12 Oct 2004, 01:15pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders -- still home of the "official unofficial" TMQ discussion thread. This week, Gregg Easterbrook introduces you to seven guys who get paid for doing nothing, discusses possible football-related presidential debate questions, and ponders the Single Most Fouled Up Play in NFL history. Hint: It involves the Buffalo offensive line.
11 Oct 2004, 01:31pm by Al Bogdan
Page 2's weekly look at QB play is up, featuring Aaron and DPAR. Daunte Culppeper -- good week. Kyle Boller -- not so good. Opponent adjustments for the first time, which will annoy David Carr fans.
11 Oct 2004, 12:34pm by Al Bogdan
Peter King's back with the Monday edition of Monday Morning Quarterback. He takes a look at the Patriots' addition of Corey Dillon, potential bidders for a post-Thanksgiving Thursday/Saturday NFL television package, and erectile disfuntion.
11 Oct 2004, 11:15am by P. Ryan Wilson
In week 4, didn't Aaron mention something about Seattle, the top-rated team in VOA, not playing anybody yet?
06 Oct 2004, 11:30pm by Aaron Schatz
In this week's strategy analysis, our buddy William Krasker looks at the "surprise" onside kick by Tennessee, a play also discussed in Tuesday's TMQ. Other issues discussed: Was Jacksonville correct to go for broke with the 40-yard touchdown on 4th-and-1? (All plays look good if they work, but was it the right gamble?) What the heck was Kansas City doing with its timeouts in the first quarter Monday night? And, what I thought might have been the strangest, most pointless decision of the weekend: How wussy was it for San Francisco to punt from the St. Louis 30-yard line?
06 Oct 2004, 01:16pm by Michael David Smith
This is the type of comment that makes me love Dr. Z:
Baltimore Ravens (2-2)
05 Oct 2004, 01:58pm by Aaron Schatz
In today's TMQ, Gregg Easterbrook wonders at Emmitt Smith's first career pass, celebrates Randy Hymes and Jason Dunn, and properly delivers the Worst Blocks award to the Buffalo offensive line for the play where they stood around with blank looks on their faces while Richard Seymour took the ball from Drew Bledsoe and lumbered into the end zone.
05 Oct 2004, 12:18pm by Al Bogdan
Najeh Davenport is being sued for his infamous encounter with a laundry basket in a woman's dorm room closet. Let the "#2 running back" jokes begin.
1 comment, Last at 30 Nov 2006, 7:41pm by Tight Clothing
05 Oct 2004, 09:25am by P. Ryan Wilson
Well, apparently it's pretty easy to beat up on Ray Lewis. All you need is an all-world running back, an all-world offensive line, a quarterback that doesn't make mistakes, and the ability to keep the Ravens on the field for 40 minutes. It's hard to even fault the Baltimore defense in this game. They were on the field for 78 plays -- almost twice as many as their offense, and other than a flea-flicker in the first half, Boller and company looked pretty mediocre.
04 Oct 2004, 02:31pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's today's ESPN Page 2 Snap Judgment, featuring quarterback ratings and comments by yours truly. The other writers ooh and ah over Peyton Manning, but actually Manning didn't have such a great day yesterday. Sure, there is a major difference in the defenses, but who expected that Byron Leftwich would outpass Manning by 100 yards -- and that the Colts would win anyway? Now featuring some additional commentary on how Terrell Owens really has made the difference for Donovan McNabb this season.
Minor weaknesses dot these teams. Except for Arizona, which needs to bring in more help to really run Bruce Arians' offense.