30 Nov 2006, 03:25pm by Aaron Schatz
Aaron Schatz's thoughts on the Bengals-Ravens rematch tonight on the NFL Network. (Click link to read more.)
30 Nov 2006, 12:37pm by Aaron Schatz
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?
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
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)
37 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2006, 9:43pm by Justin Zeth
29 Nov 2006, 09:31pm by P. Ryan Wilson
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.'"
57 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2006, 11:07pm by Harris
29 Nov 2006, 03:31pm by Mike Tanier
Read Garrison Hearst's resume for the fantasy football hall of fame. (Click link to read more.)
29 Nov 2006, 12:32pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Welcome to New York. The Times enlisted Tonya Reiman and Maxine Lucille Fiel -- according to the article they "do not know much about football, but ... are fluent in body language (they usually analyze politicians and celebrities)" -- to watch the Titans-Giants game tape. Not surprisingly, they noticed a lot of shrugging shoulders, drooping chins and Manning faces. And then there's this: â€œManning is like a movie star,â€? Fiel said. â€œHe seems sort of elite, detached, above everything. I think he's an introverted, locked-up guy, not very connected to the others.
39 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2006, 12:07pm by Tom Kelso
28 Nov 2006, 10:52pm by Benjy Rose
I officially deem this Rickdiculous. Rather than flipping the dirty birds at the (rightfully) angry fans, Vick should have just gone for the guy's knees. Would have been almost the same fine.
35 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2006, 10:50pm by antwaan
28 Nov 2006, 03:36pm by Mike Tanier
The resume for Jimmy Smith's candidacy for induction into the Fantasy Football Hall of Fame. (Click link to read more.)
28 Nov 2006, 02:50pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Gregg Easterbrook thinks NFL head coaches should admit when they are outcoached instead of always blaming Eli Manning, er, I mean, the players.
70 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2006, 1:15am by Sid
28 Nov 2006, 01:05pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I guess rookie quarterback Bruce Gradkowski's last-place DPAR ranking convinced Jon Gruden that Chris Simms is worth re-signing. (For the record, Andrew Walter is, by far, the worst quarterback in the league according to DPAR, but I no longer recognize Oakland's offense as part of the NFL.)
11 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2006, 5:30pm by OMO
Looking back at FEI's preseason projections, we find that most teams did about what they were supposed to do -- but not in the Big Ten, where things got screwy.