Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

30 Jul 2010

Domonique Foxworth Out for Year, Torn ACL

Um, this is where I start working on improvements to "how do preseason injuries affect our projections," right? This might make Indianapolis our new preseason favorite. But that's so boring!

Posted by: Aaron Schatz on 30 Jul 2010

20 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2010, 6:37pm by spenczar

Comments

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by bingo762 :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 11:43am

Will you be posting something on how this effects the projections for the rest of the teams on their schedule and their offense?

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by Karl Cuba :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 11:48am

They had a rather weak set of corners before this. I've been racking my (tiny) brain for available cornerbacks, I can't think of a soul. The only teams I can think of that have an abundance of cornerbacks and might trade one are the Saints and perhaps the Colts, who seem to be able to play any warm body there (possibly has something to do with the quality of the pass rush).

I've just thought of one, Shawn Springs.

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by Eli (not verified) :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 12:06pm

what about the Bills? Good corners and gaping holes on their O-Line

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by Karl Cuba :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 12:22pm

The Bills have very good starting corners but do they have any decent spare corners? Maybe the Pats, they have quite a few but will they want to patch up a glaring hole on a rival?

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by Danish Denver-Fan :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 5:30pm

McKelvin straight up for Gaither seems fair? Maybe the Bills can extract a little more because of the Ravens' situation.

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by Nathan :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 6:02pm

Gaither was just carted off the field with a back injury.

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by Floyd (not verified) :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 8:42pm

Just cramps for Gaither. Nothing serious. Still trade-able.

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by spenczar :: Sat, 07/31/2010 - 6:37pm

The bills always seem to have good corners. In the past 7 years they've had Antoine Winfield, Nate CLements, Terrence McGee, Jabari Greer, Leodis McKelvin:... I wonder if their DB coach is just amazing.

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by Shake (not verified) :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 2:32pm

The Colts aren't in a position to trade away any CBs.

The Colts have 3 CBs they can count on (Hayden, Powers, Lacey) and then a whole host of undrafted rookies and 2nd/3rd year guys that have only played STs if at all. Having Sanders healthy at the moment gives them some flexibility with Bullitt and it's possible that (2010 3rd round pick) Kevin Thomas might be bound for the PUP and a late return rather than a rookie season lost on IR, but they don't run deep at CB at all.

Also re: any warm body, unless Tim Jennings is a zombie (it would explain his terrible reaction time...) the requirements for a competent Colts CB are higher than that.

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by Bobman :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 4:48pm

I recommend Jason "Hole in Zone" David. Or Nick Harper--Manning loves facing ex teammates.

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by CoachDave :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 6:34pm

Our section in the RCA Dome was more partial to Jason "Toast" David, but I like that one as well.

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by bravehoptoad :: Sat, 07/31/2010 - 5:04pm

Dre Bly played pretty well last year.

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by loneweasel (not verified) :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 11:50am

Joe Flacco, fantasy monster.

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by jimbohead :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 12:03pm

Ravens CB :: Spinal Tap Drummer

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by Independent George :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 4:15pm

I thought that was Cleveland Centers...

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by Bobman :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 4:52pm

Colts DTs from about 1999 through 2008. Car accident, weed, sudden retirement of a 3rd round draft pick in his second year, assorted injuries. When you start a couple rookie 265 lb DTs in the playoffs, it says something. Most people assumed 2nd rounder Fili Moala would own the position last year but somehow in 2009 the incumbents solidified their status, seemingly breaking the jinx.

Glad to pass it on. No backsies....

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by Ryan Harris :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 3:32pm

Ouch, now the Bengals look really good.

Quick look back at their 2010 draft and those TE's in rd 3&4 look like extreme luxuries for a team with such a weak set of corners.

They better hope Kindle and Suggs can stay healthy and harass opposing QB's. Chris Carr played well last year, but if they put him on #1WR they will have to roll coverage. If he mans up on #2WR's, at the very least opposing teams will make sure to test him alot.

Any Ravens fan wish they had Jim Leonard back??

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by rk (not verified) :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 4:34pm

"They better hope Kindle and Suggs can stay healthy..."

FAIL

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by Bobman :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 4:54pm

Get healthy first, of course....

That Kindle thing is just peculaiar. I hope he's okay. Or, as raiderjoe pointed out, they'll replace him with Sergio iPad. Damn that one still cracks me up.

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by Dice :: Fri, 07/30/2010 - 7:42pm

Smoot? Wouldn't even have to go far.