Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Sep 2006, 07:33pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Northern Colorado Backup Punter Arrested

Obviously, ROBO-PUNTER isn't the starter for the University of Northern Colorado. As one FO reader suggested via email, "As soon as [the backup is] eligible, look for the Bengals to sign him."

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25 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2006, 6:37pm by Trogdor

13 Sep 2006, 05:59pm by Aaron Schatz

Texans Deal Morency to Packers for Gado

OK, which bandwagon derails here? The Wali Lundy bandwagon or the Samkon Gado bandwagon (which has been in the shop since late last year)?

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33 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2006, 2:25am by emcee fleshy (ATL)

13 Sep 2006, 12:30pm by Aaron Schatz

Pigskin Tastes like Sausage

Bob Ryan says that if you want to enjoy football, don't read any contract negotiation stories. It's like going to the sausage factory -- if you enjoy sausage, you don't want to know how it is made. I know there have been a lot of complaints about too much Branch talk on FO lately; this article is more about football fandom in general. (Free registration required)

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53 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2006, 4:30pm by mactbone

13 Sep 2006, 01:41am by Aaron Schatz

Shaun Alexander, continued

Is running out of bounds the antidote for the curse of 370? Aaron Schatz takes a closer look. (Click link to read more.)

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12 Sep 2006, 10:59pm by Aaron Schatz

Put the B-team in, ESPN

Watch the Salon ad thingy then skip past all the baseball stuff to get to King Kaufman's important point: How good was the team that did the second MNF game last night? Are there words in the English language capable of describing the improvement when you go from Tirico, Theismann and Kornheiser to Brad Nessler, Ron Jaworski and Dick Vermeil? Can we please, please, please have them every week? Pretty please? Seriously, let's start an e-mail campaign.

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58 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2006, 2:06pm by David

12 Sep 2006, 03:28pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: Follow the Monday Money

Here's Gregg Easterbrook's latest. Given the previous XP, it seems only fitting to note Stats of the Week No. 1. I'm also glad Easterbrook noticed something I thought was pretty ridiculous at the time: "In the first Monday Night Football game, early on Troy Williamson of Minnesota beat Carlos Rogers of Washington, then dropped what would have been a long touchdown pass. Rogers jumped up and danced and strutted, pointing to himself -- as if he'd just done something magnificent, rather than been beaten and the beneficiary of good fortune."

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113 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2006, 5:09pm by Mr Shush

12 Sep 2006, 11:46am by P. Ryan Wilson

Porter Seen Pumping Fist, Laughing as Brooks Is Sacked

Apparently, Randy Moss knows what he's talking about. In addition to not being very good, the Oakland Raiders also have to contend with disgruntled wide recevier Jerry Porter who, according to the report: " ... was seen laughing and pumping his fist on the sidelines when Raiders teammate Aaron Brooks was sacked for the seventh time." Maybe Porter had the over.

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68 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2006, 3:49pm by LnGrrrR

11 Sep 2006, 02:22pm by Aaron Schatz

Branch to Seahawks for 2007 First-Round Pick

Our long national nightmare is over. This is great news for Seahawks fans, and not such great news for Patriots fans, but a first-round selection is pretty good value. They just need Doug Gabriel or Ben Watson to really come through.

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297 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2006, 12:35am by Kevin11

11 Sep 2006, 12:40pm by Michael David Smith

MMQB: A New Day Dawns

Peter King says Week 1 tells us that teams never pick up where they left off in the NFL.

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36 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2006, 11:52pm by Clark

11 Sep 2006, 09:08am by P. Ryan Wilson

Bledsoe's Performance Will Only Fuel Controversy

It's too bad NFL football games aren't just 15 minutes because the Cowboys looked unstoppable during the first quarter of yesterday's contest against the Jaguars. After a fast start, quarterback Drew Bledsoe returned to the form that drove Pats fans nuts for years: poor decision making, untimely interceptions, and drive-stalling sacks. Commence quarterback controversy talk. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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19 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2006, 10:57pm by Chris