Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

20 Jun 2012, 07:11pm by Rivers McCown

Consensus Reached on Four-Team NCAA Playoff

Conference commissioners meeting in Chicago have come to a consensus on a four-team playoff model to be submitted to university presidents for approval. There is still some talk about a "plus one" system, but that mostly seems to be disregarded as a favor to the Big 10 and Pac-12 commissioners. According to Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports, there will be a selection committee.

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58 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2012, 3:35pm by tsmonk

19 Jun 2012, 08:42pm by Rivers McCown

Titans Ink Griffin to Five-Year Deal

The Titans and safety Michael Griffin reached agreement on a five-year deal for $35 million, with $15 million of that guaranteed. Griffin probably isn't as good as the phrase "multiple Pro Bowler" would lead you to believe, but as a solid safety, he probably would have received this amount on the free market after the season. The Titans had franchised him earlier in the offseason. Tom Gower's take on the proceedings can be found here.

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6 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2012, 10:09pm by LionInAZ

18 Jun 2012, 11:37am by Rivers McCown

2011 Play-Action, Defense

Seattle and Houston draw accolades for their work against the play-action pass while Carolina's "work" against it helps explain their horrendous defense last year.

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18 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2012, 10:30pm by LionInAZ

18 Jun 2012, 05:25am by Rivers McCown

MMQB: The Bounty Years

This week, Mr. King hits on the lack of available evidence in the bounty scandal, talks LaDainian Tomlinson's place in history, and takes on the Brian Banks story.

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99 comments, Last at 22 Jun 2012, 12:13pm by chemical burn

17 Jun 2012, 12:57pm by Rivers McCown

LaDainian Tomlinson Retires

According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, LaDainian Tomlinson will sign a ceremonial one-day contract to retire as a member of the Chargers.

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128 comments, Last at 24 Jun 2012, 9:19am by DisplacedPackerFan

12 Jun 2012, 03:59am by Rivers McCown

2011 Play-Action, Offense

We dive again into the world of game charting statistics, this time looking at play-action. Who ran it the most often? Who ran it the most effectively?

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46 comments, Last at 05 Jul 2012, 5:24pm by jimbohead

07 Jun 2012, 04:48pm by Rivers McCown

The Education of Dasmine Cathey

In a moving article for The Chronicle of Higher Education, Brad Wolverton writes about former Memphis football player Dasmine Cathey, who is semi-literate, and his struggles to stay academically eligible.

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29 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2013, 6:18am by mano

07 Jun 2012, 04:45pm by Rivers McCown

What Minicamps Don't Tell You

Doug Farrar added former Jaguars and Texans defensive tackle Seth Payne to the Shutdown Corner staff. In Payne's debut column, he talks a little about the nuances of minicamp. What is overhyped, and what is overlooked?

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7 comments, Last at 17 Jun 2012, 11:29am by Noah of Arkadia

07 Jun 2012, 04:20pm by Rivers McCown

Chad Ochocinco Joins Dolphins

After watching Chad Ochocinco barely be a part of the gameplan down the stretch last season, the Patriots have reportedly decided to cut ties with the receiver today. Now 34, his possible landing spots include the Allen Wranglers and OCNN.

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21 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2012, 9:42am by RichC

05 Jun 2012, 05:33pm by Rivers McCown

NFL Locks Out Referees

Could this be the start of a terrifying new planet where all officiating is done with electronics?

OK, probably not. Still, it's more than a little surprising to see the NFL playing hardball with the referees. It's not like their chunk of the pie is that big to begin with.

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46 comments, Last at 11 Jun 2012, 5:43pm by Dean