Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

31 May 2005, 11:46am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

Can a division have so many average drafts? Nothing much to ridicule and little to praise. The Texans fail to understand that their defense is as good as their offense. The Colts have a Big Ten fetish. The Jaguars apparently think they are more than a year away, and the Titans went shopping for wide receivers in the bargain bin. Around the AFC South goes the last draft review from Four Downs.

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27 May 2005, 12:06pm by Al Bogdan

Four Downs: NFC East

The Eagles try to insure themselves against any possible holdout, the Cowboys snap up any player with "Marcus" in his name, and there may be a new star for TV commercials in the Big Apple. Plus, Al Bogdan gets inside the heads of the Washington front office in this edition of Four Downs.

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26 May 2005, 05:30pm by Guest

NFL Europe Report: Weeks 7-8

The race for the World Bowl is in full flight as NFL Europe heads into the final two weeks of the regular season. Guest columnist Ian Hollohan updates all the happenings across the pond, with team-by-team updates and previews of the Week 9 contests.

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25 May 2005, 12:57pm by Aaron Schatz

Four Downs: AFC East

The Dolphins stock up on defensive linemen in preparation for Nick Saban's groundbreaking 7-0 alignment, Buffalo learns that the tradition of Hurricane tight ends isn't so swell after all, and the Jets and Patriots grab SEC running backs as a tribute to Football Outsiders. Plus, Ricky Williams is very boring, and, in an excerpt from Pro Football Prospectus 2005, Aaron points out why drafting a kicker in the second-round is colossally stupid.

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24 May 2005, 06:14pm by Michael David Smith

Book Review: Rugged and Enduring

World War II had ended, the Baby Boom had begun, and two rival leagues were trying to make the game of professional football respectable in the public's eyes. David Cohen's Rugged and Enduring tells the story of the NFL vs. AAFC, 1946-1950.

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19 May 2005, 12:43pm by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: AFC West

Mike Anderson wants the ball, Gunther Cunningham wants to look his players in the eyes, and Shawne Merriman wants some guaranteed cash before he reports to work. Mike Tanier surveys the AFC West landscape in search of free agent news, minicamp rumors, and drivers for Randy Moss' Cadillac (those with smoke allergies need not apply)

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17 May 2005, 11:01am by Russell Levine

Four Downs: NFC South

In this post-draft edition of Four Downs, Russell Levine runs down the selections and free agent signings in the NFC South, where the Falcons are making like the Lions, the Panthers are thinking ahead, the Saints just don't get it, and the Buccaneers find players cheaper by the dozen.

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11 May 2005, 04:03pm by Guest

NFL Europe Report: Weeks 5-6

With the NFL Europe season having passed the halfway point, guest colunist Ian Hollohan hands out some midseason awards, provides updates on all six teams, and previews the Week 7 matchups. Want to know which NFLE player is likely to end up on the author's fantasy roster this fall? Read on.

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06 May 2005, 10:47am by P. Ryan Wilson

Four Downs: AFC North

In the AFC North, we don't give out draft grades. Instead, Ryan Wilson delivers an individualized curriculum that emphasizes hands-on learning. The most hands-on learning will be done by the Cincinnati linebackers and that poor kid from Cleveland who has to get all the teacher's attention because little Kelly is going to the school nurse for another year.

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03 May 2005, 10:19am by Michael David Smith

Four Downs: NFC North

They call it the Black and Blue Division because of line play and defense, but all four NFC North teams chose offensive skill position players in the draft. We examine those decisions in the latest installment of Four Downs.

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