1. Michael Vick and the Court of Public Opinion: Just When Is Enough Enough?

    The Outlaw Scorned Oddly enough, the one thing that makes the American sports landscape great is what also happens to be its fatal flaw: redemption. We all love an inspiring comeback story; a vindicating tale of redemption is "Must See TV"...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 3 years ago 1,302 reads 18 comments

  2. Quarterback Quandary: Key NFL Position As Volatile As Ever

    What a difference a few weeks make. Just this afternoon Buffalo Bills quarterback Trent Edwards was released after a series of pedestrian performances, where his QB rating averaged in the low 50's...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about almost 4 years ago 250 reads 1 comments

  3. Kevin Kolb Vs. Michael Vick: Why Are We Arguing About This Again?

    Ah, the classic quarterback controversy. More often than not, it centers around two schools of thought. Does a coach—in this case, Eagles skipper Andy Reid—start the guy ...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about almost 4 years ago 769 reads 6 comments

  4. The NFL Draft: Much Ado About Nothing

    For the record, most of you will think I'm crazy. Most of you will think that I'm not worthy of being a football fan, much less a writer. But, I...can't...help...it . The non-stop talk leading up to the draft is pointless, to me...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 357 reads 5 comments

  5. Super Bowl XLIV: Who Dat? How About 'Who Knew?'

    So much for a shootout. While it is true that both the Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints are moving the ball at will, it is not, in fact, the scoring duel that we all thought this game would be...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 206 reads 0 comments

  6. Behind Blue Eyes: Can New Orleans Saints' Sean Payton Outwit the Colts?

    Talk about your classic chess match. Sunday afternoon, two offensive masterminds will match wits in what all but promises to be an epic, high-scoring Super Bowl. On one sideline, there's Peyton Manning, the most talented, prepared quarterback in football

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 496 reads 16 comments

  7. Tim Tebow and the Tennessee Titans: Just Crazy Enough To Work?

    This week, as the monstrous spectacle that is the Super Bowl reaches its zenith, there is another story that's warming up, patiently awaiting its turn as the most talked-about NFL event. Yes, the NFL draft is nearly upon us...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 2,390 reads 16 comments

  8. Super Subplots: The NFL's "Other" Issues

    Now that we're over one quarter of the way through the NFL's agonizingly slow two-week wait for the Super Bowl, the storylines of the big game are beginning to pick up steam. Some of them are legitimate...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 393 reads 2 comments

  9. Super Snub? For Now, New Orleans Saints Find Respect Hard to Come By

    After reading the initial gut reactions of the media in the hours after the NFC title game last Sunday, one would think that the Super Bowl on Feb. 7 will be a mere formality...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 1,193 reads 57 comments

  10. Focused vs. Loose: NFL Conference Championship Study of Winning Styles

    We all know about the Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre's ugly—yet oddly endearing—rendition of Pants on the Ground...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 526 reads 9 comments

  11. Memo To the New Orleans Saints: Score Early, Score Often

    Now this is the way the NFL envisioned it: "One one sideline, there's a legend. One the other, there's a legend-in-the-making...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 566 reads 5 comments

  12. Are the New York Jets for Real?

    In the NFL, Cinderella teams are a delicate lot. More often than not, they're brutally shown the door after their improbable runs through the playoffs...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 593 reads 14 comments

  13. The 2009 Tennessee Titans: What a Long, Strange Trip

    "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times." ~Charles Dickens Earlier today, Titans running back Chris Johnson ran away (sorry) with the Associated Press Offensive Player of the Year award...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 378 reads 5 comments

  14. NFL Playoffs: Snap Judgements, Anyone?

    So, let me get this straight. Aaron Rodgers is the next Tom Brady, Kurt Warner is the new Brett Favre, the New York Jets are this year's Arizona Cardinals, the Baltimore Ravens are back to ...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 501 reads 37 comments

  15. NFL Playoff Preview: Rematches and The Significance They Bear

    So this is how the NFL does a doubleheader. This weekend, three games will feature matchups between teams that played each other just a week before...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 408 reads 2 comments

  16. To Sit or Not to Sit? NFL's Competitive Balance Issue Rages On

    The playoffs may be upon us, but this year, there is a regular season white elephant in the room that refuses to go away: Should a playoff-bound team—with its seeding already decided—rest ...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 156 reads 3 comments

  17. The Tennessee Titans' 2010 Wishlist

    They say defense wins championships. But for next year, the Tennessee Titans would be happy if it merely bred continuity. Yes, it's true that coach Jeff Fisher almost always seems to find a way to rally his troops and avoid a losing record...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 677 reads 6 comments

  18. Battle Between Titans and Seahawks Could Be Swan Song for Key Veterans

    As far as unofficial records go, tomorrow's matchup between the Tennessee Titans and Seattle Seahawks will probably go down as the most important "meaningless" game in the history of the NFL ...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 609 reads 7 comments

  19. Titans-Seahawks: Why Chris Johnson's Not a Lock for the Record Books

    At first glance, it appears that Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson will have an easy time waltzing into the record books this Sunday at Qwest Field...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 813 reads 10 comments

  20. NFL Week 17: Unorthodox Observations

    Heading into the final week of the regular season, it's as good a time as any to reflect on where teams have gone, and where they're going. Granted, there are playoff scenarios aplenty, but I'm also referring to the big picture as well...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 187 reads 5 comments

  21. Titans-Chargers: Throwaway Game No More, Christmas Battle Should Be Intense

    When the Tennessee Titans and San Diego Chargers were 0-5 and 2-3, respectively, few would have thought their Christmas day matchup would be interesting...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 851 reads 8 comments

  22. Why the New Orleans Saints are in Better Shape Than the Indianapolis Colts

    Let me cut to the chase and state the obvious. Regular season superiority does not necessarily translate into postseason glory. Sure, any given team needs to be some semblance of good during the 16 game schedule...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 620 reads 9 comments

  23. On a Mission: Tennessee Titans Keep Finding Ways To Win

    For a second there, it looked like old times for the Tennessee Titans. Dominant running and smart passing were coupled with a stout, mistake-free defense, and the results were evident on the scoreboard...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 255 reads 0 comments

  24. The Tennessee Titans' Decade to Remember

    As the decade draws to a close, the inevitable retrospectives seem to pop up everywhere, and with every subject. In sports, it's not only a time for reflection, but a time to look forward as well...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 2,194 reads 9 comments

  25. Titans Rolling, but for How Long?

    Momentum, it's a funny thing. Carrying it over from play to play—or even game to game—isn't all that hard to do. But to sustain it from one season to the next? Well, that's a little bit harder in this parity-laden era of free agency...

    Dave Stanley Written by Dave Stanley about over 4 years ago 330 reads 1 comments