22 Jul 2005, 12:04pm by Michael David Smith
After the 1999 season, Jimmy Johnson made it clear to Dan Marino that it was time to move on, and the Dolphins would have their first new quarterback since Marino himself was a rookie. Marino was coming off his worst season but wasn't entirely ready to leave, and he considered a public offer from Dennis Green to join the Vikings.
That much is old news. What's interesting is to learn today that the Steelers wanted the Pittsburgh native to play one more year with them. Bill Cowher called, but Marino declined the offer.
27 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2005, 7:53am by Trogdor
20 Jul 2005, 06:01pm by Michael David Smith
Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi will miss the season after suffering a stroke two weeks after the Super Bowl. There's no word on whether he might be able to recover well enough to play in 2006.
18 comments, Last at 29 Jul 2005, 4:27pm by NF
20 Jul 2005, 12:54pm by Michael David Smith
Drew Rosenhaus will do anything to get his name in the papers, won't he? The agent performed CPR to save a young boy pulled unconscious from a swimming pool at a Disney World resort hotel Tuesday. The Chicago boy was on a trip with his family. He was transported to a hospital but was expected to be fine. In the brief moments that Rosenhaus's lips were near the boy's ears, he convinced him to refuse to do any household chores until his parents increase his allowance.
25 comments, Last at 26 Jul 2005, 9:48am by Bill
20 Jul 2005, 09:55am by P. Ryan Wilson
FO reader Adam has a post on his blog listing an eclectic mix of professional football players and then asking, "Which Career Would You Want?" This certainly isn't a list I would've come up with, but it does make you think. I would've said Jason Sehorn until I actually heard Angie Harmon speak, so instead, I'm going with Timmy Smith.
56 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2005, 2:41pm by Richie
19 Jul 2005, 05:18pm by Michael David Smith
The 49ers have hired Aaron Salkin their director of public relations. Why do we bother to mention this somewhat mundane story? Because it serves as a reminder of what happened to their last PR director, Kirk Reynolds, who resigned after the explicit training video he made became public.
4 comments, Last at 20 Jul 2005, 12:26pm by Chad Sexington
19 Jul 2005, 11:12am by Michael David Smith
Jim Parker, perhaps the best drive-blocking lineman in the history of football, has died. He was an Outland Trophy-winning two-way lineman at Ohio State. He played only offense in Baltimore and became the first one-way lineman in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
1 comment, Last at 19 Jul 2005, 12:44pm by Will Allen
19 Jul 2005, 11:09am by Michael David Smith
Watching the Rose Bowl with my wife this year, she asked me where I thought Vince Young would be drafted. Until she asked, I honestly had never even thought about him becoming a pro. His throwing motion is so bizarre that I just can't imagine him being an NFL quarterback. And yet, as I watched him make the Michigan defense look like a high school team, I realized that he's just too good an athlete not to find a spot somewhere on an NFL roster.
25 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2006, 2:35pm by Dan Babbitt
18 Jul 2005, 08:03pm by Al Bogdan
Travis Henry to Tennessee for a third round pick. Henry should enter training camp as the Titans' #1 running back with Chris Brown injured yet again. Adjust your cheat sheets accordingly.
24 comments, Last at 20 Jul 2005, 11:00am by Sophandros
16 Jul 2005, 12:17am by P. Ryan Wilson
This guy is also available for birthdays, bar mitzvahs, and weddings. The funniest thing to come out of this story is that Brian Jackson, the impersonator, was actually able to get a date by pretending to be the Steelers third string QB, Brian St. Pierre. The second funniest thing to come out of this was that Jackson ruined a perfectly good Roethlisberger jersey by signing it.
26 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2006, 12:43am by Kyle
15 Jul 2005, 06:38pm by Michael David Smith
Scott Gragg is a 10-year veteran offensive tackle who doesn't have a job, but it seems certain that someone will want him. There's been a high rate of turnover at right tackle this off-season, and it'd be nice to have a dependable veteran on hand. I don't understand why the Lions, whose coach, Steve Mariucci, worked with Gragg in San Francisco, don't sign him. Right now they project Kelly Butler, a sixth-round pick last year who hardly played as a rookie, as their starter.
Len Pasquarelli also reports on his usual blend of contracts, trades, and other front-office dealings.
16 comments, Last at 18 Jul 2005, 3:17pm by Harris
No defense generated more pressure last year than Connor Barwin and the Eagles, but did that pressure do them any good?