13 Dec 2006, 01:28pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Did the Dolphins' defense know Tom Brady's protection calls? That would help explain the five quarterback sacks and endless pressure. The Boston Globe's Mike Reiss has an interesting look at what may have happened and how the Patriots are likely to combat it going forward.
39 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2006, 6:24pm by Sophandros
13 Dec 2006, 12:40pm by Mike Tanier
The Rookie of the Year race is coming down to the wire. Mike Tanier provides an analysis of which contenders remain. (Click link to read more.)
12 Dec 2006, 11:55pm by Bill Barnwell
Well, that didn't last long. Doug Gabriel's been cut by the Patriots, who will seemingly actually be employing a combination of Troy Brown, Reche Caldwell, and Jabar Gaffney as their wide receiver options. The Patriots also cut James Patrick, which makes sense, since he's 43 and can't skate.
38 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2006, 2:23pm by Sam!
12 Dec 2006, 03:11pm by P. Ryan Wilson
From Page 2: "TMQ is here to educate you that we're all inadequate losers standing in Mike Shanahan's shadow." (For the record, I'm an inadequate loser standing next to most people.)
57 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2006, 11:49am by zip
12 Dec 2006, 02:47pm by P. Ryan Wilson
From SI.com's Jeffri Chadiha: "After spending last week with the Titans, I started thinking that the NFL is becoming too complicated for its own good. I say this because the Titans have helped Young become an immediate success by keeping things simple. Instead of forcing him to fit into a system they've been running for years, they've modified their offense to fit his rare skills (a move that even included installing some of Young's college plays)." Somebody get Greg Knapp on the phone.
10 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2006, 2:38am by joe
12 Dec 2006, 01:35pm by Aaron Schatz
Are the Seahawks on their way to becoming the worst divisional champ of the DVOA era? Aaron Schatz takes a look. (Click link to read more.)
12 Dec 2006, 01:28pm by Aaron Schatz
Are you tired of your team running draws on third and long? Aaron Schatz takes a look at how often they actually result in a first down. (Click link to read more.)
12 Dec 2006, 11:43am by P. Ryan Wilson
Man, the Troy Smith train is really gathering steam. Page 2's Jemele Hill tries to make the case that Smith should be a top-five pick this April. ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit thinks the Browns should make Smith their next quarterback of the future (the line starts behind Charlie Frye). I know Smith has had a great college season, but does anybody think he'll be an above-average NFL quarterback? (Seriously. I don't watch a lot of college football so I'm really curious about this.)
99 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2006, 9:19pm by jaxon
11 Dec 2006, 05:24pm by P. Ryan Wilson
After shellacking the Cowboys on Sunday night are the Saints now the best team in the NFC? Are the Bears still the favorites even with Rex Grossman? Is New Orleans' defense too much of a liability? Does it even matter since Drew Brees throws for 400 yards a game? I need answers!
15 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2006, 2:28pm by Pat
11 Dec 2006, 01:34pm by Aaron Schatz
Can you imagine what it would have been like if Reggie Bush had gone to high school after the creation of YouTube? It would be a lot like how you will feel after you watch these YouTube videos of Cy Creek High running back Sam McGuffie. We can break down all the numbers and X's and O's but sometimes you just want to watch a football player who makes you go "whoa." Thanks, Deadspin.
19 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2006, 4:14pm by Peter Libero
Does momentum exist in college football? It sure seems that way for the Louisville Cardinals.