13 Dec 2006, 12:49pm by Michael David Smith
The head coach is a Hall of Famer. So is the position coach. So why is Oakland's offensive line perhaps the worst unit of any kind on any team in the NFL -- and which players are worth salvaging?
50 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2006, 2:31am by Ray J
06 Dec 2006, 12:40pm by Michael David Smith
Are the Jets ready to make a surprising playoff run under first-year coach Eric Mangini? If so, they'll need some improvement on the defense, which we explore in this week's Every Play Counts.
46 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2006, 2:57pm by Led
29 Nov 2006, 12:26pm by Michael David Smith
The Dallas Cowboys consist of three people: quarterback Tony Romo, wide receiver Terrell Owens, and coach Bill Parcells. At least that seems to be this season's media script. But Dallas is 7-4, in first place, and looking like a Super Bowl contender because of its defense more than anything else. If nobody else wants to pay attention to the Dallas front seven, we will.
54 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2006, 12:37pm by Sid
22 Nov 2006, 02:59pm by Michael David Smith
He went from a diapers-wearing backup to the top back in the NFL. What makes Larry Johnson so effective? We explore this week in Every Play Counts.
24 comments, Last at 26 Nov 2006, 2:15am by NewsToTom
15 Nov 2006, 11:08am by Michael David Smith
Taking a break from writing about one specific aspect of one team, Michael David Smith empties his notebook with observations of all 32 teams. You'll see some names you've seen a lot of this year (Roy Williams, Javon Walker), and also some you haven't heard much about at all (Kyle Turley, Jahri Evans).
80 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2006, 1:17am by RC
08 Nov 2006, 12:14pm by Michael David Smith
It's a term of derision among many, but Martyball -- the style of offense run by San Diego's Marty Schottenheimer -- resulted in LaDainian Tomlinson having the best DPAR game of any running back this season. How did the Chargers do it, and what are their future prospects? We explore those issues in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
56 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2006, 4:24pm by jay
01 Nov 2006, 11:41am by Michael David Smith
Ray Lewis still gets most of the attention, but does he deserve it? And how do his fellow linebackers fit into the Ravens' defense? We explore that and other questions in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
41 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2006, 11:12pm by Anthony
25 Oct 2006, 11:27am by Michael David Smith
Was Indianapolis wise to give away a second-round pick for defensive tackle Booger McFarland? Or was Tampa Bay wise to get rid of him? We explore his first game in a Colts uniform this week in Every Play Counts.
87 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2006, 7:29pm by doktarr
19 Oct 2006, 03:08pm by Aaron Schatz
Who bears responsibility for Arizona's crushing loss on Monday night? The coaching staff? Edgerrin James? The offensive line? If it's the offensive line, which linemen are Arizona's biggest problems? Aaron plays MDS for a day and breaks down every play of the last ten minutes in a search for clues.
70 comments, Last at 23 Oct 2006, 10:51am by Ian
18 Oct 2006, 10:34am by Michael David Smith
Is Julius Peppers underrated? That might sound silly, but hear our case that he's the best defensive player in football in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
84 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2006, 6:57pm by Chili Pepper