Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

05 Nov 2006, 01:06am by Bill Barnwell

FO on BSMW: Me and the Backup QB

Me and Matt Cassel could become close friends cause we both never see the field and he wants to talk to me.
Jim Sorgi probably doesn't remember Roxy Music in '72, but this week's Boston Sports Media Watch feature takes a look at how rare it is for a backup QB like Cassel or Sorgi (Casorgi? Sorgisel? Thank god they're not getting married) to have to take the reins of their team over.

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12 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2006, 11:45am by dryheat

03 Nov 2006, 11:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Pittsburgh's single blowout

Aaron Schatz tries to examine the effects of blowouts on DVOA, particularly in the Steelers abnormally high DVOA despite a poor record. (Click link to read more.)

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03 Nov 2006, 11:57am by P. Ryan Wilson

7-0 Bears Don't Scare '72 Dolphins

Nothing like a bunch of crotchety old guys from the '72 Dolphins -- the last team to go undefeated -- waiting for the remaining unbeaten teams to fall so they can bust out the bubbly. If nothing else, I guess it helps take their minds off the '06 Dolphins.

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62 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2006, 1:20am by Don

02 Nov 2006, 11:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Steve Hutchinson and Jake Scott

The play of guards usually goes unnoticed, but not by Aaron Schatz. (Click link to read more.)

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02 Nov 2006, 11:12pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Arizona vs. #1 WR

Aaron Schatz explains the high rankings for Arizona vs. #1 receivers despite some traditional statistics indicating otherwise. (Click link to read more.)

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02 Nov 2006, 05:14pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Eagles DT Patterson Inks Seven-Year, $32M Extension

It's not everyday a second-year player gets a contract extension. After signing as the Eagles' first-round pick in 2005 (including $3.8 million in guaranteed money), defensive tackle Mike Patterson inks a seven-year, $32 million extension with $9 million guaranteed. This is a little better than Maurice Clarett's contract with the Broncos.

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40 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2006, 9:43am by Andrew

02 Nov 2006, 11:01am by P. Ryan Wilson

Winslow Looking to Crash Gates' Party

I've given Kellen Winslow a lot of gruff for all that "I'm a soldja!" stuff, but it turns out he's a really good tight end too. This week the Browns face the Chargers and predictably, one of the subplots is the Antonio Gates - Kellen Winslow matchup (as much as you can have a matchup between two players sharing a position). Currently, Winslow ranks 4th in TE DPAR and Gates ranks 8th. Not too shabby for a guy who missed almost two seasons due to various injuries. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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88 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2006, 2:30am by Ben White

01 Nov 2006, 12:22pm by Doug Farrar

Report: Curtis Martin Expected to Retire

Not really a surprise, but still worth mentioning ... Martin, one of the most prolific running backs in NFL history, will officially announce the end of his 2006 season today. He has been on the Physically Unable to Perform list since August. Many of his teammates believe this to be the inevitable prelude to retirement - his right knee is "bone-on-bone", according to one unnamed player. The 2004 NFL rushing champ and one of Bill Parcells' all-time favorite players, Martin leaves a great legacy as a player and person. He also awaits (one would think) a no-brainer first-ballot HOF nomination.

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105 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2006, 2:05pm by dryheat

01 Nov 2006, 12:07pm by Mike Tanier

The Freeney Paradox

Mike Tanier explains his opinions on Dwight Freeney and attempts to justify his own hypocrisy. (Click link to read.)

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01 Nov 2006, 12:31am by Aaron Schatz

Week 9 Odds

I have a question, and I ask this question out of serious curiosity, not a desire to pump my own ego (or the collective ego of Football Outsiders). If you look at the current Las Vegas odds, Pittsburgh is actually favored to beat Denver on Sunday. The current line is somewhere between -2.0 and -3.0 depending on where you look. This just blows me away.

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69 comments, Last at 07 Nov 2006, 8:13pm by Josh