Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 Nov 2005, 02:23pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Packers Angry Over Cell Phone

Because of those pesky cell phones going off at inopportune times, Packers head coach Mike Sherman cut short his press conference, and then canceled Brett Favre's press conference. And if you don't think it's a big deal, consider the punishment for Green Bay players who are guilty of this infraction during team meetings:

"That's a big-time no-no," long snapper Rob Davis said. "Big-time. Really, really bad."

What would happen?

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24 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2005, 1:30pm by HLF

03 Nov 2005, 01:07pm by Michael David Smith

Roethlisberger Out vs. Packers

Ben Roethlisberger has had arthroscopic knee surgery and will miss Sunday's game against the Packers. Charlie Batch is expected to get the start behind center against Green Bay. Michael David Smith is expected to get the old Charlie Batch Lions jersey out of the mothballs, just for old time's sake.

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27 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2005, 6:16pm by big_adventure

03 Nov 2005, 10:59am by Aaron Schatz

BCS Plus One: The Easiest Solution

How hard would it be to install a college football playoff? As our fellow FOXSports.com partners at College Football News point out, no team ranked lower than fourth before the bowl games has ever won the national championship. We're never going to end up in a situation where there are more than four unbeaten teams from the major conferences. So why not pit no. 1 against no. 4 and no. 2 against no. 3 in the bowl games, and then add one single game over winter break to determine the champion?

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62 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2005, 7:01pm by Zac

03 Nov 2005, 09:55am by P. Ryan Wilson

Green Goes Back to Warner

During the Cards quarterback carousel last season, I mentioned that you shouldn't be surprised to see Neil Lomax eventually named the starter. Thanks to Denny Green, it still could happen.

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6 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2005, 8:52pm by Vince

03 Nov 2005, 12:52am by Aaron Schatz

Making a Number for Themselves

Teen Titans Go! No, I'm not talking about the Tennessee defense, I'm talking about all the wide receivers with numbers in the teens. Essentially, Roy Williams here is saying that number 88 makes you look boxy. What is this, an episode of "Sex in the City?" "Miranda, do I look fat in this number?"

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14 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2005, 4:57pm by princeton73

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

Indoor Football Team on eBay

The owners of the Ohio Valley Greyhounds, a member of the United Indoor Football Association, have put their team up for bid on eBay. The opening bid is $100,000. The principal owner says he's lost about $35,000 on the team. If anyone knows anything about indoor football (as opposed to Arena Football), I'd love to hear about it in comments.

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10 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2005, 10:44am by Catholic Samurai

02 Nov 2005, 12:00pm by Aaron Schatz

Approval Where It Counts

I'm not saying that the collapse of the Green Bay Packers can be entirely placed upon the shoulders of Mike Sherman. I'm just saying that the players on a 1-6 team probably are way down on the list of people who should be giving advice about hiring or firing a head coach. If I were in the Packers front office, I would be a little more concerned with things like playcalling, improvement of young players, and personnel decisions.

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16 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2005, 2:42am by Antonio Chatman

01 Nov 2005, 10:43pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Carroll Treats Team to a Little Trickery

Let's see Charlie Weis and his revisionist history top this! (free registration/bugmenot required)

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15 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2005, 6:45pm by jju

01 Nov 2005, 03:49pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: Greek Mythology Warns Favre

This week Mr. Easterbrook wonders if Mr. Favre angered the football gods, thinks Antonio Gates might be the best receiver in the league, has some thoughts on how the CBS Evening News might reinvent itself now that Sean McManus will head both sports and news at the network, and posits that Martians are even dumber than humans (at least those not believing in DVOA). The most eye-opening tidbit from this week's column is Stats of the Week No. 2, which goes a long way in explaining the NFC North.

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43 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2005, 6:00pm by asg

01 Nov 2005, 12:42pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Calling for a QB Change

Nothing like your rookie first round draft pick lobbying for the starting quarterback to be replaced. WR Braylon Edwards thinks rookie QB Charlie Frye "would bring a little more life, because he's younger" to a Browns offense that can kindly be described as struggling behind Trent Dilfer. Edwards admits to having more chemistry with Frye than Dilfer, and head coach Romeo Crennel hasn't ruled out making the switch. When your team is 2-5, coming off a loss to the Texans, and battling for last place in the division, I don't think this can really be considered a quarterback controversy.

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20 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2005, 2:40am by Joey