13 Aug 2005, 12:01am by P. Ryan Wilson
Bears QB Rex Grossman suffered his second serious injury in as many seasons during Friday night's preseason game against the Rams. Chicago finished 32nd in seven different offensive categories in 2004 and losing Grossman certainly won't help things. The good news: Jonathan Quinn is no longer with the team; the bad news: Chad Hutchinson is. Maybe the Bears can work a trade for Craig Krenzel.
42 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2005, 6:32am by HUGE BEARS FALLOWER
12 Aug 2005, 04:52pm by Michael David Smith
What will they think of next? The Vikings and a few other teams are using a swallowed capsule that measures core body temperature as it passes through the digestive system. That way, the trainers can monitor each player and pull a player out of drills if he becomes overheated.
The Core Temp Ingestible Core Body Temperature Sensor was developed in the late 1980s by HQ Inc., of Palmetto, Fla., as a research tool used for a number of projects, including monitoring how certain pharmaceutical drugs affect the body's core temperature.
12 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2005, 10:52am by MDS
12 Aug 2005, 01:13pm by Aaron Schatz
Sure, Pro Football Prospectus 2005 contains a list of the best quarterback seasons since 1960, but where's a list of the worst quarterback seasons since 1960? Well, golly, I'm glad you asked, because here's your answer, courtesy of yours truly and ESPN Page 2. Return once again to the magic year of 1998, and then meet the one quarterback in history who was worse than Ryan Leaf. Here's a hint: In one game, his running back outgained him by 258 yards!
24 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2005, 2:45pm by David Keller
12 Aug 2005, 10:39am by P. Ryan Wilson
Two weeks into training camp and we have our first reference to being disrespected. And it's not even from Rodney Harrison. Ray Lewis feels compelled to inform us that he's still the most dominant player in the game, despite the fact that teammate Ed Reed was the NFL defensive player of the year in 2004. So depending on how far the Ravens go this year, we'll have to listen to no more than 22 weeks of this stuff. Sweet.
16 comments, Last at 13 Aug 2005, 3:43pm by O.J.
11 Aug 2005, 03:07pm by Michael David Smith
I don't mean to be insensitive, but contrary to the suggestion of this article, it's not his bad knees that are ending Jason White's football career. It's his bad arm. I've always hated the way the quarterback for the best team in the country always gets too much credit in college football, and I don't know if that's ever been more true than at Oklahoma. I'm sure he's a nice guy who will go on to do fine things, but when I think of White I'll think of a guy who won the Heisman because he had great teammates around him.
29 comments, Last at 13 Aug 2005, 1:52pm by Trogdor
10 Aug 2005, 05:25pm by Michael David Smith
Terrell Owens packed his belongings and left the Eagles' camp today after having an argument with coach Andy Reid during a team meeting. Owens, as you may be aware, is unhappy with his contract and had threatened before camp started not to show up. Instead, he did show up but was unable to practice for most of camp because, he said, he had injured his groin.
In other news, Drew Rosenhaus is scheduled to appear on Letterman tonight.
79 comments, Last at 12 Aug 2005, 4:06pm by Stephen A. Smith
10 Aug 2005, 12:50am by P. Ryan Wilson
Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse as a Redskins fan, Off Wing Opinion points us to this story from the Washington Times:
"The Washington Redskins are revoking season tickets belonging to fans caught selling them for profit on the Internet auction site EBay. Redskins Vice President Karl Swanson yesterday confirmed the club's policy of canceling the season tickets of fans who sell any tickets for more than face value, a common practice for getting rid of unwanted seats."
13 comments, Last at 12 Aug 2005, 7:48am by Stiller Fan in Cle
09 Aug 2005, 03:57pm by Michael David Smith
Our friend Gregg Easterbrook is back for another season of Tuesday Morning Quarterback. He addresses the way life has changed for old-school coaches, who no doubt must miss the days when few dared question their authority. When Joe Gibbs has to deal with players like Sean Taylor, does it make him regret ever coming back?
Elsewhere we get cheesecake photos of Karen Benge and Jessica Simpson, a look at the Tuesday Morning Quarterback Non-QB Non-RB NFL MVP jinx, and the series finale of the weekly Star Trek complaint. It's good to have you back, Gregg.
59 comments, Last at 13 Aug 2005, 1:25am by Kami
08 Aug 2005, 11:12am by P. Ryan Wilson
It looks like Ty Law will stay in the AFC East, but now he's a New York Jet. The deal has been worked out between the two sides and now Law just needs to pass a physical. The New York Daily News reports that the Jets will give him a four-year deal that includes at least $7 million in guarantees. Given that an injured Law was seen riding around on a scooter as recently as the Super Bowl, $7 million sounds like a lot. Especially when you consider that the Jets may have to restructure some contracts or cut a player to fit Law in under the salary cap.
26 comments, Last at 11 Aug 2005, 4:51pm by masocc
06 Aug 2005, 09:37pm by Aaron Schatz
The New York Times gives me space to expound upon FO's new favorite theory, third down as a future indicator. If you've been asking yourself, "What would the San Diego chapter of Pro Football Prospectus 2005 look like if it were only 800 words long," well, here's your answer! (Free registration required)
14 comments, Last at 14 Aug 2005, 4:25pm by Randy
Is a high-variance quarterback inherently worth more to a team that's a fringe contender? What in the heck has gotten into Jerricho Cotchery? Why is Jared Cook so confusing?