The Philadelphia Eagles Can't Buy A Coach

We've had our laughs about the various coaching firings and hirings in the NFL in the wake of the NFL's Black Monday: Getting rid of Lovie Smith made no sense, Rex Ryan went to the Bahamas and everyone thought maybe he'd been fired, Doug Marrone got hired on the strength of sort of turning around Syracuse, Ron… » 1/12/13 6:25pm 1/12/13 6:25pm

The Last Tackle Of Jovan Belcher's Life Left Him Shaken Up

Last week, a friend of Jovan Belcher's told us that "if you review the footage of the Cincinnati game [Belcher] took a few hits to the head directly" and described how, after that game, Belcher "was dazed and was suffering from short term memory loss." » 12/09/12 11:35am 12/09/12 11:35am

Friend: Belcher "Was Dazed, Suffering From Short-Term Memory Loss" After …

Jovan Belcher and his girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins, had separated two weeks ago in the midst of a dispute over the care of their three-month-old daughter, Zoey, a friend of Belcher's has told Deadspin. They'd only very recently reconciled. In email messages sent to us, the friend described Belcher as a young man… » 12/02/12 11:06am 12/02/12 11:06am

Reports: Kansas City Chiefs LB Jovan Belcher Killed His Girlfriend,…

Multiple reports have confirmed that fourth-year Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot himself at the Chiefs' practice facility this morning, allegedly after shooting and killing his girlfriend. According to CBS's Jason La Canfora, Belcher killed himself after speaking with the team's GM and head coach. See… » 12/01/12 12:47am 12/01/12 12:47am

In Yet Another Case Of Metrics Confusion, Hakeem Nicks Claims Stats…

Hakeem Nicks's production has fallen in recent games, partly due to a left knee injury. A reporter asked him whether he was concerned about the drop-off, and he answered in a way that briefly sent the sports analytics world into a fit of eye-rolling and furiously composing Nate-Silver-meme jokes: "Stats is for girls,"… » 11/10/12 1:55pm 11/10/12 1:55pm

Tampa Bay Rookie Doug Martin Just Put In One Of The Best Rushing…

His four touchdowns sets a Tampa Bay Bucs franchise record, his 250 yards made him tied for number ten on the all-time single game rushing yards list, his three touchdown runs for 45 yards or more-he went for 70, 63 and 45-made him the first ever to accomplish that feat in a game. And the runs were, as you might… » 11/04/12 7:58pm 11/04/12 7:58pm

The Dallas Cowboys Sent Out A Mailer To Season-Ticket Holders…

Jerry Jones built the $1,300,000,000 Cowboys Stadium in 2009 expecting it to house champions, boost his team, and become the eighth wonder of the world. It is kind of the last one—largest domed stadium in the world, with the fourth largest HD video screen in the world hanging from the ceiling—but the the team that… » 10/28/12 6:25pm 10/28/12 6:25pm

Your NFL Sunday Open Thread

The lights are low, the shades are drawn, we're eating sriracha-based chili: let's watch some football. Big 'ol slate of early games and then soft landing in the afternoon, where you're more or less stuck with the Jets-Patriots game, unless your one of the country's many overzealous Jags fans. Fortunately, you are.… » 10/21/12 1:05pm 10/21/12 1:05pm