Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

11 Nov 2005, 09:39pm by Al Bogdan

NFL, L.A. Coliseum Reach Preliminary Deal

The NFL has reached an agreement with Los Angeles to bring professional football back to the L.A. Coliseum. That agreement, however, doesn't specify when exactly this team will be playing in L.A. or which team that will be. It's doubtful the NFL will go to 33 teams and screw up the eight, four-team division format the league currently has. So, who's going to move to L.A.? The Saints are the obvious choice, but I'd put my money on the Jaguars.

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18 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2005, 5:23pm by Richie

11 Nov 2005, 05:46pm by Michael David Smith

Will Rosenhaus' Clients Leave Him?

This story doesn't sound like good news for Drew Rosenhaus:

"Two sources, one an agent, the other a league executive, indicated that some of Rosenhaus' clients already are in the process of seeking new representation."

Does anyone honestly think Terrell Owens is going to end up with more money than he would have if he had just kept quiet and played hard? Owens created this mess himself, but his agent sure didn't help him any.

Free registration or bugmenot required. Hat tip: Deadspin.

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32 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2005, 1:55am by Tom

10 Nov 2005, 09:28pm by Michael David Smith

Steve Courson Dies in Freak Accident

Former Bucs and Steelers lineman Steve Courson, best known for becoming one of the first NFL players to acknowledge using steroids, died Thursday when a tree he was cutting fell on him. He was 50. Courson was using a chain saw to cut down a dead 44-foot tall tree with a circumference of 5 feet when it fell on him.

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23 comments, Last at 08 May 2010, 10:20pm by john meyer

10 Nov 2005, 07:10pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Vote T.O.!

Yeah, I'm really sick of the whole T.O. saga too, but this is really funny. Apparently TerrellOwens.com is imploring readers to vote T.O. into the Pro Bowl. Hey, if Catherine Zeta-Jones can win an Oscar, why not? At least he has talent.

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23 comments, Last at 12 Nov 2005, 7:07am by Raider Mel

10 Nov 2005, 10:57am by Aaron Schatz

He's No Kenny Rogers

Jeff Ma talks about the Great Dick Vermeil End Zone Gamble of 2005. (TM) Here's the thing: if Larry Johnson had not made it, and then after the game Vermeil had knocked down a cameraman in anger, then he would be Kenny Rogers, wouldn't he?

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15 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 9:08pm by Trogdor

09 Nov 2005, 08:11pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Can't Corner the Market

It's not good when your secondary is so abysmal the local paper throws around names like octogenarians Terrell Buckley and Bobby Taylor as possible replacements. It's also worth noting that during a radio interview earlier this week, Rodney Harrison called out Duane Starks for, well, not being very good.

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23 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2005, 3:08pm by ABW

09 Nov 2005, 06:05pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Steelers Failing on 3rd Downs

The fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers offense only converts 29% of their third downs, while their defense allows opponents to convert third downs at a 44% clip, should slow up the faction of fans voicing their displeasure with the FOX rankings. Still, the Steelers have been very good at keeping opponents out of the end zone, but like Dick LeBeau is fond of saying: "Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear gets you."

If things don't change in Pittsburgh, we could have a whole other "The Edge" situation on our hands.

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12 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 4:32pm by Countertorque

09 Nov 2005, 12:15pm by Aaron Schatz

The Lords of Discipline

Slate subtitles this article "Coaches and broadcasters peddle an easy solution to every problem in football." Apparently, discipline and swagger go hand in hand.

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8 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2005, 9:07pm by Craig B

08 Nov 2005, 07:09pm by Aaron Schatz

TMQ: What Hollywood Can Learn from the NFL

If you were expecting this week's TMQ to applaud the Chiefs for going for it at the end of the game and joke about the Carolina cheerleader story, it turns out you were only half right. Surprise!

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60 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2005, 2:30pm by Ashley Tate

08 Nov 2005, 03:12pm by Michael David Smith

8-0, Not Halfway to 16-0

King Kaufman makes the very sensible point that, although some pundits will label the 8-0 Colts as halfway to an undefeated season, they're really not. Many teams have started 8-0, but no team has finished 16-0. The '72 Dolphins can't break out the champagne just yet, but they shouldn't sweat, either.

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30 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 11:19pm by Kurt