17 Oct 2006, 06:31pm by Michael David Smith
Now here's an example of a trade that helps both teams. The Colts have Super Bowl aspirations but a porous run defense. The Bucs have rebuilding mode written all over them. So the Colts send a draft pick to the Bucs in exchange for defensive tackle Anthony McFarland. I think McFarland will step in and make an immediate impact, and the Colts run essentially the same defense that the Bucs run, so there won't be a steep learning curve. I like this trade for both teams a lot.
33 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2006, 3:31pm by Bobman
17 Oct 2006, 03:03pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Anybody want to guess what Gregg Easterbrook talks about this week? And in case you haven't gotten your fill of Cardinals-related bewilderment, Salon's King Kaufman let's Denny Green have it for ... well, being Denny Green: "Hey, I have an idea. Let's send Edgerrin James up the middle into an unblocked Brian Urlacher for no gain. Ten times." (Yes, you'll have to watch an ad to read the column, but it's worth it.)
51 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2006, 11:15pm by JMM
17 Oct 2006, 01:00pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I'm guessing if the Patriots had it all to do over again, they'd just give Deion Branch a new deal. But since that ship has sailed, and with the trade deadline expiring today at 4 p.m., the Randy Moss rumors are picking up steam. And even though he's had some issues in Oakland (who hasn't?), former Raider Doug Gabriel says Moss would be a "perfect fit" in New England's offense and that he "loves to work." Hmm. Art Shell might disagree.
42 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2006, 10:09am by dryheat
17 Oct 2006, 12:43pm by P. Ryan Wilson
In the AOL FanHouse, Michael David Smith writes that Ravens' offensive coordinator Jim Fassel is done in Baltimore.
15 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2006, 1:35am by manning,eli
17 Oct 2006, 10:01am by Aaron Schatz
You asked for a link to this, you got it. "If you want to crown 'em, then crown their ass!"
66 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2006, 2:02pm by empty13
17 Oct 2006, 01:16am by Aaron Schatz
Just in case you didn't learn it from Michael Lewis's new book, just in case you didn't learn it from watching the 2006 Seattle Seahawks, just in case you didn't learn it from tonight's Arizona choke job, let me remind you that the offensive line is important. So the Bengals are in some serious trouble, now that Levi Jones, one of the top left tackles in the game, needs arthroscopic knee surgery and is out for a few weeks. The Bengals have already had problems without center Rich Braham.
5 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2006, 11:40am by DJAnyReason
16 Oct 2006, 09:43pm by P. Ryan Wilson
If there's ever a Mt. Rushmore for first-round cornerback busts, Phillip Buchanon should get serious consideration. Good thing the Texans only gave up a second- and third-round pick to get him.
15 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2006, 12:06pm by JasonK
16 Oct 2006, 11:28am by P. Ryan Wilson
Peter King takes us on a whirlwind tour of the NFL football viewing experience from the NBC studios. Ever hear Bob Costas yell at a TV? At a football game? Me neither.
68 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2006, 6:41pm by Tom Kelso
15 Oct 2006, 09:34pm by Mike Tanier
Highlights from this week’s Audibles at the Line. (Click link to read more.)
15 Oct 2006, 12:36am by Aaron Schatz
Shawn Krest, one of the game charters, is writing a weekly column on the Buffalo Bills based on his work. It's pretty interesting stuff. This one addresses missed tackles -- unfortunately, tracking those adds so much time to charting that it would be tough getting enough volunteers, but Krest is doing some pretty cool stuff adding his own ideas to our charting categories.
13 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2007, 3:50am by consolidate debt
Just in case Sunday night did not make it clear, defense rules the NFL in 2016. The best teams in overall DVOA all combine top-five defenses with below-average offenses. The Eagles now lead the league in both defense and special teams and are back to No. 1 overall.