Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Nov 2006, 11:00am by P. Ryan Wilson

Portis Out for the Year

It looks like Clinton Portis will be out more than three or four weeks. Portis, who broke his hand in Sunday's loss to the Eagles, says he expects to be out twice as long as originally reported and the Redskins are considering placing him on injured reserve. T.J. Duckett will get his first extended action since coming over from the Falcons this summer. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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13 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2006, 10:12pm by BillWallace

15 Nov 2006, 01:35am by P. Ryan Wilson

Patriots Sign 43-Year-Old Testaverde

I don't know what to say about this so I'll just rip off MJD's AOL FanHouse post: "Tom Brady threw an interception against the Jets, and the rightful thing to do is to bench him for Vinny Testaverde. Tom Brady screams 'mediocrity.' Vinny Testaverde screams 'Italian Superhero.'"

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41 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2006, 3:11am by Zac

14 Nov 2006, 09:16pm by Aaron Schatz

Michael Vick past the crossroads

Will Mike Vick ever turn into a quality passer? The better question may be whether or not Mike Vick is the most unique quarterback in NFL history. (Click link to read more.)

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14 Nov 2006, 02:37pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: NFL's an Equal Opportunity League

Good news ladies -- and ladies who recently became men -- NFL spokesman Greg Aiello says there are no male-only eligibility rules. All humans are welcome "as long as they are three years out of high school and have a usable football skill set." The Cardinals offensive line certainly meets the "being human" requirement, but the part about having "a usable football skill set" is up for debate.

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64 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2006, 5:48pm by Zac

14 Nov 2006, 11:13am by P. Ryan Wilson

Shell May Give Nod to Brooks

After last Sunday's loss to the Broncos, Raiders quarterback Andrew Walter complained that Oakland's offense was too predictable (insert Tom Walsh bed and breakfast joke here). Well, head coach Art Shell doesn't take kindly to malcontents: "You have to be accountable for what you do ... [F]or him to come out and say those things, [that's] totally off-base as far as I'm concerned." So instead of punishing Walter, Shell will punish the entire Raiders fan base by starting Aaron Brooks. Yeah, that'll fix it.

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28 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2006, 4:46am by Peter Libero

13 Nov 2006, 09:32pm by Mike Tanier

Overheard at FO

Highlights from this week’s Audibles at the Line. (Click link to read more.)

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13 Nov 2006, 09:23pm by Mike Tanier

Stop Motion Near-Touchdowns: Kiwanuka's Pick

Think having five defensive starters hurt is a problem? Not if you are Tim Lewis and the New York Giants. (Click link to read more.)

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13 Nov 2006, 07:18pm by Aaron Schatz

Jason Campbell to Start Sunday

Go back to your Pro Football Prospectus 2006. Read what David Lewin wrote about Philip Rivers. Be amazed at how accurate it was. Look at the projection for Jason Campbell. Note that no recent top QB prospect has both more college starts and a higher collegiate completion percentage than Campbell. Adjust expectations of possible late-season Washington upsets accordingly.

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37 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2006, 1:28am by Erasmus

13 Nov 2006, 01:22pm by Michael David Smith

MMQB: For the Love of the Game

Peter King opens this week's column with some thoughts about Rutgers before delving into his usual fare.

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96 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2006, 4:32pm by TGT

13 Nov 2006, 12:24pm by P. Ryan Wilson

And the Nosedive Continues

There were a lot of weird games yesterday, but was any more surprising than the Chargers-Bengals? Not only did Cincinnati lose a 28-7 halftime lead, San Diego racked up 42 second-half points. Martyball is dead and the Bengals playoff hopes are on life support, but hey, at least Ocho Cinco's back. Chad Johnson had 11 receptions for 260 yards (260!) and two touchdowns.

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15 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2006, 5:26pm by Kellerman