Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Jun 2014, 01:50pm by Tom Gower

Chuck Noll Passes Away

The legendary Steelers head coach passed away Friday at 82. Noll, who turned around a Pittsburgh franchise that had been pathetic for virtually its entire history until his hiring in 1969, is the only head coach to win four Super Bowls. He had a career record of 193-148-1 in the regular season. RIP, and condolences to his family and friends.

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4 comments, Last at 19 Jun 2014, 1:15am by Pen

12 Jun 2014, 11:59am by Tom Gower

Four Downs: AFC West

The Chargers had a bigger need than they could fill, the Broncos continue to ignore middle linebacker, the Raiders need a solidified offensive line, and the Chiefs need someone who can catch a football.

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8 comments, Last at 16 Jun 2014, 2:08pm by Vince Verhei

07 Apr 2014, 07:01pm by Tom Gower

2008 NFL Draft: Six Years Later

Ray Rice, Jamaal Charles, or Chris Johnson? Welcome to the last NFL draft where running back was a position of emphasis.

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94 comments, Last at 15 Apr 2014, 10:57pm by ihavechappedlips

04 Apr 2014, 02:47pm by Tom Gower

Titans Release RB Chris Johnson

The Titans made the inevitable official today, informing running back Chris Johnson he will be released. In a statement released by general manager Ruston Webster, they noted they tried to trade him but failed, unsurprisingly considering his scheduled $8 million salary. (Click to read more commentary.)

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13 comments, Last at 10 Apr 2014, 12:36am by The Ninjalectual

17 Feb 2014, 03:01pm by Tom Gower

Four Downs: AFC West

The Broncos and Chargers need to work on their secondary, the Chiefs need better play from the offensive line, and the Raiders ... well, they need just about everything.

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32 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2014, 3:22pm by brianbigger

01 Feb 2014, 08:19pm by Tom Gower

2014 Hall of Fame Class Announced

Congratulations to Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy (seniors candidate), Claude Humphrey (seniors candidate), Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan, and Aeneas Williams for their election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Among the other ten names that made it to the room, Jerome Bettis, Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Marvin Harrison, and Will Shields reportedly made the cut to ten. Morten Andersen, Tim Brown, Eddie DeBartolo, Tony Dungy, and John Lynch were eliminated in the first round of voting.

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123 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2014, 11:49am by Noah of Arkadia

17 Jan 2014, 01:44pm by Tom Gower

ESPN: Injuries Could Derail Denver

How the loss of Von Miller and Chris Harris could hurt Denver's pass defense: coverage seems to be a bigger problem than pass rush.

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09 Jan 2014, 11:11am by Tom Gower

Redskins Hire Jay Gruden

Bruce Allen gets his man. The Bengals need a new offensive coordinator, who will reportedly be Hue Jackson.

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42 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2014, 9:18pm by LionInAZ

01 Jan 2014, 09:48pm by Tom Gower

Buccaneers To Hire Lovie Smith

Deal getting finalized right now, per Jay Glazer.

No report on who the Buccaneers are getting at general manager, also a need since Tampa fired Mark Dominik as well as Greg Schiano, but this is the kind of hire the Bucs needed. Following up on the inexperienced Raheem Morris with straight-from-college Schiano was not a good recipe for success in my view. Previous reports had former Cal head coach Jeff Tedford becoming Lovie's offensive coordinator wherever he landed, for the big hire.

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33 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2014, 5:53pm by Roch Bear

31 Dec 2013, 11:20pm by Tom Gower

Texans Hire Bill O'Brien

Per Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, the Houston Texans have hired Penn State coach Bill O'Brien as their next head coach. Bill, meet Teddy Bridgewater. Teddy, meet Bill.

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39 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2014, 5:41pm by Mr Shush