Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Jun 2007, 10:30am by Aaron Schatz

Pacman Jones Involved in Georgia Shooting?

Well, this doesn't qualify as "keeping your nose clean," does it? As our man Ryan Wilson notes over at AOL Fanhouse, "The dude loves him some strip clubs. I mean loves. I have an idea that might keep him out of trouble and possibly help him make it back to the NFL this season: Pacman, put a stripper pole in your basement and have them come to you."

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110 comments, Last at 22 Jun 2007, 1:08pm by JJ

14 Jun 2007, 07:09pm by Aaron Schatz

10 Easiest College Football Schedules for 2007

I always like finding fun stuff in the referrals to our site, especially when I can draw attention to some little-known blogs. "Kermit the Blog" is doing a funny series of articles counting down (actually, up) the easiest college football schedules of 2007. He's currently on number 5, which is Texas Tech. Links at the bottom will take you to the previous articles:

6. Navy
7. Minnesota, Northwestern, and Indiana (tie)
8. New Mexico
9. Texas
10. Notre Dame

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39 comments, Last at 24 Jun 2007, 11:40pm by deanoleary

14 Jun 2007, 01:11pm by Aaron Schatz

Jags Release Donovin Darius

When you get your copy of PFP 2007, please find the places where it says the Jaguars will probably replace Donovin Darius with Gerald Sensabaugh, and cross out the word "probably." Once one of the top run-stuffing safeties in the NFL, Darius has struggled with injuries for two years -- a broken leg last year, a torn ACL the year before. He'll find a job somewhere, and he leaves as the Jags' all-time defensive leader in games started.

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56 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2007, 2:07pm by Mr Shush

12 Jun 2007, 06:57pm by Aaron Schatz

Moss' Growth Minimal

So, I mention that we're having a hard time finding Extra Points, and instantly readers suggest a couple of Extra Points. Here is Michael Felger's article on Randy Moss at Patriots minicamp. Felger does not think that Moss looks like the great receiver he was in Minnesota. Here's a hint: He does not look like the great receiver he was in Minnesota because he is not the great receiver he was in Minnesota. We've written about this before -- there's very little reason to believe that Moss is going to suddenly bounce back to greatness after THREE good-but-not-great seasons.

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61 comments, Last at 15 Jun 2007, 12:54pm by Tom

12 Jun 2007, 04:25pm by Aaron Schatz

UPDATE: Familiar Words on NFL.com

Our situation with NFL.com regarding the Gil Brandt article that sounded familiar to our college quarterback research has finally come to a resolution today. I just wanted to alert those readers who were concerned, and thank the people at NFL.com. Once the proper person found out what the situation was, he moved fairly swiftly to come to this resolution. We just had to wait a long time for the right guy to find out what was going on. There's a notation on this page, then click on the bottom of this page for Brandt's more extensive clarification.

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37 comments, Last at 13 Jun 2007, 10:50pm by Zac

08 Jun 2007, 03:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Garcia Has "Big Lead" at Quarterback

Yes, I'll take PFP 2007's "Fantasy Fallers" for $200, Alex. Jeff Garcia has been slightly worse than the other quarterback on his team for three years now. In Detroit and Cleveland, that meant he was awful. In Philadelphia, that meant he was very good. In Tampa Bay, that means ... that he probably won't be as good as Chris Simms. Remember, Simms had a bad couple of games last year, but he was pretty good in 2005, and for crying out loud the guy went back on the field for you with a ruptured spleen.

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35 comments, Last at 12 Jun 2007, 11:02am by dryheat

04 Jun 2007, 03:46pm by Aaron Schatz

Goodbye to an Eagles Defensive Pioneer

David Cohen remembers the NFL's first "fourth defensive back."

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11 comments, Last at 08 Jun 2007, 1:15pm by Joe Pisarcik Magnate

03 Jun 2007, 04:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Why the UFL Will Fail

I don't know much about this site "Sports Business Simulations" but I think they are dead-on about this whole UFL business. I don't understand why everybody is taking this thing so seriously. People aren't hungry for more football. They're hungry for more NFL football. The readers of this website are the most hardcore football fans in the country. How many of you watch the CFL? How many watch Arena? How many of you watch NFL Europa -- a league that the NFL is actually trying to put across as real NFL football?

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99 comments, Last at 05 Jun 2007, 10:52am by el scorcho

01 Jun 2007, 12:15pm by Aaron Schatz

Best Way to Tell Teams on the Rise is QB Stats

John Clayton: Stats Geek. Clayton argues that a better completion percentage from your quarterback is the key to improvement, and even drags out Pythagorean wins! (Someone needs to tell him about the 2.37 exponent for football...) On one hand, this is a bit obvious. Better quarterbacks lead to more wins? Duh. On the other hand, maybe this isn't so obvious to the average fan.

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53 comments, Last at 06 Jun 2007, 6:35pm by fiddycentbeer

22 May 2007, 08:09pm by Aaron Schatz

Raiders Sign Travis Taylor

OK, will somebody please tell Lane Kiffin that amassing more mediocre skill players does not give you more offense? The Raiders now have Taylor, Jerry Porter, Ronald Curry, Alvis Whitten, Johnnie Morant, Mike Williams, Doug Gabriel, and Johnnie Lee Higgins, all fighting for playing time at wide receiver. They could go four-wide all the time, but then what would they do with tight ends Zach Miller, Courtney Anderson, Tony Stewart, Fred Wakefield, and Randal Williams?

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35 comments, Last at 26 May 2007, 5:43pm by NF