09 May 2006, 10:09am by Aaron Schatz
No, this is not an Onion headline. Hardcore football fans everywhere will slobber when they read about the new features in this year's Madden, because they're concentrating on all those guys who don't get any stats. I'm not sure what the average video gamer is going to think of this, but before each play you can pick a specific blocker and then play as that blocker, with specific moves to cut block, attempt to counter a defensive spin move, or try to pancake the defender. As this article puts it, "Madden NFL 07 isn't really about Mr. MVP ... Madden 07 is really about Walter Jones.
80 comments, Last at 16 May 2006, 5:25pm by Vash
08 May 2006, 08:16pm by Michael David Smith
I'm a big NFL Network fan, and I'm pleased to see it branching out. It has signed a deal to show the Insight Bowl, which matches a Big Ten team with a Big 12 team each December. Although all the major conferences already have TV contracts for regular-season games, I'd like to see NFL Network show more college football throughout the year.
14 comments, Last at 10 May 2006, 3:32pm by yep
08 May 2006, 01:06pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Forget Reggie Bush and his number 5, Peter King has maybe his funniest quote ever when talking about Matt Leinart: "Why do I get the feeling this guy might be more Pat O'Brien than Ken O'Brien?"
111 comments, Last at 24 May 2006, 4:53pm by JaReD
08 May 2006, 11:24am by P. Ryan Wilson
It looks like Fran Foley's streak of failing upwards has been Zygi Wilfed. Of course, if the allegations against Foley prove true, you have to wonder why Wilf hired him in the first place. (free registration/bugmenot required)
15 comments, Last at 09 May 2006, 3:22pm by zlionsfan
08 May 2006, 10:48am by P. Ryan Wilson
Bam Morris wants another shot at the NFL. He was released from prison in 2004 and currently leads the National Indoor Football League's Katy Copperheads in rushing. Yeah, I didn't know there was a National Indoor Football League either.
8 comments, Last at 08 May 2006, 9:56pm by SOW
06 May 2006, 11:56am by Michael David Smith
I don't know where to start with this column by Rob Parker in the Detroit News. First, I want more detail on these trade offers the Lions got for Charles Rogers. What are teams willing to give up for him? Given his production during his three years in the league, I find it extraordinarily unlikely that any team was offering anything of substance for him. Secondly, Parker writes that the Lions "never had a legal leg on which to stand" when trying to get some of Rogers' signing bonus back after he was suspended for drug use.
18 comments, Last at 08 May 2006, 1:30pm by Michael David Smith
05 May 2006, 10:17am by P. Ryan Wilson
Let me tell you why Mike Nolan is a very selfish person: By trading Ken Dorsey for Trent Dilfer, I now have to re-write my Cleveland Browns chapter for PFP 2006. Seriously, I wonder if Nolan will name Dilfer the starter giving Alex Smith a little more time to recover from his off-season hand enlargement operation.
37 comments, Last at 08 May 2006, 3:21pm by Pat
04 May 2006, 11:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Remember a couple of weeks ago when we all laughed at the Patriots signing Martin Grammatica? That was nothing compared to Atlanta signing Seth Marler. We are really scraping the bottom of the kicker barrel now. Do the Falcons understand just how bad Marler was? You are talking about a guy who has not kicked in the NFL in three years, and in his one season was worth an astonishing 27 points below the average NFL kicker. Did Todd Peterson kill Jim Mora's children or something?
10 comments, Last at 15 May 2006, 12:26pm by Jim
04 May 2006, 11:13am by P. Ryan Wilson
I was just thinking the other day, after watching 18 hours of draft coverage, that nothing would be sweeter than to take a look ahead to 2007. I am officially burned out on all this draft talk, but if you just can't get enough, here are the top 100 college players for next year. Number one on your 2007 draft board and number one in your heart: Brady Quinn.
65 comments, Last at 07 May 2006, 11:13pm by Rocco
03 May 2006, 02:25pm by P. Ryan Wilson
One of my buddies is a Virginia Tech alum and last week he mentioned that CB Jimmy Williams had already ordered a $350,000 Lamborghini in anticipation of being a top 15 pick in the draft. At the time I didn't believe him but apparently it's true. The good news is the car is on the way. The bad news is that Williams wasn't drafted until 37th. Last year Derrick Johnson was the 15th pick and he signed a contract worth roughly $10 million in guaranteed money.
53 comments, Last at 05 May 2006, 11:17pm by SteelerBill
Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.