Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Aug 2006, 10:55am by P. Ryan Wilson

Suspension of Disbelief for Center

Okay, things are getting ridiculous in Cleveland. According to The Plain Dealer, C Alonzo Ephraim will be suspended for the first four games of the regular season for violating the league substance-abuse policy. That's right, the Browns have gone through four centers since training camp started. Making matters worse, the team can't even trade oft-injured RB Lee Suggs because, not surprisingly, he failed a physical. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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26 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2006, 4:22pm by Andrew

16 Aug 2006, 10:24am by P. Ryan Wilson

Lewis: Palmer Will Make Own Call On Return

Apparently, Carson Palmer hasn't made his way back onto the field fast enough for Marvin Lewis. According to Len Pasquarelli, "It was reported during Sunday's nationally broadcast preseason game that Lewis had suggested the team needed to 'fish or cut bait with Carson Palmer.'" Lewis later backed off this statement, but the Bengals head coach does know that his backup is currently Anthony Wright, right?

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5 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2006, 3:53pm by GlennW

15 Aug 2006, 09:03pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Vikings Lose LB Greenway, Possibly WR Robinson

After injuring his knee in last night's preseason game, Vikings first-round pick Chad Greenway is done for the season.

UPDATE: Things just got worse for Minnesota; Koren Robinson was arrested last night on suspicion of drunken driving.

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30 comments, Last at 18 Aug 2006, 3:34am by Peter

15 Aug 2006, 01:32pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: The AFC Preview

Okay folks, have at it.

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68 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2006, 9:11pm by Richie

15 Aug 2006, 10:24am by P. Ryan Wilson

Kornheiser, Not Yet in Game Shape On 'MNF'

Tony Kornheiser gets a less than stellar review from the Washington Post, of all places. To be fair, it's preseason for the announcing crew too, so I'm willing to cut Mr. Tony some slack. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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48 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2006, 12:43pm by Joe Pisarcik Magnate

14 Aug 2006, 03:04pm by P. Ryan Wilson

FOX NFL Sunday Announces New Host

Let's just hope no one in the studio fake-moons Joe Buck during the pregame show. The mock exasperated incredulity might be too much for Jimmy Johnson's hair.

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31 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2006, 3:24pm by Patricia Rueter

14 Aug 2006, 01:33pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Welcome to the Fantasy Winner's Circle

D.J. Gallo don't need no stinkin' KUBIAK projections. Of course, he's sure to finish last in his league, but that kinda misses the point. No. 9 on his list might be my favorite.

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16 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2006, 10:09am by mactbone

14 Aug 2006, 11:54am by Michael David Smith

MMQB: Sweet Sixteen

Who do you think Peter King writes about in the opening to this week's Monday Morning Quarterback? C'mon, guess. If you said Brett Favre, you win!

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53 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2006, 6:35am by Flux

14 Aug 2006, 09:15am by Doug Farrar

Portis, Clemons Injured in Washington Opener

Ah, Southeast Jerome, we hardly knew ye. Now, Washington halfback Clinton Portis will be out at least the rest of the preseason with what has been diagnosed as a subluxation (partial dislocation) of his left shoulder in the Redskins' 19-3 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on the NBC Sunday Night Football debut. In addition, Washington linebacker Chris Clemons suffered a sprained knee ligament in the first quarter.

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53 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2006, 1:44am by Travis

12 Aug 2006, 07:36pm by Aaron Schatz

FO in the NY Times: When Flags Fly, The Referees' Habits May Be the Reason

When teams are heavily penalized, who is responsible? It turns out there's plenty of blame to go around: not only to the players, but to the officials. Some officiating crews simply call more penalties than others, and different officiating crews call different penalties at different rates. When you get stuck with the more penalty-happy refs, you end up like the New York Giants: second in penalties in 2005, but also first in penalties by their opponents.

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44 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2006, 3:55pm by Irish Fan