04 Oct 2006, 01:01pm by P. Ryan Wilson
The fact that the unnamed Oakland coach specifically in charge of replay challenges totally blew an important replay challenge -- in a game the Raiders eventually lost ... after leading by 18 points -- pretty much encapsulates this team's season. Compounding matters, Randy Moss later admitted to Chris Myers that "I'm not concerned about football right now ... I'm loving life." Not exactly what you want to hear from your No. 1 receiver if you're Art Shell.
45 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2006, 2:01am by Peter
03 Oct 2006, 10:55pm by Aaron Schatz
I guess playing like crap during a nationally broadcast game is not a good idea. The Wisconsin writers were calling for this, and they got it. Seriously, though, was Carroll that bad? I don't mean "was Carroll so bad that they had to take away his starting job and sign Charles Woodson," because the answer to that one is clearly "yes." But unless I'm mistaken, the Packers are on the hook for Carroll's salary for this season. That's a sunk cost. Most teams carry five cornerbacks.
65 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2006, 9:08pm by Zac
03 Oct 2006, 02:02pm by P. Ryan Wilson
This week Gregg Easterbrook mixes things up and talks about high school football. Still no answer to the question of why Briscoe High is allowed to field a team of 20-year-olds that routinely maims opponents, but we do find out about the school's namesake.
56 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2006, 11:00am by Fnor
03 Oct 2006, 10:14am by P. Ryan Wilson
Boy, people in San Diego really aren't happy with Marty Schottenheimer. After Sunday's loss to the Ravens -- which included a second half game plan put together before the invention of the forward pass -- Keenan McCardell admitted to being "a little ticked off" at the play calling. And GM A.J. Smith offered a less-than-ringing-endorsement of Schottenheimer when he said he didn't anticipate any coaching changes this season should the team continue to lose close games.
89 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2006, 1:41pm by asg
02 Oct 2006, 11:52pm by Mike Tanier
Mike Tanier takes a look at the difference making touchdown pass from Donavan McNabb to Greg Lewis against the Packers last week. (Click link to read more.)
02 Oct 2006, 10:51am by Michael David Smith
Peter King says the Eagles feel good about being without Terrell Owens and the distractions he brings.
89 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2006, 6:11pm by Yaguar
02 Oct 2006, 10:23am by P. Ryan Wilson
The Bears beat the Seahawks convincingly on Sunday night, but what's up with all the Rex Grossman-is-Brett Favre references by the NBC crew? We get it, they both play quarterback and make risky decisions. Seriously though, a very impressive performance by the Bears -- especially the running game -- and I'm pretty sure their bandwagon will be taking on passengers this week.
24 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2006, 5:48pm by dbt
02 Oct 2006, 12:00am by Mike Tanier
Highlights from this week’s Audibles at the Line. (Click link to read more.)
01 Oct 2006, 12:00pm by Bill Barnwell
The Patriots will have neither Eugene Wilson nor Ellis Hobbs available for duty against the Bengals on Sunday; both, along with RT Ryan O'Callaghan, are listed as Out. I think this would make the Cincinnati passing offense a much stronger play in fantasy this week, particularly T.J. Houshmandzadeh and even Chris Henry.
26 comments, Last at 04 Oct 2006, 8:19pm by terryh
This year's update to the playoff drive stats show that the football gods may have been on Peyton Manning's side this time. Also: Cam Newton and Alex Smith enter the mix, and why we should be comparing Andrew Luck to Dan Marino.