Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

01 Sep 2006, 01:02pm by Aaron Schatz

UPDATE: Branch Files Grievance with NFLPA

Really? I swear, I thought this would all get resolved with Branch staying in New England. Anyway, who knows if it is true, but Mike Florio is reporting at PFT that two teams have offered Branch a six-year, $36 million contract. The rumor also says one of these teams is the Jets (aka Patriots South), who have offered the Patriots a second-round pick and "a pretty good player." Since the Jets are going to suck this year, that's one hell of a good pick, practically a first-rounder. Only one problem: who the heck on the Jets is a "pretty good player" who fills a Patriots need?

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482 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2006, 2:24pm by Starshatterer

30 Aug 2006, 12:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Why Bad Hamstrings Happen to Good Wide Receivers

To go along with their agreement to broadcast Sunday Night Football, NBC Sports has redesigned and expanded its website. In the football realm, at least, they are attempting to compete with ESPN, SI, FOX, and CBS Sportsline. Now, while nobody should ever get the wrong impression -- FOXSports.com is by far the best NFL website out there, that Ned Macey guy is very interesting and that Mike Tanier guy is always funny -- NBC did make a nice move by hiring Tom Curran away from the Providence Journal-Bulletin to be their lead NFL writer.

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25 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2006, 1:37pm by stan

29 Aug 2006, 04:00pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Chat at Baseball Prospectus

Here is the text of today's chat at BaseballProspectus.com, featuring the "top ten things we've learned at Football Outsiders." Of course, this actually goes to 11, which is one larger. I answered questions for about two hours, the longest and most active chat at BP.com yet.

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51 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 10:35pm by Will Allen

28 Aug 2006, 09:55pm by Aaron Schatz

Kubiak "Very Concerned" about RB Davis

On one hand, we seem to be in the middle of a paradigm shift when it comes to knee injuries. Carson Palmer, Braylon Edwards, Daunte Culpepper -- all these guys are coming back faster than anyone ever imagined. On the other hand, you have whatever is wrong with Domanick Davis, which nobody seems very clear about. But today, Gary Kubiak named sixth-round pick Wali Lundy as his starter and suggested that the Texans might cut Davis on Friday. It would truly be an astonishing turn of events.

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47 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 12:46pm by Mr Shush

28 Aug 2006, 06:51pm by Aaron Schatz

Raiders Sign Jeff George

The Raiders have taken Mike Tanier's biting criticism from PFP 2006 to heart and descended into total self-parody.

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86 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 1:11pm by mactbone

28 Aug 2006, 04:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Titans Sign Kerry Collins

Is Kerry Collins a star quarterback? No. Is Kerry Collins better than Billy Volek at this point? Probably. It will take him a couple of weeks to learn the offense, but this is a good signing for the Titans. First, Collins gives them a better chance to make a surprise run at the playoffs if their defense comes together and takes a step forward. Second, it increases the chance that Vince Young will spend the year on the sidelines learning and improving.

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24 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2006, 12:22am by emcee fleshy (atl/sd)

25 Aug 2006, 12:46pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

With our server problems finally fixed, Aaron sorts through three weeks of delayed e-mail to answer your questions about KUBIAK and Pro Football Prospectus 2006. Explained within: 2006 DVOA schedule strength for each offense, our wide receiver projections, the new method for adjusting kicker and defense ranks in KUBIAK, and just what the heck are those dots in the FOX score graphic.

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36 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2006, 6:25pm by zlionsfan

25 Aug 2006, 11:17am by Aaron Schatz

Tennessee: Corner Depth a Concern

Whenever someone asks me about Pac-Man Jones, I tell them what the book says -- he had a much better rookie year than people realize, and he has a great instinct for the game, but he needs maturity. It looked like he had really grown up in training camp this year, until he went and got himself arrested again last night.

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16 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2006, 12:22pm by Tom Kelso

24 Aug 2006, 11:32am by Aaron Schatz

Scifres Happy to Leave 'Em Hanging

Let us now praise great punters. Not ROBO-PUNTERs, but great punters nonetheless.

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35 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2006, 3:11pm by Shane S.

22 Aug 2006, 11:29pm by Aaron Schatz

Three-Way Deal Sends Duckett to Washington, Lelie to Atlanta

The Washington Redskins have traded a third-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for running back T.J. Duckett. The Falcons then turned around and traded a third-round choice to Denver for wide receiver Ashley Lelie. Does this mean Portis' injury is more serious than first reported? Lelie is an interesting replacement for Brian Finneran but it seems to me that he duplicates Roddy White's strengths and weaknesses. Perhaps with Vick's arm strength, maybe it is best to have two deep threats. Anyway, I'm off to screw with KUBIAK yet again...

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134 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2006, 7:05pm by Sid