Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Apr 2006, 12:52pm by Aaron Schatz

TMQ Returns to ESPN

Guess who's back, back again? Gregg is back, tell a friend. Na na na na na. Na na na na na. Na na na na na. Na na na na. King Kaufman has the details in an interview with the man himself, although this means you have to sit and look at some pictures of rotating coffees. (Really.) Thanks King for the props, not leaving FO off of TMQ's historical timeline. By the way, for all of you who constantly complain that TMQ is just the same stuff over and over, guess what -- Gregg knows this. It's popular, and nobody forces you to read it. So it's time for you to stop all of your sobbing.

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85 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2006, 11:43am by Costanza

23 Apr 2006, 11:32am by Aaron Schatz

Brown Driven to Be No. 1 WR

Let's see ... one receiver (Reggie Brown) spends the off-season hearing rumors that his team wants to bring in a big name (Javon Walker) to replace him in the starting lineup, and responds by accepting the challenge and devoting himself to workouts.

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27 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2006, 4:59pm by Mr Shush

21 Apr 2006, 12:36pm by Aaron Schatz

Shaun Alexander on Cover of Madden 07

Madden Curse + 370 carries = Shaun Alexander is screwed.

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46 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2006, 10:01am by Mr Shush

17 Apr 2006, 10:09am by Aaron Schatz

Seizing His Opportunity

Dominic Rhodes: massive 2006 fantasy sleeper, or just another backup running back?

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23 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2006, 8:24am by Ilanin

06 Apr 2006, 02:00pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 NFL Schedule Released

Here's your link, discuss. Both NFL Network and ESPN are running two-hour specials on the schedule release. At first I thought this meant it would be released gradually, but no, the whole thing is now out but they're going to spend two whole hours just talking about it. A few things I notice at first:

* There are now only seven bye weeks, not eight. SIX teams have bye weeks in Weeks 6 and 7. This is going to seriously screw up some fantasy football teams.
* Saints first game back in New Orleans is Monday Night Football on September 25 (Week 3).

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111 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2006, 9:51pm by Mentos

04 Apr 2006, 09:37am by Aaron Schatz

Titans Bar McNair from Practice Facility

Billy Volek, your life is calling. Apparently the Titans will not allow Steve McNair to work out with the team anymore until they resolve his $24 million salary cap number. In other words, the Titans will be resolving McNair's $24 million salary cap number by releasing him. Why else would they do this? It's not exactly a good faith negotiation tactic. Then again, Jeff Fisher is quoted as saying things are blown out of proportion. But if McNair is waived now, where does he end up?

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26 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2006, 3:25pm by Bright Blue Shorts

02 Apr 2006, 04:24pm by Aaron Schatz

Footie Prospectus

"In the U.S., The Baseball Prospectus and The Pro Football Prospectus have been the 'Bible' for Fantasy Team Tipsters ... now for the first time, in season 2006, the Australian Football League has its own Prospectus."

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16 comments, Last at 04 Apr 2006, 9:15pm by Dean from Oz

26 Mar 2006, 10:27pm by Aaron Schatz

Dolphins to Keep Linehan Offense

At the bottom of this typically zero-calorie "golly the local team is excited" article is a very interesting tidbit: "On offense, the scheme that Scott Linehan brought to the Dolphins has remained, even though the former offensive coordinator is now the Rams' head coach. New offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey will run that system, although it is new to him." I guess it's easier for one guy to learn a bunch of terminology instead of 30 guys, but this does sound a bit out of the ordinary.

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29 comments, Last at 28 Mar 2006, 12:12pm by MJK

24 Mar 2006, 12:59am by Aaron Schatz

Panthers Land Keyshawn in $14 Million Deal

Now that, my friends, is a perfect fit. Team with best receiver in football, but terrible depth at the position, gets an excellent possession receiver who can catch tough passes across the middle and keep defenses from sticking five guys on Steve Smith. Keary Colbert, please enjoy this delicious consolation prize, a box of Rice o' Roni's new "Bench Splinters" flavor.

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45 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2006, 6:46pm by Green Bay for Life

22 Mar 2006, 07:42pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Concerned about Perception of Officiating

I think the league is finally on the right track here. They admit there is a problem, and they even sound like they might take FO's advice: simplify the rules, rather than making them more complicated. Take the little ticky-tack stuff that we all know happens on every play and make it legal.

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92 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2006, 1:41pm by GlennW