Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Nov 2005, 06:05pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Steelers Failing on 3rd Downs

The fact that the Pittsburgh Steelers offense only converts 29% of their third downs, while their defense allows opponents to convert third downs at a 44% clip, should slow up the faction of fans voicing their displeasure with the FOX rankings. Still, the Steelers have been very good at keeping opponents out of the end zone, but like Dick LeBeau is fond of saying: "Sometimes you get the bear, and sometimes the bear gets you."

If things don't change in Pittsburgh, we could have a whole other "The Edge" situation on our hands.

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12 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 4:32pm by Countertorque

09 Nov 2005, 12:15pm by Aaron Schatz

The Lords of Discipline

Slate subtitles this article "Coaches and broadcasters peddle an easy solution to every problem in football." Apparently, discipline and swagger go hand in hand.

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8 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2005, 9:07pm by Craig B

08 Nov 2005, 07:09pm by Aaron Schatz

TMQ: What Hollywood Can Learn from the NFL

If you were expecting this week's TMQ to applaud the Chiefs for going for it at the end of the game and joke about the Carolina cheerleader story, it turns out you were only half right. Surprise!

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60 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2005, 2:30pm by Ashley Tate

08 Nov 2005, 03:12pm by Michael David Smith

8-0, Not Halfway to 16-0

King Kaufman makes the very sensible point that, although some pundits will label the 8-0 Colts as halfway to an undefeated season, they're really not. Many teams have started 8-0, but no team has finished 16-0. The '72 Dolphins can't break out the champagne just yet, but they shouldn't sweat, either.

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30 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 11:19pm by Kurt

08 Nov 2005, 10:16am by P. Ryan Wilson

Wilford Receives Praise from Jags

It may still be too early to call 2004 first round pick Reggie Williams a bust, but while we wait around to find out, Ernest Wilford, taken in the fourth round of last year's draft, is quickly becoming Byron Leftwich's favorite target. Interestingly, Jacksonville traded Kevin Johnson to the Ravens for the pick they would use to take Wilford. Johnson is now with the Detroit Lions.

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6 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2005, 6:34pm by dryheat

07 Nov 2005, 05:25pm by admin

Andy Reid: T.O. Done for Year

Coach Andy Reid announced at his Monday press conference that Owens has been suspended four games for conduct detrimental to the team and will not be brought back after that suspension.

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122 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 7:05pm by tom

07 Nov 2005, 12:50pm by Michael David Smith

MMQB: T(otally) O(utrageous)

Peter King says T.O. bears all the blame for his latest problems with his team. I'm a little puzzled by this piece of advice King gives Michael Irvin: "you're looking pretty silly blindly sticking up for a guy who would have thrown you out of the Cowboys locker room in a heartbeat 15 years ago." How would T.O. have had the ability to throw Irvin out of the locker room 15 years ago?

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147 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 5:32pm by Pat

07 Nov 2005, 07:39am by Michael David Smith

History Doesn't Favor Mariucci

Will the Lions fire Steve Mariucci? Mike O'Hara, the longtime Lions beat writer for the Detroit News, seems to think so. Owner William Clay Ford said before the season that this was the most talented team Detroit has had in the four decades he's been the owner. I don't think real highly of Ford's talent evaluation, but if that's the owner's perception, who will he blame but the coach when the team gets off to a 3-5 start?

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32 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2005, 4:20pm by Ryan Mc

06 Nov 2005, 11:13pm by Michael David Smith

Panthers Cheerleaders Arrested after Sex at Bar

Two Carolina Panthers cheerleaders were arrested early Sunday morning at a Tampa nightclub after an incident that reportedly began with the two of them having sex with each other. Kristen Owen, 22 and Angela Keathley, 26, were arrested after an incident at Banana Joe's in the city's Channelside district. However, according to a report by Charlotte's WCNC-TV, police have since questioned the identity of one of the cheerleaders, saying another woman may have tried to dupe them by using Owen's drivers license.

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59 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2005, 2:44am by Clyde Outlaw

05 Nov 2005, 09:11pm by Aaron Schatz

FO in the NYTimes: Decline in Offense is Leaving 2004 in N.F.L. Record Books

Remember the golden age of offense? Man, I remember it like it was just a few months ago. Thanks to the New York Times for once again inviting me to write the weekly Keeping Score column. (free registration or bugmenot required)

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3 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2005, 4:15pm by Tom Kelso