09 Nov 2004, 02:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Our man Gregg Easterbrook channels both Joe Theismann and EMF this week, rightfully complains about the hideous Bengals uniforms, and prints an email from a fellow named Mark Schatzman who is not, in fact, related to me. Plus the usual sweet plays, sour plays, teams chickening out, and so on.
08 Nov 2004, 03:05pm by Aaron Schatz
The latest from me and the rest of the gang at ESPN Page 2's Snap Judgment column. This week we review the best and worst quarterbacks of the first half of the season, look ahead to the second half, and ask: "Who in the heck was Aaron Brooks throwing to?" Also, DPAR ratings for every quarterback for Week 9, including a detailed explanation of why opponent adjustments were really strong this week.
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08 Nov 2004, 02:47pm by Aaron Schatz
The latest from Peter King celebrates Pittsburgh. Now, the Steelers are very good, but I think they've passed from underrated to well-respected to a stage called "let's not get carried away here." They are not the 1985 Bears. I will point out, however, that the Steelers were the consensus FO pick for AFC North champion in the preseason.
06 Nov 2004, 03:55pm by Aaron Schatz
OK, that's not the actual title of the article. The actual title of the article is "At Midseason, Falcons' Vick is Clear MVP."
Wait, you mean he's not kidding?
05 Nov 2004, 10:56am by P. Ryan Wilson
Following Aaron's cue, Vic Carucci answers questions about Drew Brees' future in San Diego. He also addresses why the NFL babysits quarterbacks, how long the coach and quarterback can communicate via radio prior to the snap, and Mike Sherman's future as the Packers' playcaller.
03 Nov 2004, 02:29am by Aaron Schatz
Phil Simms is feeling cranky. "In fifteen years of playing I can't even remember even two adjustments we made at halftime... You have spent a hundred hours in that week preparing for the game, drawing out detailed plans, and you have a contingency plan that basically covers almost every scenario in the game. Why would you need to make a lot of adjustments at halftime? After our 1986 Monday Night Football game in San Francisco, a lot of people asked me what adjustments we made to account for climbing out of a 17-0 hole at halftime to beat the 49ers 21-17... Well, I tied my shoelaces tighter.
03 Nov 2004, 02:01am by Aaron Schatz
The latest strategy analysis from our friend William Krasker looks at Houston's fake field goal against Jacksonville, Tennessee's first half-ending touchdown attempt, and Detroit's unfortunate choice to go for it on 4th-and-1 at the Dallas 37-yard line with 11:44 remaining. Right choice, stupid play by center Dominic Raiola, who tried to draw an offsides and ended up getting Joey Harrington hammered.
02 Nov 2004, 04:07pm by Michael David Smith
Devastating news for Jags fans: Byron Leftwich could be out for the season with a serious knee injury.
Wednesday update: Recent reports suggest he might not miss any time at all. This is the Jags' bye week, and Leftwich might be able to play the following week against the Lions. Will his linemen have to carry him down the field?
02 Nov 2004, 02:52pm by Aaron Schatz
The usual sweet and sour plays from our man Gregg Easterbrook, plus a discussion of that whole Redskins election thing and the correlation between cheerleader bikinis and winning.
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01 Nov 2004, 03:36pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's ESPN Page 2 Snap Judgment column, featuring the Football Outsiders quarterback ratings as well as commentary by yours truly and the usual ESPN.com gang. Topics addressed this week: Tom Brady's bad day, Daunte Culpepper's bad day, and Kurt Warner's bad day, which some people seem to think was a good day because his team won. Kurt, however, was awful. I hope I do a good enough job here of getting across the idea "don't jump to conclusions based on one game" which is one of our mantras. Thanks again to the FO gang for helping me with QB comments on games I didn't see.
Mike and Tom's tour of the league gets musical! Listen to the strangely up-tempo Blinded by the Luck, the haunting melancholy of The Schiano Man, and the endless march of the Saints.