Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 May 2006, 11:56am by Michael David Smith

Rogers Still Appealing to Lions

I don't know where to start with this column by Rob Parker in the Detroit News. First, I want more detail on these trade offers the Lions got for Charles Rogers. What are teams willing to give up for him? Given his production during his three years in the league, I find it extraordinarily unlikely that any team was offering anything of substance for him. Secondly, Parker writes that the Lions "never had a legal leg on which to stand" when trying to get some of Rogers' signing bonus back after he was suspended for drug use.

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18 comments, Last at 08 May 2006, 1:30pm by Michael David Smith

05 May 2006, 10:17am by P. Ryan Wilson

Niners Trade Dorsey for Dilfer

Let me tell you why Mike Nolan is a very selfish person: By trading Ken Dorsey for Trent Dilfer, I now have to re-write my Cleveland Browns chapter for PFP 2006. Seriously, I wonder if Nolan will name Dilfer the starter giving Alex Smith a little more time to recover from his off-season hand enlargement operation.

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37 comments, Last at 08 May 2006, 3:21pm by Pat

04 May 2006, 11:07pm by Aaron Schatz

Falcons Sign Seth Marler

Remember a couple of weeks ago when we all laughed at the Patriots signing Martin Grammatica? That was nothing compared to Atlanta signing Seth Marler. We are really scraping the bottom of the kicker barrel now. Do the Falcons understand just how bad Marler was? You are talking about a guy who has not kicked in the NFL in three years, and in his one season was worth an astonishing 27 points below the average NFL kicker. Did Todd Peterson kill Jim Mora's children or something?

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10 comments, Last at 15 May 2006, 12:26pm by Jim

04 May 2006, 11:13am by P. Ryan Wilson

Next Best Things

I was just thinking the other day, after watching 18 hours of draft coverage, that nothing would be sweeter than to take a look ahead to 2007. I am officially burned out on all this draft talk, but if you just can't get enough, here are the top 100 college players for next year. Number one on your 2007 draft board and number one in your heart: Brady Quinn.

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65 comments, Last at 07 May 2006, 11:13pm by Rocco

03 May 2006, 02:25pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Brash? Yeah, So What?

One of my buddies is a Virginia Tech alum and last week he mentioned that CB Jimmy Williams had already ordered a $350,000 Lamborghini in anticipation of being a top 15 pick in the draft. At the time I didn't believe him but apparently it's true. The good news is the car is on the way. The bad news is that Williams wasn't drafted until 37th. Last year Derrick Johnson was the 15th pick and he signed a contract worth roughly $10 million in guaranteed money.

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53 comments, Last at 05 May 2006, 11:17pm by SteelerBill

03 May 2006, 09:47am by P. Ryan Wilson

Kiper Jr. Slips, the No. 1 Pick Is Mayock

I heart Mike Mayock and Corey Chavous. The New York Times weighs in on the draft coverage. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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36 comments, Last at 05 May 2006, 7:11pm by Sid

02 May 2006, 04:37pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: Messing Up Your Daggone Top 10

In his latest, Easterbrook takes a look back at the weekend that was. Maybe it's just me, but the fact that he found ESPN's coverage "light years better" than the NFL Network's is a little troubling. I do agree that ESPN had much "better visual variety" -- showing which teams were on the clock and in the hole, for example -- but to say ESPN had, "... more personality, more insight" is hard to take seriously when Michael Irvin has a seat at the table. Well, at least the insight part.

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79 comments, Last at 05 May 2006, 4:55pm by Tom

02 May 2006, 02:39pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Vick Will Get Look from Dolphins

Marcus Vick didn't get drafted and has yet to sign a free agent contract, but he will workout at the Dolphins rookie mini-camp this weekend. According to the story, "the invitation comes with no strings attached and no promises of employment." If Vick isn't signed he may end up in the CFL.

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44 comments, Last at 16 May 2006, 1:36pm by STK

02 May 2006, 01:39pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Schwarzenegger Wants Two Teams in L.A.

From the AP: "After meeting with a group of NFL owners, Schwarzenegger said he was there to make sure 'we're getting not only one NFL team to the Los Angeles area, Southern California, but to actually get two teams. That's why I came. Why limit it?'" Why stop at two? An NFL team for every neighborhood!

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74 comments, Last at 04 May 2006, 12:33am by Jimi

02 May 2006, 12:15pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Spring Drills to Be Limited for Steelers' No. 1 Pick

I'm all for guys staying in school -- except for Matt Leinart -- but this seems kinda weird. Santonio Holmes is a junior, so it's not like he's taking classes to graduate this semester. Still, the NFL and NCAA have an agreement "that limits a rookie's participation in the spring until his college class graduates." Good for Holmes for finishing out the semester, but I wonder if, under the agreement, he can just drop out of school and report to his new job in time for the "voluntary" coaching sessions.

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29 comments, Last at 02 May 2006, 11:00pm by RowdyRoddyPiper