Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

11 Aug 2006, 10:10am by P. Ryan Wilson

Fight Still on for No. 2 QB in Minnesota

If you're a Vikings fan are you at all concerned that after 37-year-old Brad Johnson, the backup job is currently a battle between Mike McMahon and 2006 second-rounder Tarvaris Jackson? (free registration/bugmenot required)

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26 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2006, 1:23pm by jds

10 Aug 2006, 10:41am by P. Ryan Wilson

Vinatieri Shunned Patriots

The Boston Globe's Jackie MacMullan has the story of how Adam Vinatieri ended up in Indianapolis and PFP2006 even gets a mention.

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80 comments, Last at 13 Aug 2006, 10:31pm by empty13

09 Aug 2006, 05:31pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Williams and Rogers Drop to Third String

Heading into the first preseason game, here's what Detroit's depth chart looks like at wide receiver: Roy Williams, Glenn Martinez and Mike Williams. On the other side it's Corey Bradford, Mike Furrey and Charles Rogers. That's right, two former first-rounders pulling up the rear behind the likes of Glenn Martinez and Mike Furrey, two guys who combined for one catch in 2005. This has to make you feel good if you're a Lions fan.

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49 comments, Last at 13 Aug 2006, 11:28pm by JRM

09 Aug 2006, 11:12am by P. Ryan Wilson

Martin Running Out Of Time

If Curtis Martin calls it quits, the Jets could go with some combination of Derrick Blaylock, Cedric Houston and Leon Washington. Or, as ESPN.com reports, the team might be interested in trading for the Titans' Chris Brown, who's looking to get out of Tennesse with Lendale White now on the scene.

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43 comments, Last at 11 Aug 2006, 4:24pm by James G

09 Aug 2006, 07:29am by Michael David Smith

Maurice Clarett Arrested

Only hours before he was scheduled to appear in court for an aggravated robbery charge, Maurice Clarett was arrested Wednesday morning after police found an arsenal of weapons inside an SUV he was driving.

"(Clarett) was resisting to the point that they felt it was necessary to try to use a Taser," said Columbus police Sgt. Mike Woods. "He had a bulletproof vest on and the Tasers would not penetrate that, so they used Mace. It took several officers to get his arms behind his back and get him under control and handcuffed."

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43 comments, Last at 13 Aug 2006, 10:46pm by empty13

08 Aug 2006, 08:15pm by Michael David Smith

Goodell Named Commissioner

Roger Goodell is the new commissioner of the National Football League. Discuss: Is it wise to hire someone from the inside? And what should be his top priority?

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128 comments, Last at 11 Aug 2006, 10:29am by Wanker79

08 Aug 2006, 03:08pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: How Snyder Helped Save the NFL

After six years, Gregg Easterbrook has a new opinion of Dan Snyder: "Snyder should now be admired by anyone who loves professional football. Snyder helped rescue the league in 2006, and did so by putting his own ego and financial concerns aside."

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50 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2006, 2:26am by Sid

08 Aug 2006, 12:09pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Bengals Call Out Jerk Fans

One of the by-products of Cincy's resurgence is increased popularity. And as attendance grows, the greater the chances law-abiding ticket holders encounter drunk, belligerent fans who make the stadium experience almost unbearable. The Bengals organization has come up with a plan to remedy all the out-of-control numbnuts who ruin the game for others: 513-381-JERK. That's right, just dial this number and report the offending party (be sure to include their seat number; or their uniform number if it's an AFC North matchup).

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117 comments, Last at 11 Aug 2006, 4:54pm by JRM

08 Aug 2006, 11:06am by P. Ryan Wilson

Training-Camp Postcard: 49ers

SI's Nunyo Demasio is in 49ers camp this week and writes that QB Alex Smith is showing confidence and building a rapport with his new offensive weapons after suffering through a disastrous rookie season. The highlight of Demasio's report -- in my estimation, anyway -- is this little nugget: "Coach Mike Nolan spent part of the morning practice having his players simulate sprinting out a tunnel before kickoff. Nolan was persnickety about where each player stood and how he trotted onto the field.

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13 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2006, 8:04am by Kalyan

07 Aug 2006, 11:23pm by Aaron Schatz

Borat Learns Football

You know, that football they have in Kazakhstan doesn't sound like much fun. Click on this post to see the actual video.


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15 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2006, 9:52am by thisbemike