Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

27 Jul 2005, 11:26am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

The Texans' playoff drive may depend on Derick Armstrong. The Colts made headlines but no roster moves. The Jaguars have a huge hole at running back, but they were wise to not fill it with the Titans' solution, Travis Henry. Plus a look at a strategy working around the nation to extract money from cash-strapped cities.

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31 May 2005, 11:46am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

Can a division have so many average drafts? Nothing much to ridicule and little to praise. The Texans fail to understand that their defense is as good as their offense. The Colts have a Big Ten fetish. The Jaguars apparently think they are more than a year away, and the Titans went shopping for wide receivers in the bargain bin. Around the AFC South goes the last draft review from Four Downs.

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02 May 2005, 09:54am by Ned Macey

2005 Report Card Report

Was Aaron Rodgers a steal or a wasted pick? Troy Williamson over Mike Williams? How bad a pick was Matt Jones? We take a tour of leading writers' NFL Draft Report Cards to see which teams' drafts caused the most dissension.

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19 Apr 2005, 11:10am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

The Texans still have a porous offensive line. The Colts sit out free agency again. Donovan Darius is trying to get off the Jags, while Marcus Stroud is staying for a while. The Titans may be in a perfect position to trade on draft day. All this plus a look at Tennessee's big free agent catch, Kyle Vanden Bosch, in this AFC South edition of Four Downs.

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18 Apr 2005, 10:59am by Ned Macey

MMQB: Top of the Class

Peter King forecasts the top 12 picks in this weekend's draft. He practically guarantees Alex Smith will go first. He thinks Minnesota will draft a running back and Miami will trade down as far as they can go. This could be King at his best or worst, as he claims that many organizations have grown exceedingly tight-lipped this draft. He is a good reporter, so maybe he has uncovered the truth. King also has some harsh words for TO and some nice things to say about Jon Kitna.

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01 Mar 2005, 11:00am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

Indianapolis hopes its defense can finally mature. Houston hopes its whole team can finally mature. Tennessee, well, their salary cap is a little bit too mature. Plus, which ex-AFC South player may be the most underrated player on the free agent market, and who was the slowest starter among the wide receivers of the 2004 draft? Ned Macey takes a look at the AFC South in the latest edition of Four Downs.

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20 Feb 2005, 10:49pm by Ned Macey

MMQB: Better without Bledsoe

Peter King shares a behind the scenes story about the coin flip that helped lead to Drew Bledsoe's release. He also is able to argue that the Patriots made the right decision trading Bledsoe and keeping Brady, with only the third reason being that Brady is actually a much better player. Does anyone in the world still question this decision? King also offers two thoughts on the Westminster Dog Show, debuts a new feature on equestrian, and takes a shot at the NHLPA.

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19 Jan 2005, 12:30pm by Ned Macey

How Much Should Rookie Quarterbacks Play?

Three first round quarterbacks will be leading their teams this weekend in the conference finals. Ben Roethlisberger was forced into action immediately, Donovan McNabb took over his team at midseason, and Michael Vick didn't take over for good until his second year. Which is the best way to develop a rookie passer? Ned Macey takes a comprehensive look at every quarterback drafted between 1993 and 2002, and offers some conclusions.

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