Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

20 Feb 2007, 02:05pm by Bill Barnwell

Weis Case Ends in Mistrial After Juror Collapse

The Charlie Weis gastric bypass surgery malpractice case has ended in a mistrial after a juror started moaning and then collapsed during testimony, with the two defendant doctors coming to his aid.

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21 comments, Last at 21 Feb 2007, 5:24pm by Tom Kelso

19 Feb 2007, 10:16pm by Aaron Schatz

Colts Franchise Freeney

No surprise here. Of all the free agents in Indianapolis, you pretty much knew Freeney was the one least likely to leave the team. His salary now goes from $6.2 million to $8.6 million, which doesn't seem like a huge increase -- except that the Colts are only about $5 million under the cap for next year and have some other free agents to deal with. Not that they mind. Dominic Rhodes and Cato June are a lot easier to replace than Dwight Freeney.

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65 comments, Last at 22 Feb 2007, 4:40pm by Sid

19 Feb 2007, 07:17pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Housekeeping: 2000-2001 Adjusted Line Yards

This doesn't really belong in Extra Points, but I wasn't quite sure where else to stick it. The code to do adjusted line yards for years with fewer than 32 teams was fixed a while ago, but I didn't have time to actually run those seasons until today. As a result, for those interested, 2000 and 2001 line stats are finally on the site. Link goes to the absurdly strong 2000 defensive lines.

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14 comments, Last at 22 Feb 2007, 2:15am by Indy Todd

19 Feb 2007, 06:12pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Bears Won't Renew Rivera's Contract

From Jay Glazer: "FOXSports.com has learned that Chicago has decided to not renew the contract of defensive coordinator Ron Rivera. Team sources say that Smith and Rivera met recently and agreed to allow Rivera to pursue other opportunities. The sources also contend that Smith will likely end up promoting Bob Babich from linebackers coach to defensive coordinator." So what does Rivera do now?

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49 comments, Last at 21 Feb 2007, 7:53pm by Sid

19 Feb 2007, 05:16pm by Aaron Schatz

NCAA Considers Rule Rollback

Hey, remember those new NCAA rules that Russell Levine wrote lots of mean things about? Where after a change of possession, the clock re-started when the ball was set, not when the offense took its first snap -- which allowed teams to run out the clock without running any plays? Turns out that might be a one-year aberration.

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15 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2007, 5:24pm by Sundown

19 Feb 2007, 01:21pm by Bill Barnwell

Norv Turner To Coach Chargers

The Most Terrifying Man in Football, FOX's Jay Glazer, is reporting that Norv Turner is going to be the next head coach of the San Diego Chargers. Ted Cottrell is being lined up to coordinate the defense.

I don't know if there is a Norv Turner penalty built into the Estimated Team Wins projections, but there probably should be.

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141 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2008, 4:51pm by B

19 Feb 2007, 11:03am by Michael David Smith

MMQB: The Greatest Sacrifice

Peter King took a vacation to France, but he didn't take a vacation from Monday Morning Quarterback.

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40 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2007, 10:40am by Paul (London,UK)

19 Feb 2007, 01:30am by Mike Tanier

The Terrible Mr. Turner

Is masochism the only explanation for San Diego hiring Norv Turner? Mike Tanier explores. (Click link to read more.)

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17 Feb 2007, 09:57pm by Doug Farrar

Irvin Parts Ways With ESPN

Somehow, I think it might have been the other way around, but no matter.

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22 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2007, 11:01pm by empty13

17 Feb 2007, 12:56am by Aaron Schatz

Samuel and Briggs Get Franchise Tags

Chicago put the franchise tag on Lance Briggs, New England on Asante Samuel. (The link goes to the Samuel article.) I think it's a good move for both teams, but do you want to know who really benefits from this move? Nate Clements. Let's talk about the law of supply and demand. Demand for a good cornerback who can play in man coverage: High. Supply of good cornerbacks who can play in man coverage: Nate Clements. You do the math. His agent sure has.

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28 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2007, 10:34am by dryheat