Articles from October 2010

That Strange Up-And-Down Thing The Dallas Cowboys Used To Do

Football fans from the 1970’s and 80’s especially will remember a unique maneuver done primarily by the Dallas Cowboys. Sometimes referred to as the “Landry Shift”, as it was developed and put into practice by then Cowboys coach Tom Landry, it baffled some fans who were forced to wonder what its purpose was as no […]

A Look At 4,000 Yard Passing Seasons In NFL History

When it comes to judging an NFL quarterback, one of the more popular yardsticks to use is the 3,000 yard season. For a quarterback to exceed that mark by another thousand yards is really a sign of them having a great year. 4,000 yard seasons don’t come along every year, though with today’s pass oriented […]

John Elway – Far And Away The Most 3000 Yard Seasons In Denver Broncos History

The Denver Broncos are a very proud franchise that has played in a number of big games over the years. They have also had a great many exceptional players too, perhaps none more so than Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback John Elway. John Elway would lead the Broncos to multiple Super Bowls, eventually helping […]

The Favorite Receivers Of Vinny Testaverde

Vinny Testaverde had an exceptionally long and very interesting career in the National Football League. He came into the league as a highly touted Heisman Trophy winning quarterback. By the midpoint of his career, many felt that he was largely an average player at best. Testaverde somewhat blossomed in the last third of his career […]

The Career Passing Leaders Of The Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins have been competing in the National Football League since 1932. Over the years, the team has had a number of very good quarterbacks. Here we’ll explore the career passing leaders for the Redskins in a number of categories. Passing Yards Joe Theismann quarterbacked the Redskins from 1974 to 1985 and during that […]

The Packers… The Bears… Two Games, Four Points

photo credit: McBLG97 In football, points are what matters. Points decides who wins and who loses the game. The highest you can score on a play is six points, via a touchdown, which you can then add on to with a one or two point conversion. The lowest you can score is one point, but […]

300 Yard Games By Rookie Quarterbacks For The Pittsburgh Steelers

Today we’re going to look at how many 300 yard games rookie quarterbacks have had for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Since they came into the league in the early days of the National Football League, the Steelers have often been known as a running team. They have had very good quarterbacks at different times over the […]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers Have Never Been An Unstoppable Scoring Machine

Since their arrival in the NFL in 1976, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have had an up and down existence. The team went winless in their first season in the league, finishing with a record of 0-14. But in just their 4th year, the Buccaneers made it one game away from the Super Bowl, losing to […]

Patient Ownership In The Past… A Thing Of The Past?

In today’s hire-and-fire world of pro football it is rare to see a head coach suffer through more than a few sub .500 seasons without being fired. Often we have to wonder what that coach could’ve developed into or accomplished with that team if the ownership had exhibited a little more patience. Depending on the […]

The Most 3000 Yard Passing Seasons In Cleveland Browns History

One of the ways that many people measure the effectiveness of a quarterback is by judging whether he threw for 3,000 yards during a particular season or how many 3,000 yard seasons he put together during his career. The Cleveland Browns have been around since the 1950’s, and through those years they have had some […]