Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

02 Dec 2006, 11:32pm by Bill Barnwell

Giants Sign Sean Landeta

Sean-freaking-Landeta has been allowed a weekend pass from the retirement home to punt for the Giants this weekend in the case that Jeff Feagles is unavailable. Of course, Jeff Feagles is only four years younger than Landeta himself. Not only is Landeta one of my favorite NFL players of all time (even when he made the move to Philadelphia), but he's the NFL's last link to the original Tecmo Bowl.

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16 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2006, 5:17pm by Weekly Journalist

30 Nov 2006, 02:01pm by Bill Barnwell

FO on BSMW: WR-A-Go-Go

This week's post goes BACK IN TIME to 2002. Looking back in the eighteen years of previous player history, was there anything to tell Matt Millen whether Charles Rogers, Roy Williams, and Mike Williams would even be good wide receivers?

Please also note that those three wideouts don't appear in the numbers because they haven't played the necessary number of seasons (5) to qualify for the study's results.

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37 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2006, 9:06am by stan

24 Nov 2006, 07:24pm by Bill Barnwell

Brown Out Indefinitely

Ronnie Brown will be missing for an indeterminate period of time after having surgery on his left hand.

For those of you who read the headline and had your heart stop for a moment as you pondered the deleterious effects of Ralph Brown's injury on your IDP league, I apologize.

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19 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2006, 2:06pm by Wanker79

18 Nov 2006, 04:01pm by Bill Barnwell

FO on BSMW: Expatriots

This week: how are all the Ex-Patriots doing? You'll note that this article is missing Willie McGinest, which was a simple editing accident. My comments are below:

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25 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2006, 6:04pm by Bill Barnwell

09 Nov 2006, 02:05pm by Bill Barnwell

FO on BSMW: Watching Trees Decompose

This week, do Patriots defensive backs get injured more often than the norm? And, if you have some spare change this week and have enjoyed these columns throughout the season (and already have purchased the requisite six copies of Pro Football Prospectus 2006), please consider donating to the Boston Sports Media Watch fall fund drive; not only is BSMW one of the best sites on the Internet, but without it, you very well might not be reading Football Outsiders.

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12 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2006, 9:22pm by Vern

07 Nov 2006, 10:02pm by Bill Barnwell

The Hidden Effects of Pass Interference Penalties

Two players are underrated due to their ability to draw pass interference penalties. (Click link to find out who.)

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05 Nov 2006, 01:06am by Bill Barnwell

FO on BSMW: Me and the Backup QB

Me and Matt Cassel could become close friends cause we both never see the field and he wants to talk to me.
Jim Sorgi probably doesn't remember Roxy Music in '72, but this week's Boston Sports Media Watch feature takes a look at how rare it is for a backup QB like Cassel or Sorgi (Casorgi? Sorgisel? Thank god they're not getting married) to have to take the reins of their team over.

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12 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2006, 11:45am by dryheat

31 Oct 2006, 09:31pm by Bill Barnwell

FO on BSMW: Pass-Catching Backs, Part II

This is the second half of the article on Pass-Catching backs from last week, looking at "playmaker" backs who lead their teams in carries and receptions.

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7 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2006, 9:18pm by Vince

28 Oct 2006, 02:31am by Bill Barnwell

Browns Struggle with Staph Infection

LeCharles Bentley is the latest Brown to suffer a staph infection after working out at the team's practice facility, a problem they haven't corrected since 2003. Geez, even Dana White's better at cleaning up than that.

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5 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2006, 7:10pm by jebmak

27 Oct 2006, 12:40pm by Bill Barnwell

Huard Injured in Practice, Uncertain for Game

Elizabeth Merrill of the Kansas City Star is reporting that Damon Huard suffered an "undisclosed" injury at the end of practice on Thursday and may miss this weekend's game versus Seattle. If you had Brodie Croyle and Seneca Wallace on your Loser League team, well, Sunday might be the finest day of your entire life.

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50 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2006, 1:15pm by Travis