17 Dec 2014, 07:58pm by Aaron Schatz
The Bears have benched Jay Cutler for Jimmy Clausen for this week's game against Detroit. Just a colossal epic fail, and unfortunately not an epic Fales. Based on DVOA, Jay Cutler has been an average quarterback this year. He has very high highs and very low lows, but he's never been a bad quarterback. I assume this basically closes the door on his career in Chicago. What does starting Jimmy Clausen prove? Jimmy Clausen is terrible, and Jimmy Clausen is not a promising young player in any way?
70 comments, Last at 12:41pm by JoeyHarringtonsPiano
17 Dec 2014, 05:31pm by Vincent Verhei
Four months ago, Ray McDonald was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence. The team made no move to punish the defensive end, allowing him to play as the legal process worked itself out. In November, the Santa Clara District Attorney's office declined to press charges due to insufficient evidence.
Now, McDonald is being investigated for possible sexual assault, and the 49ers aren't waiting for an arrest. They have cut ties with McDonald, with general manager Trent Baalke Baalke citing a "pattern of behavior" in the decision.
15 comments, Last at 12:13pm by jimbohead
15 Dec 2014, 05:02pm by Andrew Potter
Late in the year, the NFL is starting to run out of quarterbacks.
19 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2014, 8:26pm by PatsFan
15 Dec 2014, 09:24am by Mike Tanier
Johnny Manziel, Gronk and the kitten, Chris Christie, and a nitwit dressed like an accident victim at the Panthers game.
9 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2014, 10:59pm by Athelas
13 Dec 2014, 10:16am by Mike Tanier
Stay tuned to the end, where the Bears apply for honorary NFC South membership.
7 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2014, 1:37pm by Dr. Bill
12 Dec 2014, 02:14pm by Tom Gower
Philadelphia has the #1-ranked special teams unit by DVOA, so I wrote about that and their improvement there over last year for this week's Sunday Night Football column for NBC Sports.
11 Dec 2014, 11:03am by Matt Waldman
My pre-draft analysis of the Cardinals’ new back from the 2013 RSP and a play-by-play breakdown of Williams and Marion Grice from Sunday’s Chiefs’ game.
1 comment, Last at 12 Dec 2014, 9:44am by MC2
09 Dec 2014, 02:25pm by Vincent Verhei
The Brian Hoyer era in Cleveland is over. The Cleveland Browns announced today that Johnny Manziel, the 22nd overall pick in this year's draft, will start at quarterback for the rest of the season.
The Browns are 7-6, just 1 game out of a wild card spot and 1 1/2 games out of the division lead with three games to go. They host Cincinnati this weekend, then finish on the road against Carolina and Baltimore.
By DYAR, Hoyer has been below replacement level for four games in a row, and six times in the last eight games. Manziel's bar for success has been set awfully low.
13 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2014, 12:36pm by Theo
09 Dec 2014, 02:14pm by Aaron Schatz
Cam Newton was injured in a major car accident in Charlotte today as his truck crashed into another automobile near I-277 and flipped over. UPDATE: The Panthers say Newton is in fair condition and was taken to the hospital as a precaution more than anything else. That's nice to hear.
43 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2014, 2:31pm by LionInAZ
09 Dec 2014, 02:01pm by Aaron Schatz
Alan Siegel talks to a number of late-80s Rams about the night Flipper Anderson set the all-time NFL record with 336 receiving yards. It still has never been surpassed.
5 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2014, 6:13pm by PatsFan
Is Harris one of the league's top cover corners, or a product of the system in which he plays? Cian Fahey says the answer lies somewhere in the middle.