Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Nov 2005, 12:09pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 12

Concussions are a problem. A medical problem, yes, but a cultural problem as well, as football players risk further damage by trying to tough it out after serious head injuries. Will Carroll looks at a number of these situations from last week, examines injuries to Antonio Gates, Jeremy Shockey, and Zach Thomas, and updates us on the Monday night status of some important Steelers.

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29 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2005, 9:55pm by zlionsfan

16 Nov 2005, 04:52pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 11

Donovan McNabb, Cedric Benson, and Jeff Garcia are all injured, and each will make it back this season. But when, and why? Will Carroll has his weekly look at injuries around the NFL.

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22 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2005, 12:31pm by PL

09 Nov 2005, 11:13am by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 10

There are multiple stories coming out of Kansas City to go with the multiple injuries to Priest Holmes. Will Carroll looks at why Holmes may be done for the season -- and for future seasons as well. Plus, this week's injury of choice is the hand: a cast for Marvin Harrison, pins for Shawne Merriman, and swollen fingers for Corey Bradford.

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33 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2005, 7:16am by James, London

02 Nov 2005, 01:52pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 9

This week, knees come in good (Anquan Boldin), bad (Mark Bradley), and ugly (Daunte Culpepper). Jevon Kearse and Derrick Brooks hope that injuries won't affect their games. And when will Andre Johnson get back on the field? The Black and Blue Report's got more joints than a party at Onterrio Smith's house.

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30 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2005, 10:32pm by Will Allen

26 Oct 2005, 10:30am by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 8

You know injuries keep players off the field, but how will they affect players when they return? Will Carroll has the latest on when you should expect to see Julius Jones, Robert Ferguson, Ed Reed, Randy Moss, David Akers, and others. Plus: Ahman Green, done forever?

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29 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2005, 6:05pm by Tom

19 Oct 2005, 11:22am by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 7

When it comes to injuries, the magic number is two. Two big injuries in Dallas. Two offensive stars trying to return from injury in Pittsburgh. Two very vulnerable, circular body parts crushed between the legs of Randy Moss when he fell to the turf making a catch. Will Carroll also has thoughts on the Tedy Bruschi return in this week's Black and Blue Report.

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23 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2005, 5:47pm by rjh

12 Oct 2005, 11:40am by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 6

Chiseled athletes can have all the muscles they want, but the knee is still only as strong as a band of fibrous collagen, and the ankle still has to be able to support all that weight moving around. That's why we have Will Carroll around to explain when something goes wrong with those joints. Also in this week's Black and Blue Report: What's the deal with Braylon Edwards?

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29 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2012, 4:21pm by Alallieptsext

05 Oct 2005, 01:12pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 5

In the NFL, everyone wants to be a warrior and play through the pain. But an injured player is a less productive player, and small injuries often lead to larger injuries. Will Carroll addresses a number of players who are taking the field in less than perfect shape, including Cadillac Williams, Michael Vick, Daunte Culpepper, Rudi Johnson, and the Seattle wide receivers.

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31 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2005, 6:41pm by Carl

28 Sep 2005, 09:25pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 4

The landscape in the AFC East looks a lot different after last weekend, but you already knew that. What you might not know about, however, are players who are struggling with injuries but will play anyway, like Isaac Bruce and Donovan McNabb. Will Carroll covers it all in the Black and Blue Report.

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36 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2005, 3:41pm by Bob

21 Sep 2005, 12:15pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 3

Is an injured Byron Leftwich better than a healthy David Garrard? How on earth can a player take the field a week after thumb surgery? And wait ... Is that Matt Schaub's music? Will Carroll tackles those questions and more in the latest Black and Blue Report.

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79 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2013, 7:58am by Crystle