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Injury Aftermath: Week 10
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Injury Aftermath: Week 10

Two more ACL injuries mean two more players are lost for the season. We have the latest injury news from Week 10's games.

5 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2018, 6:13am by Megamanic
Top Potential NFL Head Coach Candidates
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Top Potential NFL Head Coach Candidates

A good conversation starter here, as Trevor Sikkema puts together a list of possible head coaching candidates for next year. Obviously, the hot young offensive mind everyone in the NFL wants is Lincoln Riley of Oklahoma, but there's also Vikings OC John DeFilippo and Titans OC Matt LaFleur. There are some defensive minds on here, and some older retreads who may get new consideration. Norv Turner again? I suppose it's possible. Who's your favorite head coach candidate?

12 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2018, 2:18pm by LionInAZ

The Match Game: How NFL Defenses Lost Their Way

Great, really must-read series here from our old friend Doug Farrar about how NFL defensive schemes have fallen so far behind NFL offensive schemes, and just what coaches might be able to do about it. Part I breaks down how so many passive NFL coverages are just not prepared for the schematic complexity of modern offenses.

9 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2018, 4:48am by atworkforu
Injury Aftermath: Week 9
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Injury Aftermath: Week 9

Week 9 was a very bad week to be a member of the Washington Redskins offensive line.

2 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2018, 5:45am by Andrew Potter

Monday Morning Digest: Can Anyone Challenge the NFL's Big 4?

Featuring a very special segment this week: "How to Tell When an NFL Coach is Lying."

Paul Zimmerman, Dr. Z, Dead at 86

The legendary football writer Paul Zimmerman, Dr. Z, died this afternoon at the age of 86. Dr. Z was the first national writer to really bring play-by-play breakdown to the masses. He was breaking down games when there was no Internet, no coach's film available to the public, just your TV and a VCR. His Thinking Man's Guide to Pro Football is a seminal work that helps explain the game and is valuable even now, over 30 years later.

17 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2018, 9:48am by LondonMonarch
NFL Trade Deadline Thread
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NFL Trade Deadline Thread

Hey, it's the NFL trade deadline today. And some big trades are getting made. We'll catalog them here and let the readers discuss.

68 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2018, 6:47pm by Bright Blue Shorts
Injury Aftermath: Week 8
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Injury Aftermath: Week 8

Two AFC playoff contenders lose important players for the year, but even with those two losses a mild year for major injuries remained so in Week 8.

6 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2018, 5:27pm by Lost Ti-Cats Fan

Browns Fire Hue Jackson and Todd Haley

The shoe finally dropped in Cleveland today as the Browns fired head coach Hue Jackson after yesterday's 33-18 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. Cleveland's record of 2-5-1 was 1.5 more wins than Jackson managed in his first two seasons with the Browns, but owner Jimmy Haslam had finally finally finally finally finally seen enough. Jackson's list of accomplishments in Cleveland includes a record of 1-35-1 in games played on Sundays, likely a record that will stand for a long time.

50 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2018, 4:10pm by Bright Blue Shorts

Raiders Trade Amari Cooper to Cowboys

Well, the Cowboys finally got the receiver they needed, but boy did they pay a lot for him. Dallas will send a first-round pick to Oakland for a year and a half of Amari Cooper. Cooper was a Pro Bowl wide receiver his first two years, but his numbers have fallen to 70 catches for 960 yards and eight touchdowns in the last season and a half (20 games). That's still pretty good, and he'll be the best receiver on the Cowboys, but he's getting out of a bad situation and into... another bad situation, at least as far as offensive scheme?

42 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2018, 12:28am by GwillyGecko