Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

22 May 2006, 11:35am by P. Ryan Wilson

Reid Says Eagles Will Run More

I'm not sure how the Eagles plan on pulling this off with very little depth at running back after Brian Westbrook.

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26 comments, Last at 23 May 2006, 9:26am by tom

19 May 2006, 07:18pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Manning: Elder Statesman

Peyton Manning says he only has two more terms in him. And then I'm guessing he'll run for office.

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30 comments, Last at 23 May 2006, 5:17pm by Sophandros

19 May 2006, 11:28am by P. Ryan Wilson

Different Options in Tennessee

Yeah, this is probably a bad idea:

"Since the NFL draft wrapped up, the Titans have begun studying various option formations, with the intent of making some a limited part of their playbook this season for their first-round pick, Vince Young."

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46 comments, Last at 23 May 2006, 3:14am by masocc

18 May 2006, 04:22pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Falcons Release K Marler

Well it took two weeks, but the Falcons finally got around to reading Football Outsiders. That, or they realized all by themselves that Seth Marler wasn't very good. Whatever the case, Altanta has three young kickers on the roster with no NFL experience: Zac Derr, Ryan Rossner and Tony Yelk. Yeah, I never heard of them either.

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41 comments, Last at 22 May 2006, 10:26am by Sophandros

18 May 2006, 12:34pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Palmer Showing Signs of Quick Recovery

Carson Palmer's return for the start of the season is good for several reasons. It obviously improves the Bengals' offense and it also means that Chad Johnson won't have to slap a headlock on either Doug Johnson or Anthony Wright for, shall we say, not being very good.

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24 comments, Last at 22 May 2006, 9:50pm by Ilanin

18 May 2006, 12:00pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Law’s Asking, but No One's Answering

Does anybody think Ty Law's worth 10 million bucks (well, anybody not named Law or Poston)?

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61 comments, Last at 24 Jul 2006, 5:52pm by JRM

17 May 2006, 11:23am by P. Ryan Wilson

Basketball Star Lewis Collides with Reality of NFL

Apparently, Antonio Gates makes playing professional football look a lot easier than it really is. Former George Mason basketball player and current New York Giant Jai Lewis is having a tough transition to the NFL and former UConn forward Ed Nelson has already been released by the St. Louis Rams.

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36 comments, Last at 19 May 2006, 8:23pm by Bjorn

16 May 2006, 05:21pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Sorting out Sleepers is in Cards for May

Pete Prisco graces us with his third -- THIRD! -- set of Power Rankings since the end of last season. His candidates for Surprise Team of 2006 are the Ravens, Cardinals and Rams, but I'll leave the snarky commentary to you. Some things worth noting, however:

* Prisco has Denver and Seattle ranked 7th and 8th, respectively, behind the Jaguars;

* Arizona is ranked 13th ahead of Washington and San Diego; and

* The Rams, one of Prisco's sleepers, are ranked 19th.

If nothing else, it'll give us something to talk about in the middle of May.

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167 comments, Last at 22 May 2006, 9:18pm by cyberprophet

16 May 2006, 11:07am by P. Ryan Wilson

Hollywood Image isn't Leinart

Meet the real Matt Leinart: misunderstood, quiet, and just a regular guy ... who also happens to hang out with Nick Lachey and whats-her-name. I'm quite sure a lot of the media attention was just a function of living in Southern California, and quotes like this from Leinart's dad pretty much say it all: "I don't blame (USC coach) Pete Carroll for any of this, but [Carroll] encourages Hollywood people to come to practice . . . Snoop Dogg and Will Ferrell," Bob said." I don't think [Carroll] saw the repercussions."

Good 'ol Pete Carroll.

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16 comments, Last at 17 May 2006, 11:54pm by Ted

16 May 2006, 10:50am by P. Ryan Wilson

Younger Vick Joins Dolphins

Nick Saban signed Marcus Vick yesterday, but if he makes the team it won't be as a quarterback. During the last day of minicamp Vick worked out at wide receiver, and at his size (6-0, 216 pounds) that makes him pretty big for the position. He'll also be used on gadget plays and will get a chance to return punts. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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28 comments, Last at 20 May 2006, 9:29pm by cyberprophet