Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 Feb 2007, 01:19am by Bill Barnwell

Vick: Now, With Audibles

New Falcons coach Bobby Petrino is going to allow Michael Vick to -- gasp -- call audibles at the line (hey!) if plays look doomed next season. No word on whether he will stop Vick from employing the offense solely to earn Madden Challenge Points.

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29 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2007, 2:37pm by Joe T

01 Feb 2007, 01:11am by Bill Barnwell

Biletnikoff Retires from Raiders

Suspect there's a little bit more to this one than meets the eye. Well, the AP story's eye, at least.

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12 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2007, 10:00pm by Jason Mulgrew

25 Jan 2007, 07:31pm by Bill Barnwell

...And the Cowboys Consider Norv Turner

The world's most dangerous football reporter, FOX's Jay Glazer, is reporting that the Cowboys are interviewing Norv Turner with the idea that he might be their next head coach.

One day, we will be able to figure out which coordinators are suited for head coaching jobs and which coordinators are not. I think it is safe to say that one of the ways we will be able to verify the validity of such a tool would be the appearance of Norv Turner as a member of the latter group.

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54 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2007, 2:49pm by Wanker79

23 Jan 2007, 03:57pm by Bill Barnwell

SB Matchup Points to Win for Market Bulls

Correlation is, apparently, always causation. Who knew?

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39 comments, Last at 24 Jan 2007, 10:56pm by Papa Narb

23 Jan 2007, 03:33am by Bill Barnwell

Kiffin named Raiders Head Coach

I've already put one XP up with the Raiders picking a head coach. I'm not doing three.

And poor Monte Kiffin!

And, actually, I wonder if the Raiders were insistent on getting a USC assistant by hook or crook. Maybe the towel guy would've got the job if enough people had turned it down.

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44 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2007, 3:35am by Ameaux

20 Jan 2007, 05:58am by Bill Barnwell

Write Your Own Story

As per the request of about 10 people in the AFC Championship Game Preview Thread, Patrick Hruby's gorgeous piece on the media buildup to this game is probably the best thing you will read on Page 2 for months that has nothing to do with D.J. Gallo.

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27 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2007, 1:32pm by SD Pack Fan

19 Jan 2007, 04:43am by Bill Barnwell

All Saints Day

ESPN's "Experts" (sorry, Jaws) have all picked New Orleans to win this Sunday at Chicago. The only holdout? The mysterious Accuscore.

It should be noted that Vegas has the Bears anywhere from -2 to -3. In addition, I wrote a piece last week for Boston Sports Media Watch where I noted that cold weather teams playing host to warm weather teams, over the last 20 years, are 33-7 (.825); all home teams, on average, win 69% of home games.

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60 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2007, 5:24pm by BB

17 Jan 2007, 05:24pm by Bill Barnwell

Too Many Carries Are Ruining Running Backs

I'm not sure if you're familiar with this concept, but...

Also, "Pro football is violent game and running backs arguably take the greatest amount of punishment." Did you ghost-write this column, Jason Mulgrew?

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38 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2007, 8:41pm by johonny

17 Jan 2007, 02:08am by Bill Barnwell

Report: Lofton Next Raiders Coach

James Lofton is apparently discussing terms to become the next head coach of the Oakland Raiders. The article notes the Raiders to be the Chargers' "most-hated rival", which is odd. I thought their most-hated rival was celebratory dancing.

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38 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2007, 12:29am by The Other Jed

15 Jan 2007, 06:49pm by Bill Barnwell

Examining Work with Flawed Players

This pretty nifty article takes a look back at the weaknesses reported on some of the college scouting reports of current Steeler players. Steeler fans, have they improved?

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15 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2007, 8:38pm by Trevor