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Black Monday 2018 Discussion Thread
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Black Monday 2018 Discussion Thread

Black Monday, the NFL's annual post-season day of coach and/or GM firings, got its start on Sunday, as news broke the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fired head coach Dirk Koetter. The Jets also fired head coach Todd Bowles. Comment on all the firings and non-firings in this thread.

97 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2019, 9:42am by Bright Blue Shorts
Injury Aftermath: Week 16
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Injury Aftermath: Week 16

Bad news for the AFC South, as the Texans and Titans both lose key players ahead of a potential playoff appearance.

1 comment, Last at 25 Dec 2018, 5:51am by Mountain Time ---- formerly Ninjalectual

Monday Morning Digest: Can the Eagles Count on St. Nick to Deliver Again?

Merry Christmas to those who celebrate! This is the most pessimistic thing you will read today.

Josh Gordon "Steps Away" From Football

Patriots Wide Receiver Josh Gordon tweeted that he is once again stepping away from football to focus on his mental health. Coincidentally, Tom Pelissero is reporting that he faces yet another suspension.

5 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2018, 8:06pm by billprudden

Pro Bowl Rosters Announced

The 2018 Pro Bowl Rosters were released this evening. They contained seven Chargers, six rookies, five golden domers, and a partridge in a pear tree. Use this thread to debate the relative merits of those chosen and those who were not.

25 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2018, 9:19am by jtr
Injury Aftermath: Week 15
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Injury Aftermath: Week 15

One AFC wild-card contender loses two defenders for the year in a shutout victory, while another loses its starting halfback. The rest of the playoff field suffers a variety scrapes and sprains, but fortunately nothing that should linger into January.

2 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2018, 6:44pm by jw124164

Monday Morning Digest: Breaking Down the NFL Wild Card Chase

Aaron Schatz drops by this week to talk about Lamar Jackson's DVOA and DYAR! Hall of Famer Rod Woodson also drops by to talk NFL defense. It's a must-read Digest!

1 comment, Last at 17 Dec 2018, 2:54pm by Todd S.
Injury Aftermath: Week 14
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Injury Aftermath: Week 14

Remember the tight ends? Tennessee fans may struggle to recall the identities of the last two standing. The Lions injury report may well be longer than their actual team roster, and the Chiefs and Chargers both have concerns heading into potentially the season's most pivotal Thursday night clash.

1 comment, Last at 13 Dec 2018, 3:03pm by mathesond

Financially Kyler Murray Would Do Better in the NFL

Former FO writer J.J Cooper is still at his day job over at Baseball America, and he looks here into the question of whether Kyler Murray should play baseball or football. Basically, compared to someone like Jeff Samardzija, playing the quarterback position changes the numbers significantly. Quarterbacks get paid more than other positions, and they last longer. So Cooper's estimate is that Murray would make more money and make it sooner if he declared for the NFL draft instead of joining the Oakland A's after Oklahoma's season is over.

16 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2018, 3:22pm by LionInAZ
Injury Aftermath: Week 13
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Injury Aftermath: Week 13

A top receiver, a top tight end, and a top cornerback are done for the regular season, but the news on a top running back is more positive than initially expected. We provide an update on the injury news from Week 13.

Monday Night Football Update: Colt McCoy to IR.

10 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2018, 3:08pm by jtr