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Archive: August 23, 2009 - August 29, 2009

Rate Michael Vick's Debut

Rate the performance of Philadelphia Eagles Quarterback Michael Vick in his debut against Jacksonville Jaguars.

By Reader Poll | August 28, 2009; 4:03 PM ET | Comments (10)

Expect a QB Controversy

In Philadelphia, the jersey is always greener on the guy holding the clipboard.

By Dan Levy | August 28, 2009; 9:52 AM ET | Comments (2)

A Good First Step

The experiment wasn't a failure right off the bat. And right now, that's all we can ask.

By Doug Farrar | August 28, 2009; 9:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Vick Baffles in Eagles Debut

Vick's presence seemed to slow the Eagles' offense more than confuse the Jacksonville Jaguars' defense.

By H. Gore | August 28, 2009; 9:26 AM ET | Comments (3)

Vick on the Right Track

For a player who hasn't played in two years, and for one that is playing with a new team, Vick had a good night.

By Shawn Zobel | August 28, 2009; 9:14 AM ET | Comments (1)

Vick Issue Still in Doubt

The issue's still in doubt, but that's a good thing for Vick -- he didn't screw up. In fact he could be great.

By Emil Steiner | August 28, 2009; 6:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Vick Takes the Phans

Philadelphia may not have a QB controversy on its sideline, but it has one in the stands.

By Sean McCann | August 28, 2009; 6:37 AM ET | Comments (2)

So Far So Good

Philadelphia Eagles fans are pleased, but we need to see more of Vick to know whether he's really ready for the NFL.

By Jason Brewer | August 28, 2009; 6:23 AM ET | Comments (1)

Few Protest Debut

Sparse demonstrations overshadowed by Michael Vick's competent on field performance.

By Mark Maske | August 28, 2009; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Raise the Roof

Jerry wouldn't move the toilet paper dispenser from one side of the handicapped stall to the other without a king-sized Texas tussle.

By Josh Zerkle | August 26, 2009; 11:46 AM ET | Comments (1)

A Modest Proposal

For the man that always wants to hold people accountable, Roger Goodell has seemingly got himself and the NFL into a pickle.

By Neil Jacobs | August 26, 2009; 11:25 AM ET | Comments (5)

Who Will Blink? U2

Jerry Jones is a lot of things, but he ain't stupid... especially when it comes to money.

By Dan Levy | August 26, 2009; 11:14 AM ET | Comments (1)

God Is Watching, Goodell

He's already mad as hell about DirectTV... you don't like it, you take it up with Him.

By Adam Hoff | August 26, 2009; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (1)

Mr. Jones, Pull Up This Wall

The scoreboard exists to provide a better view of the game, not to affect it.

By Rafael Vela | August 26, 2009; 7:58 AM ET | Comments (6)

In Dallas Size Matters

If I'm a receiver in Dallas, I'm running sideline routes all day just to stay out from under that thing.

By Michael Kun | August 26, 2009; 7:29 AM ET | Comments (4)

Don't Kick Jones

Asking Jones to pay to fix a part of the stadium that conforms to league rules would be tantamount to asking a consumer to pay for faulty brakes approved by auto inspectors.

By Gene Wang | August 26, 2009; 6:44 AM ET | Comments (4)

Get Over It Goodell

Forcing Jones to shell out more cash because, although the scoreboard meets the league rules it isn't to the commish's liking, wouldn't go over well.

By Joe Baker | August 26, 2009; 6:36 AM ET | Comments (2)

Bono to Fix Scoreboard?

The Cowboys have to move the scoreboard higher up anyway to make way for musical rock band U2's performance in October.

By David Hill | August 26, 2009; 6:34 AM ET | Comments (2)

The Chris Cooley Rule

You can do a lot of harm in 140 characters but you can do a lot of good too.

By Jason Maloni | August 25, 2009; 9:04 AM ET | Comments (0)

Much Ado About Tweeting

Once again the NFL is trying to stifle players' personalities off the field and on it.

By Matt Loede | August 24, 2009; 3:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Twitter Thought Police

With the rules for communication already established - vis-à-vis what's punishable and what's not -- having a policy addressing Twitter spanks of overkill.

By Chris Richardson | August 24, 2009; 12:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

NFL Control Freaks

I see no need for the NFL to bother itself with worrying what guys are "tweeting" so long as they aren't doing it in the huddle.

By Jason Brewer | August 24, 2009; 9:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Goodell Better Recognize

A commonsense policy is obviously needed. After all, you don't see other top companies banning their employees from using Twitter.

By Matt Infante | August 24, 2009; 9:14 AM ET | Comments (0)

Don't Fear the Tweeter

Just have players register their accounts and then let the new tool work its magic.

By Joe Baker | August 24, 2009; 8:51 AM ET | Comments (1)

Tweet Nazi Cometh?

Let the players police themselves, and if someone steps out of line, poof! "NO TWEETS FOR YOU!!"

By Nick Houllis | August 24, 2009; 7:53 AM ET | Comments (1)

A Time to Tweet

Rather than just fine players, I would establish a policy saying players who tweet during games will have their accounts deactivated. Other times, it's up to the teams.

By Larry Brown | August 24, 2009; 7:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Twitter Not the Enemy

Twitter doesn't need any special rules surrounding its use, just keep doling out the fines like anything else.

By Joel Thorman | August 24, 2009; 7:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Not While Working

Beyond that, Twitter policy should be left up to the individual teams and coaches.

By Sean Yuille | August 24, 2009; 6:50 AM ET | Comments (2)

Treat Tweets Like Speech

If tweets carry the same repercussions as a talking to the press, players will think before Twittering something nasty tweet about play-calling.

By John Gennaro | August 24, 2009; 6:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Not Goodell's Problem

Tweet away fellas; I've got a CBA to negotiate.

By Ryan Van Bibber | August 24, 2009; 6:35 AM ET | Comments (0)

Control the Tweets

By monitoring NFL Tweets, the league could provide its players with a service more of us need: a filter between us and our impulses.

By John Morgan | August 24, 2009; 6:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Information Monitors

The NFL should create new positions called Information Monitors, a collection of league officials monitoring all information from players through social networking media.

By Josh Kirkendall | August 24, 2009; 6:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Teams Should Regulate

Put teams in charge of approving each post a player wants to put on Twitter.

By Jimmy Morris | August 24, 2009; 6:16 AM ET | Comments (0)

Look to NFL Films

My policy would look much in the same way that the league handles NFL Films.

By Joe Reedy | August 24, 2009; 6:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

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