Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

26 Oct 2006, 09:58am by P. Ryan Wilson

Pileups Hazardous to Health

Every year somebody writes the "You don't want to know what goes on at the bottom of a pile" column and every year I manage to learn something new. Like, say, this comment from old-time cheap-shot artists Conrad Dobler (1972-81): "Some people get vasectomies. I used to give 'em." And I'm pretty sure Dobler didn't go to medical school.

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10 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2006, 10:03am by PackMan

26 Oct 2006, 09:38am by Doug Farrar

At the NFL’s Nerve Center, All Eyes Are on the Officials

An interesting New York Times article about the league's Officiating Control Center, and what goes on during games. Broadcast crews call in for rules explanations, the Hasselbeck and Roethlisberger hits are featured on the big screen for the eventual comp tape that goes to the commissioner, copious notes are taken on any number of infractions, and Mike Pereira's office decor is revealed. (Free registration required.)

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19 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2006, 7:42pm by Jerry

25 Oct 2006, 12:47pm by Doug Farrar

Terrell Owens, Number Two Receiver

Doug Farrar takes a look at Terrell Owens compared to his top teammate from 2000 to now. This year’s answer might come as a surprise. (Click link to read more.)

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25 Oct 2006, 10:47am by P. Ryan Wilson

NFL Owners Approve International Games

It's official: "The NFL will play as many as two regular-season games per year outside the United States starting in 2007, with Mexico, Canada, England and Germany as possible sites for starters." And you know what this means: More Joe Theismann for everybody!

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87 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2006, 4:14pm by Kris H

24 Oct 2006, 03:50pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: The High School Offense Works!

Gregg Easterbrook has some thoughts on Michael Vick and the Atlanta offense.

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68 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2006, 8:42am by bengt

24 Oct 2006, 01:03pm by Mike Tanier

Maurice Carthon: TSC Sufferer

A rare disease is affecting offensive coordinators, including the recently fired Maurice Carthon. (Click link to read more.)

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1 comment, Last at 26 Sep 2011, 3:55am by gfaga

24 Oct 2006, 12:52pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Does Dallas really have a top five defense?

Aaron Schatz answers a question as to why the Dallas defense is ranked so high in defensive DVOA. (Click link to read more.)

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24 Oct 2006, 12:40pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Coaches Gone Wild

I found this on Brian Bassett's Jets blog and it's classic. And just in case you forgot: YOU PLAY TO WIN THE GAME! HELLO!?!

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13 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2006, 2:24pm by mm

24 Oct 2006, 10:35am by P. Ryan Wilson

Benching Miffs Bledsoe

I'll go out on a limb and predict this is going to end badly. Drew Bledsoe was benched at halftime after taking four sacks and throwing an interception. "It was too many mistakes," Bill Parcells said. "Too much improvising." Bledsoe called the benching a "very bad decision" but it's not clear he'll get his job back next week. On the upside, at least Terrell Owens made that big fourth-down catch to sustain a drive early in the second half. Oh, wait. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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102 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2006, 11:08am by Kris H

24 Oct 2006, 10:25am by P. Ryan Wilson

Carthon Canned as Browns Offensive Coordinator

The other shoe has dropped. According to the story: "Assistant head coach/offensive line coach Jeff Davidson will take over play-calling duties for now, with an assist from Crennel, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports. Davidson is a former Patriots offensive assistant whom Crennel took with him to Cleveland."

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21 comments, Last at 25 Oct 2006, 1:25pm by Abarine