Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Jun 2009

Who's Left?

Our question for Monday: Of the remaining free agents on the market, who do you wish your team would pick up?

Posted by: Bill Barnwell on 15 Jun 2009

28 replies , Last at 21 Jun 2009, 1:09am by lionsbob

Re: Who's Left?
by Sean :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 3:30am

Raiders sign Matt Jones. Not taking the piss, just always thought he had good physical tools, and it wouldn't hurt for Oakland to give him a shot.

Re: Who's Left?
by Raiderjoe :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 7:06am

Raiders dont need M Jones. Already have great Qr corps. c Schilens, Walker, HeywardBay, Higgins Shields, Murphy alomgn bets WR corpses in league. Cardinals, Seelers, Patrios, Packers other teams with good wrs.
early preidiction is Raiders go 11-5 and win Afc West division in 2099 seaosn.

Re: Who's Left?
by Theo :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 7:26am

Your typos make your predictions MORE accurate.

Re: Who's Left?
by the CPA (not verified) :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 8:33am

This has got to be a joke.

Re: Who's Left?
by Danish Denver-Fan :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 9:50am

No, I'll say that seems about right. At that time, Heyward-Bey will probably have lost some speed, but you just cannot argue with the veteran savvy of a 90-year veteran. Besides, by then JaMarcus Russel will have figured out how to spot a zoneblitz, and with 10 years of experience with reading the cover-2 he'll be an all-pro candidate. P-O-W-E-R-H-O-U-S-E ! ! !

Re: Who's Left?
by Independent George :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 12:10pm

You must be new here.

Re: Who's Left?
by buzzorhowl (not verified) :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 2:37pm

Anyone else completely unable to make heads or tails of "alomgn"? I can usually sort out raiderjoe's typos, but that one's beyond me.

Re: Who's Left?
by BigCheese :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 2:58pm

I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be "among."

- Alvaro

Re: Who's Left?
by BroncosGuy (not verified) :: Wed, 06/17/2009 - 9:46pm

At first, I assumed RaiderJoe's recitation of the "WR corpses" was one of his typical typographical gaffes. Then, I realized: no, its exactly what he meant. I haven't seen any of the captioned athletes in the past two months, and if you've seen Walker run in the last year-and-a-half, Zombiehood cannot be ruled out. Think about it; the club is run by a corpse, why not field a team of corpses, ala the ghost ship in the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise. And have no doubt, in 2099, Al Davis will still be the Managing General Partner of the Raiders. And goats throughout the world will be highly anemic.

Re: Who's Left?
by BroncosGuy (not verified) :: Wed, 06/17/2009 - 9:58pm

In fairness to RaiderJoe, the Random House Dictionary (as opposed to the targeted house dictionary) gives "corpse" as a synonym for "corps". It also includes the designation "obsolete". You know, like the Raiders! {buh DUM puh}. Thank you! Be sure to tip your servers!

Re: Who's Left?
by Sophandros :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 8:48am

For the Saints, Derrick Brooks.

Sports talk radio and sports message boards are the killing fields of intellectual discourse.

Re: Who's Left?
by Joseph :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 1:09pm

Agree, Sophandros. They HAVE TO have sniffed around him. WLB is probably the Saints weakest position on D, esp. after Dan Morgan re-retired. Have to believe that either a) he wants more money than the Saints will/can offer; or b) he wants to start, and Coach Payton won't guarantee him that. Unfortunately for us Saints fans, he will probably retire.

Re: Who's Left?
by drobviousso :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 9:45am

Assuming he's at all physically able to play, I'd like to see the Steelers sign John Runyon to a one year deal.

Re: Who's Left?
by Danish Denver-Fan :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 9:53am

I like that fit. Giving the Steelers a much needed O-line starter and giving Runyan a shot at a title. Match made in heaven...

Re: Who's Left?
by justanothersteve :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 9:53am

He wouldn't be a starter, but I'd love to see Vonnie Holladay back in a Packers uniform. He'd be ok as a backup DE and occasional starter, and pretty useful in any rotation. He was never a great pass rusher, so I don't think he'd have any problems with their transition to a 3-4 defense where the DE role is more a space filler. I also would like them to resign Mark Tauscher at OT. He's coming off injury and probably won't be available until midseason, but he's always been a surprise and I don't have a lot of confidence in any of the current RT replacement candidates.

Re: Who's Left?
by Junker23 :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 12:23pm


Any team could use him at any position.

Re: Who's Left?
by BigCheese :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 3:01pm

I would pay good money to see Favre starting at CB for the Denver Broncos.

- Alvaro

Re: Who's Left?
by Danish Denver-Fan :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 6:33pm

Y-E-S!! The guy is concrete cyanide, for God's sake!!

Re: Who's Left?
by Key19 :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 12:48pm

Dallas: Greg Ellis

Re: Who's Left?
by shake n bake :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 2:46pm

They don't really need him and (because) he hasn't been the same guy for almost 2 years, but sentimentally... Marvin Harrison.

Re: Who's Left?
by The Ninjalectual :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 4:06pm

Pete Kendall, Redskins? He didn't make the pro bowl but he should have.

"Just look at that pumpkin."
-John Madden, looking at the moon.

Re: Who's Left?
by Lou :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 5:20pm

i'd like to see the Bears pick up a backup qb with more experience. I don't know whos out there, i assume theyre waiting for the raiders to drop one of their guys.

Re: Who's Left?
by Francisco (not verified) :: Tue, 06/16/2009 - 1:12am

Jeff George. Jason Whitlock says he's still available.

Re: Who's Left?
by Raiderjoe :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 5:36pm

sorry meabnt Raiders make playoffs in 2009season

Re: Who's Left?
by Mr Shush :: Mon, 06/15/2009 - 7:50pm

If any of the Broncos backs left over from the previous regime hit the market in a healthy state, I would hope the Texans at least kick his tyres. My faith in Chris Brown is, um, limited. In fact, I'd say undrafted rookies Jeremiah Johnson and Arian Foster both have a better chance of being useful in the rotation behind Slaton than Brown does. And that's not because I think that either of them is some kind of diamond in the rough, who the scouts somehow missed.

Re: Who's Left?
by chadtower :: Tue, 06/16/2009 - 3:08pm


Sadly, I'm a Bucs fan. :(

Re: Who's Left?
by jets fan (not verified) :: Wed, 06/17/2009 - 3:28pm

Derrick Brooks ? How Old is Derrick Brooks ?

I want to see Plax on the Jets -- but doubt it will happen, and to be quite honest -I dont know if he is an available free agent so this may not be relevant. But hey -- I still want him on the Jets... besides, think of all the jokes when they go to a shotgun formation & throw bullet passes.

Re: Who's Left?
by lionsbob :: Sun, 06/21/2009 - 1:09am

I like the Lions to bring in Travis LaBoy, they need the defensive end depth and he is not terrible.

Of course then I go and read that he had ankle surgery in May that could threaten his season. I guess the Lions are looking at Holliday and Kevin Carter instead for a reason.

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