13 Nov 2005, 09:51am by Michael David Smith
Richard Justice of the Houston Chronicle criticizes Dom Capers for closing practices to outsiders, which means David Carr's dad can no longer watch his son, which he has done as long as David has played football. I'd criticize Capers, too -- for not doing this years ago. What on earth was he ever doing there in the first place? Quick question for Mr. Justice (whose work I usually like): If a young reporter for the Chronicle brought his dad with him to the newsroom every day for four years, would the editors have a problem with it?
7 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2005, 5:02pm by JonL
12 Nov 2005, 08:39pm by Aaron Schatz
Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new Official Favorite Player of Football Outsiders, running back Nick Hartigan. Now we all have a reason to pay attention on the second day of the draft!
10 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2006, 2:22am by Angel
12 Nov 2005, 10:56am by P. Ryan Wilson
Remember when Peter King said:
"I think the one thing you can't understand unless you live somewhere on the Eastern Seaboard between Washington and Boston -- or unless you once lived there -- is the intensity of a big sports event."
Yeah, I don't recall any legislators between Washington and Boston ever threatening to send people to Gitmo for not televising a football game. (Thanks to Trogdor for the heads-up)
14 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2005, 7:30pm by BillWallace
11 Nov 2005, 09:39pm by Al Bogdan
The NFL has reached an agreement with Los Angeles to bring professional football back to the L.A. Coliseum. That agreement, however, doesn't specify when exactly this team will be playing in L.A. or which team that will be. It's doubtful the NFL will go to 33 teams and screw up the eight, four-team division format the league currently has. So, who's going to move to L.A.? The Saints are the obvious choice, but I'd put my money on the Jaguars.
18 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2005, 5:23pm by Richie
11 Nov 2005, 05:46pm by Michael David Smith
This story doesn't sound like good news for Drew Rosenhaus:
"Two sources, one an agent, the other a league executive, indicated that some of Rosenhaus' clients already are in the process of seeking new representation."
Does anyone honestly think Terrell Owens is going to end up with more money than he would have if he had just kept quiet and played hard? Owens created this mess himself, but his agent sure didn't help him any.
Free registration or bugmenot required. Hat tip: Deadspin.
32 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2005, 1:55am by Tom
10 Nov 2005, 09:28pm by Michael David Smith
Former Bucs and Steelers lineman Steve Courson, best known for becoming one of the first NFL players to acknowledge using steroids, died Thursday when a tree he was cutting fell on him. He was 50. Courson was using a chain saw to cut down a dead 44-foot tall tree with a circumference of 5 feet when it fell on him.
23 comments, Last at 08 May 2010, 10:20pm by john meyer
10 Nov 2005, 07:10pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Yeah, I'm really sick of the whole T.O. saga too, but this is really funny. Apparently TerrellOwens.com is imploring readers to vote T.O. into the Pro Bowl. Hey, if Catherine Zeta-Jones can win an Oscar, why not? At least he has talent.
23 comments, Last at 12 Nov 2005, 7:07am by Raider Mel
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
The 2015 Saints were the worst defense we have ever measured, and Brandon Browner set a single-season record for penalties, so it's no surprise to see him at the bottom of the coverage tables.