Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Aug 2006, 01:33pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Welcome to the Fantasy Winner's Circle

D.J. Gallo don't need no stinkin' KUBIAK projections. Of course, he's sure to finish last in his league, but that kinda misses the point. No. 9 on his list might be my favorite.

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16 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2006, 10:09am by mactbone

14 Aug 2006, 11:54am by Michael David Smith

MMQB: Sweet Sixteen

Who do you think Peter King writes about in the opening to this week's Monday Morning Quarterback? C'mon, guess. If you said Brett Favre, you win!

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53 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2006, 6:35am by Flux

14 Aug 2006, 09:15am by Doug Farrar

Portis, Clemons Injured in Washington Opener

Ah, Southeast Jerome, we hardly knew ye. Now, Washington halfback Clinton Portis will be out at least the rest of the preseason with what has been diagnosed as a subluxation (partial dislocation) of his left shoulder in the Redskins' 19-3 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on the NBC Sunday Night Football debut. In addition, Washington linebacker Chris Clemons suffered a sprained knee ligament in the first quarter.

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53 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2006, 1:44am by Travis

12 Aug 2006, 07:36pm by Aaron Schatz

FO in the NY Times: When Flags Fly, The Referees' Habits May Be the Reason

When teams are heavily penalized, who is responsible? It turns out there's plenty of blame to go around: not only to the players, but to the officials. Some officiating crews simply call more penalties than others, and different officiating crews call different penalties at different rates. When you get stuck with the more penalty-happy refs, you end up like the New York Giants: second in penalties in 2005, but also first in penalties by their opponents.

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44 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2006, 3:55pm by Irish Fan

12 Aug 2006, 12:53pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Cowboys' QB Plans Puzzling

Head coach Bill Parcells has named career backup QB Tony Romo the starter for tonight's preseason game, which has led to some speculation that Romo could be the Week 1 starter too. From the article: "Whispers around Oxnard are that Cowboys coaches think [Drew] Bledsoe still does too many stupid things that cost his team. He holds the ball too long. He is sack-prone. He is good for a throw a game that coaches, fans and everybody else instantly want back." Yep, that sounds like the Bledsoe I remember during his AFC East days, but come on, he's still better than Romo, right?

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25 comments, Last at 14 Aug 2006, 8:47am by dryheat

11 Aug 2006, 02:50pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Ravens Pull Plug on Lewis’ Dance

Personally, I enjoyed watching the spectacle that was the Ray-Ray pregame dance. Instead of No. 52 rubbing field turf all over his uniform to get the crowd sufficiently pumped, the PA announcer will now just introduce the whole team. On the upside, "... fans who watch tonight's game will see a whole new introduction video to the team, featuring many players with the theme music from the movie 'Batman Begins.'" Nothing like Bruce Wayne to get you psyched for some football.

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14 comments, Last at 13 Aug 2006, 1:28am by Scott de B.

11 Aug 2006, 11:44am by P. Ryan Wilson

Clash of Titans Is Spit for Spat

Hey LenDale, say it, don't spray it. I understand that the occasional fight between teammates is just as much a part of training camp as two-a-days and roster cuts, but spitting? Making matters worse for Jeff Fisher are reports that RB Chris Brown could leave camp if his contract isn't extended or if he's not traded.

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16 comments, Last at 13 Aug 2006, 10:36pm by empty13

11 Aug 2006, 10:10am by P. Ryan Wilson

Fight Still on for No. 2 QB in Minnesota

If you're a Vikings fan are you at all concerned that after 37-year-old Brad Johnson, the backup job is currently a battle between Mike McMahon and 2006 second-rounder Tarvaris Jackson? (free registration/bugmenot required)

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26 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2006, 1:23pm by jds

10 Aug 2006, 10:41am by P. Ryan Wilson

Vinatieri Shunned Patriots

The Boston Globe's Jackie MacMullan has the story of how Adam Vinatieri ended up in Indianapolis and PFP2006 even gets a mention.

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80 comments, Last at 13 Aug 2006, 10:31pm by empty13

09 Aug 2006, 05:31pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Williams and Rogers Drop to Third String

Heading into the first preseason game, here's what Detroit's depth chart looks like at wide receiver: Roy Williams, Glenn Martinez and Mike Williams. On the other side it's Corey Bradford, Mike Furrey and Charles Rogers. That's right, two former first-rounders pulling up the rear behind the likes of Glenn Martinez and Mike Furrey, two guys who combined for one catch in 2005. This has to make you feel good if you're a Lions fan.

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49 comments, Last at 13 Aug 2006, 11:28pm by JRM