Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

10 Feb 2014, 12:51am by Rivers McCown

MMQB: Sam, Schneider

This week, PK lets anonymous general managers say things about Michael Sam, tells the tale of John Schneider building the Seahawks roster, and offers a new concussion study for digestion.

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36 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2014, 3:25pm by Theo

09 Feb 2014, 10:03pm by Aaron Schatz

Missouri DE Michael Sam To Be First Openly Gay NFL Player

Well, here we go. The time has come, and this isn't going to be like Jason Collins, some backup coming out in his late 30's. Michael Sam of Missouri, reigning SEC Defensive Player of the Year and mid-round draft prospect, came out tonight in an interview with ESPN's Chris Connelly. Sam came out to his coaches and teammates in August, had a great season, and now will head to the NFL. We have to wait for the combine drills, but I must admit, I'm even a little bit more curious about the SackSEER projections now.

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50 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2014, 11:36am by justanothersteve

06 Feb 2014, 10:23pm by Aaron Schatz

Deadspin's Big Book of Black Quarterbacks

This is Deadspin's attempt to not only create a comprehensive list of African-American quarterbacks in the NFL, but to give them each a biography, ranging from one or two sentences about guys who washed out quickly to long, detailed discussion of men like Fritz Pollard, Michael Vick, and Steve McNair. They literally had to have the Gawker technical people raise the character limit for a post to make this thing publishable.

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34 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2014, 10:50am by Kevin from Philly

06 Feb 2014, 02:07pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: 2014 Playoff Challenge Winner!

Congratulations to reader Douglas Daley of Haymarket, Virginia, who won our 2014 Playoff Challenge with his team "dougied." He'll get a free copy of next season's KUBIAK projections and FOA 2014.

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6 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2014, 11:18am by ooter

05 Feb 2014, 01:32pm by Rivers McCown

NFL Sends Some of TNF to CBS

Half of the Thursday Night Football lineup for next year will be headed to CBS, and the other half will be on the NFL Network, per a deal between the NFL and CBS. This also brings back two Saturday games, and all 16 games will be done by CBS' lead broadcasting team.

In other words: JEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
EEEEEEEEEEEEEEM

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29 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2014, 7:47pm by Jerry

04 Feb 2014, 01:33pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Madden Ultimate Team for Super Bowl XLVIII

Yes, there will be Football Outsiders Madden Ultimate Team elite players for the Super Bowl, in packs this weekend. They are:

  • Cliff Avril (RE, 95 OVR): Two hurries according to ESPN Stats & Information, plus two QB hits and a pass defensed.
  • Doug Baldwin (WR, 95 OVR): led all WR with 48 DYAR this week, catching 5-of-5 targets for 66 yards and a TD.
  • Kam Chancellor (Limited Edition SS, 98 OVR): Six plays tackling receivers short of a first down, plus interception.

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03 Feb 2014, 12:57pm by Rivers McCown

MMQB: Boom!

PK on Seattle's stomping and the Hall of Fame voting. And yes, he did title a column "Boom!"

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9 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2014, 7:11pm by MJK

01 Feb 2014, 08:19pm by Tom Gower

2014 Hall of Fame Class Announced

Congratulations to Derrick Brooks, Ray Guy (seniors candidate), Claude Humphrey (seniors candidate), Walter Jones, Andre Reed, Michael Strahan, and Aeneas Williams for their election to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Among the other ten names that made it to the room, Jerome Bettis, Kevin Greene, Charles Haley, Marvin Harrison, and Will Shields reportedly made the cut to ten. Morten Andersen, Tim Brown, Eddie DeBartolo, Tony Dungy, and John Lynch were eliminated in the first round of voting.

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123 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2014, 11:49am by Noah of Arkadia

31 Jan 2014, 08:36am by Mike Tanier

Tanier's Game Riffs: Super Bowl

But what if a snowstorm hits the stadium? And what if it is named Snowstorm Rypien?

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11 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2014, 8:25am by nat

30 Jan 2014, 12:37pm by Mike Tanier

Better Days Ahead

The NFL is certainly not perfect, and there are issues to address, but the current hyperbolic wave of criticism of the NFL is getting a bit ridiculous. The NFL can't solve social problems that no other institution has fully solved, and the NFL can't make football 100 percent safe any more than it could make skateboarding or baseball 100 percent safe. Roger Goodell can't go back in time and teach players of the 1970's about concussions any more than Bud Selig can go back to make sure Ryan Freel never gets a concussion.

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2 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2014, 3:31pm by serutan