Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

29 Sep 2006, 11:31am by Doug Farrar

Portis Feeling Like Himself Again

Clinton Portis' shoulder is feeling better, and that's good news for Redskins fans. But according to this Washington Post article (free registration/bugmenot required), Portis is retiring his wacky cast of midweek press conference characters ... and that's bad news for fun-loving football fans. Portis cites the fact that the team employee who helped pick out his outfits no longer works with the organization, and that his “inspiration has dried up.� Farewell, Coach Janky Spanky -- we loved your defense with the two extra Sean Taylors.

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26 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2006, 4:51pm by The Ninjalectual

29 Sep 2006, 12:07am by Aaron Schatz

How often do teams use three quarterbacks?

How often is a team forced to use an emergency quarterback? Aaron Schatz takes a look. (Click link to read more.)

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28 Sep 2006, 05:57pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Owners to Discuss Games Outside of U.S.

If nothing else, this should make it easier for our international FO readers to attend a real live NFL game. Let's just hope it's not the Raiders-Cardinals.

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50 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 7:27pm by Andy

28 Sep 2006, 11:03am by P. Ryan Wilson

Romanowski Gets OK to Coach Son's Team

After "scolding another seventh-grader over what the notorious linebacker considered dirty play," former dirty player Bill Romanowski has been given the go-ahead by the recreation league director to continue coaching his son's team. And it's a good thing because what happens when one of those seventh-graders hauls off an punches someone in the face and breaks an eye socket? Who'll be there to give them a high-five?

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12 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 6:23am by Megamanic

28 Sep 2006, 12:22am by Mike Tanier

Funny Unusual

Mike Tanier tries to figure out how to react to the news of Terrell Owens potential suicide attempt. (Click link to read more.)

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27 Sep 2006, 05:05pm by Aaron Schatz

The Ballad of Big Mike

We forgot to link this great article from Sunday's New York Times Magazine, the story of Ole Miss tackle Michael Oher, adapted from Michael Lewis' new book Blind Side. I've got an advance copy of the book and plan on writing a review, either here at FO or for another publication or website. By the way, I also wrote the Keeping Score column in the NY Times this past Sunday, but I figured there was no reason to link it here -- FO readers are used to our shpiel about Edgerrin James and the Arizona offensive line by now. (Free registration required)

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70 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2007, 12:25am by Eric Tokerud

27 Sep 2006, 04:52pm by Aaron Schatz

A Solution, or Merely a Cover?

We've spent so much time debating the future of the Saints in New Orleans that nobody has really noticed the problems they're having a few hundred miles down I-10. Jacksonville is market #42, the smallest in the league outside of Buffalo and Green Bay (and the Packers actually represent the larger Milwaukee market). Unable to sell all his tickets, Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver is covering sections of seats with tarps to make the stadium look less empty and to hopefully raise prices by lowering supply. Is it possible for the Jaguars to become financially solvent?

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100 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 12:24pm by Sam!

27 Sep 2006, 12:51pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Dolphins Should Return to Plan A

I understand that Daunte Culpepper has been absolutely dreadful, but when Plan A consists of starting Joey Harrington, it might be back-to-the-drawing-board time. (free registration/bugmenot may be required)

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42 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 12:01am by Don M

27 Sep 2006, 01:39am by Doug Farrar

UPDATE: T.O. Says No Suicide Attempt

AP: The mercurial Dallas receiver was taken by a fire rescue crew to Baylor Medical Center on Tuesday night for undisclosed reasons. Doctors were said to be trying to induce vomiting, according to a television report. A reporter for TV station KTVT later said she saw Owens being wheeled down the hall. ESPN's Ed Werder is reporting that Owens suffered an adverse reaction to painkillers taken for treatment of his fractured hand. Bill Parcells mentioned in a press conference after the injury that pain medication had made Owens ill before.

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164 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2006, 10:17pm by Pat

27 Sep 2006, 12:35am by Aaron Schatz

Matt Leinart in Denver

Sometimes the team a player is drafted by can make all the difference. Aaron Schatz compares Matt Leinart and Jay Cutler’s KUBIAK projections if they were to trade places. (Click link to read more.)

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