Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

08 Jul 2013

MMQB: Austen Lane

Filling in as Mr. King continues his annual vacation is Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Austen Lane. A bit of an unconventional choice, Lane was supposed to write about playing for the Jacksonville Jaguars and looking ahead to the season to come, then they went and released him. Somehow, his Tweets of the Week section fails to mention those annoying fireworks pictures that seemed to come out of nowhere last week.

Posted by: Tom Gower on 08 Jul 2013

6 comments, Last at 18 May 2015, 11:44pm by Mason


by CBPodge :: Mon, 07/08/2013 - 4:36am

That was a good read. Nothing earth shattering, but a decent look into the mind of an NFL player.

I'd quite like King to carry on doing these throughout the season. Keep MMQB by all means, but if he replaced just one page of TMQB with a bit from a range of NFL players it'd be worth reading.

by Anonymess (not verified) :: Mon, 07/08/2013 - 8:39am

I'm guessing that during the season, no player wants to appear "distracted" by a writing assignment. As Kluwe demonstrated, NFL players need to be focused 24/7.

by justanothersteve :: Mon, 07/08/2013 - 7:23am

Another very good MMQB from one of PK's guest writers. And once again I learned something; I did not know the NFL paid for five years of education for players. I am curious if the player needs to be active, vested, etc. As CBPodge stated there is nothing surprising, but an entertaining read from a pretty together NFL player.

by bryann :: Mon, 07/08/2013 - 11:34am

well i think it will be a great play good read for football lovers.
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by duh :: Mon, 07/08/2013 - 2:43pm

I enjoyed his column. He seems to know a heck of a lot more at 25 than I did. :-/