Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

15 May 2007, 11:01am by Aaron Schatz

Brian Finneran Tears ACL Again

So much for the return of Atlanta's only dependable receiver. Well, one of two, now that they have Joe Horn. Who is now one of one.

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82 comments, Last at 18 May 2007, 8:46pm by 3rd Person Chris

10 May 2007, 12:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Vick's Downward Spiral

Look, I'll be honest, I know this is a huge story but I have nothing to say about it. It sounds like the guy did something horrible, but I don't really feel like becoming an expert in the details. I'm completely sick of Vick the Media Phenomenon, and apparently Vick the Actual Person is not a nice fellow either. I know people want to talk about this, but I'll be perfectly selfish: I'm desperate for this to be resolved in the next week, and I'm thankful that the story involves Michael Vick and not Steve McNair, J.P. Losman, or Carson Palmer.

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260 comments, Last at 17 May 2007, 5:17pm by empty13

01 May 2007, 04:06pm by Aaron Schatz

Panthers Cut Keyshawn Johnson

Because, hey, that whole thing where we only threw to Steve Smith worked so well two years ago, let's try it again!

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146 comments, Last at 17 May 2007, 4:50pm by anonomous

01 May 2007, 01:47pm by Aaron Schatz

Top 10 Undrafted Players

Peter Schrager has a look at the guys who didn't get taken this weekend. Who feels like more of an idiot? Darius Walker, who came out early and didn't get drafted? Or Jon Abbate, who came out early, didn't get drafted, and couldn't even make Peter Schrager's top ten list of guys who didn't get drafted? Did Abbate just have the worst NFL combine in history or something?

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43 comments, Last at 07 May 2007, 4:45am by james

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