Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Feb 2006, 12:59pm by Michael David Smith

MMQB: Why Harry Carson Got In

Peter King explains how Harry Carson was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year.

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109 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2006, 12:10pm by Sid

12 Feb 2006, 08:30pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Ray Lewis Reportedly Wants Out of Baltimore

General manager Ozzie Newsome confirms that Ray Lewis asked to be traded before the 2005 season, and the Ravens have shopped him around this off-season, "but no team has offered more than a second-round pick for the linebacker." A second round pick sounds like a lot for a great player on the downside of his career.

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35 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2006, 4:52am by Sid

11 Feb 2006, 05:55pm by Michael David Smith

DeAngelo Hall: NFL's Fastest Man

Does anyone follow the NFL skill contests at the Pro Bowl? If you're interested, DeAngelo Hall won the Fastest Man competition. And if you're wondering how well these skills competitions translate to on-field ability, check this out: "Vick...finished ahead of Indianapolis' Peyton Manning in the accuracy contest."

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71 comments, Last at 06 Jul 2006, 3:26pm by Paul

11 Feb 2006, 01:47pm by Michael David Smith

Elway: Broncos Should Avoid T.O.

Not that John Elway has any say in the matter, but he believes his former team would be making a big mistake if it signed Terrell Owens. "I think there are a lot of things about T.O. that none of us really knows, but obviously he can ruin a football team," Elway told the Denver Post Friday evening. "If it were up to me I would say no. I think the Broncos are close enough anyway, and they don't need a guy who's too much of a risk." Terrell Davis and Shannon Sharpe have also said they think signing Owens would be a mistake.

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25 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2006, 5:09pm by Richard

11 Feb 2006, 07:19am by Michael David Smith

Raiders Name Art Shell Head Coach

Every NFL team now has a head coach as the Raiders have brought back Art Shell. I've always been puzzled why Shell never got another offer after the Raiders fired him last time. I'm glad to see him back.

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51 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2006, 10:29pm by Joel Dias-Porter

10 Feb 2006, 05:49pm by P. Ryan Wilson

In Electric Company

God I feel old. I got one of these contraptions for Christmas when I was like seven or eight, and I remember playing it for hours at a time. Mine was the Steelers vs. Rams from Super Bowl XIV, and I was neighborhood champ three years running. OK, that last part's not true, but I became very proficient and running the trap, although passing and kicking were near impossible. It's still in my parent's garage, and I threaten my wife that one of these days I'm going to bring it home and set it up next to the Atari 2600. Good times.

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8 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2006, 6:36pm by Catholic Samurai

10 Feb 2006, 05:16pm by Michael David Smith

Ward a Superstar in South Korea

In a country where most people have no idea what a touchdown is, Hines Ward, whose mother is Korean, is suddenly a star.

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46 comments, Last at 14 Feb 2006, 5:01pm by Tom Kelso

10 Feb 2006, 12:04pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Chargers Make Contract Offer to Brees

No specifics on the numbers involved, but it's the initial offer, which probably means it's not the last. There's also an interesting little tidbit at the end of the article: "In addition to Brees' injury, the Chargers have leverage in backup Philip Rivers, who despite persistent rumors involving his being traded, will be a Charger in 2006."

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10 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2006, 10:19pm by Michael David Smith

10 Feb 2006, 10:08am by Michael David Smith

Texans Pay Carr $8 Million

The Houston Texans will not be selecting a quarterback with the first pick in the draft after locking up David Carr.

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30 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2006, 3:13pm by TOO

09 Feb 2006, 06:45pm by Michael David Smith

NBC Trades Oswald the Lucky Rabbit for Michaels

The one thing I couldn't figure out about the Michaels/Tirico/Kornheiser Monday Night Football switcheroo was why ESPN, which just signed Michaels to a long-term deal, would let him leave for NBC. Now we know. NBC traded rights to Ryder Cup matches, Olympics highlights, historic cartoon character Oswald the Lucky Rabbit and more to ESPN to get Michaels out of his contract.

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23 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2006, 4:26pm by B