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.
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.
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.