06 Oct 2006, 11:15am by P. Ryan Wilson
This should be fun. LaVar Arrington will face his former team Sunday when the Redskins play the Giants. Arrington has been a nonfactor so far this season, and his former team was never all that impressed with him either, apparently. According to the article, linebackers coach Dale Lindsey commented that "Arrington couldn't help the Giants prepare for the Redskins because he didn't know anything when he was with the Redskins." Cornerback Shawn Springs added that "Arrington didn't seem to know the Redskins' defense." Ouch. (bugmenot/free registration required)
17 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2006, 1:54pm by DrewTS
05 Oct 2006, 06:24pm by Aaron Schatz
Every so often I go looking through the referral logs, and visit some of the blogs that link to us. Here's one from reader Pacifist Viking (a name you might recognize from the discussion threads), and he looks at which teams might actually want Randy Moss when he inevitably gets traded out of Oakland in 2007. I really should do this more often; one of the original goals of Extra Points was to link to more local papers and blogs, rather than just lots of ESPN.com stuff.
32 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2006, 9:10am by Dion Johnson
05 Oct 2006, 02:43pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I know we've talked about our love affair with NFL Matchup before, but SI.com's Nunyo Demasio offers more praise for a show that is easily the best on television. As a side note, I think Demasio is one of the best sportswriters no one's heard of. Before joining SI.com he wrote for the Washington Post; I liked him then and my opinion hasn't changed since he went national.
10 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2006, 1:01pm by stan
05 Oct 2006, 01:53pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Dr. Z calls it his "yearly package of misery" and he's talking about the preliminary nomination list for the Hall of Fame Class of 2007. The funniest bit: "I'll give you a tip. Elvis Grbac, whose name appears on the list of first-time eligibles, will not make it. Guaranteed." Also, I wonder if revoking Art Shell's Hall of Fame membership will be on the agenda.
58 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2006, 1:35am by Ladder
05 Oct 2006, 10:11am by P. Ryan Wilson
The subtitle to this Don Banks column reads: "2006 has proved many of our perceptions wrong." And in case there's any confusion, he's using the royal "our" here.
23 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2006, 6:19pm by Daniel
04 Oct 2006, 11:40pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders has the only game more fun than Risk to play during the Packers-Eagles game. (Click link to read more.)
04 Oct 2006, 11:31pm by Aaron Schatz
Randy Moss is continuing to struggle in a Raiders uniform, but does that mean he is done? Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to attempt to find the future of Randy Moss. (Click link to read more.)
04 Oct 2006, 09:34pm by Doug Farrar
From the AP: "Robinson appeared in Municipal Court in Seattle, where he pleaded guilty last year to drunken driving. At the time, he was given a five-year sentence that was suspended on condition he not drink or have any other law violations. The former first-round draft pick was then released by the Seattle Seahawks and signed by the Minnesota Vikings. But Robinson was charged with drunk driving again after he was stopped for speeding in August in Minnesota near the Vikings' training camp, leading to Wednesday's hearing.
18 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2006, 10:42am by Doug Farrar
04 Oct 2006, 01:01pm by P. Ryan Wilson
The fact that the unnamed Oakland coach specifically in charge of replay challenges totally blew an important replay challenge -- in a game the Raiders eventually lost ... after leading by 18 points -- pretty much encapsulates this team's season. Compounding matters, Randy Moss later admitted to Chris Myers that "I'm not concerned about football right now ... I'm loving life." Not exactly what you want to hear from your No. 1 receiver if you're Art Shell.
45 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2006, 2:01am by Peter
03 Oct 2006, 10:55pm by Aaron Schatz
I guess playing like crap during a nationally broadcast game is not a good idea. The Wisconsin writers were calling for this, and they got it. Seriously, though, was Carroll that bad? I don't mean "was Carroll so bad that they had to take away his starting job and sign Charles Woodson," because the answer to that one is clearly "yes." But unless I'm mistaken, the Packers are on the hook for Carroll's salary for this season. That's a sunk cost. Most teams carry five cornerbacks.
65 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2006, 9:08pm by Zac
It's a year of huge cornerback contracts, with A.J. Bouye and Stephon Gilmore breaking the bank. But will these big-money contracts, and the big-time gambles associated with them, pay off?