Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

31 May 2005, 11:46am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

Can a division have so many average drafts? Nothing much to ridicule and little to praise. The Texans fail to understand that their defense is as good as their offense. The Colts have a Big Ten fetish. The Jaguars apparently think they are more than a year away, and the Titans went shopping for wide receivers in the bargain bin. Around the AFC South goes the last draft review from Four Downs.

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27 May 2005, 12:06pm by Al Bogdan

Four Downs: NFC East

The Eagles try to insure themselves against any possible holdout, the Cowboys snap up any player with "Marcus" in his name, and there may be a new star for TV commercials in the Big Apple. Plus, Al Bogdan gets inside the heads of the Washington front office in this edition of Four Downs.

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25 May 2005, 12:57pm by Aaron Schatz

Four Downs: AFC East

The Dolphins stock up on defensive linemen in preparation for Nick Saban's groundbreaking 7-0 alignment, Buffalo learns that the tradition of Hurricane tight ends isn't so swell after all, and the Jets and Patriots grab SEC running backs as a tribute to Football Outsiders. Plus, Ricky Williams is very boring, and, in an excerpt from Pro Football Prospectus 2005, Aaron points out why drafting a kicker in the second-round is colossally stupid.

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19 May 2005, 12:43pm by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: AFC West

Mike Anderson wants the ball, Gunther Cunningham wants to look his players in the eyes, and Shawne Merriman wants some guaranteed cash before he reports to work. Mike Tanier surveys the AFC West landscape in search of free agent news, minicamp rumors, and drivers for Randy Moss' Cadillac (those with smoke allergies need not apply)

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17 May 2005, 11:01am by Russell Levine

Four Downs: NFC South

In this post-draft edition of Four Downs, Russell Levine runs down the selections and free agent signings in the NFC South, where the Falcons are making like the Lions, the Panthers are thinking ahead, the Saints just don't get it, and the Buccaneers find players cheaper by the dozen.

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06 May 2005, 10:47am by P. Ryan Wilson

Four Downs: AFC North

In the AFC North, we don't give out draft grades. Instead, Ryan Wilson delivers an individualized curriculum that emphasizes hands-on learning. The most hands-on learning will be done by the Cincinnati linebackers and that poor kid from Cleveland who has to get all the teacher's attention because little Kelly is going to the school nurse for another year.

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03 May 2005, 10:19am by Michael David Smith

Four Downs: NFC North

They call it the Black and Blue Division because of line play and defense, but all four NFC North teams chose offensive skill position players in the draft. We examine those decisions in the latest installment of Four Downs.

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28 Apr 2005, 09:36am by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: NFC West

In the latest edition of Four Downs, Mike Tanier reviews the draft and gives you the lowdown on rookie free agents from around the NFC West. Plus: Arizona Cardinals fashion advice from teenage girls.

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19 Apr 2005, 11:10am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

The Texans still have a porous offensive line. The Colts sit out free agency again. Donovan Darius is trying to get off the Jags, while Marcus Stroud is staying for a while. The Titans may be in a perfect position to trade on draft day. All this plus a look at Tennessee's big free agent catch, Kyle Vanden Bosch, in this AFC South edition of Four Downs.

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14 Apr 2005, 12:01am by Al Bogdan

Four Downs: NFC East

The Giants are getting younger, the Cowboys aren't doing much of anything, and everyone in Washington and Philadelphia is complaining. Join Al Bogdan as he takes a look around the NFC East in the latest edition of Four Downs.

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