Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

27 Feb 2007, 11:23pm by Aaron Schatz

Chiefs Agree to Deal with Huard

Let the quarterback controversy begin. Jay Glazer says it is a three-year, $7.5-million contract. The idea that Damon Huard is the "heir apparent" to Trent Green is a little ridiculous -- the guy is going to be 34 years old next season. Green will be 37. You have to figure this is just an open competition heading into camp. Meanwhile, this contract takes a very good option off the market for teams like Cleveland that have a need for a veteran quarterback, and Brodie Croyle would like to know when a combination surfboard-clipboard will be available for purchase.

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31 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2007, 3:59pm by Pat

27 Feb 2007, 12:41am by Aaron Schatz

Doubting Thomas

Remember when our early numbers said Fred Thomas was a good corner back? Well, we figured out why.

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25 Feb 2007, 02:02am by Aaron Schatz

Broncos RB Damien Nash Dead at 24

What kind of bad sign is floating over this franchise? Damien Nash, the third-string running back in Denver, passed away at the age of 24 after collapsing during a charity basketball game in St. Louis -- a charity basketball game for a heart transplant charity named after his brother Derris, himself a recent transplant recipient. Awful news.

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13 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2007, 10:46am by Wanker79

25 Feb 2007, 01:00am by Aaron Schatz

Five Observations from the Combine: Saturday

In wrapping up Day Three of the Scouting Combine from the Media Room, Aaron discusses how the trend toward two-back rotations is affecting draft scouting, the change from offense to defense this year in potential position switch players, another Miami tight end, pre-teen gymnasts, and the sartorial splendor of Adam Schefter.

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8 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2007, 1:39pm by ackpfft

24 Feb 2007, 11:35am by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, February 10-23, 2007

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. This week: Why the Norv Turner hiring makes less sense than the Wade Phillips hiring, why 2006 was even worse for rookie wide receivers than usual, and Mike Tanier reports from the combine but not from the combine. (Truly, a must read.)

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6 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2007, 1:47pm by the K

24 Feb 2007, 07:49am by Aaron Schatz

Five Observations from the Combine: Friday

Aaron Schatz takes on Day Two of the combine with his very own five (plus one!) observations from the Media Room. Among them: Why JaMarcus Russell is ubiquitous, a new outbreak of Pac-Man Fever, and the pronunciation that Bill Polian "ought" to learn.

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11 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2007, 2:52pm by Snidely

23 Feb 2007, 01:10am by Aaron Schatz

Corey Dillon to Call it Quits

Corey Dillon tells Mike Reiss of the Boston Globe that he will ask the Patriots to release him and then retire. (Well, probably... he does say he is "going to leave the window open, but it's very slim.") Dillon says that he's retiring for much the same reason as Tiki Barber: his body has taken a pounding, and he wants to be able to walk around comfortably in 10 years. He doesn't quite go out on top like Barber does, but we're spared an agonizing 3.2 yards per carry season with the 2009 Detroit Lions or some such thing.

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74 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2007, 1:50pm by steelberger1

21 Feb 2007, 01:13pm by Aaron Schatz

DeOssie Decision: Sweat the Details

One of the advantages of running your own NFL website is that you get to bring attention to your favorite players and nobody can stop you. So I hope you will all indulge me as I point out this article about linebacker Zak DeOssie, the first Brown University player ever invited to the NFL combine (and probably the first one ever drafted before the seventh round). Like Bobby Carpenter, he has Parcells family genes -- and since scouts think he fits best as a 3-4 OLB, don't be surprised to see him drafted by the Patriots, Browns, or Jets.

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18 comments, Last at 22 Feb 2007, 4:11pm by Tim

20 Feb 2007, 04:14pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Football Outsiders Awards Part II

For the fourth straight year, FO readers have made their choices in the Football Outsiders Awards. The second half of the awards features the best and worst commercials, writers, and television personalities, with an expanded look at what the readers think of the NFL's top broadcast teams.

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87 comments, Last at 04 Mar 2007, 2:19am by Great Scott!

19 Feb 2007, 10:16pm by Aaron Schatz

Colts Franchise Freeney

No surprise here. Of all the free agents in Indianapolis, you pretty much knew Freeney was the one least likely to leave the team. His salary now goes from $6.2 million to $8.6 million, which doesn't seem like a huge increase -- except that the Colts are only about $5 million under the cap for next year and have some other free agents to deal with. Not that they mind. Dominic Rhodes and Cato June are a lot easier to replace than Dwight Freeney.

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65 comments, Last at 22 Feb 2007, 4:40pm by Sid