The league's irreplaceables -- and some golf
Posted by ESPN.com's Matt Mosley
If you're like me this morning, you're mixing in a little U.S Open coverage (live on ESPN360.com) with your daily NFL reading. And in case you haven't discovered it yet, ESPN.com's Jason Sobel is belting out an outstanding live blog.
I was rooting for the Cinderella story, David Duval, but it appears that the former No. 1 golfer in the world is looking more like No. 882, which is his current ranking. And Ricky Barnes is currently in full-on meltdown mode. If Tiger Woods or Phil Mickelson could make any kind of a run, they'd have a chance. OK, here's the NFL tie-in: Dallas' Anthony Kim, currently tied for 14th in the U.S. Open, is good pals with Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo.
In other news, our friends at Football Outsiders have come up with a list of the 10 most irreplaceable players in the NFL. They took into account a lot of numbers I don't understand, depth charts and schemes. Most people have to pay to see this list, but I'll give you a little sneak peek -- minus Bill Barnwell's explanations.
Obviously, Ware was the only representative from the Beast. Barnwell called Ware the "best two-way defender in the league."