Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

29 Apr 2007, 11:58am by Aaron Schatz

Raiders Trade Randy Moss to Patriots

As my friend Q-Bert would say, Holy F%@&! The Patriots will deal a fourth-round pick to Oakland for Randy Moss. Do they just not want to draft players this year? I hope that fans -- and the Patriots themselves -- understand that they are not getting the receiver that Moss was five years ago. He has lost a significant amount of his speed, and he's basically a very good, somewhat quick possession receiver at this point. But that's still going to give the Patriots more than they would get from a fourth-round pick, and the Patriots have the speed demon on the other side.

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248 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2008, 9:16pm by Scott de B.

28 Apr 2007, 12:37am by Aaron Schatz

Darrell Jackson to 49ers?

According to "the other" Michael Smith, there's a deal in the works that would send Seattle receiver Darrell Jackson to San Francisco for a fourth-round pick. I don't know who wrote the blurb about this at Rotoworld, but I can't say it any better than they did: If the Seahawks are willing to trade Jackson to a division rival without even getting a first day pick in return, they REALLY must not think very highly of him.

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25 comments, Last at 30 Apr 2007, 7:20pm by bravehoptoad

27 Apr 2007, 10:51am by Aaron Schatz

NFL Considers 17th Regular Season Game

Please, no.

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37 comments, Last at 30 Apr 2007, 11:11am by Joel in Providence

26 Apr 2007, 12:24pm by Aaron Schatz

Jason David Goes to the Saints

Sorry we missed this story when David first signed his offer sheet... The Colts announced today that they won't match the contract David signed with New Orleans, so they'll get a fourth-round pick from the Saints and have two new starting cornerbacks this year. Certainly, cornerbacks are not as valuable in the Tampa-2 as they might be in other defensive schemes, but Tampa Bay and Chicago certainly seem to value their corners more than the Colts.

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24 comments, Last at 27 Apr 2007, 3:01pm by OMO

19 Apr 2007, 07:46pm by Aaron Schatz

Draft Needs: AFC South

Continuing the series on draft needs with the AFC South. Experience the magically symmetrical incoherence of the Houston Texans personnel department, search for psychology majors with the Jacksonville Jaguars, and learn why the two scariest words in the state of Indiana are "John Standeford."

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11 comments, Last at 29 Apr 2007, 2:34am by Bobman

17 Apr 2007, 07:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Fictional Football Mock Draft

Tired of debating the merits of Brady Quinn and JaMarcus Russell? Ready for something totally frivolous? Jim Reineking over at FOX has put together a mock draft of fictional football players, as if they were real athletes. Maybe he had a larger role in his movie, but I think the Raiders are making a mistake going with Joe Kane over Frank Cushman, and everybody knows that Jimmy Sanderson is more talented than both quarterbacks anyway. Honestly, how can the guy from The Longest Yard not end up in Cincinnati as Carson Palmer's backup, and where the hell is Shane "Footsteps" Falco?

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72 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2007, 2:48am by David

16 Apr 2007, 10:39pm by Aaron Schatz

Vince Young, Meet Madden Curse

The nightmare off-season of the Tennessee Titans just gets worse and worse. The Nashville City Paper is reporting that Vince Young is the coverboy for Madden 08. Normally, the player on the cover is tied in some way to the changes made in the game that year, but I'm not sure what kind of changes Vince Young would signify. Better scrambling? Throw sidearm when you hit the side trigger? Bo Scaife gets a 97 rating, perhaps?

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80 comments, Last at 19 Apr 2007, 12:37am by Sid

15 Apr 2007, 12:01pm by Aaron Schatz

Falcons Shake Up Roles on Defense

Because, you know, that whole Keith Brooking as middle linebacker thing always worked so well in the past.

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43 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2007, 2:24am by Ron Mexico Is A Cylon

13 Apr 2007, 11:43pm by Aaron Schatz

Broncos Release Al Wilson

The $5.2 base salary was one thing. The neck injury was another issue. Put them both together, and the Broncos felt they couldn't keep Al Wilson anymore. If you went back into the FO archives and compare us to other sites around the Web, I'm sure you will find that no other website has more sentences that include the words "Wilson," "underrated," and "defender." I understand why the Broncos made this decision, but it doesn't make their team better, that's for sure. If you are a believer in things like "chemistry" and "leadership," well, the decision to cut Wilson looks even worse.

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34 comments, Last at 17 Apr 2007, 5:59pm by JeffS

11 Apr 2007, 01:59pm by Aaron Schatz

2007 NFL Schedule Announced

Here's a thread to discuss the schedule, which is being announced at 1pm today Eastern time. Link now goes to official schedule.

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98 comments, Last at 14 Apr 2007, 5:40pm by packagegump