Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

30 Oct 2009

NYT: Week 8 Matchups

This week, Mr. Tanier compares the Lions and Browns to geishas (which is probably an insult the geishas, football-wise), finds Saints covered in Fudge, and disagrees with the notion that Vince Young is a straight shooter with upper management written all over him.

Posted by: Mike Tanier on 30 Oct 2009

11 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2009, 1:22pm by CaffeineMan

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by reinhard (not verified) :: Fri, 10/30/2009 - 6:23pm

Small type at the end of Bears/Browns...
"The Bears are the perfect team to stop the Bears’ two-game skid:..."

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by tally :: Sat, 10/31/2009 - 12:24am

And a small typo on "small type."

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by Led :: Sun, 11/01/2009 - 10:21am

The Bears are the ones the Bears have been waiting for.

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by Peregrine :: Fri, 10/30/2009 - 7:27pm

Tanier, the only way that Jamaal Fudge should get onto the field for the Falcons is if either DeCoud (FS) or Coleman (SS) get injured. Against the multiple WRs, you're much more likely to see Tye Hill at CB, with some shuffling with Brent Grimes and Chevis Jackson, last year's nickel CB who hasn't been able to hold onto that position. FYI, William Moore barely practiced this season due to numerous injuries before being put on IR this week.

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by Bobman :: Sun, 11/01/2009 - 3:45am

Or if Dumbledore lobbied for him to be reappointed minister of magic.

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by utvikefan (not verified) :: Fri, 10/30/2009 - 10:34pm

But, does that matter when someone could be covered by Fudge, LOL!

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by Sifter :: Sat, 10/31/2009 - 1:26am

I'm one of the small percentage of people that hoped Fudge would be a Packer this year.

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by BroncosGuy (not verified) :: Sun, 11/01/2009 - 12:47am

Thanks for checking in, LJ.

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by krugerindustria... :: Sat, 10/31/2009 - 10:14pm

I laughed up until the point that I remembered I was starting Steven Jackson. Then the shakes began again. thanks, Mike.

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by Bobman :: Sun, 11/01/2009 - 3:48am

Mr. Tanier, Not to challenge an undeniable expert on these things, but are you sure Belichick laughs "muah-ha-ha?" I always thought it was more of a "bwa-ha-ha," myself. Maybe that's only when he's rubbing his hands together and tying virgins to train tracks.

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by CaffeineMan :: Sun, 11/01/2009 - 1:22pm

Naw, Belichick is more the "sinister smile" than the "evil laughter" type.