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Dungy Defends Beleaguered Meeks

It looks like Colts' defensive coordinator Ron Meeks has at least one supporter in Indianapolis and it's the head coach. Tony Dungy says he hasn't lost confidence in Meeks: "Last year we were No. 2 in scoring defense and doing a lot of good things. What's different? Nothing's different other than last year we lost two (games) and this we've lost four.'' If by "nothing" Dungy mean "a lot of stuff," then I agree. The Colts were 8th in defensive DVOA in 2005 (4th against the pass, 17th against the run) and this year they rank 26th (19th against the pass, 31st against the run).

77 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2006, 5:37pm by doktarr

Taylor: Honoring LB Sends Wrong Message

Add Jason Taylor's name to the list of people who think Shawne Merriman shouldn't be eligible for any end-of-year accolades since he was suspended for violating the league's substance-abuse policy. Here's what Taylor said yesterday: "You really shouldn't be able to fail a test like that and play in this league, to begin with... To make the Pro Bowl and all the other awards, I think you're walking a fine line of sending the wrong message." Somewhere Barry Bonds is wondering why he didn't play professional football.

75 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2007, 7:47pm by bobflemming

Worst Coach of 2006: A Second Opinion

A motion has been made to reconsider the worst coach of 2006 title. Tom Coughlin's firing of Jim Hufnagel has made Doug Farrar pick him as the worst. (Click link to read more.)

Quarterback YAC

Last year we reviewed the Yards After Catch total for quarterbacks. This year, we will compare the 2006 season's numbers with 2005, and one quarterback stands out above the rest in both seasons. (Click link to read more.)

Cowher Hints at Faster Decision on Status

In his Tuesday press conference, Bill Cowher said he will discuss his future coaching plans next week. Now that the postseason is no longer an issue, the talk among fans and media is who will replace Cowher if he chooses to retire. There has also been some discussion locally that the Steelers' job is one of the most sought after in professional sports and I wonder if outside observers agree. And if so, does that put previously thought untouchable coaches in play for the position? Assuming, of course, Cowher actually calls it quits.

42 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2007, 3:54pm by Justin Zeth

FO Mailbag: Vince-anity!

Aaron Schatz addresses why Vince Young's rushing DPAR is so low. (Click link to read more.)

Coughlin Demotes Offensive Coordinator

As I told Mike Tanier after reading his most recent FOX Blog entry, "The Worst Coach of 2006", he may want to give Tom Coughlin more consideration. The Giants' head coach has stripped offensive coordinator John Hufnagel of his play-calling responsibilities before the final game of the season, though he says he's been pondering the move for weeks.

38 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2006, 2:47pm by RCH

Halfway Out the Vikings Door

Yes, will the last Minnesota veteran to be cut please turn out the lights? Marcus Robinson is already gone, and there are definitely more guys who will go over the next couple months.

17 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2006, 12:17pm by Spyker

So Much Favre Love You'll Blow Your Head Off

If the whole point of the flex scheduling was to allow NBC to show meaningful matchups late in the season, why on earth did they choose Green Bay-Chicago as the final prime time game of the season? What, Brett Favre again? By this point, most people seem to think he's not retiring, so this actually isn't his final game, and I can't imagine that many people across the country care about watching Brett Favre play the Chicago backups (except for maybe us Adrian Peterson acolytes). There's an excellent chance that Green Bay will be out of the playoff hunt before this game starts.

38 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2006, 12:59pm by adwred

The Worst Coach of 2006

And the Winner of the 2006 Worst Coach of the Year Award is...drum roll please...(Click link to read more.)