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NFL Links from Around SB Nation

Here is a look at what's happening across the league through the eyes of SB Nation's talented writers. 

 

General League-wide Opinion

Less is More - Thoughts on the NFL Expanding to an 18 Game Schedule - Behind the Steel Curtain - Less is often times more. Such is the case when it comes to thinking about expanding the NFL regular season schedule to 18 games. Great post and a must read.

Randy Cross Gets It Regarding Silly Umpire Rule - Stampede Blue - More opinions on the NFL's completely idiotic umpire rule change for 2010. Guess which side Big Blue Shoe falls on...

Pass interference and roughing the passer: sucking the enjoyment out of the NFL - Dawgs By Nature - Pass interference and roughing the passer are difficult calls. But has the league created rules that make football less enjoyable?

*Moon, Menefee and Mayock - Field Gulls - Mike Mayock is proof that something intelligent can be done within a form that has grown stale and stultifying.

Contracts and Dealings

The Darrelle Revis Holdout: Making Sense of It All - Gang Green Nation - Explaining the Darrelle Revis holdout and what is a likely solution.

Vincent Jackson's Lawyers Demand Retraction from Kevin Acee - Bolts From The Blue - Vincent Jackson's contract dispute with the San Diego Chargers has spilled over and has now gotten the newspapers involved. See why Jackson's lawyers are demanding the San Diego Union-Tribune retract a story.

Damned if You Do, Damned if You Don't - Cincy Jungle - On the virtue of not spending in free agency.

 

Great Game Recaps

'Kudos & Wet Willies': Get Down Off The Bridge Edition - Big Blue View - A "View from Section 140"-esque post following the recent Giants loss to the Ravens.

Highlights and lowlights from Dolphins preseason loss to Falcons on Friday night - The Phinsider - An look back at the Dolphins' Friday night's loss to Atlanta. What went right...and what went wrong?

Rome Wasn't Built In A Day - Silver And Black Pride - A summary of the Raider roller-coaster. Mario Henderson is evil, Darius Heyward-Bay is alive and more! 

 

Team Introspection

The Folsom Point: Progress versus Regress - Hogs Haven - A comparison of the Redskins and the Cowboys.

Fast Start Will Be Key To Cowboys Success In 2010 - Blogging The Boys - How you finish is more important than how you start, but does that hold true in the NFL as well?

 

Looking Back

2003-2009: A dearth of wide receiver picks. - Music City Miracles - A look at the Tennessee Titans draft missteps at the wide receiver position since 2003.

A Funny Thing Happened on the way to the Heisman - Niners Nation - The fall of Matt Leinart.

 

Brett Favre (Because he would want his own category)

Favre Getting Injections For His Ankle; It Might Fall Off - Daily Norseman - Hey, have you heard? Favre is hurt and might not make it through the season! Sorry, don't think so.