Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 May 2007, 11:22am by Doug Farrar

Colston Playing Mentor to Meachem

With all the off-season examples of jerkitude and jackassery monopolizing the NFL news, I found this story about second-year New Orleans receiver Marques Colston and his mentorship of rookie Robert Meachem to be a real breath of fresh air. Colston didn't get a big head after his amazing rookie season, in which he went from seventh-round draft pick to DPAR Superstar seemingly overnight.

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25 comments, Last at 30 May 2007, 2:04pm by DWL

27 May 2007, 04:14pm by Mike Tanier

Bad Behavior By the Numbers

Quite possibly the most ingenious statistic Football Outsiders has derived. Introducing: VICK BS. (Click link to read more.)

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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

22 May 2007, 08:09pm by Aaron Schatz

Raiders Sign Travis Taylor

OK, will somebody please tell Lane Kiffin that amassing more mediocre skill players does not give you more offense? The Raiders now have Taylor, Jerry Porter, Ronald Curry, Alvis Whitten, Johnnie Morant, Mike Williams, Doug Gabriel, and Johnnie Lee Higgins, all fighting for playing time at wide receiver. They could go four-wide all the time, but then what would they do with tight ends Zach Miller, Courtney Anderson, Tony Stewart, Fred Wakefield, and Randal Williams?

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35 comments, Last at 26 May 2007, 5:43pm by NF

22 May 2007, 04:15pm by P. Ryan Wilson

North Texas Gets 2011 Super Bowl

The Cowboys will finish construction on their $1 billion stadium in time for the 2009 season, and two year's later, they'll host the Super Bowl. Indianapolis was in the running, and now it will be at least five more years before the Big Game returns to a cold-weather city. (Detroit hosted the event in 2006, and before that, it was Minnesota in 1992.)

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44 comments, Last at 27 May 2007, 4:38am by David C

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

15 May 2007, 11:01am by Aaron Schatz

Brian Finneran Tears ACL Again

So much for the return of Atlanta's only dependable receiver. Well, one of two, now that they have Joe Horn. Who is now one of one.

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82 comments, Last at 18 May 2007, 8:46pm by 3rd Person Chris

14 May 2007, 07:55pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Anatomy of a Draft Choice

I think a lot of people were wondering why the Broncos traded up in the first round to get defensive end Jarvis Moss. And then, why they gave up a 2008 third-rounder to move into the fourth round to draft troubled defensive tackle Marcus Thomas. Well, today's your lucky day. General manager Ted Sundquist gives a detailed account into the team's thinking behind both picks, as well as their overall draft strategy. Easily one of the most insightful things I've read on the draft.

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78 comments, Last at 20 May 2007, 7:41pm by DG