Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Jan 2013, 12:38pm by Tom Gower

Bears Hire Marc Trestman As Head Coach

Well, this is an interesting move. The Chicago Bears have chosen Marc Trestman, head coach of the Montreal Alouettes, as their new head coach. Trestman went 64-34 as head coach of the Alouettes, including back-to-back Grey Cups. He last coached in the NFL eight years ago. His background includes work with Steve Young and Rich Gannon, plus he trained Cutler before the 2006 draft.

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66 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2013, 5:34am by dbt

02 Jan 2013, 12:07am by Tom Gower

Phil Emery Evaluates The Bears Offensive Line

In Tuesday's rare press conference, Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery expounded on how he evaluated the Bears offensive line. Sean Jensen provides the transcript, which clocks in at 2,234 words, and it's well worth reading as a rare in depth insight into a GM's thought process.

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20 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2013, 10:24am by Anonymousse

30 Dec 2012, 09:20pm by Tom Gower

Reports: Andy Reid To Be Fired

Multiple reports out of Philadelphia indicate Andy Reid will be fired as head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, with it likely becoming official Monday. Reid was the NFL's longest-tenured head coach, having joined the Eagles before the 1999 season. He's reportedly indicated he'd like to coach in 2013, and even without a Super Bowl ring he'll probably be a hot name around the league as other vacancies come open.

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14 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2013, 9:51am by Dean

26 Dec 2012, 10:28am by Tom Gower

Scramble for the Ball: Lead-Back Trends

Tom looks at where all the passes that used to be intended for lead running backs have wound up.

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9 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2012, 8:06am by Jerry

08 Dec 2012, 10:00pm by Tom Gower

Johnny Manziel Wins Heisman

As just announced on ESPN, Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is your 2012 Heisman Memorial Trophy winner. Congratulations to him.

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11 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2012, 10:43am by Illuminatus!

08 Dec 2012, 09:37pm by Tom Gower

Cowboys LB Jerry Brown Killed In Crash, Teammate Arrested

Another Saturday, another day with terribly sad news coming out of the NFL. Per reports, around 2:30 A.M. Saturday, Cowboys practice squad linebacker Jerry Brown was killed when a vehicle driven by teammate and roommate Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent flipped over. Brent is currently in jail in Irving, TX, charged with intoxicated manslaughter for the fatal wreck. Condolences to Brown's family and friends, and the Cowboys organization.

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11 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2012, 5:09pm by Mort

03 Dec 2012, 04:53pm by Tom Gower

MMQB: Chiefs, Adderall

In this week's Monday Morning Quarterback, Peter King has more details of his conversation with Joe Linta, Jovan Belcher's agent and recaps, as best he can, what happened outside Arrowhead Stadium on Saturday morning. Plus, Adderall and the normal smattering of news and notes from around the league.

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29 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2012, 9:06am by evenchunkiermonkey

30 Nov 2012, 05:06pm by Tom Gower

Hall of Fame Semifinalists Announced

The Pro Football Hall of Fame has announced the modern-era semifinalists for the 2013 class. This list of 27 will be reduced to the 15 finalists whose candidacy will be discussed Super Bowl weekend in early January alongside with senior candidate Curley Culp and Dave Robinson. First-year eligibles who made the first cut include Larry Allen, Morten Andersen, John Lynch, Jonathan Ogden, Warren Sapp, and Michael Strahan. No Ray Guy this time around, sorry (but not sorry) punters.

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58 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2012, 4:10am by Will Allen

25 Nov 2012, 07:01pm by Tom Gower

ESPN Magazine/Insider Deal

For those of you who aren't ESPN Insiders, Amazon is currently offering a 1-year subscription to ESPN the Magazine for $5. That will also get you Insider access for one year. Offer may expire at any time, but it pops up on Amazon from time to time. Note for our international readers: offer may not apply outside the US.

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16 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2012, 7:17pm by Mash Wilson

21 Nov 2012, 02:19pm by Tom Gower

Scramble for the Ball: Flying Solo

Tom has free reign of the house this week, and reviews Coaching Confidential before discussing possible Rob Gronkowski replacements.

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22 comments, Last at 26 Nov 2012, 8:52pm by Mr Shush