Sad start to the new year: 2007 ended quickly and tragically for Denver cornerback Darrent Williams, a 2005 second-round draft pick out of Oklahoma State who started nine games during his rookie season and fifteen games in 2006. The white Hummer limousine that Williams was riding in shortly after 2 a.m. this morning was sprayed with bullets from the side in a drive-by shooting. Williams was killed while two others were hospitalized. A few Broncos players were reportedly at a nightclub in downtown Denver when an altercation broke out amongst some of the patrons. The Broncos cornerback left with his friends and the shooting occurred minutes later. Williams was just 24 years old.
Xs and Os: Our Giants site breaks down how New York fared by
position group against the Redskins this weekend. Scout.com
subscribers can check it out to get an idea of how those groups are
performing as they prepare for this weekend's playoff game at Philadelphia.
Green, Mora out: Two clubs have already parted ways with their head coaches. Find out more about it here.
|Browns head coach Romeo Crennel (David Maxwell/Getty Images)|
By land or by air... The Chiefs needed to win their game on Sunday plus have three other games turn out just right. At this feature at our Colts site, you can see how Kansas City slipped into the playoffs and get a first glance snapshot at their upcoming game on Saturday at Indianapolis.
Who's your Granddaddy? Tony Pauline, our draft expert at Scout.com, takes a look at the granddaddy of all the bowl games, the Rose Bowl, and the players who could sign with your favorite NFL team this year. Michigan has five projected first-rounders playing while USC has three more. Scout.com subscribers can read this TFY Draft Preview player-by-player analysis here. Kickoff is at 5:00 p.m. (ET).
Quotable: "I can't tell you how disappointed I am. I really can't. This is the low point for me in a long time." -- Cowboys head coach Bill Parcells. Find out what the outlook is in Dallas following their 39-31 loss to the Lions at our Cowboys site.
|Bears QB Rex Grossman (Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)|
Monday Morning Quarterback: Kyle Rota at our Seahawks site breaks down Seattle's 23-7 win over the Buccaneers and asks, "Who is going to play cornerback? CBs Kelly Herndon and Jimmy Williams both suffered injuries – Herndon a broken ankle, Williams some sort of knee injury." Get an idea of the state of the Seahawks as they prepare to host the Dallas Cowboys this weekend in this article.
Simply stunning: John Holler at our Vikings site notes that the usually reliable Minnesota defense couldn't believe how easily the Rams moved the ball up and down the field on them during a 41-21 loss on Sunday. Holler also mentions that Minnesota's head coach Brad Childress reminded the media that the team is in a transition that is similar to remodeling a house while you still live in it -- uncomfortable for the occupants and a pain to the neighbors (the Vikings fans). Scout.com subscribers can check out his gameday notes here.
Today's Birthday Bunch: Bears WR Rashied Davis (28), Saints LB Terrence Melton (30), Redskins K Shaun Suisham (26), Titans LB Stephen Tulloch (22).
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