Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

26 Dec 2006, 11:47am by Aaron Schatz

So Much Favre Love You'll Blow Your Head Off

If the whole point of the flex scheduling was to allow NBC to show meaningful matchups late in the season, why on earth did they choose Green Bay-Chicago as the final prime time game of the season? What, Brett Favre again? By this point, most people seem to think he's not retiring, so this actually isn't his final game, and I can't imagine that many people across the country care about watching Brett Favre play the Chicago backups (except for maybe us Adrian Peterson acolytes). There's an excellent chance that Green Bay will be out of the playoff hunt before this game starts.

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38 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2006, 12:59pm by adwred

26 Dec 2006, 11:22am by Mike Tanier

The Worst Coach of 2006

And the Winner of the 2006 Worst Coach of the Year Award is...drum roll please...(Click link to read more.)

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25 Dec 2006, 09:12am by Michael David Smith

MMQB: Christmas Presence

Peter King starts with the story of Sgt. Mike McGuire before getting to yesterday's NFL action.

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23 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2006, 2:02am by Sundown

24 Dec 2006, 11:26am by Mike Tanier

God Rest Me, Merry Gentleman

Let nothing you dismay. Rundown will be finished this coming Tuesday. (Click link to read more.)

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23 Dec 2006, 06:14pm by Bill Barnwell

Tampa Bay and Simms Close to Extension

Chris Mortensen is reporting that Tampa Bay and Chris Simms are close to agreeing on a two-year extension for the quarterback. The timing is nice for Simms, who will be able to get wife Danielle something for Christmas besides his ---- in a box.

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9 comments, Last at 26 Dec 2006, 2:15pm by dbt

22 Dec 2006, 10:39pm by Bill Barnwell

Antonio Bryant Suspended Four Games

The most jacked man in football, FOX's Jay Glazer, is reporting that Antonio Bryant has been suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy. He will miss the last two games of this regular season, any playoff games the 49ers might play this year (and doesn't that feel weird to say), or the first two games next year if they don't advance. Adjust your fantasy team accordingly.

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5 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2006, 7:04pm by Tighthead

22 Dec 2006, 03:51pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Is Art Shell Gone After the Season?

Here's a video report from last night's pregame show on the NFL Network in which Adam Schefter says Oakland head coach Art Shell will be fired after the season. This prompted the Raiders to issue the following statement:

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29 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2006, 6:07pm by Mr Shush

22 Dec 2006, 11:29am by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Is Terrance Newman better than DeAngelo Hall? (plus more fun with cornerback stats)

The game charting statistics answer today's magic question. (Click link to read more.)

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21 Dec 2006, 03:37pm by P. Ryan Wilson

A Complete Mystery

The subtitle of this column reads: "Why Tony Romo? If you look at the season as a whole, Grossman is the Pro Bowler." David Haugh of the Chicago Tribune first argues that Tony Romo doesn't deserve a Pro Bowl spot because he's only made eight starts. Fair enough. Then Haugh loses all credibility when he writes: "The third [Pro Bowl roster] spot should have gone to Grossman, because his good games outweighed the bad ones that created such a civic crisis and nearly cost him his job." Um, no.

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45 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2006, 7:35pm by Yaguar

21 Dec 2006, 02:36pm by Aaron Schatz

Chiefs' Green Machine Sputters

The word out of Kansas City is that Herm Edwards will consider replacing Trent Green with Brodie Croyle next season. After all, the Chiefs have scored only one touchdown in their last two games. They've played Baltimore and San Diego, but I can't imagine that there is any sort of cause-and-effect connection there, so let's get on with the Brodie Croyle Era already. By the way, Larry Johnson is still on pace for 402 carries. We'll be having a moment of silence for Johnson's career at some point in the second half of Saturday's game, when he officially passes into the danger zone.

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32 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2006, 8:07pm by Yaguar