Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

08 Nov 2005, 10:16am by P. Ryan Wilson

Wilford Receives Praise from Jags

It may still be too early to call 2004 first round pick Reggie Williams a bust, but while we wait around to find out, Ernest Wilford, taken in the fourth round of last year's draft, is quickly becoming Byron Leftwich's favorite target. Interestingly, Jacksonville traded Kevin Johnson to the Ravens for the pick they would use to take Wilford. Johnson is now with the Detroit Lions.

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6 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2005, 6:34pm by dryheat

07 Nov 2005, 05:25pm by admin

Andy Reid: T.O. Done for Year

Coach Andy Reid announced at his Monday press conference that Owens has been suspended four games for conduct detrimental to the team and will not be brought back after that suspension.

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122 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 7:05pm by tom

07 Nov 2005, 12:50pm by Michael David Smith

MMQB: T(otally) O(utrageous)

Peter King says T.O. bears all the blame for his latest problems with his team. I'm a little puzzled by this piece of advice King gives Michael Irvin: "you're looking pretty silly blindly sticking up for a guy who would have thrown you out of the Cowboys locker room in a heartbeat 15 years ago." How would T.O. have had the ability to throw Irvin out of the locker room 15 years ago?

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147 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 5:32pm by Pat

07 Nov 2005, 07:39am by Michael David Smith

History Doesn't Favor Mariucci

Will the Lions fire Steve Mariucci? Mike O'Hara, the longtime Lions beat writer for the Detroit News, seems to think so. Owner William Clay Ford said before the season that this was the most talented team Detroit has had in the four decades he's been the owner. I don't think real highly of Ford's talent evaluation, but if that's the owner's perception, who will he blame but the coach when the team gets off to a 3-5 start?

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32 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2005, 4:20pm by Ryan Mc

06 Nov 2005, 11:13pm by Michael David Smith

Panthers Cheerleaders Arrested after Sex at Bar

Two Carolina Panthers cheerleaders were arrested early Sunday morning at a Tampa nightclub after an incident that reportedly began with the two of them having sex with each other. Kristen Owen, 22 and Angela Keathley, 26, were arrested after an incident at Banana Joe's in the city's Channelside district. However, according to a report by Charlotte's WCNC-TV, police have since questioned the identity of one of the cheerleaders, saying another woman may have tried to dupe them by using Owen's drivers license.

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59 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2005, 2:44am by Clyde Outlaw

05 Nov 2005, 09:11pm by Aaron Schatz

FO in the NYTimes: Decline in Offense is Leaving 2004 in N.F.L. Record Books

Remember the golden age of offense? Man, I remember it like it was just a few months ago. Thanks to the New York Times for once again inviting me to write the weekly Keeping Score column. (free registration or bugmenot required)

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3 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2005, 4:15pm by Tom Kelso

05 Nov 2005, 02:29pm by Michael David Smith

T.O. Out for Detrimental Conduct

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they will not play Terrell Owens Sunday night against the Washington Redskins. Whether he'll be listed as suspended or deactivated, and whether he'll be paid for the game, is not clear. But Owens is out, and the Eagles say it has nothing to do with his injury and everything to do with his mouth. Our colleague Jay Glazer reports the decision was made after the Eagles spoke with the league office on Friday with regards to their options after Owens bashed the team.

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92 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2005, 12:39am by Donovan Mcnabb

04 Nov 2005, 07:26pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Week 8: Ask Jerry Markbreit

In this week with Mr. Markbreit, two readers ask questions that I often find myself screaming at the television at some point during the football season. First, why aren't late hits out of bounds reviewable? And secondly, if on the same play, the defense commits unnecessary roughness and the offense commits holding, why are the penalties offsetting? Isn't one a little worse than the other? (free registration/bugmenot required)

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1 comment, Last at 05 Nov 2005, 12:35am by jimmo

04 Nov 2005, 05:53pm by Aaron Schatz

Benson May Be Right to Leave New Orleans

Our old friend Bob Cook takes on the controversial issue of the New Orleans Saints. As he points out, why does it matter if Tom Benson is a jerk? The real question is: what is the future of the city of New Orleans? The Saints are really no different from any number of businesses that are going to have to decide whether they are going back to a city that will take a long time to rebuild and will be significantly smaller when the rebuilding is done. If I remember correctly, polls say roughly 40 percent of residents aren't planning on going back.

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13 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2005, 6:12pm by Israel

04 Nov 2005, 02:54pm by Aaron Schatz

Pats Has a Nice Ring to It

OK, if you've been waiting for Bill Simmons to give his take on Pats-Colts, here it is. Guess who he picks. C'mon, guess. The idea here is that the Pats are just too hungry for the Colts to beat them. Which is fine and dandy, except here are a few names that Bill doesn't mention when talking about how the three-time champions simply will not accept losing: Duane Starks, Arturo Freeman, Nick Kazcur, Monty Beisel, and Heath Evans. This game isn't about Tom Brady and Tedy Bruschi. It's about whether those guys can fill the holes.

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55 comments, Last at 06 Nov 2005, 3:53pm by PatsFan