Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Feb 2007, 03:50pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Grapples with Thorny Issue: Punishment

Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle has an idea that he thinks will cut down on NFL stars in legal trouble: not just penalties for the players, but penalties for the teams.

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59 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2007, 7:21pm by zlionsfan

27 Feb 2007, 11:23pm by Aaron Schatz

Chiefs Agree to Deal with Huard

Let the quarterback controversy begin. Jay Glazer says it is a three-year, $7.5-million contract. The idea that Damon Huard is the "heir apparent" to Trent Green is a little ridiculous -- the guy is going to be 34 years old next season. Green will be 37. You have to figure this is just an open competition heading into camp. Meanwhile, this contract takes a very good option off the market for teams like Cleveland that have a need for a veteran quarterback, and Brodie Croyle would like to know when a combination surfboard-clipboard will be available for purchase.

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31 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2007, 3:59pm by Pat

27 Feb 2007, 05:53pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: The Mock Draft, 2010

This week, Gregg Easterbrook ... has a mock draft? Yep, except it's not for 2007; it's for 2010. Bet you didn't see that coming.

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32 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2007, 9:05pm by Sid

27 Feb 2007, 12:41am by Aaron Schatz

Doubting Thomas

Remember when our early numbers said Fred Thomas was a good corner back? Well, we figured out why.

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26 Feb 2007, 05:05pm by P. Ryan Wilson

MMQB: Notes from Indy

Peter King was in Indianapolis for four days and here are his post-Combine draft story lines: Calvin Johnson and Joe Thomas are dreamy; the Cleveland Browns will have a tough decision with their No. 3 pick; and free agency is going to be insane.

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78 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2007, 7:23pm by Pat

26 Feb 2007, 03:00am by Doug Farrar

Jared Zabransky - The New Dr. Z

It may have done so for much of the football-watching world, but quarterback Jared Zabransky of Boise State isn't about to let one game define him. Although it was in one of the most thrilling postseason games ever in any sport, Zabransky's MVP performance in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl is not all there is to the 6'2�, 219-pound quarterback. For Zabransky, it's really about a skillset of intangibles that extend far beyond the measurables.

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16 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2007, 7:04pm by Chris

25 Feb 2007, 05:46pm by Bill Barnwell

KC DE Allen Requests Move

Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen is requesting a trade after the team failed to offer the 24-year-old defensive end a long-term contract. Allen, a restricted free agent, will be tendered a contract for this upcoming season but will be an unrestricted free agent next year. For some reason, Allen talks about wanting to end his career in Kansas City; this is already on his mind at 24. The piece also notes that Allen led the league in 2006 with six fumble recoveries.

Oh, and first person to make Allen-to-the-Bengals jokes loses the thread.

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15 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2007, 11:07am by Chris

25 Feb 2007, 01:39pm by Doug Farrar

Michael Allan and the Sleeper Hold

An article I wrote for Scout.com yesterday from about Whitworth TE Michael Allan, the only Division III player invited to the Combine this year. He really helped himself with his workouts yesterday - even the scouts and analysts who were high on him already are newly impressed. Mike Mayock went out of his way to mention Allan in his press conference. It's thought that he raised himself up one or two rounds from late second-day status yesterday in the RCA Dome alone.

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19 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2007, 6:18pm by Pirate

25 Feb 2007, 02:02am by Aaron Schatz

Broncos RB Damien Nash Dead at 24

What kind of bad sign is floating over this franchise? Damien Nash, the third-string running back in Denver, passed away at the age of 24 after collapsing during a charity basketball game in St. Louis -- a charity basketball game for a heart transplant charity named after his brother Derris, himself a recent transplant recipient. Awful news.

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13 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2007, 10:46am by Wanker79

23 Feb 2007, 01:10am by Aaron Schatz

Corey Dillon to Call it Quits

Corey Dillon tells Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe that he will ask the Patriots to release him and then retire. (Well, probably... he does say he is "going to leave the window open, but it's very slim.") Dillon says that he's retiring for much the same reason as Tiki Barber: his body has taken a pounding, and he wants to be able to walk around comfortably in 10 years. He doesn't quite go out on top like Barber does, but we're spared an agonizing 3.2 yards per carry season with the 2009 Detroit Lions or some such thing.

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74 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2007, 1:50pm by steelberger1