Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

01 Dec 2006, 11:24am by P. Ryan Wilson

NFL Network Draws Intense Fan Reactions

This Washington Examiner article is a few days old but I wanted to link to it to point out one thing: maybe it was the beer, or the fact that my team's out of the playoff picture so I had no vested interest in the game, but I thought Bryant Gumbel and Chris Collinsworth were miles better than any other NFL broadcasting crew. During last night's Ravens-Bengals telecast there wasn't any yelling, no dopey mid-game interviews with celebrities, no sideline reporters and no graphics that obscured the action while conveying no useful information.

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77 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2006, 7:27pm by Parker

30 Nov 2006, 03:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Random thoughts about Cincinnati and Baltimore

Aaron Schatz's thoughts on the Bengals-Ravens rematch tonight on the NFL Network. (Click link to read more.)

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30 Nov 2006, 12:37pm by Aaron Schatz

Facts Tame Lions

New England fans know that Bill Belichick will go out of his way to praise every upcoming opponent as if it was the best team in football. This week, it reached the ultimate point of absurdity with his comments about the Detroit Lions. "Third-and-18, it doesn't bother them ... Jon Kitna's completed 15, 20 passes in a row ... they have a very good offensive line." Put the crack pipe down, Bill. Honestly, how can you make the Lions look like a difficult opponent?

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36 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2006, 10:36pm by Jason Mulgrew aka The Mul Dawg aka J-Rocka

30 Nov 2006, 12:31pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Bills’ Losman Emerges From the Class of 2004

My first thought after reading this headline: He has? Really? To be fair, after a rough start to his career, J.P. Losman has had quite a month. "Buffalo has won three of its past four games, and Losman engineered the winning score during the final possession in two consecutive games." So has Losman finally turned the corner or is his recent success just a blip on the radar? (free registration/bugmenot required)

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37 comments, Last at 02 Dec 2006, 9:43pm by Justin Zeth

29 Nov 2006, 09:31pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Leinart Would Love to Play for Old Coach

Cardinals rookie quarterback Matt Leinart would welcome the opportunity to play for his college coach, Pete Carroll. "I love coach Carroll. He's real close to me ... We've been through a lot at USC for five years and he's seen me grow into the person I am today and the player I am today." Leinart added, "Also, I wouldn't mind the Bidwills giving Nick Lachey a job. He hasn't really been doing much since 'Newlyweds.'"

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57 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2006, 11:07pm by Harris

29 Nov 2006, 03:31pm by Mike Tanier

Fantasy Football Hall of Fame Finalist: Garrison Hearst

Read Garrison Hearst's resume for the fantasy football hall of fame. (Click link to read more.)

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29 Nov 2006, 12:32pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Language of a Losing Team? Read Their Bodies

Welcome to New York. The Times enlisted Tonya Reiman and Maxine Lucille Fiel -- according to the article they "do not know much about football, but ... are fluent in body language (they usually analyze politicians and celebrities)" -- to watch the Titans-Giants game tape. Not surprisingly, they noticed a lot of shrugging shoulders, drooping chins and Manning faces. And then there's this: “Manning is like a movie star,� Fiel said. “He seems sort of elite, detached, above everything. I think he's an introverted, locked-up guy, not very connected to the others.

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39 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2006, 12:07pm by Tom Kelso

28 Nov 2006, 10:52pm by Benjy Rose

Obscene Gesture Will Cost Vick $20K

I officially deem this Rickdiculous. Rather than flipping the dirty birds at the (rightfully) angry fans, Vick should have just gone for the guy's knees. Would have been almost the same fine.

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35 comments, Last at 30 Nov 2006, 10:50pm by antwaan

28 Nov 2006, 03:36pm by Mike Tanier

Fantasy Football Hall of Fame Finalist: Jimmy Smith

The resume for Jimmy Smith's candidacy for induction into the Fantasy Football Hall of Fame. (Click link to read more.)

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28 Nov 2006, 02:50pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: Hey Coach, Take Responsibility!

Gregg Easterbrook thinks NFL head coaches should admit when they are outcoached instead of always blaming Eli Manning, er, I mean, the players.

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70 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2006, 1:15am by Sid