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21 Oct 2011, 09:31am by Rivers McCown

The Week In Quotes: October 21, 2011

A couple of Bay Area quarterbacks steal the spotlight this week as Carson Palmer makes Kyle Boller worthless and the Suck for Luck campaign heats up.

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22 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2011, 9:30pm by Noah Arkadia

18 Oct 2011, 04:08pm by Rivers McCown

Eagles Deal Ronnie Brown to Lions

The Lions, looking for more of a power back behind Jahvid Best, have traded Jerome Harrison and an undisclosed 2013 draft pick (rumored to be a seventh-rounder) to Philadelphia for Ronnie Brown.

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19 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2011, 7:21am by the cat in the box is dead

18 Oct 2011, 11:27am by Rivers McCown

Missouri Moves Closer to Joining SEC

Per Pete Thamel of The New York Times, Missouri leaving the Big 12 for the SEC is now "inevitable and imminent," but there is no timeline for it to do so. Should that go down, the Big 12 will likely look to replenish via the Big East (or rumored soon-to-be Big East members), which could hurt their chances of retaining an automatic BCS bowl bid.

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32 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2011, 2:31pm by Jericho

18 Oct 2011, 11:05am by Rivers McCown

Carson Palmer to the Raiders

Here is your deadline blockbuster: The Raiders acquired Carson Palmer from the Bengals for their 2012 first-round pick and a conditional pick in 2013 that could also be a first-rounder. According to Chris Mortensen, the 2013 pick is a first-rounder if the Raiders win a playoff game in 2011, if not, it is a second-rounder.

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142 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2011, 9:44pm by Nathan

17 Oct 2011, 09:33am by Rivers McCown

Audibles at the Line: Week 6

Is Devin Hester a Hall Of Famer? Why was Nate Burleson's catch not cancelled via the Calvin Johnson rule? Is this the untimely end of Rex Grossman?

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203 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2011, 12:16am by MJK

17 Oct 2011, 12:24am by Rivers McCown

Raiders 'Pushing Hard' for Palmer Trade

According to Jason Cole of Yahoo, the Raiders moved right into trying to trade for retired Cincinnati quarterback Carson Palmer after learning that incumbent starter Jason Campbell has been lost for the season.

Of course, it's unlikely anything will happen given Mike Brown's stance on the Palmer situation. But hey: trade deadline speculation thread!

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19 comments, Last at 18 Oct 2011, 10:51am by Splattered

16 Oct 2011, 05:42pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Don't Write Off the Jets Just Yet

DVOA doesn't back up their 2-3 record, and the Jets are still a very good team despite their poor start.

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5 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2011, 7:06pm by tuluse

14 Oct 2011, 01:03pm by Rivers McCown

Broncos Place Lloyd on Trading Block

KUBIAK has already offered a future third-round pick for him!

The Broncos appear to be looking to deal Brandon Lloyd at the deadline. A few teams have expressed interest in Lloyd according to the Denver Post report, including Tennessee and Carolina. However, local writers for both the Panthers and Titans have already second-guessed just how much interest their teams would have in Lloyd.

And hey, this would also be a good thread to discuss the other trades this week: Houston picking up Derrick Mason for a conditional seventh-rounder and Aaron Curry being dealt to Oakland for a seventh-rounder in 2012 and a conditional fifth-rounder in 2013.

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31 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2011, 4:29pm by InTheBoilerRoom

14 Oct 2011, 10:04am by Rivers McCown

The Week In Quotes: October 14, 2011

Chad Ochocinco assuages the hearts and minds of lonely high schoolers, and Todd Haley has a new way for his team to bond. Just quote, baby!

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13 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2011, 3:13pm by Hank

12 Oct 2011, 02:31pm by Rivers McCown

Harbaugh and How the 49ers Were Built

Jim Harbaugh's coaching resume is given the profile treatment by Chase Stuart over at the New York Times' Fifth Down blog.

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18 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2011, 3:58pm by Dean