Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Oct 2006, 07:27am by Michael David Smith

What Keeps Bill Parcells Awake

Michael Lewis has a long profile of Bill Parcells, and it's typical Lewis: Brilliantly written and sure to make readers think about the subject in a way they hadn't before. Highly recommended. (Free registration required.)

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32 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2006, 5:17pm by Josh

28 Oct 2006, 02:31am by Bill Barnwell

Browns Struggle with Staph Infection

LeCharles Bentley is the latest Brown to suffer a staph infection after working out at the team's practice facility, a problem they haven't corrected since 2003. Geez, even Dana White's better at cleaning up than that.

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5 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2006, 7:10pm by jebmak

27 Oct 2006, 03:07pm by P. Ryan Wilson

The Defense Rests, Rolls Over and Falls Asleep

Redskins beat reporter Jason La Canfora has a blog and in this post he shares some juicy tidbits from current and former coaches, other GMs and scouts about why Washington's defense has declined so precipitously since 2004. Also worth noting: La Canfora's sources think the Redskins will make serious efforts to sign Dwight Freeney and Nate Clements this off-season.

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32 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2006, 1:53pm by Carlos

27 Oct 2006, 12:44pm by Aaron Schatz

Top 10 Players

Not every team can have a player who ranks in the top ten of offense or defense. Aaron Schatz examines which teams in the NFL are blessed with a top ten player on each side of the ball. (Click link to read more.)

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27 Oct 2006, 12:40pm by Bill Barnwell

Huard Injured in Practice, Uncertain for Game

Elizabeth Merrill of the Kansas City Star is reporting that Damon Huard suffered an "undisclosed" injury at the end of practice on Thursday and may miss this weekend's game versus Seattle. If you had Brodie Croyle and Seneca Wallace on your Loser League team, well, Sunday might be the finest day of your entire life.

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50 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2006, 1:15pm by Travis

27 Oct 2006, 12:27pm by haverkdl

Hit Me with Your Best Shot

A midseason report on the success of the new quarterback hits statistic. (Click link to read.)

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27 Oct 2006, 11:35am by P. Ryan Wilson

Coaches Use Laminated Game Outlines for Any Situation

Here's an interesting read in today's New York Times about that big laminated card head coaches are always referring to during games. Giants GM Ernie Accorsi only manages to get in one "They remind me of the menu at Denny's" reference. (Free registration required.)

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25 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2006, 1:31am by Justin Zeth

26 Oct 2006, 11:46am by P. Ryan Wilson

Tiki Torches Foes

If you aren't a Tiki Barber fan, you might be after reading this. Barber rips those critics who question his motives for retiring at the end of the season, including "the ultimate character guy" Michael Irvin.

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43 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2006, 2:30pm by Sophandros

26 Oct 2006, 09:58am by P. Ryan Wilson

Pileups Hazardous to Health

Every year somebody writes the "You don't want to know what goes on at the bottom of a pile" column and every year I manage to learn something new. Like, say, this comment from old-time cheap-shot artists Conrad Dobler (1972-81): "Some people get vasectomies. I used to give 'em." And I'm pretty sure Dobler didn't go to medical school.

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10 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2006, 10:03am by PackMan

26 Oct 2006, 09:38am by Doug Farrar

At the NFL’s Nerve Center, All Eyes Are on the Officials

An interesting New York Times article about the league's Officiating Control Center, and what goes on during games. Broadcast crews call in for rules explanations, the Hasselbeck and Roethlisberger hits are featured on the big screen for the eventual comp tape that goes to the commissioner, copious notes are taken on any number of infractions, and Mike Pereira's office decor is revealed. (Free registration required.)

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19 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2006, 7:42pm by Jerry