Eighty-seven running backs in NFL history have gained at least 5,000 ground yards and at least 7,500 yards from scrimmage. Chase Stuart at the Football Perspective blog crunched the numbers to come up with a weighted average winning percentage, and Mike Sando over at NFC West headquarters wrote about how Steven Jackson of the Rams has the worst at .292. The next-worst active back? Maurice Jones-Drew at .444, which is 76th overall.
There wasn't a lot Jaguars general manager Gene Smith wanted to say about the team's conversations with kicker Josh Scobee. Of course, the two sides haven't spoken in months and right now there isn't a lot to say. The Jaguars placed the franchise tag on Scobee and he has yet to sign it. Asked if he felt that the Jaguars had made a fair offer and would leave it there, Smith replied last week: "We tried to, relative to the market, be fair with our players and we'll continue to work to get a long-term deal done."
I had the privilege to talk with Marcus Stroud this morning after he officially announced his retirement from the NFL. After 10 seasons in the NFL, Stroud is ready to move on to the next stage of his life. During our conversation, I couldn’t help but think about his time with the club. I can still vividly remember walking into the locker room on a daily basis and seeing, really hearing, Stroud holding court at his locker in the corner. You could usually find Fred Taylor or Mike Peterson nearby, debating the day’s hot topic. Of course, to the right of Stroud sat the imposing John Henderson. Each of the players had a long NFL career, with Peterson still on the Falcons roster.