25 Aug 2006, 11:17am by Aaron Schatz
Whenever someone asks me about Pac-Man Jones, I tell them what the book says -- he had a much better rookie year than people realize, and he has a great instinct for the game, but he needs maturity. It looked like he had really grown up in training camp this year, until he went and got himself arrested again last night.
16 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2006, 12:22pm by Tom Kelso
24 Aug 2006, 11:32am by Aaron Schatz
Let us now praise great punters. Not ROBO-PUNTERs, but great punters nonetheless.
35 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2006, 3:11pm by Shane S.
24 Aug 2006, 11:02am by P. Ryan Wilson
It looks like everybody in the Redskins organization is happy with the T.J. Duckett trade except for his new backfield mates. Coach Joe Gibbs says not to worry, however, because all the running backs are making the team and all will contribute. So Ladell Betts, Rock Cartwright and Mike Sellers, your jobs are safe ... for now. (free registration/bugmenot required)
15 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2006, 9:27am by Rob
23 Aug 2006, 12:19pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Tom Brady might be the happiest person on the planet right now. Closely followed by Reche Caldwell.
UPDATE: Uh, maybe I got a little ahead of myself on this one; the Pats released the following statement today: â€œThe New England Patriots have given Deion Branch permission to seek a trade and negotiate a contract with other clubs. This permission will extend until September 1, 2006.â€? Deion Branch's agent might want to start working on that resume.
37 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2006, 11:45am by Kevin11
22 Aug 2006, 11:29pm by Aaron Schatz
The Washington Redskins have traded a third-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for running back T.J. Duckett. The Falcons then turned around and traded a third-round choice to Denver for wide receiver Ashley Lelie. Does this mean Portis' injury is more serious than first reported? Lelie is an interesting replacement for Brian Finneran but it seems to me that he duplicates Roddy White's strengths and weaknesses. Perhaps with Vick's arm strength, maybe it is best to have two deep threats. Anyway, I'm off to screw with KUBIAK yet again...
134 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2006, 7:05pm by Sid
22 Aug 2006, 03:54pm by Aaron Schatz
Yes, the rumors are true. Will Carroll's injury column will no longer be appearing at Football Outsiders; instead, he's moved on to the greener pastures of ESPN.com. However, even though Will is no longer part of Football Outsiders, he's still part of Football Outsiders. Huh? The explanation: He won't be writing for us during the season, but he'll still be contributing to Pro Football Prospectus 2007. We're here to provide him with things like similarity scores and he's around when the FO staff has injury questions.
25 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2006, 11:44pm by Otis the Pug
22 Aug 2006, 01:25pm by P. Ryan Wilson
This week, Gregg Easterbrook devotes most of his column to ... basketball? "Tuesday Morning Quarterback considers basketball roughly 1 percent as interesting as football. And so each year, in the doldrums of August, TMQ devotes one percent of the column's annual line length to roundball issues." Free Darko! Oh wait.
40 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2006, 11:30pm by BillWallace
22 Aug 2006, 12:44pm by P. Ryan Wilson
The NFL Network just jumped the shark.
17 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2006, 11:15am by Will Allen
22 Aug 2006, 09:58am by P. Ryan Wilson
With the subtlety of a two-by-four to the back of the noggin, Evil Gumbel is already in the NFL doghouse for comments he made about the head of the players union and he has yet to collect his first paycheck. Instead of losing his job, his penance could be working with Joe Theismann for an entire season. Then maybe he'd think twice before opening his mouth.
173 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2006, 9:32pm by Pat
21 Aug 2006, 12:09pm by P. Ryan Wilson
The subtitle to Peter King's latest reads: "Palmer, Owens, Cowher face preseason controversy." One of these is not like the others. Carson Palmer is coming back from major knee surgery and doesn't want to rush things in preseason. Bill Cowher made his retirement comments to Jerome Bettis back in the spring and he hasn't talked to him since. Terrell Owens wears a helmet while riding a stationary bike and is already giving Bill Parcells migraines. I would say these are three very disparate examples of "controversy."
76 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2006, 1:24pm by Chris G
Resident offensive line expert Ben Muth previews the three teams on which he'll be focusing this season: Dallas, Denver, and Cleveland.