Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 May 2006, 11:07am by P. Ryan Wilson

Hollywood Image isn't Leinart

Meet the real Matt Leinart: misunderstood, quiet, and just a regular guy ... who also happens to hang out with Nick Lachey and whats-her-name. I'm quite sure a lot of the media attention was just a function of living in Southern California, and quotes like this from Leinart's dad pretty much say it all: "I don't blame (USC coach) Pete Carroll for any of this, but [Carroll] encourages Hollywood people to come to practice . . . Snoop Dogg and Will Ferrell," Bob said." I don't think [Carroll] saw the repercussions."

Good 'ol Pete Carroll.

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16 comments, Last at 17 May 2006, 11:54pm by Ted

16 May 2006, 10:50am by P. Ryan Wilson

Younger Vick Joins Dolphins

Nick Saban signed Marcus Vick yesterday, but if he makes the team it won't be as a quarterback. During the last day of minicamp Vick worked out at wide receiver, and at his size (6-0, 216 pounds) that makes him pretty big for the position. He'll also be used on gadget plays and will get a chance to return punts. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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28 comments, Last at 20 May 2006, 9:29pm by cyberprophet

15 May 2006, 01:46pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Flutie Calls it a Career

For a guy who stands five-foot-four (five-foot-ten with the feathered hair), Doug Flutie certainly got the most out of his abilities. I'll always remember him for throwing that last second touchdown pass to Gerard Phelan in the Orange Bowl to beat Bernie Kosar and the Miami Hurricanes 22 years ago. Good times. Matt Cassel, you're now a play away.

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86 comments, Last at 17 May 2006, 4:00pm by Bjorn

15 May 2006, 11:04am by Michael David Smith

MMQB: No T.O., No Problem

Peter King thinks the Philadelphia Eagles' offense will be just fine without Terrell Owens.

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44 comments, Last at 18 May 2006, 2:01pm by lafcadio

12 May 2006, 04:55pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Harrington Traded to Dolphins

I'm not exactly sure what changed between draft weekend and today, but the Lions finally traded Joey Harrington to the Dolphins for the same sixth-round pick Miami offered several weeks ago. In the article, Len Pasquarelli writes: "Apparently, adding the provision that can raise the compensation to a fifth-round choice was enough to satisfy Detroit officials." That sounds about right.

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45 comments, Last at 18 May 2006, 2:03pm by lafcadio

12 May 2006, 01:55pm by P. Ryan Wilson

How Far We've Come

God, I feel old. (hat tip: Deadspin.com)

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74 comments, Last at 26 May 2006, 1:08pm by Buc

11 May 2006, 11:03am by Aaron Schatz

Jimmy Smith Retires

Well, this is a bit of a shock. The guy is old, but he was still playing well last year. The Jaguars are probably wishing he had said something before the draft. Perhaps they would have taken Chad Jackson instead of Marcedes Lewis. I think this decision makes it less likely that the Jaguars will overtake the Colts this year. Who are the starters there now? Ernest Wilford and Matt "I Was a Teenage Quarterback" Jones? Please tell me it won't be Reggie Williams.

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78 comments, Last at 16 May 2006, 10:21am by E

11 May 2006, 10:26am by P. Ryan Wilson

Rams Sign Denzel's Son

FO entertainment editor Mike Tanier brought this to my attention: Rams head coach Scott Linehan is James Caviezel's brother-in-law. Caviezel, for those of you who don't regularly read People magazine, portrayed Jesus in The Passion of Christ and is, well, a dreamboat. He also just finished a movie with Denzel Washington, whose son just signed with St. Louis as an unrestricted free agent. The Rams passed on Paul Crewe, but still hope to ink Stefen Djordjevic before minicamp.

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12 comments, Last at 12 May 2006, 8:35pm by Richie

10 May 2006, 10:23am by P. Ryan Wilson

Ravens' Cody in Line to Return

This article focuses on the return of Baltimore's 2005 second-round pick DE/OLB Dan Cody, who missed his rookie season due to injury. A few paragraphs in however, we find out the Ravens may primarily use a 4-4-3 defense this season (four defensive linemen, four linebackers and three defensive backs). There is very little depth in the secondary, so this might be the way to go, but signing a veteran safety would've been a good idea too. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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43 comments, Last at 12 May 2006, 12:06pm by Green Bay for Life

10 May 2006, 10:01am by P. Ryan Wilson

Casserly Expected to Resign

Texans GM Charley Casserly is doing what anybody would do if they passed on Reggie Bush with the first overall pick in last month's draft: he's resigning. Actually, Casserly is a candidate to replace Art Shell in the league offices in New York as vice president of football operations. Nothing definitive on who might replace him in Houston (especially since he hasn't officially resigned), but I think Fran Foley is available.

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12 comments, Last at 11 May 2006, 9:21pm by Ellis