Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

05 Aug 2013

MMQB: Tales From the Camp Road

This week, PK is on the road with thoughts on LeVeon Bell, the Bills, Riley Cooper, and more. Also: a plug for some book we wrote.

Posted by: Rivers McCown on 05 Aug 2013

10 comments, Last at 05 Aug 2013, 10:08pm by justanothersteve


by sundown (not verified) :: Mon, 08/05/2013 - 3:44pm

I was curious what Chip Kelly thought about the Riley Cooper episode. What a disappointment. There's nothing about what Kelly thinks (other than that he asked Tony Dungy about it) and we get a couple paragraphs on what PK thinks.

by Guido Merkens :: Mon, 08/05/2013 - 4:52pm

I would have been shocked if Kelly had given any true insight into what he thinks. There's no way Kelly could win approaching that one. This is a classic case of when a coach should just say something to the effect of "we are aware of the severity of the situation and are dealing with it."

by Will Allen :: Mon, 08/05/2013 - 5:20pm

A forthright answer would be "We'll see over the next 3 weeks whether or not we miss the guy. If we don't, we'll cut him, and if it looks like we might need his productivity, then we'll explore whether bringing him back is feasible". There is no reason for Kelly to be forthright.

by sundown (not verified) :: Mon, 08/05/2013 - 5:29pm

Totally agree with it not being smart for Kelly to say anything. That was the whole reason I wanted to see what PK had with his promise about "getting inside Kelly's head" or however exactly he phrased it. But all PK talked about was how it was important for people to get second chances. And that is almost certainly not going to be the a major consideration for Kelly as he tries to maintain team unity. If they need him on the field giving a second chance becomes a necessity. If not, it'd be foolish to risk splitting the team over this. Sometimes a second chance comes with a different team.

by Honest Abe (not verified) :: Mon, 08/05/2013 - 6:05pm

Does anybody else hate the new slicked-up, bells and whistles MMQB as much as I do? It's written by a committee and edited by no one. Whether you agree or not with Peter King, I'd rather read him than the man behind the curtain, droning big thoughts, in Oz.

by sundown (not verified) :: Mon, 08/05/2013 - 6:21pm

I know I hate the website design with a passion. I hate having to scroll down past a HUGE photo that has no point (huge closeup of Chip Kelly this week) to get to the column. And there's probably 4 inches of space wasted up above the photo with their navigation bar that could be read by a blind man across a stadium.

by drobviousso :: Mon, 08/05/2013 - 7:50pm

It's the kind of design that looks great, the first time you see it, in a powerpoint slide, sitting back behind a conference table. And works like crap when you see it for the 900th time, leaning forward, elbows on your desk, just trying to read the *(*()*)ing article.

by LionInAZ :: Mon, 08/05/2013 - 8:38pm

That's a good question. Was it designed to look good online, or to look better in the background of whatever TV broadcast PK appears on?

by opticallog :: Mon, 08/05/2013 - 9:53pm

I see that PK brought his "split the article into 3 dozen separate pages" article "format" over from SI.com with him. I guess I'll continue to read the printer friendly version.

by justanothersteve :: Mon, 08/05/2013 - 10:08pm

After a couple of weeks, I still can't read it at work due to the office firewall. It just stops in the middle of the page load. I don't miss it.