Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

12 Oct 2010, 01:15am by Doug Farrar

Chargers Sign McNeill to Five-Year Extension

Apparently, the aftereffects of the Brandyn Dombrowski Experience forced A.J. Smith's hand. ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the San Diego Chargers have agreed to terms with left tackle Marcus McNeill on a five-year extension that will keep McNeill in San Deigo through 2015. McNeill had held out through late September in protest of his restricted free agent tender and has been ineligible to play since -- he'll be ready to go against the Rams next Sunday.

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34 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2010, 9:24am by Neoplatonist Bolthead

11 Oct 2010, 09:41am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: Very Little Feels Normal

This week, PK tackles Brett Favre's issues, details Carson Palmer's further regression, wraps up New England's youth movement, invents a new word ("semi-decimated", which is a legit 40 percent of "decimated"), reveals Ron Borges' most recent embarrassment, and reviews the new "Lombardi" play.

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77 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2010, 8:06pm by The Woody Allen of Gangsta Rap

10 Oct 2010, 09:58pm by Doug Farrar

ESPN: LaDainian Tomlinson's Rebirth

This week's ESPN Insider piece for MNF looks at LaDainian Tomlinson's renewed career, other backs with big year-to-year improvements in yards per carry, and how often it is connected with improvements on the offensive line.

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6 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2010, 1:11pm by Punk

06 Oct 2010, 10:00am by Doug Farrar

Cover-3: Saturday Night Special

Doug Farrar breaks down the origins of the Pistol offense, its effectiveness in college football, and its future in the NFL.

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9 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2010, 10:20pm by Ryan

06 Oct 2010, 09:16am by Doug Farrar

Vikings Trade for Randy Moss

Jay Glazer of Fox Sports was the first to report the possibility yesterday, and the deal has gone through: The New England Patriots have agreed to trade Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings for a third-round pick.

Two interesting schedule notes: The Vikings face the Jets next Monday night, which gives us another Moss-Revis matchup, and Moss will travel back to Foxboro as the Vikes face the Pats on Halloween.

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167 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2010, 5:31pm by nat

05 Oct 2010, 04:51pm by Doug Farrar

Panthers Release Dwayne Jarrett

Carolina receiver Dwayne Jarrett was popped for his second alcohol/vehicular mishap since he was selected by the team in the second round of the 2007 draft, and he was released by the Panthers on the same day. For those scoring at home, here are Jarrett's career NFL stats:

DUIs: 2
Touchdowns: 1

According to our numbers, this gives Jarrett the single highest DUIAR in NFL history.

/crickets

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10 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2010, 10:32am by Noah of Arkadia

05 Oct 2010, 03:07pm by Doug Farrar

Seahawks Trade for Marshawn Lynch

Beast Mode is now on the way to Seattle, after the Seahawks parted with a fourth-round pick in 2011 and a conditional pick in 2012 for former Buffalo Bills running back Marshawn Lynch. Seattle's interest had been well-known for a while, and Lynch will now reunite with Justin Forsett, his old buddy from his Cal days. Seattle will reportedly release Julius Jones to make room for Lynch.

In other news (and adding Brandon Mebane to the equation), the Seahawks are now officially Mike Silver's favorite team.

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33 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2010, 8:37am by roguerouge

04 Oct 2010, 08:17am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: McNabb, Tomlinson Getting the Last Laugh

In this week's episode: PK reconsiders the Philly fanbase, catches up to LaDanian Tomlinson more adeptly than the defense LT2 has faced, revisits the Cutler-Orton deal, updates the labor situation, has a surprise name on his MVP Watch list, and updates us on Runpeterkingrun.com.

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62 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2010, 12:08pm by Pat (filler)

29 Sep 2010, 12:42pm by Doug Farrar

Cover-3: Around the Corner

The next Darrelle Revis may be in the NFL already -- or, depending on teammate quality, the next Nnamdi Asomugha. This week, Cover-3 takes a look at three young cornerbacks, the challenges they face, and their potential for greatness.

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22 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2010, 7:49pm by KB

27 Sep 2010, 09:48am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: Week 3 Full of Feel-Good Stories

This week: PK runs down the "Redemption Song" playlist from Vick to Leon, works in an Omaha Nighthawks reference, reveals Peyton Manning's argument against the 18-game schedule, and lets us know that someone done messed with Kareem McKenzie's Wiki.

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19 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2010, 11:22pm by Never Surrender