08 Jul 2013, 01:27pm by Tom Gower
The Giants have reportedly agreed to terms with wide receiver Victor Cruz on a long-term contract. Jay Glazer reports the new deal adds 5 years and $43 million to his 1-year restricted free agent tender and includes $15.6 million in guaranteed money early in the deal. Cruz last year finished 41st in DVOA and 26th in DYAR among NFL wideouts after ranking 6th and 3rd, respectively, in 2011.
21 comments, Last at 11 Jul 2013, 12:13pm by Ryan D.
08 Jul 2013, 07:15am by Mike Tanier
My survey of several of the fantasy football guides currently on shelves, plus a look at why buying a fantasy football guide off a shelf makes almost no sense in 2013.
8 comments, Last at 12 Jul 2013, 11:33pm by Raiderjoe
08 Jul 2013, 12:15am by Tom Gower
Filling in as Mr. King continues his annual vacation is Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Austen Lane. A bit of an unconventional choice, Lane was supposed to write about playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and looking ahead to the season to come, then they went and released him. Somehow, his Tweets of the Week section fails to mention those annoying fireworks pictures that seemed to come out of nowhere last week.
5 comments, Last at 08 Jul 2013, 2:43pm by duh
06 Jul 2013, 11:30pm by Danny Tuccitto
Over at Chase Stuart's site, valued FO reader Shattenjager has a guest post about the NFL coaching career of Marion Campbell. The five-act long read begins with Campbell's apprenticeship under George Allen and (especially) Norm Van Brocklin. It then navigates through his years at the helm of Atlanta and Philadelphia (and Atlanta again), culminating with an answer to the title's question.
If you're a fan of thoughtful forays into NFL history or often wonder -- as I do -- how some head coaches keep getting hired despite all qualifications to the contrary (or you just like supporting your FO brethren), click over and give it a read. God knows we all need a break from the latest iteration of "Police Investigating Aaron Hernandez for Possible Role in _________."
20 comments, Last at 10 Jul 2013, 2:25am by RickD
01 Jul 2013, 01:55pm by Rivers McCown
Rivers McCown has some thoughts on the name of the Washington football club. (Click to read more.)
205 comments, Last at 09 Jul 2013, 12:52am by Will Allen
01 Jul 2013, 08:35am by Mike Tanier
This was really hard to write. The Hernandez case has made me feel physically sick a few times: an occupational hazard, no doubt. Here's what I think of the sport we love these days, and also what I think of people who use terrible crimes like this to be as callous or cynical as possible.
32 comments, Last at 03 Jul 2013, 11:54pm by LionInAZ
01 Jul 2013, 01:24am by Rivers McCown
I now know better than to stick my nasty fingers in someone else's pancakes.
12 comments, Last at 03 Jul 2013, 11:34pm by LionInAZ
26 Jun 2013, 10:33am by Aaron Schatz
So there you go, folks. Clearly he did something. The Patriots will take a huge cap hit from the $12.5 million signing bonus they gave Hernandez a year ago, so you could argue that they did the moral thing by cutting him now instead of waiting to see what he would be charged with. Or, you could argue that they did the immoral thing because they are the Patriots and everything they do is evil.
327 comments, Last at 06 Jul 2013, 10:44am by MJK
24 Jun 2013, 05:31pm by Rivers McCown
Punter's got a platform.
63 comments, Last at 03 Jul 2013, 9:55pm by LionInAZ
24 Jun 2013, 04:09pm by Aaron Schatz
Not usually the caliber of free-agent signing that deserves its own XP post, but 1) things in the NFL are really, really slow right now, and 2) this is one of the offseason's biggest holes that was still waiting to be filled. Bishop can play middle linebacker, which moves Erin Henderson back to the weak side and out of sub packages. It also means the Vikings aren't stuck starting either special teamer Marvin Mitchell or Patriots reject Tyrone McKenzie. Now, can someone please explain to me who is going to be Seattle's third linebacker?
14 comments, Last at 05 Jul 2013, 8:32am by DisplacedPackerFan