Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

21 Dec 2006, 11:29am by P. Ryan Wilson

Plan Ahead

Announcing crews aside, here's another reason not to like Thursday night football: players are more susceptible to injuries. Or so think many of the NFL head coaches. According to the article, however, Dr. Ron Grelsamer, a knee surgeon at Mount Sinai's department of orthopaedics in New York City, sees it to be "mostly a mind-set issue," not a physiological one. As an example, Grelsamer points to Max McGee and his performance in the 1967 Super Bowl: "McGee came off the bench hung over in the Super Bowl and couldn't have been more out of shape or more tired ...

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18 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2006, 12:15am by Richie