Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

10 Apr 2007, 03:10pm by Aaron Schatz

Game Over for the Titans, too

Aaron Schatz breaks down how much the Titans will be hurting without the services of the Pac-Man. (Click link to read more.)

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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