Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Feb 2006, 07:47pm by Michael David Smith

Jauron: Losman, Holcomb will Compete

I've always hated the idea that a player should get a starting job by virtue of his being a first-round draft choice. It's obvious to anyone who has watched both Kelly Holcomb and J.P. Losman that Holcomb is the better player, and yet last year they split snaps. This year, Jauron says, they'll compete in training camp, and the better player will play. That seems like the right approach to me.

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28 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2006, 6:32pm by BAE27

14 Feb 2006, 10:23pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Warner Signs $18M Deal with Cards

Is Josh McCown so bad that the Cardinals need to sign Kurt Warner to a three-year deal that will pay him $7 million in 2006? Seven million !?! (Thanks to Sid for the pointer)

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84 comments, Last at 17 Feb 2006, 10:46pm by Pedro Villegas

14 Feb 2006, 03:29pm by Al Bogdan

Jets Eye $8M Cut for Chad

Chad Pennington is scheduled to make $9 million in salary and bonuses for next season. Since the Jets are approxmately $26 million over the cap, they'd like Chad to restructure his contract. If they keep Pennington, he'll have a cap figure of $15 million. If they cut him, Pennington will still count $12 million against the cap. Will Pennington take one for the team and restructure? Why should he when the team has been rumored to be looking for a replacement for him either through free agency (Kerry Collins) or the draft (Jay Cutler)?

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35 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2006, 7:39pm by Sean

14 Feb 2006, 02:03pm by P. Ryan Wilson

TMQ: Playmate, Aging Fighter Jock Almost Predict Exact Final Score!

In the last TMQ of the 2005 season, Gregg Easterbrook gives us his annual Bad Predictions Review.

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45 comments, Last at 17 Feb 2006, 1:25pm by Tom

14 Feb 2006, 01:56pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Cap not Good Fit for Chiefs

The Chiefs are roughly $20 million over the salary cap (Kansas City has obligations totaling $116 million for 2006, and the cap, which hasn't been set, is expected to be somewhere in the $95 million range). This means that if Herman Edwards and company are serious about acquiring T.O., some tough personnel decisions will have to be made. Interestingly, guys like Jerome Woods and Priest Holmes are cheaper to keep around, but Kendrell Bell, Eric Warfield and Dexter McCleon could get their walking papers. Thanks to Israel for the pointer. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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11 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2006, 3:26am by Sid

14 Feb 2006, 10:57am by P. Ryan Wilson

Owens Looking for a Real TV Deal

Reality TV has hit a new low. From the press release: "T.O. TV plans to combine Owens' 'passion for working out with his natural curiosity about other people.'" No word yet on whether Eric Nies or David Edwards will also live in the house. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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11 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2006, 12:38am by Jimi

13 Feb 2006, 12:59pm by Michael David Smith

MMQB: Why Harry Carson Got In

Peter King explains how Harry Carson was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame this year.

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109 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2006, 12:10pm by Sid

12 Feb 2006, 08:30pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Ray Lewis Reportedly Wants Out of Baltimore

General manager Ozzie Newsome confirms that Ray Lewis asked to be traded before the 2005 season, and the Ravens have shopped him around this off-season, "but no team has offered more than a second-round pick for the linebacker." A second round pick sounds like a lot for a great player on the downside of his career.

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35 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2006, 4:52am by Sid

11 Feb 2006, 05:55pm by Michael David Smith

DeAngelo Hall: NFL's Fastest Man

Does anyone follow the NFL skill contests at the Pro Bowl? If you're interested, DeAngelo Hall won the Fastest Man competition. And if you're wondering how well these skills competitions translate to on-field ability, check this out: "Vick...finished ahead of Indianapolis' Peyton Manning in the accuracy contest."

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71 comments, Last at 06 Jul 2006, 3:26pm by Paul

11 Feb 2006, 01:47pm by Michael David Smith

Elway: Broncos Should Avoid T.O.

Not that John Elway has any say in the matter, but he believes his former team would be making a big mistake if it signed Terrell Owens. "I think there are a lot of things about T.O. that none of us really knows, but obviously he can ruin a football team," Elway told the Denver Post Friday evening. "If it were up to me I would say no. I think the Broncos are close enough anyway, and they don't need a guy who's too much of a risk." Terrell Davis and Shannon Sharpe have also said they think signing Owens would be a mistake.

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25 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2006, 5:09pm by Richard