Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Aug 2009, 03:17pm by Vince Verhei

Another Lineman Down In Seattle

Our optimistic forecast for the Seahawks was based in part on a return to health for the offensive line. Then guard Mike Wahle retired after failing to recover from offseason shoulder surgery. Then tackle Walter Jones underwent another round of arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Though the surgery was deemed successful, Jones will likely miss the first two weeks of the regular season.

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14 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2009, 12:40pm by Independent George

19 Aug 2009, 01:57pm by Vince Verhei

Fran Tarkenton Talks About Brett Favre

"I really have no interest in what Brett Favre does. He kind of lost me a few years ago by retiring and un-retiring and here and there."

"I asked a few friends here, maybe 10 or 12 people we were out with last night. I said, 'What do you think about Brett Favre going back to the Vikings?' You know who cared? Nobody."

"I think he has been a great flamboyant quarterback, but he has made more stupid plays than any great quarterback that I've ever seen. Look at his final game in a Packers uniform. He blew that game [NFC championship] against the Giants."

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12 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2009, 10:17pm by Will Allen

17 Aug 2009, 01:43pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN INSIDER: NFC West Players to Watch

Here is the second set of FO team capsules for ESPN INSIDER, looking at three important players for each team in 2009.

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1 comment, Last at 24 Aug 2009, 4:05pm by natemarcum

13 Aug 2009, 08:42pm by Vince Verhei

Vick Signs Two-Year Contract With Eagles

... the Philadelphia Eagles. Broken by Chris Mortensen during the Steelers-Cardinals game on ESPN. Ironically, the last Vick story that Mort reported was that Vick would not be indicted for dog fighting. We'll see if this story is more accurate.

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141 comments, Last at 18 Aug 2009, 10:13pm by Loomis

07 Aug 2009, 01:44pm by Vince Verhei

Shawne Merriman Has A Blue Mohawk

We thought you should know.

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13 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2009, 11:22pm by Bobman

01 Aug 2009, 11:05pm by Vince Verhei

Seahawks Release Mike Wahle

In FOA 2009, we suggested that the Seahawks' offense was virtually guaranteed to be healthier this year. Perhaps we were wrong. After failing a physical, guard Mike Wahle was released by the Seattle Seahawks on the first day of training camp. Wahle has struggled to recover from arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder over the offseason, and will likely retire. The Seahawks will move right guard Rob Sims (who played only one game last year over to left guard, and Mansfield Wrotto (four starts last season) will battle second-round draft pick Max Unger for the right guard slot.

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10 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2009, 12:31pm by Alljack

23 Jul 2009, 05:02pm by Vince Verhei

2010 Draft To Start Thursday Night

Yes, Thursday night. Why they would want to go up against the ratings juggernaut that is TNA wrestling on Spike TV is beyond me.

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47 comments, Last at 28 Jul 2009, 11:37pm by jimmo

24 Jun 2009, 08:18pm by Vince Verhei

Peppers Puts Pen To Paper For Panthers

If you're a general manager, and you tune into the Pro Bowl to see your defensive end openly campaigning on national television to leave your team, how do you make him happy? For Panthers GM Marty Hurney, the answer was simple: You offer him a one-year, $16.7 million deal. That's $16.7 million in guaranteed money -- Peppers could make another $2.5 million if he reaches playoff- and Pro Bowl-related incentives.

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17 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2009, 10:51pm by Alex51

24 Jun 2009, 12:35pm by Vince Verhei

La'Roi Glover Retires

After 13 seasons and six Pro Bowls, former Raiders/Saints/Cowboys/Rams defensive tackle La'Roi Glover has called it a career. Two things jump out at you on his Pro Football Reference page. First, the durability: Dude hasn't missed a game in 11 seasons, and missed only one the year before that. Second, the 17 sacks he had with the Saints in 2000 to lead the league -- and then never finishing in the top 10 sacks again. He's the Brady Anderson of pass rushers.

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11 comments, Last at 29 Jun 2009, 5:53pm by Joseph

24 Jun 2009, 12:15pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN Names All-Decade Team

Well, sort of. They named the defense on Monday and the offense on Tuesday, with special teams and other honor to come throughout the week. Also, isn't there another year left in this decade? Aren't they ignoring 10 percent of the evaluation period?

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68 comments, Last at 02 Jul 2009, 9:43am by Just Win Baby