Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

29 May 2007, 01:57pm by Bill Barnwell

The Best...Player I'd Start A Team With

ESPN's yearly "The Best..." feature starts with the player ESPN talking/writing heads would want to start a franchise with.

It's pretty straightforward, down to Joe Theismann's note that Tom Brady is "...handsome, smart, talented and easily marketable", although Theismann may have mixed his "Player I'd Start A Franchise With" and "Player To Fertilize My Niece" e-mails up.

I'd go with Julius Peppers myself, but let's leave it up to you -- who do you want to start your team with?

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104 comments, Last at 12 Jun 2007, 11:48am by Patrick

24 May 2007, 02:46am by Bill Barnwell

Jones Soda To Be Served at Qwest Field

No Coke, No Pepsi, that's right -- Jones Cola. Sadly, the Thanksiving flavors are unlikely to make an appearance.

The article mentions that the other 31 stadiums are locked down by either Coke or Pepsi -- I have vivid memories as a child of Shea Stadium being RC Cola (maybe until 1991-1992?), but I can't imagine many other stadiums have had other soft drinks available in the last 15 years or so.

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109 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2007, 8:43pm by TheJewishEdge

23 May 2007, 12:53pm by Bill Barnwell

Keyshawn Johnson To Retire

Keyshawn Johnson has turned down an offer from the Titans and will instead retire and work with Chris Berman. That's gotta hurt Norm Chow's feelings.

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38 comments, Last at 27 May 2007, 8:49pm by Ryan Harris

22 May 2007, 08:13pm by Bill Barnwell

Giants Trade for Tynes

I wanted to make a New York-upon-Tynes joke here but it wasn't coming. Blame the book.

The Giants have acquired Lawrence Tynes from Kansas City for a undisclosed pick.

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26 comments, Last at 25 May 2007, 1:01am by Sundown

21 May 2007, 12:03pm by Bill Barnwell

Sanders Not Ready To Return

The Indianapolis Star reports that Bob Sanders is still rehabbing his shoulder injury and isn't sure whether he'll be ready for training camp.

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63 comments, Last at 23 May 2007, 3:33pm by Bobman

16 May 2007, 02:19pm by Bill Barnwell

Four Downs: AFC East

The AFC East had an eventful draft, and it's all in the latest edition of Four Downs. Two of the teams made solid trades, and two of them made questionable first-round reaches but helped the cause with productive later picks. Bill Barnwell has all the details.

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190 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2007, 2:03pm by sebman2112

14 May 2007, 07:19pm by Bill Barnwell

Hester Moving To Offense

One day, we will have a projection system based solely on coach quotes about a player. In this vein, the quotes from this article project Hester to have about 14 catches for 165 yards and 8 carries for 48 yards, most of which will be on bubble screens and reverses. There are easier ways to get 1.5 DPAR.

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68 comments, Last at 20 May 2007, 8:31pm by brasilbear

14 May 2007, 03:53am by Bill Barnwell

MMQB: Steelers, Tradition, Defense, et al

Sorry - the actual title is too long for the box. This one goes out to the European readership, so they can have a whole discussion by the time the US East Coast wakes up.

PK holds court on highway symmetry, chick flicks, talking horses, the hair length of football players (has he not seen Serie A before?!?) and yes, how cell phones make modern living easy. Oh, and football too.

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184 comments, Last at 21 May 2007, 10:24pm by Alex

11 May 2007, 08:12pm by Bill Barnwell

Faneca Playing Final Season in Pittsburgh

Hat tip to our good friends at PFT: Alan Faneca says that this will be his last season in Pittsburgh and that he hesitates to even remain as co-captain of the offense.

On the other hand, Faneca also said something to the effect that Ben Roethlisberger wasn't ready when he came into the lineup in 2004, and he did pretty well, from what I recall.

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63 comments, Last at 16 May 2007, 12:30pm by ernie cohen

09 May 2007, 09:39pm by Bill Barnwell

Raiders Fire Lombardi

Hey, if Vince was still around, I'm sure they would get rid of him, too.

Michael Lombardi's been let go by Oakland.

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36 comments, Last at 11 May 2007, 9:13pm by Shalimar