22 Aug 2006, 03:54pm by Aaron Schatz
Yes, the rumors are true. Will Carroll's injury column will no longer be appearing at Football Outsiders; instead, he's moved on to the greener pastures of ESPN.com. However, even though Will is no longer part of Football Outsiders, he's still part of Football Outsiders. Huh? The explanation: He won't be writing for us during the season, but he'll still be contributing to Pro Football Prospectus 2007. We're here to provide him with things like similarity scores and he's around when the FO staff has injury questions.
25 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2006, 11:44pm by Otis the Pug
22 Aug 2006, 01:25pm by P. Ryan Wilson
This week, Gregg Easterbrook devotes most of his column to ... basketball? "Tuesday Morning Quarterback considers basketball roughly 1 percent as interesting as football. And so each year, in the doldrums of August, TMQ devotes one percent of the column's annual line length to roundball issues." Free Darko! Oh wait.
40 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2006, 11:30pm by BillWallace
22 Aug 2006, 12:44pm by P. Ryan Wilson
The NFL Network just jumped the shark.
17 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2006, 11:15am by Will Allen
22 Aug 2006, 09:58am by P. Ryan Wilson
With the subtlety of a two-by-four to the back of the noggin, Evil Gumbel is already in the NFL doghouse for comments he made about the head of the players union and he has yet to collect his first paycheck. Instead of losing his job, his penance could be working with Joe Theismann for an entire season. Then maybe he'd think twice before opening his mouth.
173 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2006, 9:32pm by Pat
21 Aug 2006, 12:09pm by P. Ryan Wilson
The subtitle to Peter King's latest reads: "Palmer, Owens, Cowher face preseason controversy." One of these is not like the others. Carson Palmer is coming back from major knee surgery and doesn't want to rush things in preseason. Bill Cowher made his retirement comments to Jerome Bettis back in the spring and he hasn't talked to him since. Terrell Owens wears a helmet while riding a stationary bike and is already giving Bill Parcells migraines. I would say these are three very disparate examples of "controversy."
76 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2006, 1:24pm by Chris G
21 Aug 2006, 11:46am by P. Ryan Wilson
Note to all Dolphins rookies: Don't get caught looking in the stands for your girlfriend during the game. Coach Saban is watching. He's always watching. (free registration/bugmenot required)
14 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2006, 8:28pm by dave whorton
20 Aug 2006, 06:37pm by Aaron Schatz
And to think, we almost put Frank Gore on the cover of the book. This doesn't change Gore's projection much; we already expected him to easily beat out Barlow for the SF starting job. You can drop Cedric Houston down your cheatsheets, finally. Unless Barlow pulls a Lee Suggs and blows his physical...
40 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2006, 7:28pm by Sid
20 Aug 2006, 12:55pm by P. Ryan Wilson
As best I can tell, the only difference between the 24-year-old me and Clinton Portis is 50 million bucks.
16 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2006, 4:32am by The Ninjalectual
19 Aug 2006, 01:47pm by Aaron Schatz
The Texans really screwed up with Domanick Davis; apparently, his surgery didn't go well, they didn't realize it, and now the running back position is a mess. Who's the sleeper here -- Wali Lundy or Vernand Morency? And do we all just assume that Gary Kubiak's offense will give us a valuable fantasy running back? Or was the Denver running game so good not only because of the "one cut" system, but also because of the ability to identify undervalued talent at the offensive line and running back positions?
11 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2011, 10:34pm by xiaoz
18 Aug 2006, 10:07am by P. Ryan Wilson
With zone-blocking schemes catching on around the league, more defensive linemen will have to keep their heads on a swivel for cut-blocks. Panthers DE Mike Rucker asks a good question: "Last year, I got caught on one and had a sprained ankle and slowed me down the last couple of game. What's the need for it? There are so many rules out there to protect players. What about us?"
51 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2006, 11:09pm by Alex A.
"Last team with the ball wins" is a cliche, but sometimes cliches are the best way to get across the central narrative of an important game. If you like great quarterback play, you have to watch the NFC Championship Game.