Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Dec 2005, 11:19am by Aaron Schatz

Who is Bro Sweets?

OK, people, you have to check this out. Washington apparently archives all team press conferences on its website. You know what that means, don't you? All of Clinton Portis' Thursday dress-up days! This week, he was "Bro Sweets," a four-armed guy giving out candy and bling to all the children and reporters in the Washington area. Make sure you hear him tell the story about how he lost his eye fighting a snake the last time he played in Arizona.

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15 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2006, 7:57am by Jeff J.

09 Dec 2005, 07:33am by Michael David Smith

Elias Eliminates Roye's Sacks

I think sacks are overrated, not because I don't think tackling the quarterback behind the line of scrimmage is important, but because sacks get so much more attention than other tackles behind the line of scrimmage. A good example is what happened to Orpheus Roye this week. On Sunday he tackled Jacksonville quarterback David Garrard behind the line of scrimmage twice. He was initially credited with two sacks. Then the Elias Sports Bureau decided that Garrard was trying to run on both plays, and those sacks were taken away from him.

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26 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2005, 1:22pm by Michael David Smith

08 Dec 2005, 07:00pm by Al Bogdan

Bills Suspend Moulds for Game Against Patriots

Eric Moulds has been officially suspended for Sunday's game after a week of speculation on his status. Allegedly, Moulds is suspended because of an argument Moulds had during last Sunday's game with receivers coach Tyke Tolbert. Moulds claims the disagreement began when Moulds came to the sidelines get his ankle looked at by the medical staff but Tolbert instead told Moulds to get back on the field. Moulds said no, and was benched for the rest of the game.

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21 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2006, 10:32pm by jjwilson

08 Dec 2005, 06:15pm by P. Ryan Wilson

For Texas High School, Not Your Ordinary Opponent

This is a few weeks old, but I just read about it this afternoon when I was thumbing through the December 5th issue of Sports Illustrated. Rick Reilly devoted a column to it, and here's an article from the Austin American-Statesman. I suspect this will be made into a movie, and if I had to guess, Will Ferrell will star as "Herc Palmquist: player/coach." (free registration/bugmenot required)

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23 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2005, 9:32pm by waynea

08 Dec 2005, 11:23am by P. Ryan Wilson

Blinkered America is Already Among the Thugs

Reader Ian H. sends along this email:

"[This is] an interesting article comparing 'soccer houliganism' in the UK/Europe to violence at football games in the U.S. [It] seems very Philly-centric, but the author essentially claims the media downplays violence at football games (and sporting events in general) in the U.S. while condemning the UK/European fans for their unruly activities."

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40 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2005, 12:04am by Sean

07 Dec 2005, 07:10pm by Aaron Schatz

Running Debate

With Oakland and the Jets set to square off, it's time to debate Curtis Martin and LaMont Jordan again. "Martin was coming off a career year - he won the NFL rushing title - and there was no way to predict his production would decline this dramatically," says Rich Cimini of the New York Daily News.

Martin current stats, projected to 16 games:
980 rushing yards, 157 receiving yards, 7 touchdowns
Martin projection from PFP 2005:
1067 rushing yards, 174 receiving yards, 10 touchdowns

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32 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2005, 9:18pm by Travis

07 Dec 2005, 11:55am by P. Ryan Wilson

Fisher: Colts' Attempt 'Absurd'

This is my nomination for quote of the season:

"Fisher said it appeared as if the Colts were trying to catch the Titans for a penalty with what he called '75 guys, 10 trainers and four doctors on the field rather than 12. A lot of benefit from that.'"

Between this and the allegations about Indy pumping crowd noise through the PA system, I think we'll need another Congressional hearing.

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59 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2005, 8:00pm by doktarr

06 Dec 2005, 11:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Brian Westbrook Out for Season

It's official. The last remaining thing that could possibly go wrong for the Philadelphia Eagles has gone wrong.

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48 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2005, 2:41am by Pat

06 Dec 2005, 05:18pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Javon Walker Dumps Rosenhaus

The article doesn't give much in the way of details, but either way, it sure doesn't reflect well on Drew Rosenhaus. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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12 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2005, 11:17pm by pbmax

06 Dec 2005, 02:43pm by Michael David Smith

TMQ: Run up the Middle!

Tuesday Morning Quarterback hits the AutoText button this week, writing that a failure to run up the middle cost Buffalo the game against Miami Sunday. TMQ also points out that the Colts have NFL history's longest streak of victories by more than seven points. (The 1942 Bears won 11 straight by at least a touchdown.)

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27 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2005, 3:29pm by Clod