22 Mar 2006, 07:42pm by Aaron Schatz
I think the league is finally on the right track here. They admit there is a problem, and they even sound like they might take FO's advice: simplify the rules, rather than making them more complicated. Take the little ticky-tack stuff that we all know happens on every play and make it legal.
92 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2006, 1:41pm by GlennW
22 Mar 2006, 02:55pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Here's an interesting article from the Boston Globe on how taxpayer-financed sports stadiums offer next to nothing in the way of economic benefits for the cities in which they're built. In other news, the Arizona Cardinals are all set to open their $355 million stadium -- complete with a retractable roof and a retractable field -- in August.
39 comments, Last at 12 Jul 2006, 8:53pm by Johnny Jock
21 Mar 2006, 10:10pm by Michael David Smith
The Falcons, Jets and Broncos appear to be putting the finishing touches on a trade that will give Abraham, a third-rounder in this year's draft and a fourth-rounder in 2007 to the Falcons, the 29th pick in the draft to the Jets, and the 15th pick in the draft to the Broncos. Feel free to speculate here about what the Jets will do with the 29th pick and what the Broncos will do with the 15th. Are more trades with those picks coming?
55 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2006, 6:56am by TCA
21 Mar 2006, 08:55pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Huh. Didn't see that coming. Now all that's left is for Mike Vanderjagt to sign with the Patriots.
148 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2006, 11:26pm by Sid
21 Mar 2006, 05:10pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Don Banks gives us his free agency winners and losers in a column that's sure to create some controversy (which is the idea, I suppose). It's easy to argue with such lists, but I'll just point out one thing: Banks notes the Redskins are losers because of -- you guessed it -- their impending salary cap doom. Has a team had a better free agency than Washington?
63 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2006, 3:40pm by Ron Mexico
21 Mar 2006, 12:39pm by Aaron Schatz
Yesterday, the Cleveland Browns dealt safety Chris Crocker to Atlanta for a fourth-round pick. This leaves just nine draft picks from the Butch Davis Era (2001-2004) still on the team. Only three of those players are starters: linebackers Andra Davis and Ben Taylor, and tight end Kellen Winslow -- assuming you want to count a guy who has only played two games in two years as a "starter." Center Jeff Faine was a starter, but has been essentially replaced by LeCharles Bentley and given permission to seek a trade.
29 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2006, 5:16pm by Staubach12
21 Mar 2006, 11:53am by P. Ryan Wilson
The Seahawks lost guard Steven Hutchinson to the Vikings, but signed linebacker Julian Peterson to a seven-year, $54 million contract. I don't think Peterson was signed to replace Hutchinson, so who'll play left guard for Seattle in 2006? And how will this effect Shaun Alexander and the running game?
37 comments, Last at 16 Apr 2006, 1:45pm by Tony
20 Mar 2006, 03:31pm by Michael David Smith
Paul Tagliabue is calling it quits. Roger Goodell, the NFL's chief operating officer, and Atlanta general manager Rich McKay are the two leading candidates to succeed Tagliabue. Baltimore Ravens president Dick Cass is considered a dark horse. Anyone have thoughts on these three, or any other potential commissioners?
30 comments, Last at 28 Mar 2006, 7:10pm by Jeff
20 Mar 2006, 03:14pm by P. Ryan Wilson
It's official: the Lions are moving forward without Joey Harrington. Well, it's not quite official, but according to the AP, "[Marinelli] declined to say whether Harrington had been released but he told reporters Monday: 'We've made a decision to move on... At this moment, he's not with us... That's been my decision.'"
44 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2006, 9:07pm by empty13
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?