Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Miscellanea

Time for another collection of none-too-timely link dumps of various things that caught my eye.

Dan Hawkins may not have had a great deal of success at Colorado, but as this profile shows that doesn't prevent him from being awesome.

Todd Reesing Awesomeness Watch: local reporter asking people on the street about Kansas football doesn't recognize the person he's talking to is the quarterback.

Paul Kuharsky took a look at the Titans-Texans 2004 draft-day trade that resulted in the Texans drafting Jason Babin. My immediate reaction that this was a clear Titans win is at least partially vindicated.

I should have posted this last night, but Matt Bowen wrote about the pluses and minuses of playing on Monday night from a player's perspective. Also from Bowen, the experience of playing on a team vastly better on one side of the ball than another.

Other people validating my opinion: Michael Lombardi writes: "I really feel that the LenDale White era is over in Tennessee. He is so slow and takes too long to hit the hole."

Andrew Brandt did a good little breakdown of the players involved in the potential Steelers sale. This info is a little dated, both because Druckenmiller's effort seems over and because he probably wouldn't get credit for the purchase now, but it's still a good look at the issues involved.

Interesting thing about the Titans this year: they went from a very young team last year to one of the older ones this year. A year of experience is part of this, as is bringing in retreads like Alge Crumpler and Jevon Kearse.

If Joey Harrington is indeed the worst QB ever, then when should the Lions have given up on him? I'll just say I'm really unconvinced by this.

The value of a safety: 2 points plus the ball. More, really, than a field goal, which is worth 3 points less giving up the ball.

People it's good to be: West Virginia football coach Bill Stewart, whose entire contract is virtually guaranteed. For lots of fun, read the contract for yourself.

Rick Gosselin points out the decline of LaDainian Tomlinson. It's arrested itself slightly the last couple weeks, but it's still happening. A truly bold, to the point of possibly crazy, team would have re-signed Michael Turner and traded Tomlinson. I know, only in Madden.

Finally, football geekery: the evolution of the zone blitz by Greg Cosell.

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