Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Apr 2007, 03:05pm by Aaron Schatz

Four-Year Starters Attractive in Draft

An article about the David Lewin quarterback projection system? Actually, no; this is Rich Gosselin writing about offensive line prospects in this month's draft. Nineteen rookie blockers finished the 2006 season in NFL starting lineups, and 10 of those players didn't just play four years of college -- they started all four years of college. More experience, less transition time.

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8 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2007, 3:09am by Brian

04 Apr 2007, 03:26pm by Aaron Schatz

Introducing Rookiepedia

Just wanted to throw a shout out to this new site from our buddy Brian Bassett of jetsblog.com. It's a wikipedia for rookie prospects! Now you too can share your thoughts about everyone from JaMarcus Russell to some guy from Division II who will go in the seventh round.

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26 comments, Last at 09 Apr 2007, 12:12pm by Bassett

29 Mar 2007, 11:11am by Aaron Schatz

NFL Puts Spike to Spikes

Hey, that new idea to move the overtime kickoff up five yards? That was shelved. But the owners did manage to approve a five-yard penalty for spiking the ball in the field of play. "Players can celebrate by spinning the ball, and they won't be penalized if the ball happens to take a slight bounce after it leaves their possession following the end of a play.

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88 comments, Last at 06 Apr 2007, 12:01am by Sundown

28 Mar 2007, 03:24pm by Aaron Schatz

White's Weight a Concern

Poor Titans just can't buy a break, can they?

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153 comments, Last at 04 Apr 2007, 7:04am by pharmboyrick

26 Mar 2007, 09:09pm by Aaron Schatz

Bills Deal Takeo Spikes to Eagles for Darwin Walker

I find this to be a very interesting trade: Takeo Spikes and Kelly Holcomb to Philadelphia, Darwin Walker and a late-round 2008 pick to the Bills. Spikes was one of the best linebackers in the NFL back in 2003-2004, but lost 2005 to an Achilles injury and was slow in coming back from it in 2006. He's expensive, but if he can get back to 90% of what he was before, he gives the Eagles an upgrade at left outside linebacker, where Dhani Jones just isn't NFL starting quality anymore.

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68 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2007, 10:33am by Pat

24 Mar 2007, 08:57pm by Aaron Schatz

Remembering the San Diego Super Chargers!

Randomly surfing the Web at some point last week, I came across this article on Chad Finn's website about his childhood love of the late 70's-early 80's San Diego Chargers. Consider it a random beam of light during a dark period of NFL nothing-ness between free agency and the draft. Love that Chuck Muncie picture.

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16 comments, Last at 28 Mar 2007, 8:45am by Phil

22 Mar 2007, 03:18pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Torry Holt

What is happening to Torry Holt? Aaron examines his recent struggles. (Click link to read more.)

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21 Mar 2007, 01:47pm by Aaron Schatz

Falcons Deal Schaub to Texans

The Falcons have traded backup quarterback Matt Schaub to the Houston Texans for a second-round pick (#39 overall) and possible other considerations. This gives both teams a clear direction going forward. The Texans have been stumbling around, seemingly without a franchise blueprint. Now they have their quarterback of the future and can concentrate on building the team around him. David "Footsteps" Carr will be gone, and so will the psycho-drama that has floated around him for the last couple of years, since it became clear that he just wasn't going to be a star in Houston.

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208 comments, Last at 30 Mar 2007, 2:08pm by Peter Libero

16 Mar 2007, 11:48am by Aaron Schatz

Marcus Pollard? Seriously?

Aaron Schatz weighs the merits of signing a 35-year-old tight end. Quick hint, he questions the Pollard signing.

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14 Mar 2007, 01:35pm by Aaron Schatz

The Ultimate NFL Championship

Fun little post over on Armchair GM, where a guy who calls himself "False Prophet" is holding an NCAA Tournament-style competition between 64 of the best NFL teams in history to figure out the greatest of all time, simulating results with whatifsports.com. The tournament does have one problem, as he seems to have placed the 64 teams in order to create interesting first-round matchups rather than seeding them based on quality. Not only are a lot of first-round matchups just Super Bowl rematches, but he has the 1985 Bears going up against the 2006 Colts.

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55 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2007, 2:00am by pharmboyrick