29 Aug 2006, 12:56pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I don't know if this will have any real effect on wins and losses, but Chad Pennington re-wins the starting job in New York. Also worth noting: Curtis Martin will start the year on the PUP list while Kevan Barlow, Derrick Blaylock and Cedric Houston share the carries.
8 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2006, 4:50pm by Sean
29 Aug 2006, 09:49am by P. Ryan Wilson
We hope to post more college-related Extra Points this season and DJ Gallo's look at the top 20 Heisman candidates seems like as good a place to start as any.
8 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2006, 2:09pm by Kevin11
28 Aug 2006, 09:55pm by Aaron Schatz
On one hand, we seem to be in the middle of a paradigm shift when it comes to knee injuries. Carson Palmer, Braylon Edwards, Daunte Culpepper -- all these guys are coming back faster than anyone ever imagined. On the other hand, you have whatever is wrong with Domanick Davis, which nobody seems very clear about. But today, Gary Kubiak named sixth-round pick Wali Lundy as his starter and suggested that the Texans might cut Davis on Friday. It would truly be an astonishing turn of events.
47 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 12:46pm by Mr Shush
28 Aug 2006, 06:51pm by Aaron Schatz
The Raiders have taken Mike Tanier's biting criticism from PFP 2006 to heart and descended into total self-parody.
86 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 1:11pm by mactbone
28 Aug 2006, 06:44pm by Michael David Smith
I'm excited to let you know that AOL Sports has started up a new blog devoted to the NFL, and two Outsiders (Ryan Wilson and I) will be part of it. Ryan and I are covering league-wide issues, and we've got bloggers across the country devoted to individual teams. I hope you'll check it out, but don't worry, loyal Extra Points readers: Ryan and I will still be contributing here as well.
8 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2006, 5:36am by Robert Z.
28 Aug 2006, 05:51pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I guess the Eagles thought this made more sense than giving up two first-rounders for Deion Branch.
42 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2006, 9:01pm by Harris
28 Aug 2006, 04:20pm by Aaron Schatz
Is Kerry Collins a star quarterback? No. Is Kerry Collins better than Billy Volek at this point? Probably. It will take him a couple of weeks to learn the offense, but this is a good signing for the Titans. First, Collins gives them a better chance to make a surprise run at the playoffs if their defense comes together and takes a step forward. Second, it increases the chance that Vince Young will spend the year on the sidelines learning and improving.
24 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2006, 12:22am by emcee fleshy (atl/sd)
28 Aug 2006, 12:52pm by admin
Time for our annual call for game charting volunteers. If you've read Pro Football Prospectus 2006, you know just how valuable this information is, and we're hoping to do more with it in the coming months. The more charters we have, the quicker we can turn around the data and use it during the season -- and the fewer people who have to cover a full game instead of just one half.
28 Aug 2006, 11:31am by P. Ryan Wilson
Peter King empties out his training camp notebook and doesn't mention Brett Favre once.
64 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2006, 2:15pm by Crushinator
28 Aug 2006, 09:54am by P. Ryan Wilson
I know we shouldn't put too much stock in preseason performances, but is anybody else concerned about the Redskins? From the article: "The Redskins have been outscored, 87-17, in three games. Their first-team offense has not produced a point, while in three games the largely first-team defense has given up 46, including 27 against the Patriots."
31 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2006, 7:40pm by sippican
Week 5 had it all with 23 ties or lead changes in crunch time. Also: overtime stunners, annoying rule interpretations, 18 lost seconds, big pick-sixes, a helmet catch, backward passes, and one Wildcat ending.