Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

08 May 2006, 01:06pm by P. Ryan Wilson

MMQB: Keep Five Alive

Forget Reggie Bush and his number 5, Peter King has maybe his funniest quote ever when talking about Matt Leinart: "Why do I get the feeling this guy might be more Pat O'Brien than Ken O'Brien?"

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111 comments, Last at 24 May 2006, 4:53pm by JaReD

08 May 2006, 11:24am by P. Ryan Wilson

Danger Signs Didn't Take Long to Arise

It looks like Fran Foley's streak of failing upwards has been Zygi Wilfed. Of course, if the allegations against Foley prove true, you have to wonder why Wilf hired him in the first place. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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15 comments, Last at 09 May 2006, 3:22pm by zlionsfan

08 May 2006, 10:48am by P. Ryan Wilson

Viva La Bam?

Bam Morris wants another shot at the NFL. He was released from prison in 2004 and currently leads the National Indoor Football League's Katy Copperheads in rushing. Yeah, I didn't know there was a National Indoor Football League either.

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8 comments, Last at 08 May 2006, 9:56pm by SOW

06 May 2006, 11:56am by Michael David Smith

Rogers Still Appealing to Lions

I don't know where to start with this column by Rob Parker in the Detroit News. First, I want more detail on these trade offers the Lions got for Charles Rogers. What are teams willing to give up for him? Given his production during his three years in the league, I find it extraordinarily unlikely that any team was offering anything of substance for him. Secondly, Parker writes that the Lions "never had a legal leg on which to stand" when trying to get some of Rogers' signing bonus back after he was suspended for drug use.

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18 comments, Last at 08 May 2006, 1:30pm by Michael David Smith

05 May 2006, 10:17am by P. Ryan Wilson

Niners Trade Dorsey for Dilfer

Let me tell you why Mike Nolan is a very selfish person: By trading Ken Dorsey for Trent Dilfer, I now have to re-write my Cleveland Browns chapter for PFP 2006. Seriously, I wonder if Nolan will name Dilfer the starter giving Alex Smith a little more time to recover from his off-season hand enlargement operation.

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37 comments, Last at 08 May 2006, 3:21pm by Pat

04 May 2006, 11:07pm by Aaron Schatz

Falcons Sign Seth Marler

Remember a couple of weeks ago when we all laughed at the Patriots signing Martin Grammatica? That was nothing compared to Atlanta signing Seth Marler. We are really scraping the bottom of the kicker barrel now. Do the Falcons understand just how bad Marler was? You are talking about a guy who has not kicked in the NFL in three years, and in his one season was worth an astonishing 27 points below the average NFL kicker. Did Todd Peterson kill Jim Mora's children or something?

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10 comments, Last at 15 May 2006, 12:26pm by Jim

04 May 2006, 11:13am by P. Ryan Wilson

Next Best Things

I was just thinking the other day, after watching 18 hours of draft coverage, that nothing would be sweeter than to take a look ahead to 2007. I am officially burned out on all this draft talk, but if you just can't get enough, here are the top 100 college players for next year. Number one on your 2007 draft board and number one in your heart: Brady Quinn.

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65 comments, Last at 07 May 2006, 11:13pm by Rocco

03 May 2006, 02:25pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Brash? Yeah, So What?

One of my buddies is a Virginia Tech alum and last week he mentioned that CB Jimmy Williams had already ordered a $350,000 Lamborghini in anticipation of being a top 15 pick in the draft. At the time I didn't believe him but apparently it's true. The good news is the car is on the way. The bad news is that Williams wasn't drafted until 37th. Last year Derrick Johnson was the 15th pick and he signed a contract worth roughly $10 million in guaranteed money.

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53 comments, Last at 05 May 2006, 11:17pm by SteelerBill

03 May 2006, 09:47am by P. Ryan Wilson

Kiper Jr. Slips, the No. 1 Pick Is Mayock

I heart Mike Mayock and Corey Chavous. The New York Times weighs in on the draft coverage. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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36 comments, Last at 05 May 2006, 7:11pm by Sid

02 May 2006, 04:37pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: Messing Up Your Daggone Top 10

In his latest, Easterbrook takes a look back at the weekend that was. Maybe it's just me, but the fact that he found ESPN's coverage "light years better" than the NFL Network's is a little troubling. I do agree that ESPN had much "better visual variety" -- showing which teams were on the clock and in the hole, for example -- but to say ESPN had, "... more personality, more insight" is hard to take seriously when Michael Irvin has a seat at the table. Well, at least the insight part.

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79 comments, Last at 05 May 2006, 4:55pm by Tom