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Archive: September 27, 2009 - October 3, 2009

Not All Humane Societies

I anticipate that most companies, like Nike, will wait for time to pass and for Vick to continue to prove himself.

By Nathan Whitaker | October 2, 2009; 1:06 PM ET | Comments (3)

Earn Endorsements on the Field

What kind of message does it send if you are using a player more known for his name than his play?

By Chris Richardson | October 2, 2009; 12:08 PM ET | Comments (1)

Let's Forget Vick

Let him rot in Philly as a backup quarterback, Wildcat formation specialist or Andy Reid's personal dry cleaning assistant.

By Anthony Stalter | October 2, 2009; 6:59 AM ET | Comments (4)

Give Vick a Chance

If I was an advertiser I would sign Michael Vick right this very moment.

By Robert Littal | October 2, 2009; 5:42 AM ET | Comments (7)

Be Like Mike

Don't believe the hype, dog killers buy sneakers too.

By Sarah Schorno | October 2, 2009; 5:17 AM ET | Comments (2)

Vick's Corporate Exile

Barring a documentary following several off-seasons in Calcutta, Vick's banishment from corporate endorsements would seem to be permanent.

By Michael Oriard | October 2, 2009; 4:58 AM ET | Comments (1)

Weak Vick Experience

I look forward to seeing PETA's use of the "Just Do It" slogan on their protest signs when Vick does come back.

By Dawn Knight | October 2, 2009; 4:33 AM ET | Comments (1)

PETA Says No One

If Nike and other companies know what's best for the bottom line, they won't touch Michael Vick with a 10-foot pole.

By Dan Shannon | October 2, 2009; 4:19 AM ET | Comments (5)

Learn From Ray Lewis

Michael Vick will get another endorsement deal exactly when corporations decide that he can help them sell sneakers, or soda, or cars or candy.

By Sean McCann | October 2, 2009; 1:00 AM ET | Comments (6)

Vick Can't Just Do It

Nike's statement demonstrates that the shoe giant is a bit queasy about embracing Vick.

By Jason Maloni | October 2, 2009; 12:27 AM ET | Comments (2)

Vick Is Still Radioactive

It is going to take more than three football games and two public appearances for Vick to regain any value as a product spokesperson.

By Peter Schaffer | October 2, 2009; 12:03 AM ET | Comments (2)

Vick May Kill Dog Fighting

We as a society are constantly evolving -- Vick will be remembered as the impetus for such change.

By Michael Kun | October 2, 2009; 12:03 AM ET | Comments (3)

Time Will Heal

Corporate fits exist for many star athletes -- regardless of how they are viewed by most mainstream consumers.

By David Carter | October 2, 2009; 12:01 AM ET | Comments (1)

When Cousins Marry

The Wildcat is a niche offense that will succeed on certain occasions but it's not the way to build a team.

By Brian Tarcy | September 30, 2009; 1:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Just a New/Old Formation

The Wildcat has its place, but it won't replace the basics.

By Anthony Stalter | September 30, 2009; 1:04 PM ET | Comments (1)

A Vain Dalliance

The wildcat is a hollow prophet, not the messiah that will liberate football coaches everywhere.

By Sean McCann | September 30, 2009; 12:14 PM ET | Comments (0)

Wildcat No WCO, but no gimmick either

The Wildcat offense, technically, is a gimmick -- at least as it is defined by

By Rob Rang | September 30, 2009; 11:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Nothing Special

At its' core, the wildcat is little more than a running play designed to grind out yards, not a trick play.

By Jason Brewer | September 30, 2009; 9:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Just Another Fad

Teams using the Wildcat are basically admitting a weakness about their team.

By David Hill | September 30, 2009; 9:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

Here to Stay, But It Needs Some Work

The modern NFL is a passing league -- you can't single-wing your way to the Super Bowl.

By Doug Farrar | September 30, 2009; 8:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

The Madden Solution

Look to the video games to stop the Dolphins' single wing formation. Hint: 46 Cover 2...

By Adam Hoff | September 30, 2009; 6:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wildcat's No Gimmick

The Wildcat is here to stay, folks -- to claim it's a "gimmick" only makes you look naïve and ignorant.

By Matt Infante | September 30, 2009; 6:49 AM ET | Comments (2)

Not Quite a Revolution

The Wildcat isn't a complete offense, like the West Coast is -- it supplements a regular, more traditional, offense.

By Shawn Zobel | September 30, 2009; 6:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Wildcat Gaining Popularity

The Wildcat craze isn't really something new, of course. It's a recycling and repackaging of something old.

By Mark Maske | September 30, 2009; 6:23 AM ET | Comments (0)

Rams Shackled

St. Louis will be lucky to win two games this season.

By Sean McCann | September 28, 2009; 2:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Media Conspiracy

It is not a coincidence that there are zero winless teams on the West Coast or in the Northeast.

By Brian Tarcy | September 28, 2009; 1:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Woe and The Season in Tampa?

While the Cleveland Browns may have a worse team, the Browns play a much more favorable schedule than the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

By Shawn Zobel | September 28, 2009; 1:13 PM ET | Comments (0)

Oakland Fires Everyone

After firing his players and most of the Raiders organization, Davis said he would hold open tryouts and remake his roster.

By John Morgan | September 28, 2009; 9:42 AM ET | Comments (0)

Could it Be Cleveland?

I have a feeling it's going to be a cold, dark fall on Lake Erie.

By Matt Infante | September 28, 2009; 9:27 AM ET | Comments (1)

Brown and Out

Cleveland is well on its way to being an 0-16 team.

By Matt Loede | September 28, 2009; 6:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Fail to the Chiefs

With each passing week, it's looking like the Chiefs' January 3rd trip to Mile High might be a battle -- a battle to go 1-15.

By Joel Thorman | September 28, 2009; 6:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Have to Score to Win, Cleveland

Do I think any teams will go 0-16 this year? No. If I had to pick though, I'm sad to say my Browns look like the best bet

By Dan Parker | September 28, 2009; 6:31 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bucking Perfection

Though it probably won't happen, Cleveland or Tampa Bay could give Detroit's record a run.

By Nick Houllis | September 28, 2009; 6:22 AM ET | Comments (0)

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