02 Sep 2006, 05:52pm by P. Ryan Wilson
From Mike Reiss' Boston Globe blog: "The Patriots have acquired Raiders wide receiver Doug Gabriel. The news was first reported by the Oakland Tribune. Gabriel adds to the Patriots' receiving corps, which has been without holdout Deion Branch and injured second-round pick Chad Jackson. The team's cuts should be known around 6 p.m. ET." And the plot thickens...
36 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2006, 1:19pm by Erik
02 Sep 2006, 01:38pm by P. Ryan Wilson
I think Michael David Smith's AOL Fanhouse headline has it just about right: "Charles Rogers Joins Mt. Rushmore of Busts."
52 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2006, 3:35am by Jake
01 Sep 2006, 01:02pm by Aaron Schatz
Really? I swear, I thought this would all get resolved with Branch staying in New England. Anyway, who knows if it is true, but Mike Florio is reporting at PFT that two teams have offered Branch a six-year, $36 million contract. The rumor also says one of these teams is the Jets (aka Patriots South), who have offered the Patriots a second-round pick and "a pretty good player." Since the Jets are going to suck this year, that's one hell of a good pick, practically a first-rounder. Only one problem: who the heck on the Jets is a "pretty good player" who fills a Patriots need?
482 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2006, 2:24pm by Starshatterer
01 Sep 2006, 10:48am by P. Ryan Wilson
This story seems to change by the minute, but someone might want to check Bill Belichick's office for an Adam Vinatieri voodoo doll.
34 comments, Last at 02 Sep 2006, 10:01pm by sippican
31 Aug 2006, 04:18pm by Bill Barnwell
Last year, the Jets traded the 26th and 230th picks (combined value according to the Draft Pick Value Chart: 702.4 points ) in the draft to the Raiders for Doug Jolley and the 47th, 182nd, and 185th picks (combined value: 478 points). The difference, 224.4 points, is right about the value of pick #73, the ninth selection in the third round. Today, the Jets traded Jolley to Tampa Bay for an undisclosed draft pick. Let's just say that "undisclosed" doesn't normally mean something better than the ninth selection of the third round.
21 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 9:50pm by Led
31 Aug 2006, 02:16pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Look at that, Jason Whitlock writes a really creepy column about his best bud, Jeff George. Nope, didn't see that coming. Arguably the weirdest, most uncomfortable section includes these nuggets: "There's no reason Jeff George can't be a backup quarterback for the next couple of years.
74 comments, Last at 06 Sep 2006, 12:19am by The Mulgrew
31 Aug 2006, 01:03pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Here it is, Dr. Z's 2006 predictions. Like a lot of people, he likes the Panthers in the NFC, but his AFC pick is ... well, not the Steelers, Broncos or Pats.
68 comments, Last at 02 Sep 2006, 1:19am by Jake
31 Aug 2006, 10:34am by P. Ryan Wilson
By most accounts, this is a win-win for both sides. The Steelers lock up a running back just entering his prime, and Willie Parker signs a contract that pays him handsomely, but probably a few dollars short of what he could've earned in free agency with another solid season.
9 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2006, 9:02am by centrifuge
30 Aug 2006, 05:57pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Okay, this list must be in random order because I don't get some of these rankings. Specifically, the poor chap at No. 10. It goes without saying, but I'll repeat it anyway: Somebody will pay for this, probably in the form of decapitation.
77 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2006, 2:13pm by Daniel
30 Aug 2006, 12:04pm by Aaron Schatz
To go along with their agreement to broadcast Sunday Night Football, NBC Sports has redesigned and expanded its website. In the football realm, at least, they are attempting to compete with ESPN, SI, FOX, and CBS Sportsline. Now, while nobody should ever get the wrong impression -- FOXSports.com is by far the best NFL website out there, that Ned Macey guy is very interesting and that Mike Tanier guy is always funny -- NBC did make a nice move by hiring Tom Curran away from the Providence Journal-Bulletin to be their lead NFL writer.
25 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2006, 1:37pm by stan
The Bucs' rookie made a lot of big plays last year, but he'll need to cut down on turnovers and sloppy throws to live up to his draft status.