Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Mar 2007, 01:47pm by Aaron Schatz

Falcons Deal Schaub to Texans

The Falcons have traded backup quarterback Matt Schaub to the Houston Texans for a second-round pick (#39 overall) and possible other considerations. This gives both teams a clear direction going forward. The Texans have been stumbling around, seemingly without a franchise blueprint. Now they have their quarterback of the future and can concentrate on building the team around him. David "Footsteps" Carr will be gone, and so will the psycho-drama that has floated around him for the last couple of years, since it became clear that he just wasn't going to be a star in Houston.

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208 comments, Last at 30 Mar 2007, 2:08pm by Peter Libero

19 Mar 2007, 03:34pm by Mike Tanier

June Bugged

Cato June racked up 142 tackles last season, but is that an accomplishment of skill by June or an accomplishment of futility by the Colts defense. Mike Tanier explains how all tackles are not created equal. (Click link to read.)

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19 Mar 2007, 11:08am by P. Ryan Wilson

MMQB: Re-working Overtime

Peter King discusses how the NFL might fix overtime. Every year this comes up and every year I suggest reading Michael David Smith's 2003 column on the issue. All together now: AUCTIONS! AUCTIONS! AUCTIONS!

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282 comments, Last at 28 Mar 2007, 9:29pm by Peter Libero

19 Mar 2007, 09:10am by P. Ryan Wilson

The Mystique of the 40-Yard Dash

If you were wondering why players are timed in the 40-yard dash and not, say, the 64-yard dash, Sunday's Dallas Morning News offers a brief history. (Free registration/bugmenot may be required.)

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84 comments, Last at 24 Mar 2007, 7:31pm by Tom Kelso

18 Mar 2007, 09:02am by Bill Barnwell

Standout Linebacker June Heading to Buccaneers

I linked to the ESPN version of this story just so I could use the headline.

Cato June's on his way to Tampa.

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82 comments, Last at 21 Mar 2007, 4:48pm by Jeff

16 Mar 2007, 11:48am by Aaron Schatz

Marcus Pollard? Seriously?

Aaron Schatz weighs the merits of signing a 35-year-old tight end. Quick hint, he questions the Pollard signing.

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14 Mar 2007, 01:35pm by Aaron Schatz

The Ultimate NFL Championship

Fun little post over on Armchair GM, where a guy who calls himself "False Prophet" is holding an NCAA Tournament-style competition between 64 of the best NFL teams in history to figure out the greatest of all time, simulating results with whatifsports.com. The tournament does have one problem, as he seems to have placed the 64 teams in order to create interesting first-round matchups rather than seeding them based on quality. Not only are a lot of first-round matchups just Super Bowl rematches, but he has the 1985 Bears going up against the 2006 Colts.

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55 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2007, 2:00am by pharmboyrick

13 Mar 2007, 10:41pm by Doug Farrar

Jerramy Stevens Arrested for DUI, Marijuana

Yeah, this was great timing. In the offseason that has seen more ridiculously huge contracts signed than any other, the thing you really DON’T want to do, especially after you void your own contract and enter the market, is get arrested for driving under the influence and possession of marijuana. Yet that is exactly what former Seahawks tight end Jerramy Stevens did very early Tuesday morning in Scottsdale, Arizona, as first reported by Michael Ferraresi of the Arizona Republic.

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44 comments, Last at 19 Mar 2007, 3:11am by Insancipitory

12 Mar 2007, 04:26pm by Aaron Schatz

Could Donte' Stallworth become Marvin Harrison?

The Patriots have a new WR tandem for 2007. We know what Donte’ Stallworth and Wes Welker have done, but what do their similarity scores indicate they will do for the Pats. (Click link to read more.)

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12 Mar 2007, 12:18pm by Michael David Smith

MMQB: No Deals, No Problem

In this week's Monday Morning Quarterback, Peter King writes about something that I think needs more discussion: Maybe the smartest teams are the ones that aren't spending much money in free agency. Just because you have the cap space doesn't mean you need to use it in March.

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165 comments, Last at 17 Mar 2007, 10:27pm by Stephen Yang