Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

29 Sep 2016, 05:47pm by Aaron Schatz

Time to Get Pass Interference Under Control

As Greg Bedard points out here, defensive pass interference penalties are at an all-time high through three weeks. We've already had 60 DPI calls through 48 games. If DPI was a player, he would be the No. 2 receiver on the Green Bay Packers. So, what's the solution? Bedard suggests reinforcing the idea of "uncatchable" passes, making DPI reviewable, and emphasizing the word "significantly" in the phrase "significantly hinders."

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50 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2016, 2:48pm by turbohappy

27 Sep 2016, 08:45pm by Aaron Schatz

J.J. Watt Re-Injures Back, Placed on IR

Originally reported by Ian Rapaport of NFL.com: "Texans star DL J.J. Watt has re-injured his back and is expected to be out for an extended period of time. Could be the season." Obviously there are more details to come, but this is a pretty big deal. It's hard to think of a non-quarterback who impacts a game when healthy more than Watt. He clearly hasn't been healthy this year, and a setback is the worst news Houston could get, especially if he's done for the season.

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25 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2016, 9:17am by ZDNeal

26 Sep 2016, 03:32pm by Andrew Potter

Week 3 Injury Aftermath

Will Russell Wilson's knee injury force him to miss the first game of his career?

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9 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2016, 3:22pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

23 Sep 2016, 03:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Brissett Tears Thumb Ligament, Pats May Be Down to 4th QB

OK, this is kind of nuts. Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett apparently tore a ligament in his right thumb during the second half of last night's 27-0 win over Houston, when Vince Wilfork fell on him in the third quarter. There seems to be disagreement among reporters about how bad the injury is, with Mike Petraglia of WEEI reporting that Brissett needs surgery but Ian Rapoport of NFL.com saying the injury may not be bad enough to keep Brissett out in Week 4.

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86 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2016, 11:12am by Noah Arkadia

22 Sep 2016, 07:12am by Mike Tanier

A New Perscription for Post-NFL Pain

Hey gang! Tanier here promoting a story I am particularly proud of.

This is the story of how an ex-NFL player with brain damage got a service dog. And how that player is helping to solve the service dog shortage in America and trying to get dogs to veterans, ex-players and anyone else who needs them.

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24 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2016, 12:43am by Bobman

21 Sep 2016, 12:56pm by Vincent Verhei

Bonus Injury Aftermath: Peterson and More

Adrian Peterson opts for knee surgery on a Wednesday filled with injury news.

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17 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2016, 11:56pm by Bobman

19 Sep 2016, 03:23pm by Vincent Verhei

Week 2 Injury Aftermath

Danny Woodhead's major knee injury headlines a painful week for running backs around the league.

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15 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2016, 11:11am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

19 Sep 2016, 02:18pm by Aaron Schatz

Seahawks Penalized Fifth-Round Pick

Roger Goodell's fickle finger of fate has once again pointed towards an NFL team, this time the Seattle Seahawks. They'll lose a 2017 fifth-round pick for violating offseason rules prohibiting excessive contact in OTAs. At least this penalty seems to be a joint decision of the NFL and the NFLPA after watching practice video of the workout in question, rather than just Goodell's random decision.

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13 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2016, 4:43pm by scraps

16 Sep 2016, 01:38pm by Aaron Schatz

Bills Fire OC Greg Roman

This is some varsity-level scapegoating here. Greg Roman took a backup quarterback nobody wanted and turned that into a top-10 offense by DVOA even though LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins couldn't always stay healthy. Meanwhile, the Bills defense collapsed last season. And yet, after a 37-31 loss, who gets fired? That's right, goodbye Greg Roman, being replaced by RB coach Anthony Lynn.

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34 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2016, 5:36pm by jtr

13 Sep 2016, 12:54pm by Aaron Schatz

All NFL Color Rush Jerseys, Ranked

I figured I should provide a place for FO readers to debate these horrible monstrosities. After all, we've always been about having fun with elements of fandom, not just stat analysis. These uniforms are mostly awful, and the fact that they didn't color coordinate so that both teams in a game would wear them at the same time seems ridiculous too. The whole thing is ridiculous. The best ones are the ones that are naturally traditional, like the Giants in all white with the red and blue trim. Last year's Rams-Bucs game, on the other hand, was a hiddeous affront against nature.

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47 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2016, 10:51pm by TomKelso