23 Sep 2006, 11:04am by P. Ryan Wilson
If you watched the Steelers-Jaguars Monday night game you probably noticed Pittsburgh cornerbacks giving a big cushion to Jacksonville wideouts. Byron Leftwich noticed too because he completed 26 of 39 passes for 260 yards. This article in today's Pittsburgh Post-Gazette explains exactly why Steelers' cornerbacks play so far off the wide receivers. The two-word answer: Troy Polamalu.
23 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2006, 12:06am by Mark
22 Sep 2006, 12:39pm by P. Ryan Wilson
New York Jets, you might want to listen up because Dr. Z has some advice on how to build a strong running game.
36 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2006, 10:40am by billvv
22 Sep 2006, 12:28pm by Doug Farrar
Originally part of this week's "Manic Monday", this piece was split off because it didn't have a great deal to do with gameday. Published on Seahawks.NET as an overview of the issues I think Commissioner Goodell will find most pressing through the first few years of his tenure.
48 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2006, 6:35pm by Kevin11
22 Sep 2006, 11:06am by P. Ryan Wilson
I mean, what do you say when two dogs kill a horse? Sure, it was a miniature horse, but still. Joey Porter said he was upset by the incident, but probably not as upset as that poor little horse. The Steelers linebacker went on to say that for the safety of his neighbors -- and their horses, I suspect -- he'll ship the two dogs to a kennel in California. Sounds like a job for Cesar Millan.
31 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2006, 2:22am by witless chum
21 Sep 2006, 04:35pm by Aaron Schatz
Yes, this is a blog devoted entirely to chronicling everybody's least favorite FOX announcer. I supposed they could cross-promote with Fire Joe Morgan.
42 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2006, 4:00pm by Will Allen
21 Sep 2006, 12:15pm by P. Ryan Wilson
This can't do much for Jeff George's self-esteem. On the other hand, I can't think of a more entertaining way to lose every regular season game than to have Tommy Maddox under center.
51 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2006, 2:33pm by Jason Whitlock
21 Sep 2006, 11:20am by P. Ryan Wilson
Okay, maybe Favre won't be traded to a contender but what about the Tampa Bay Buccaneers? Two weeks ago, the Bucs were considered a playoff-caliber team and now they're 0-2. Chris Simms has looked absolutely dreadful and I can't imagine Jon Gruden going with him much longer if he continues to average three picks a game. Granted, Favre can rack up interception totals in a hurry, but he's still better than Simms. And if not Favre, who else is available?
37 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2006, 11:14am by dryheat
21 Sep 2006, 12:48am by Aaron Schatz
The Atlanta Falcons proved DVOA right last year after their late season collapse. (Click link to read more.)
20 Sep 2006, 01:09pm by Aaron Schatz
On opening night, Ron Jaworski took Art Shell to task for calling too many long pass plays with seven-step drops. The Raiders offensive line simply could not hold up in the face of pressure and Aaron Brooks couldn't get passes off. This week against Baltimore, same thing, but after the game, Shell claimed he only called two seven-step drops all game. John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury-News called up Jaws, and Jaws watched the BAL-OAK tape and counted 13 seven-step drops. Who's right? I don't know about you, but my money is on Jaws.
48 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2006, 5:18am by hwc
20 Sep 2006, 11:27am by Aaron Schatz
I think most Football Outsiders readers would easily pick Bob Costas over Chris Berman, but would you pick NBC's new Football Night in America over ESPN's old NFL Primetime? Robert Weintraub from Slate thinks not, and I agree. Thanks to reader Jimmy Ryals for the tip.
71 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2006, 3:03am by Jerry
On the longest day in NFL history, when the prime-time game goes as long as it possibly can, it's only fitting that Audibles is really, really long too.