Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Oct 2014, 04:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Tampa Trades Barron to Rams, Casillias to Pats

Tampa Bay is your one team active at the trade deadline, trading safety Mark Barron to St. Louis for fourth- and sixth-round picks, and backup linebacker Jonathan Casillas to the Patriots for... oh, probably not much, but it isn't announced yet. Barron is the big deal here. Really, if I ran an NFL team I would happily trade a fourth and a sixth to get a guy who just two years ago was the No. 7 overall pick in the whole draft... and who has been completely misused by his current head coach. Mark Barron is a strong safety. He belongs in the box. He is not your Cover-2 deep guy.

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18 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2014, 3:44pm by commissionerleaf

27 Oct 2014, 04:55pm by Vincent Verhei

Jets Bench Geno Smith For Vick

The New York Jets have announced that second-year quarterback Geno Smith has been benched in favor of Michael Vick, who will start this weekend against Kansas City. Smith's DVOA of -36.0% this season ranks 32nd out of 34 quarterbacks with at least 100 pass plays, better only than rookies Teddy Bridgewater and Blake Bortles. In his limited action this season (58 plays), Vick's DVOA is -65.0%, so this may not be much of an upgrade.

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73 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2014, 5:21pm by RoninX

27 Oct 2014, 03:17pm by Andrew Potter

Week 8 Injury Aftermath

Bad years for the Rams and Bears just keep getting worse.

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5 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2014, 4:17pm by LionInAZ

27 Oct 2014, 02:53pm by Vincent Verhei

BBC Sport: NFL at Wembley

This article is a few days old (it was written in advance of the Detroit-Atlanta game in London), but it still offers an interesting look of the NFL's replay process and technological advances, contrasted with the behind-the-scenes goings on of English sporting life.

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27 Oct 2014, 02:45pm by Vincent Verhei

MMQB: Big Ben Goes Boom

Peter King, like everyone else, was impressed with Ben Roethlisberger's big day. He's also impressed with Tom Brady and Peyton Manning, and Arizona's latest find at receiver, but he's still worried about Seattle.

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7 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2014, 6:09am by Bright Blue Shorts

27 Oct 2014, 08:36am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Harvin, Big Ben, and Brilliant Disguises

With special appearances from Anna and Elsa and The Scrummy Soprano.

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1 comment, Last at 27 Oct 2014, 9:52am by steveNC

26 Oct 2014, 07:31pm by Matt Waldman

RSP Sample Eval: WR Martavis Bryant

Get the RSP pre-draft sample evaluation on Martavis Bryant, who has three touchdowns in two games since the Steelers made him an active contributor in the offense.

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2 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2014, 12:03am by drobviousso

25 Oct 2014, 09:32am by Mike Tanier

Tanier's Week 8 Game Previews

Just a little top-down synergizing on the "culture trumps scheme" paradigm.

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12 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2014, 9:30pm by LionInAZ

24 Oct 2014, 12:19pm by Tom Gower

SNF: Green Bay's Best Receiver

For this week's SNF feature for NBC Sports, I wrote about the Green Bay Packer receiver leading the league in DYAR. Nope, it's Randall Cobb, not Jordy Nelson.

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9 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2014, 1:19pm by PackerNation

23 Oct 2014, 04:58am by Vincent Verhei

Titans Turn to Mettenberger

This was supposed to be the week Jake Locker returned to the starting lineup in Tennessee. Plans change. Jim Wyatt of The Tennesseean reports that the Titans plan to give sixth-round rookie Zach Mettenberger his first career start against Houston this Sunday.

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34 comments, Last at 24 Oct 2014, 5:24pm by mehllageman56