Month: September 2013

What should the Texans do?

Yesterday’s 23-20 overtime loss to Seattle was a microcosm of Gary Kubiak’s tenure in Houston: A mostly-well-executed bread-and-butter game combined with a failure to turn opportunities into points and a fatal predictability on offense that sabotaged the team in the most important moments of the game. It’s a pattern that’s been with Kubiak’s teams since […]

NFC Preview: Short Writeups

Got the AFC Preview out of the way before the first AFC game was played. (I’m feeling much better about my projections for Denver and Baltimore, although I may have actually underestimated the Broncos.) With less than 24 hours before kickoff, let’s go through the NFC teams:

AFC Preview: Short Writeups

To a certain degree, projecting records is a little futile– so many factors go into a team’s performance level, let alone its record, and many of these are difficult to discern. Anyone who could predict things like injury and fumble luck reliably would stand to make a great deal of money doing so– there’s a […]

The question of gay players in the NFL

Kicking around some ideas with the rest of the Zone Reads crew today, someone brought up an interesting point: Kerry Rhodes, a safety who’s versatile in coverage and as a blitzer, who’s been a starter for eight years in the league and was still a solid, above-average player last year, was cut by Arizona and […]