15 Dec 2006, 04:26pm by P. Ryan Wilson
First Mike Martz recruits Mike Furrey and Az-Zahir Hakim to Detroit and ... Marshall Faulk might be next? I think Faulk's a Hall of Fame running back, but he has missed all of 2006 with a knee injury and he'll be 34 years old next season. Surely, the Lions can do better than that. Okay, maybe they can't.
24 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2006, 3:50pm by zlionsfan
15 Dec 2006, 12:10pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I know what you're thinking: Brad Johnson packs heat? Wrong Johnson. From the AP: "Chicago Bears' defensive tackle Terry 'Tank' Johnson was charged Thursday with six counts of possession of a firearm without a gun owner identification card after police said they found six guns at his Gurnee home."
73 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2006, 5:15pm by Andrew
14 Dec 2006, 04:17pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I'd like to think this won't devolve into an Addai-Maroney discussion, but I know you people. In all seriousness, right now, Vince Young gets my vote (and it would've been Marques Colston if he didn't miss a couple of games with an injury).
123 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2006, 5:06pm by OMO
14 Dec 2006, 12:26pm by Aaron Schatz
Hines Ward is widely regarded as one of the best receivers in the league at picking up first downs. But do the statistics back it up? (Click link to read more.)
14 Dec 2006, 11:15am by Aaron Schatz
Lamar Hunt was the Dallas oil man who turned Kansas City into a major league sports town, even though he never lived there. He was one of the men behind the AFL and he was responsible for the term "Super Bowl." He died last night at the age of 74 due to complications from prostate cancer.
26 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2006, 1:55pm by Richie
13 Dec 2006, 03:00pm by P. Ryan Wilson
There isn't much to this Star-Telegram piece but I'm posting it to point out that DeAngelo Hall might be the most overrated cornerback in the NFL. From the story: "Hall, in his third year, has four interceptions this season and is usually assigned to the opposing team's top receiver. While the Falcons' pass defense is ranked 31st in the league, the 5-foot-10, 197-pound Hall can stop some of the best wideouts in the league." That's funny because against No. 1 and No. 2 receivers the Falcons rank 30th and 32nd, according to DVOA. (Free registration/bugmenot required.)
37 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2006, 3:24pm by zlionsfan
13 Dec 2006, 01:28pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Did the Dolphins' defense know Tom Brady's protection calls? That would help explain the five quarterback sacks and endless pressure. The Boston Globe's Mike Reiss has an interesting look at what may have happened and how the Patriots are likely to combat it going forward.
39 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2006, 6:24pm by Sophandros
13 Dec 2006, 12:40pm by Mike Tanier
The Rookie of the Year race is coming down to the wire. Mike Tanier provides an analysis of which contenders remain. (Click link to read more.)
12 Dec 2006, 11:55pm by Bill Barnwell
Well, that didn't last long. Doug Gabriel's been cut by the Patriots, who will seemingly actually be employing a combination of Troy Brown, Reche Caldwell, and Jabar Gaffney as their wide receiver options. The Patriots also cut James Patrick, which makes sense, since he's 43 and can't skate.
38 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2006, 2:23pm by Sam!
12 Dec 2006, 03:11pm by P. Ryan Wilson
From Page 2: "TMQ is here to educate you that we're all inadequate losers standing in Mike Shanahan's shadow." (For the record, I'm an inadequate loser standing next to most people.)
57 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2006, 11:49am by zip