Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Jul 2011, 11:01am by Rivers McCown

People Familiar With Talks: NFL Tentative Agreement In Principle Could Come Within 24 Hours

Possibly, maybe. We may want to hedge that title a little more.

Other links of interest as the lockout supposedly enters it's death knells:
-Our own Doug Farrar checks in on what the new salary cap is, and what that may mean for certain franchises that will now have to start spending.
-Sports Business Journal's Daniel Kaplan with a look at the lack of revenue sharing solutions in the deal and how that may grow animosity between big-market and small-market clubs.

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15 comments, Last at 23 Jul 2011, 3:37pm by Bobo

14 Jul 2011, 10:12am by Rivers McCown

Greg Cosell, Unheralded Maestro of N.F.L. ‘Matchup’

The Fifth Down's Andy Benoit has compiled a lengthy profile of tape savant (and friend of FO!) Greg Cosell. Benoit conjectures that Cosell could have a future in a general manager's office or a broadcast booth with the help of some high-profile names, but Greg manages to come off as completely humble despite that.

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7 comments, Last at 18 Jul 2011, 9:38am by Dean

12 Jul 2011, 12:29pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: 10 Most Disappointing Draft Steals

Sometimes that great player who falls to you in the draft is, in fact, too good to be true.

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27 comments, Last at 19 Jul 2011, 6:23pm by nath

12 Jul 2011, 12:14pm by Rivers McCown

Study Up: John Jenkins’ Houston Run And Shoot

A look at the beginnings of the modern run and shoot as they were implemented at the University of Houston by John Jenkins. Chris Brown of Smart Football will take you through some of the finer points of the system and how they relate to today's spread offense sets. On a related note: John Jenkins may be trying to tear your defense apart as you read this article.

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5 comments, Last at 13 Jul 2011, 2:49pm by trill

10 Jul 2011, 04:06pm by Rivers McCown

Mike Vrabel Retires, Will Be Named Ohio State Assistant Coach

Former Patriots and Chiefs linebacker Mike Vrabel, he of the three Super Bowl rings and touchdown catches as a goal-line tight end, has retired and will be named an assistant coach at Ohio State according to The Columbus Dispatch. He'll likely coach the linebackers, which is what interim head coach Luke Fickell was doing before Jim Tressel's resignation. A press conference is expected on Monday.

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9 comments, Last at 11 Jul 2011, 7:05pm by sundown

07 Jul 2011, 11:10am by Rivers McCown

Hall Of Fame Tight End John Mackey Dies

Former star Colts tight end and Hall of Famer John Mackey has died at the age of 69.

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8 comments, Last at 08 Jul 2011, 6:14am by Raiderjoe