Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Jan 2007, 12:57am by P. Ryan Wilson

Sources: Cowboys Pick Garrett, but Role Is Undecided

This makes sense: "According to knowledgeable sources, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has decided to hire Jason Garrett at least to be Dallas' offensive coordinator -- and possibly to be the successor to retired head coach Bill Parcells." No need to get caught in pesky details like job title and responsibilities. I imagine they'll just figure that out later.

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35 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2007, 7:46pm by t.d.

24 Jan 2007, 06:00pm by P. Ryan Wilson

NFL and Players Reach Deal on Drug Testing

From the AP: "The NFL and its players union have agreed to more extensive testing for performance-enhancing drugs and have added the blood-boosting substance EPO to the league's list of banned substances." Sounds like a good start. (Free registration/bugmenot required.)

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20 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2007, 3:27am by Levente, Hungary

24 Jan 2007, 11:31am by P. Ryan Wilson

Fans Could Get Reason Not to Shout

From the Cleveland Plain Dealer: "The league is developing plans to put radios in the helmets of all offensive players, which would allow them to hear the quarterback's signals and line calls, essentially negating the advantage a home team's '12th man' provides." I haven't read this elsewhere, but it seems like a big deal. Commissioner Roger Goodell says he's not trying to take away the "12th man," but he wants "teams [to] perform at the highest possible level in a way that will allow ... fans to enjoy the experience as much as possible." Yeah, put me down for "No" on this one.

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88 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2007, 10:09pm by Insancipitory

24 Jan 2007, 10:53am by Aaron Schatz

Similarity scores for Rex Grossman

Which quarterback is most similar to Rex Grossman's roller coaster season? (Click link to read more.)

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24 Jan 2007, 02:54am by Aaron Schatz

Adventures of a fourth-round pick

Some draft picks bounce around from team to team more often than Chris Chandler. (Click link to read more.)

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23 Jan 2007, 03:57pm by Bill Barnwell

SB Matchup Points to Win for Market Bulls

Correlation is, apparently, always causation. Who knew?

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39 comments, Last at 24 Jan 2007, 10:56pm by Papa Narb

23 Jan 2007, 02:35pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: Enough Talk About Parity, Please

From Page 2: "After crunching the numbers and watching the playoffs, TMQ has a few words to people who still say parity is ruining the NFL."

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150 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2007, 1:44pm by hmm

23 Jan 2007, 11:19am by P. Ryan Wilson

Decisions, Decisions

It's always fun to scrutinize and second-guess every decision a head coach makes during the course of a game, but this article makes the job sound, well, kinda complicated. You mean coaches just don't show up on Sunday, slap on a headset (or not, if you're Marty Schottenheimer) and start calling plays? What?

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42 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2007, 2:09pm by Kurt

23 Jan 2007, 10:59am by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Larry Johnson

Is Larry Johnson a fantasy keeper despite the curse of 370? Aaron Schatz weighs in.

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23 Jan 2007, 03:33am by Bill Barnwell

Kiffin named Raiders Head Coach

I've already put one XP up with the Raiders picking a head coach. I'm not doing three.

And poor Monte Kiffin!

And, actually, I wonder if the Raiders were insistent on getting a USC assistant by hook or crook. Maybe the towel guy would've got the job if enough people had turned it down.

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44 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2007, 3:35am by Ameaux