Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

12 Feb 2007, 10:33am by Michael David Smith

MMQB: Why Jerry Chose Wade

Peter King interviews Cowboys owner Jerry Jones to find out why he chose Wade Phillips as the team's next head coach.

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55 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2007, 1:38pm by Erasmus

11 Feb 2007, 12:36am by Bill Barnwell

Brees Dislocates Non-Throwing Elbow

Drew Brees apparently dislocated his left elbow during the Pro Bowl on Saturday. Brees sure does like getting hurt at the end of the season in relatively meaningless affairs.

And since there was no discussion thread for the Pro Bowl, feel free to put your comments and discussion about the game in here.

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72 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2007, 3:02am by Jared Schreckengast

08 Feb 2007, 07:19pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Dr. Z's Commentator Rankings

Alrighty folks, it's Dr. Z's ninth annual Commentator Rankings. Like everyone else except the people in charge of programming at ESPN, he's not crazy about the Monday Night guys. Go figure.

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92 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2007, 1:03pm by zlionsfan

08 Feb 2007, 06:19am by Bill Barnwell

Phillips To Be Next Dallas Head Coach

The man with the extravagant scarf, Chris Mortensen, is reporting that Dallas will name Wade Phillips their next head coach.

How many Phillips are there who would be a better idea to hire as your head coach than Wade? I will start by humbly submitting Stone for consideration. Remember, gravitas.

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123 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2007, 2:10am by Gus

08 Feb 2007, 01:26am by Doug Farrar

NFL Prospects Head to Boot Camp

With the Scouting Combine fast approaching, approximately 320 college players are preparing for one whale of a job interview at the RCA Dome. Two of them, Mario Henderson and Gabe Hall, are getting ready at the Parisi Speed School in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and they're profiled in this New York Times article.

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18 comments, Last at 02 Mar 2007, 12:53pm by Johnny Zucchini

07 Feb 2007, 08:50pm by Bill Barnwell

Prince's Halftime Imagery Questioned

Oh come on.

NFL spokesperson Greg Aiello: " "We respect other opinions, but it takes quite a leap of the imagination to make a controversy of his performance...It's a guitar."

Would Greg Aiello lie to you? It was a guitar! Prince's penis is not three feet long and curled into the shape of his symbol. End of discussion.

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47 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2007, 6:35pm by DavidH

07 Feb 2007, 05:07pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Ticket Requests Pour in for London NFL Game

This is pretty amazing: "More than 500,000 tickets were requested by about 160,000 fans in the three days following Friday's official announcement, the NFL said Wednesday." And this doesn't include the allocation of tickets for Dolphins and Giants fans from the United States. Just grow the product, baby.

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44 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2007, 6:29am by EnglishBob

07 Feb 2007, 12:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Books Disagree on Super Bowl Prop

OK, here's a fun one. When Hunter Smith botched the hold on the first Colts XP try in Super Bowl XLI, did this count as a failed extra point? Technically, a botched extra point snap is listed in the statistics as a failed two-point attempt because no actual kick takes place. It turns out this has major implications for any sports book which offered a prop bet such as "will there be a missed extra point" and "will there be a two-point attempt."

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30 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2007, 12:25am by VarlosZ

07 Feb 2007, 11:57am by P. Ryan Wilson

When the Word Isn't Quite Final

Maybe I'm naïve. Or maybe it has something to do with the fact that, despite a quick first step and the ability to make people miss, I was never recruited to play football. Either way, here's a glimpse into the world of big-time college recruiting. I guess I shouldn't be surprised by some of the stuff that goes on (I'm looking at you Mr. Vaas), but I am. (Free registration/bugmenot required.)

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6 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2007, 4:44pm by mmm... sacrilicious

07 Feb 2007, 01:39am by Aaron Schatz

Michael Turner Similarity Scores

What does Michael Turner's future hold? Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to try to find out.

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