Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Apr 2006, 10:57am by Michael David Smith

MMQB: Texas Two-Step

Peter King travels to Houston in search for the truth about the Texans' draft-day plans.

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82 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2006, 12:58pm by Sophandros

24 Apr 2006, 09:00am by P. Ryan Wilson

Ricky Manning Charged with Assault in L.A.

There's a lesson in here somewhere and I think it's this: When you sign an offer sheet worth up to $21 million, you shouldn't be eating at Denny's. Unless of course, you're there for the Moons Over My Hammy. Otherwise, there's no excuse.

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64 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2006, 11:48pm by Stevie

23 Apr 2006, 12:34pm by P. Ryan Wilson

The Unparalleled Genius Of Barry Switzer

Is there ever not a good time to make fun of Barry Switzer? As Deadspin mentions, "If you think [John] Madden's too easy on the players and coaches in the NFL, here's a chance to re-shape your opinion." (And by the way, a few weeks ago I wrote that I didn't know unauthorized footage of NFL games appearing on the internet was a problem. After seeing this, I now get it.)

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74 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2006, 11:19am by Pat

23 Apr 2006, 11:32am by Aaron Schatz

Brown Driven to Be No. 1 WR

Let's see ... one receiver (Reggie Brown) spends the off-season hearing rumors that his team wants to bring in a big name (Javon Walker) to replace him in the starting lineup, and responds by accepting the challenge and devoting himself to workouts.

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27 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2006, 4:59pm by Mr Shush

22 Apr 2006, 12:09pm by Michael David Smith

Giants Sign Lavar Arrington

What's with all these seven-year, $49 million contracts? Obviously, I think at this point anyone who reads this site is sophisticated enough to understand that Arrington will not stay with the Giants for seven years or earn $49 million. But is Arrington a good fit for the Giants' defense? Is his personality a good fit for Tom Coughlin? And how will all these free agent acquisitions (Will Demps, Sam Madison, Brandon Short, R.W. McQuarters, etc.) mesh in New York?

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22 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2006, 3:55pm by MTR

21 Apr 2006, 12:36pm by Aaron Schatz

Shaun Alexander on Cover of Madden 07

Madden Curse + 370 carries = Shaun Alexander is screwed.

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46 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2006, 10:01am by Mr Shush

21 Apr 2006, 09:32am by P. Ryan Wilson

Ray Lewis Fails to Endorse Billick

From the story: "Asked ... whether keeping Billick was a move in the right direction, [Ray Lewis] paused briefly before saying, 'No comment.' " To which Billick responded, "Where I draw my conclusions from is my direct interaction with the athlete ... I have no problems with what was said. I'm excited about where Ray is right now..." (bugmenot/free registration required)

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26 comments, Last at 22 Apr 2006, 1:34am by jonnyblazin

21 Apr 2006, 09:06am by P. Ryan Wilson

Favre: McNair 'Doesn't Deserve' Exile

No one ever accused Brett Favre of not speaking his mind, even if he continues to keep his lips zipped as to his own playing future.

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27 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2006, 11:36pm by Kaveman

20 Apr 2006, 09:18am by P. Ryan Wilson

Bengals Sign QB Wright

Signing a backup quarterback isn't usually a big deal, but with no firm timetable for Carson Palmer's return from a knee injury, it looks like the Bengals will start the season with Anthony Wright, Doug Johnson and Craig Krenzel (you can decide where they're listed on the depth chart). Given Cincy's tough schedule and the uncertainty surrounding Palmer, this could be a 2003 Atlanta Falcons situation, complete with the aforementioned Doug Johnson.

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34 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2006, 4:02pm by mawbrew

19 Apr 2006, 03:14pm by Michael David Smith

Denver Sends No. 22 to San Francisco

The 49ers gave up their second- and third-round picks to acquire a first-round pick, No. 22 overall. None of us really knows what this means, of course, but feel free to speculate about whom the 49ers will take at No. 22 and where the Broncos are hoping to add depth -- what would April be without draft speculation?

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104 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2006, 12:47pm by Eric V