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11 Sep 2006, 06:14pm by Doug Farrar

Manic Monday: Rough Start for Refs

Hey kids, it's the debut of Doug Farrar's new Monday wrap-up column on FOXSports.com. In the first edition, Doug revisits Thursday night's "Flag-gate" as well as that classic FO favorite, Manning similarity scores. But this time, we're looking at Peyton as well as Eli, and discovering that many of the quarterbacks similar to Eli at age 24 were the same quarterbacks similar to Peyton at age 22. What the two-year difference means for Eli's future potential, that you'll have to decide for yourselves.

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85 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2006, 12:59pm by Wanker79

09 Sep 2006, 11:58am by Doug Farrar

Vikings Sign McKinnie to Monster Deal

The Vikings have signed LT Bryant McKinnie to a mega-deal: 7 years, $48.5 million, and over $18 million guaranteed. Performance bonuses could push the total over $50 million. This puts him in the financial elite for his position, and there's an interesting wrinkle based on the "poison pill" Minnesota used on guard Steve Hutchinson -- the Vikings' capmasters had to structure the deal so that McKinnie (or any Viking offensive lineman) could never earn more than Hutchinson on a per-year average basis, or Hutch's entire $49 million salary would become guaranteed.

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24 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2006, 11:14am by Insancipitory

16 Aug 2006, 01:36pm by Doug Farrar

Dr. Z: First Impressions

In an entertaining helping of preseason picks and impressions, the good doctor sort of forgets that Joe Jurevicius' breakout season already happened last year, worries with others about the KC O-line, has trouble choosing an NFC East winner (indeed), and points to Tittle and Nomellini as the keys to the 49ers'...ummm...future?

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114 comments, Last at 18 Aug 2006, 1:51pm by Travis

14 Aug 2006, 09:15am by Doug Farrar

Portis, Clemons Injured in Washington Opener

Ah, Southeast Jerome, we hardly knew ye. Now, Washington halfback Clinton Portis will be out at least the rest of the preseason with what has been diagnosed as a subluxation (partial dislocation) of his left shoulder in the Redskins' 19-3 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on the NBC Sunday Night Football debut. In addition, Washington linebacker Chris Clemons suffered a sprained knee ligament in the first quarter.

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53 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2006, 1:44am by Travis

04 Aug 2006, 12:09pm by Doug Farrar

10 Most Important NFL Off-Season Moves

Full disclosure time: This is a somewhat basic piece requested by MSN rather than our usual in-depth, numbers-heavy analysis. But hey, there's always room for more debate, more lists, and more debate spurred on by lists.

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87 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 4:08pm by P. Luxx

25 Jul 2006, 08:58pm by Doug Farrar

FO Ranks All 32 Teams on FOX: Offensive Line

We return to our team-by-team rankings with the offensive line, a position where there are very few elite teams with significant holes or questions. Denver and Cincinnati, take a bow. Also, this article will give you a hint as to why our projection for Edgerrin James is so low. This article represents the "official" FO staff debut of Doug Farrar from SEAHAWKS.NET, who also wrote Four Downs for the NFC West this summer. He won't be writing a regular column during the season, but he'll give a West Coast viewpoint in Audibles and write about the NFC West for PFP 2007.

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50 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2006, 4:44pm by Kevin

08 May 2006, 04:19pm by Doug Farrar

Four Downs: NFC West

For the next round of Four Downs, we're pleased to present Sean McCormick's "Best Player Available" analysis for each division, along with the usual gang commenting on other moves by each team before and since the draft. Up first: The NFC West, where Arizona focuses on the best player available, Seattle drafts for need, and San Francisco casts a wide net in search of receivers.

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117 comments, Last at 07 Jul 2006, 4:21pm by FAN

11 Apr 2006, 06:22pm by Doug Farrar

Four Downs: NFC West

Arizona's offensive line needs a jump start, the Rams are rebuilding their defense, and the 49ers just hope Alex Smith can turn it around. Meanwhile, the Seahawks and Vikings play a weird game of footsie under the table. Will a poison pill help Seattle recover from surgical removal of its jurevicius maximus? Doug Farrar of SEAHAWKS.NET steps in to give us the latest on the division he knows best.

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84 comments, Last at 19 Apr 2006, 9:51am by Mr Shush