05 Aug 2006, 03:10pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Quarterback Andrew Walter is currently second on the depth chart behind Aaron Brooks, but the Raiders have big plans for the 2005 third-rounder. The team passed on both Matt Leinart and Jay Cutler in this year's draft, and given that Brooks' contract is basically a one-year deal, Walter could be the full-time starter in 2007. Or until Brooks throws a pass backwards. (free registration/bugmenot required)
20 comments, Last at 07 Aug 2006, 4:22pm by Sophandros
04 Aug 2006, 01:32pm by Michael David Smith
The coaches' poll has released its Top 25, and it reminds us that we all need to tell our wives and girlfriends now that we're not going out on Saturday, September 9. That's the night that top-ranked Ohio State takes on No. 2 and defending champ Texas. Oh, and then the next day we've got a full slate of NFL games.
50 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2006, 12:00pm by Erasmus
04 Aug 2006, 10:35am by Aaron Schatz
Somewhere, Brian Stablein is crying tears of joy. Finally, someone understands his pain.
109 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2007, 1:48pm by r h scurlock
04 Aug 2006, 12:28am by P. Ryan Wilson
Rumor has it that Ed Hochuli will wear a sleeveless version of the new shirts on a trial basis during the preseason.
19 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2006, 7:45pm by Ben
03 Aug 2006, 09:22am by P. Ryan Wilson
Good news Raiders fans: LaMont Jordan will actually study his playbook this season. A year ago he admitted to not knowing the team's blocking schemes, but still managed to rush for 1,025 yards. I guess this is what five-year, $27.5 million contracts get you these days.
20 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2006, 10:20am by Zac
03 Aug 2006, 02:11am by P. Ryan Wilson
Despite Chief's president Carl Peterson's proclamations to the contrary, I have a hunch that Priest Holmes is done in Kansas City.
3 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2006, 6:48pm by andrew apold
31 Jul 2006, 02:48pm by Aaron Schatz
I know there's this rumor that we hate everything Atlanta-related, but that's actually not true. One example: We've been singing the praises of Brian Finneran for a couple of years. Which is why I am really bummed about this news that Finneran suffered a knee injury yesterday. The Falcons haven't announced the official MRI results yet, but all indications are that this is a torn ligament or patella tendon that will cost Finneran the season. Pressure on Michael Jenkins and Roddy White just went up, and there's really no depth behind them.
9 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2006, 10:23am by Dean
31 Jul 2006, 09:55am by P. Ryan Wilson
I guess Jeremy Shockey can be a bit much at times, but he's still one of the best tight ends in the league. And for all his off-the-field activities, he has yet to find himself in the back of a patrol car, which apparently is a near impossibility for a professional football player this off-season. (free registration/bugmenot required)
19 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2006, 11:23am by AA
30 Jul 2006, 12:00pm by Aaron Schatz
Good stuff here. I wouldn't mind trying one of those Randy Moss "Ghetto Blaster" shots.
20 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2006, 12:33am by Vince
30 Jul 2006, 12:37am by Aaron Schatz
Another FO appearance in the NY Times, this time discussing some research done by other folks. The preseason, it turns out, might mean something -- if you know where to look. Patrick Allison, by the way, is an FO reader, and the research referenced here will run in an FO guest column later this week. I'll be doing the Times again in a couple weeks, with some penalty research that I didn't get done in time for the book. (Free registration or bugmenot required)
4 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2006, 10:35am by Ray
The New England Patriots climb to No. 1 in DVOA, but they aren't a great team, because this is The Year of No Great Teams. In fact, no No. 1 team in any week of DVOA has ever been rated lower. (Note: Table errors fixed as of Wed. morning.)