20 Sep 2005, 07:24pm by Michael David Smith
In what has to have been the most painful thing he has ever written, Michael David Smith defends Brian Urlacher against the charge of "overrated," based on his performance against Mike's beloved Lions.
44 comments, Last at 04 Oct 2005, 4:41am by dead meadow
14 Sep 2005, 12:47am by Michael David Smith
In the inaugural Every Play Counts of the 2005 season, Michael David Smith revisits the heavyweight bout he looked at last season. It's a knockout.
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30 Aug 2005, 12:31pm by Michael David Smith
After three weeks of preseason action, a number of young quarterbacks and running backs are struggling, while some young defensive players look very good. Plus, Week 3 is supposed to be "the week that matters," but maybe the week that matters doesn't matter as much as people think. Also use this as an open thread to discuss Week 4 of the preseason.
53 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2005, 11:29pm by Dcalla
23 Aug 2005, 12:55pm by Michael David Smith
EPDC is back with a team-by-team look at the second full week of preseason games. Has Kyle Boller improved? Is there already a QB controversy in Washington? All that and much more as Michael David Smith and the Outsiders take a look around the league. Also use this as an open thread to discuss Week 3 of the preseason.
51 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2005, 10:27pm by Rocco
16 Aug 2005, 06:33pm by Michael David Smith
Just because the games don't count doesn't mean they're not important. You can glean important bits of information by keeping and eye on preseason games, even when the guys who are likely to be hiding from the "turk" in a few weeks are playing. Michael David Smith and his band of Outsiders buddies weigh in with team-by-team observations. Also use this as an open thread to discuss Week 2 of the preseason.
75 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2005, 11:12am by Pat
02 Feb 2005, 01:42am by Michael David Smith
Which plays from their two playoff games best illustrate the strengths of the New England Patriots? How can guys the media will ignore, like Jarvis Green and Russ Hochstein, make a difference in the Super Bowl? Find out in this week's edition of Every Play Counts.
25 Jan 2005, 07:14pm by Michael David Smith
Which plays from Sunday's NFC Championship best illustrate the strengths of the Philadelphia Eagles? Which plays will show the Patriots something they think they can exploit? Find out in this week's edition of Every Play Counts.
18 Jan 2005, 05:29pm by Michael David Smith
Against the Vikings, Donovan McNabb knew that no one could touch him now. He seemed so at ease, a strange inner peace was all that he was feeling somehow. Will he have all kinds of time against the Falcons? We discuss in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.
12 Jan 2005, 10:57am by Michael David Smith
Counting on your opponents to drop passes is never a good strategy, but that was what the Rams did in holding off the Seahawks on Saturday. Which players were most to blame for Seattle's passing effectiveness, and what do the Rams need to do to stop the Falcons this weekend? Find out in our latest installment of Every Play Counts.
05 Jan 2005, 01:40am by Michael David Smith
He saw every team play this season, and closely watched the subtle aspects of football that other writers ignore. Now Michael David Smith announces the first annual Every Play Counts All-Pro team. You can guess the quarterback. But who's been this year's top defensive tackle? What about inside linebackers? And does anyone from that rookie receiver crop deserve to be considered All-Pro?