03 Oct 2014, 02:39pm by Vincent Verhei
The New Orleans Saints defense has been very bad through four games (last in the league in defensive DVOA), and it's about to get a whole lot worse. Free safety Jairus Byrd, the team's star free agent signing, tore his meniscus in practice on Thursday and has been placed on season-ending IR. Byrd's forced fumble against Atlanta in Week 1 is New Orleans' only forced turnover this year.
Rafael Bush will likely take Byrd's place in the starting lineup. Bush has started seven games in his four-year NFL career.
3 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2014, 4:02am by atworkforu
01 Oct 2014, 08:51pm by Vincent Verhei
The St. Louis Rams have announced that they will stick with Austin Davis as their quarterback even after Shaun Hill returns to health. (Sam Bradford, of course, is out for the year with a torn ACL.) Hill started the season opener against Minnesota, but left that game with a thigh injury, and Davis has taken every snap since then.
9 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2014, 5:44pm by EricL
29 Sep 2014, 11:33pm by Tom Gower
Per Jay Glazer, so I'm trusting this report after Sunday night's AP report that was quickly retracted. As Mike Sando's survey revealed, nobody actually has any idea how good a coach Allen has been given the situation in Oakland. Offensive line coach Tony Sparano will likely be the interim head coach, allowing both coordinators to keep their jobs. The question now becomes, will GM Reggie McKenzie be next on the chopping block?
61 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2014, 9:28pm by Jerry
29 Sep 2014, 04:04pm by Aaron Schatz
The Bills decided to pull EJ Manuel and go with Kyle Orton as their new quarterback. I asked Matt Waldman, who was very high on Manuel coming out of college, for some thoughts on what's gone wrong. (Click to read more.)
41 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2014, 8:25pm by Noah of Arkadia
29 Sep 2014, 03:31pm by Vincent Verhei
Peter King lays out his early favorites in the MVP race. Can you guess who they are? (Hint: the list includes three quarterbacks, one running back, and one defensive end.)
4 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2014, 6:34pm by Jerry
29 Sep 2014, 02:23pm by Vincent Verhei
Will Teddy Bridgewater's ankle injury keep him out of the Thursday night game?
9 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2014, 2:25am by Moridin
29 Sep 2014, 10:47am by Matt Waldman
Teddy Bridgewater's leadership and personality makeup was questioned all spring by anonymous NFL executives, but a nationally televised interview reveals there's more to the story.
29 Sep 2014, 08:49am by Mike Tanier
Yes, another Sympathy for Romo article. But also much, much more.
6 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2014, 10:40am by Noah of Arkadia
27 Sep 2014, 09:14am by Mike Tanier
People like Cary Williams are the reason why your company's sick leave policy does not treat you like a grownup.
7 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2014, 10:57pm by Will Allen
26 Sep 2014, 04:47pm by Vincent Verhei
Officially, Jake Locker is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against Indianapolis. Titans beat reporter Jim Wyatt of the Tennesseean, though, says that Locker is closer to "doubtful/out." If that's the case, then Tennessee's starting quarterback against the Colts will be Charlie Whitehurst. It would be the fifth start and 14th game played of Whitehurst's nine-year career, and his first start since he went 0-2 with the Seahawks in 2011.
12 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2014, 9:31am by Mr Shush
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?