Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Sep 2006, 12:48pm by P. Ryan Wilson

MMQB: Hanging Tough

Here's Peter King's latest. And let me just add that this week's Quote of the Week is more like the Quote of the Millennium:

"Since Art Shell came back, this is a miracle performed here today.''

-- California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, during the third quarter of last Monday's Raiders-Chargers game on ESPN.

Um, okay.

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102 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2006, 12:33pm by Bjorn

18 Sep 2006, 10:51am by Michael David Smith

Bad Calls Kill Oklahoma

If you watched the Oregon-Oklahoma game, you had to be shaking your head at terrible officiating at the end of the game. Twice the referee halted the game for a replay review, and twice when the review was over he turned on his microphone afterward and told us things that were demonstrably false regarding where and when a player touched the ball.

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119 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2006, 10:53am by Trogdor

18 Sep 2006, 09:59am by P. Ryan Wilson

T.O. Breaks Finger, Out 2-4 Weeks

If you just glance at the stat line, Drew Bledsoe's numbers look a lot worse than they really were. Dallas receivers were dropping passes like they were the 2004 Seahawks and Terrell Owens had a, ahem, hand in that. But T.O. has a good excuse: He broke his finger. Early reports have him out 2-4 weeks but the Cowboys have a bye and the Texans coming up so there's a chance he won't miss any meaningful action.

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20 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2006, 8:54pm by Steve Sandvik

15 Sep 2006, 07:56pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Cleveland Is No. 1 in Fan Loyalty

Having the best fans in the world is the second best thing to winning, right? Honestly, good for Cleveland and their fans. First the Cavs re-signed LeBron, and now this. Here's the link to the full fan loyalty rankings. If Monday night's late game was any indication, the Raiders' ranking is just about right.

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75 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2006, 12:17am by The Jason

15 Sep 2006, 12:20pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Bush Family Got Over $100,000

From the AP: "New Orleans Saints running back Reggie Bush and his family appear to have accepted gifts, money and other benefits worth more than $100,000 from two marketing agents while the Heisman Trophy winner was still playing at Southern California, according to a report posted Thursday on Yahoo.com."

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99 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2006, 1:14am by Peter

15 Sep 2006, 01:26am by Aaron Schatz

The Ballad of Billy Yates

New England has taken an unorthodox approach to their practice squad. (Click link to read more.)

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15 Sep 2006, 01:20am by Mike Tanier

Marty's Play Pamphlet

San Diego ran the ball 48 times against the Raiders, but how many different plays did they run? (Click link to read more.)

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14 Sep 2006, 04:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Roger Brown is a Reactionary

Raise your hand if you want to read a really, really bad NFL analyst. Come on, you know you want to. I've got to give props to Alex Rubin, one of the FO interns, who thoroughly excoriates one of the lamest Week 1 "jump to conclusions" columns in newspaper history, written by Roger Brown of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Honestly, this thing has to be seen to be believed.

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51 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2006, 12:14pm by In the know

14 Sep 2006, 12:33pm by Aaron Schatz

Pigskin Revolution on MNF

Remember William Krasker's footballcommentary.com? Well, there's a new website, Pigskin Revolution, that's doing much the same thing, with a strategy model that looks at the decisions that coaches make during games. Here's their review of Monday's Washington-Minnesota contest.

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35 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2006, 10:07am by Frigo

14 Sep 2006, 12:30pm by P. Ryan Wilson

No Game-Playing Here

I find it hard to believe the Jaguars weren't already game planning for Ben Roethlisberger. Bill Cowher mentioned Tuesday at his press conference that his quarterback was questionable instead of waiting until 3 PM Wednesday, the deadline for NFL teams to provide their injury reports. Some coaches are more secretive than others with injury news, but I'm not sure it makes much of a difference.

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27 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2006, 5:08pm by throughthelookingglass