeta has been allowed a weekend pass from the retirement home to punt for the Giants this weekend in the case that Jeff Feagles is unavailable. Of course, Jeff Feagles is only four years younger than Landeta himself. Not only is Landeta one of my favorite NFL players of all time (even when he made the move to Philadelphia), but he's the NFL's last link to the original Tecmo Bowl.

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16 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2006, 5:17pm by Weekly Journalist

01 Dec 2006, 11:24am by P. Ryan Wilson

NFL Network Draws Intense Fan Reactions

This Washington Examiner article is a few days old but I wanted to link to it to point out one thing: maybe it was the beer, or the fact that my team's out of the playoff picture so I had no vested interest in the game, but I thought Bryant Gumbel and Chris Collinsworth were miles better than any other NFL broadcasting crew. During last night's Ravens-Bengals telecast there wasn't any yelling, no dopey mid-game interviews with celebrities, no sideline reporters and no graphics that obscured the action while conveying no useful information.

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77 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2006, 7:27pm by Parker

30 Nov 2006, 03:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Random thoughts about Cincinnati and Baltimore

Aaron Schatz's thoughts on the Bengals-Ravens rematch tonight on the NFL Network. (Click link to read more.)

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30 Nov 2006, 12:37pm by Aaron Schatz

Facts Tame Lions

New England fans know that Bill Belichick will go out of his way to praise every upcoming opponent as if it was the best team in football. This week, it reached the ultimate point of absurdity with his comments about the Detroit Lions. "Third-and-18, it doesn't bother them ... Jon Kitna's completed 15, 20 passes in a row ... they have a very good offensive line." Put the crack pipe down, Bill. Honestly, how can you make the Lions look like a difficult opponent?

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36 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2006, 10:36pm by Jason Mulgrew aka The Mul Dawg aka J-Rocka

30 Nov 2006, 12:31pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Bills’ Losman Emerges From the Class of 2004

My first thought after reading this headline: He has? Really? To be fair, after a rough start to his career, J.P. Losman has had quite a month. "Buffalo has won three of its past four games, and Losman engineered the winning score during the final possession in two consecutive games." So has Losman finally turned the corner or is his recent success just a blip on the radar? (free registration/bugmenot required)

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37 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2006, 9:43pm by Justin Zeth

29 Nov 2006, 09:31pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Leinart Would Love to Play for Old Coach

Cardinals rookie quarterback Matt Leinart would welcome the opportunity to play for his college coach, Pete Carroll. "I love coach Carroll. He's real close to me ... We've been through a lot at USC for five years and he's seen me grow into the person I am today and the player I am today." Leinart added, "Also, I wouldn't mind the Bidwills giving Nick Lachey a job. He hasn't really been doing much since 'Newlyweds.'"

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57 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2006, 11:07pm by Harris