24 Oct 2006, 10:35am by P. Ryan Wilson
I'll go out on a limb and predict this is going to end badly. Drew Bledsoe was benched at halftime after taking four sacks and throwing an interception. "It was too many mistakes," Bill Parcells said. "Too much improvising." Bledsoe called the benching a "very bad decision" but it's not clear he'll get his job back next week. On the upside, at least Terrell Owens made that big fourth-down catch to sustain a drive early in the second half. Oh, wait. (free registration/bugmenot required)
102 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2006, 11:08am by Kris H
24 Oct 2006, 10:25am by P. Ryan Wilson
The other shoe has dropped. According to the story: "Assistant head coach/offensive line coach Jeff Davidson will take over play-calling duties for now, with an assist from Crennel, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. Davidson is a former Patriots offensive assistant whom Crennel took with him to Cleveland."
21 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2006, 1:25pm by Abarine
23 Oct 2006, 09:32pm by P. Ryan Wilson
When in doubt, blame the noisy hotel. Yeah, that's why the Jaguars lost to the Texans. Memo to Jacksonville's equipment manager: buy ear plugs.
7 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2006, 8:44pm by Tom C. Huskey
23 Oct 2006, 01:06pm by Mike Tanier
Highlights from this week’s Audibles at the Line. (Click link to read more.)
23 Oct 2006, 12:19pm by Michael David Smith
Peter King writes about the interesting week for the Barbers and other notes on Sunday's games.
84 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2006, 3:53pm by MKH
23 Oct 2006, 11:30am by P. Ryan Wilson
It's official: the Arizona Cardinals are the worst team in football. Also, congratulations to the Oakland Raiders for their first victory of the season, but running back LaMont Jordan won't be satisfied with just not going winless: "11 and 5 is still out there." Granted, he said that following last week's loss to the Broncos, but since the proclamation the Raiders are 1-0. So watch out.
9 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2006, 1:28am by michael
22 Oct 2006, 11:24pm by P. Ryan Wilson
First San Diego loses to Kansas City and now this: "Chargers linebacker Shawne Merriman has been notified he will be suspended for four games for violating the NFL's steroids policy, league and team sources told ESPN's Chris Mortensen. Merriman's positive test was 'definitely for steroids â€¦ not one of those supplement deals' said a source with knowledge of Merriman's suspension."
No word on whether Luis Castillo was Merriman's supplier.
57 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2006, 2:30am by Bobman
20 Oct 2006, 01:17pm by Mike Tanier
The Washington Redskins just changed formations. Mike Tanier discusses their pre-snap moves and how it is affecting the team in year one under Al Saunders. (Click link to read more.)
20 Oct 2006, 01:11pm by Aaron Schatz
Aaron Schatz explains Denver’s poor DVOA against #1 wide receivers, despite the presence of Champ Bailey. (Click link to read more.)
20 Oct 2006, 10:30am by P. Ryan Wilson
After last week's beatdown at the hands of the New York Giants, Michael Vick thinks pocket-passing might be the key to a longer career (dismiss the fact that New York sacked Vick seven times): "If I want to play until I'm 34, 35 years old, then I have to take that into consideration.... I think some people think I can't make plays [passing], but I can.... Tom Brady, Peyton [Manning], Donovan... they all throw from the pocket, make the right decisions, do the right things. I'm up there with Peyton and Brady and Donovan. I think I'm there with that group [as a passer].''
64 comments, Last at 23 Oct 2006, 4:56pm by Rich Conley
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.