10 Nov 2005, 10:57am by Aaron Schatz
Jeff Ma talks about the Great Dick Vermeil End Zone Gamble of 2005. (TM) Here's the thing: if Larry Johnson had not made it, and then after the game Vermeil had knocked down a cameraman in anger, then he would be Kenny Rogers, wouldn't he?
15 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 9:08pm by Trogdor
09 Nov 2005, 08:11pm by P. Ryan Wilson
It's not good when your secondary is so abysmal the local paper throws around names like octogenarians Terrell Buckley and Bobby Taylor as possible replacements. It's also worth noting that during a radio interview earlier this week, Rodney Harrison called out Duane Starks for, well, not being very good.
23 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2005, 3:08pm by ABW
09 Nov 2005, 06:05pm by P. Ryan Wilson
The fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers offense only converts 29% of their third downs, while their defense allows opponents to convert third downs at a 44% clip, should slow up the faction of fans voicing their displeasure with the FOX rankings. Still, the Steelers have been very good at keeping opponents out of the end zone, but like Dick LeBeau is fond of saying: "Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear gets you."
If things don't change in Pittsburgh, we could have a whole other "The Edge" situation on our hands.
12 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 4:32pm by Countertorque
09 Nov 2005, 12:15pm by Aaron Schatz
Slate subtitles this article "Coaches and broadcasters peddle an easy solution to every problem in football." Apparently, discipline and swagger go hand in hand.
8 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2005, 9:07pm by Craig B
08 Nov 2005, 07:09pm by Aaron Schatz
If you were expecting this week's TMQ to applaud the Chiefs for going for it at the end of the game and joke about the Carolina cheerleader story, it turns out you were only half right. Surprise!
60 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2005, 2:30pm by Ashley Tate
08 Nov 2005, 03:12pm by Michael David Smith
King Kaufman makes the very sensible point that, although some pundits will label the 8-0 Colts as halfway to an undefeated season, they're really not. Many teams have started 8-0, but no team has finished 16-0. The '72 Dolphins can't break out the champagne just yet, but they shouldn't sweat, either.
30 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 11:19pm by Kurt
08 Nov 2005, 10:16am by P. Ryan Wilson
It may still be too early to call 2004 first round pick Reggie Williams a bust, but while we wait around to find out, Ernest Wilford, taken in the fourth round of last year's draft, is quickly becoming Byron Leftwich's favorite target. Interestingly, Jacksonville traded Kevin Johnson to the Ravens for the pick they would use to take Wilford. Johnson is now with the Detroit Lions.
6 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2005, 6:34pm by dryheat
07 Nov 2005, 05:25pm by admin
Coach Andy Reid announced at his Monday press conference that Owens has been suspended four games for conduct detrimental to the team and will not be brought back after that suspension.
122 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 7:05pm by tom
07 Nov 2005, 12:50pm by Michael David Smith
Peter King says T.O. bears all the blame for his latest problems with his team. I'm a little puzzled by this piece of advice King gives Michael Irvin: "you're looking pretty silly blindly sticking up for a guy who would have thrown you out of the Cowboys locker room in a heartbeat 15 years ago." How would T.O. have had the ability to throw Irvin out of the locker room 15 years ago?
147 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 5:32pm by Pat
07 Nov 2005, 07:39am by Michael David Smith
Will the Lions fire Steve Mariucci? Mike O'Hara, the longtime Lions beat writer for the Detroit News, seems to think so. Owner William Clay Ford said before the season that this was the most talented team Detroit has had in the four decades he's been the owner. I don't think real highly of Ford's talent evaluation, but if that's the owner's perception, who will he blame but the coach when the team gets off to a 3-5 start?
32 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2005, 4:20pm by Ryan Mc
Our offseason Four Downs series ends with a look at the NFC West's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. The Rams and 49ers have to kick-start their passing games, Arizona's offense lacks a big dimension, and the Seahawks continue to rely on Russell Wilson's magic tricks.