Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Dec 2005, 03:56pm by Al Bogdan

Culpepper Charged in Sex Boat Scandal

Four Vikings have been charged by local prosecutors in connection with the sex boat scandal. Federal prosecutors have declined to press any charges. The four Vikings are Daunte Culpepper, Bryant McKennie, Fred Smoot, and Mo Williams, who were all charged with indecent conduct, disorderly conduct, and lewd or lascivicious conduct.

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34 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2005, 2:37pm by Will Allen

15 Dec 2005, 02:44am by Aaron Schatz

NAACP Leader: McNabb's Mediocrity Belittles the Real Struggles of Black Athletes

OK, this is just absurd. An NAACP leader in Philadelphia is basically criticizing Donovan McNabb for not being black enough. Apparently, by not scrambling as much, he "belittles the real struggles of black athletes." I wasn't aware that a sports hernia is an injury for white people. J. Whyatt Mondesire also blames McNabb for not giving his bonus money to Terrell Owens to keep T.O. in town. I have four words for Mondesire: NO SOUP FOR YOU. See also original article:
http://www.philasun.com/back_issues/2005/11-27-05/cover.html

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137 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2006, 11:39am by PatsFan

15 Dec 2005, 12:11am by Aaron Schatz

Saints Bench Aaron Brooks

Some people might want to create a conspiracy theory, that Brooks is being benched because of negative comments he made about the owner in an interview. Those people clearly didn't watch Brooks play against Atlanta. This is the end of his career in New Orleans, and likely the end of his career as a starter. He would make a good backup, perhaps for his cousin. (That would allow the Falcons to trade Schaub for a nice draft pick or two.) Brooks finishes the year with 281 yards rushing forward and 1,547 yards rushing backward. Well, that's an estimate, I admit.

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50 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2005, 1:00pm by Thorne

14 Dec 2005, 11:42am by Aaron Schatz

Blame Rests with L.J.'s Ole

Jason Whitlock of the Kansas City Star blames Sunday's loss on Larry Johnson. What, you say? Johnson, the guy with the three touchdowns? Yes, because Johnson neglected to block Cowboys linebacker Scott Fujita on a play at the end of the first half, leading to a fumble in the red zone which was returned for enough yardage to give the Cowboys a shot at their own touchdown before halftime. So quick, choose option A or B:
A: It's nice to see a columnist paying attention to that neglected part of a running back's job, blocking
or

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51 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2008, 2:28pm by top99

14 Dec 2005, 10:05am by P. Ryan Wilson

Chad Johnson's Side Job

Deadspin periodically does a "run-in with famous athletes" feature, and today it's Chad Johnson, who, after reading this, is certainly one of my favorite NFL players. My only famous run-in was in 1986, as a sixth grader, when I met -- woohoo! -- Mets manager Davey Johnson, before the start of the World Series. My uncle told him to start Mookie Wilson and the rest is history.

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13 comments, Last at 15 Dec 2005, 1:58am by Browns Dude

13 Dec 2005, 04:56pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: 13 Down, Three to Go for Indy

This week, Gregg Easterbrook tells us why the Jags never had a chance against the Colts after punting on their first possession, wonders if the Ming Ding Xiong should sit Kyle Orton, and praises Kris Brown for saving the Texans' season. The swinging gate also gets a mention, as does a great holiday gift suggestion: a Brooks Bollinger game worn jersey for the low, low price of $299.

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52 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2005, 10:17pm by Todd S.

13 Dec 2005, 01:53pm by P. Ryan Wilson

In Numbers Game, Aikman's Add Up

This sounds like a step in the right direction. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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21 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2005, 8:46pm by doktarr

13 Dec 2005, 11:57am by P. Ryan Wilson

Who to Blame? Kicker? Snapper? Holder?

While a lot of people were blaming kicker Lawrence Tynes for missing a last second field goal against the Cowboys, maybe the real culprit should be long snapper, Ed Perry, whose snap was low and inside on the kick in question. Perry was signed a few weeks ago after starter Kendall Gammon broke his leg. Gammon has been in the league for 14 years and very succinctly describes what he does for a living: "(Our) job description ... is to snap the ball and get the crap knocked out of you. Only in America." And no one notices until something goes wrong. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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17 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2005, 10:44pm by DGL

12 Dec 2005, 12:56pm by Michael David Smith

MMQB: Back from the Dead

Peter writes that the combination of the Steelers winning and the Jaguars, Chiefs and Chargers losing puts Pittsburgh right in the middle of the AFC wild card hunt.

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87 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2005, 1:28am by Mikey

12 Dec 2005, 10:49am by P. Ryan Wilson

Boller Needs to Go

I really feel bad for Kyle Boller. Honestly. He seems to be a hard worker, says all the right things, and stays out of trouble (which apparently isn't all that easy to do in Baltimore), but he's just not a very good quarterback. He single-handedly willed the Ravens to defeat yesterday, throwing two ridiculous interceptions, and losing an even more ridiculous fumble. If he's cut after the season, I really think his NFL career might be over. Can you imagine a team giving him a shot to win a starting job? Me neither.

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37 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2005, 6:43pm by Tom Kelso