Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

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