Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

01 Mar 2007, 12:31pm by Aaron Schatz

March 1 is the New June 1

Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to see what may be in store for the 2007 cap casualties. (Click link to read more.)

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28 Feb 2007, 10:54pm by Doug Farrar

Bears Lock In Lovie With New Deal

FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer broke the news that the NFC Champion Chicago Bears have ended months of speculation by re-upping head coach Lovie Smith. The Bears will announce the deal and have a press conference on Thursday. Although numbers haven't been released, the contract will take Smith out of the realm of the greviously underpaid (he made $1.4 million in 2006), and into the elite level of Jeff Fisher, John Fox and others in that top-end tax bracket.

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28 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2007, 8:14pm by empty13

28 Feb 2007, 08:39pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Trip to Inner Sanctum an Enlightening Experience

If you were ever wondering what goes on in the 15-minute interviews at the NFL Combine, ChicagoBears.com's Larry Mayer gives you a glimpse. According to the article, "all prospects interviewing with [GM Jerry] Angelo and company received a Bears baseball cap as a parting gift." Which I think is what the team is offering Lovie Smith on his yet-to-be-finalized renegotiated contract.

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10 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2007, 3:59pm by Chip

28 Feb 2007, 08:24pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Cuts include Moulds, Lewis, Simmons, Shusshy

Hey, kids! March 1 is the new June 1! Jamal Lewis, meet the free agent market. You too, Brad Johnson. Eric Moulds and the other released Texans are discussed in the new Four Downs. And the Bengals released linebacker Brian Simmons, because they're trying to cut down on locker room influences with clean arrest records.

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23 comments, Last at 02 Mar 2007, 5:50pm by Gus

28 Feb 2007, 03:59pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Completion Percentage by Pass Distance

Ever wonder who throws best to different levels of the field? If so, you’re in luck, because Aaron tells you the best and worst at throwing the ball downfield. (Click link to read more.)

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28 Feb 2007, 03:50pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Grapples with Thorny Issue: Punishment

Jerome Solomon of the Houston Chronicle has an idea that he thinks will cut down on NFL stars in legal trouble: not just penalties for the players, but penalties for the teams.

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59 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2007, 7:21pm by zlionsfan

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, 05:53pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: The Mock Draft, 2010

This week, Gregg Easterbrook ... has a mock draft? Yep, except it's not for 2007; it's for 2010. Bet you didn't see that coming.

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32 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2007, 9:05pm by Sid

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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26 Feb 2007, 05:05pm by P. Ryan Wilson

MMQB: Notes from Indy

Peter King was in Indianapolis for four days and here are his post-Combine draft story lines: Calvin Johnson and Joe Thomas are dreamy; the Cleveland Browns will have a tough decision with their No. 3 pick; and free agency is going to be insane.

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78 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2007, 7:23pm by Pat