Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

12 Dec 2006, 11:43am by P. Ryan Wilson

NFL Selling Troy Smith Short

Man, the Troy Smith train is really gathering steam. Page 2's Jemele Hill tries to make the case that Smith should be a top-five pick this April. ESPN's Kirk Herbstreit thinks the Browns should make Smith their next quarterback of the future (the line starts behind Charlie Frye). I know Smith has had a great college season, but does anybody think he'll be an above-average NFL quarterback? (Seriously. I don't watch a lot of college football so I'm really curious about this.)

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99 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2006, 9:19pm by jaxon

11 Dec 2006, 05:24pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Saints Go as Far as Brees Carries Them

After shellacking the Cowboys on Sunday night are the Saints now the best team in the NFC? Are the Bears still the favorites even with Rex Grossman? Is New Orleans' defense too much of a liability? Does it even matter since Drew Brees throws for 400 yards a game? I need answers!

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15 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2006, 2:28pm by Pat

11 Dec 2006, 01:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Young Clark Kent Can't Help Showing Off a Little

Can you imagine what it would have been like if Reggie Bush had gone to high school after the creation of YouTube? It would be a lot like how you will feel after you watch these YouTube videos of Cy Creek High running back Sam McGuffie. We can break down all the numbers and X's and O's but sometimes you just want to watch a football player who makes you go "whoa." Thanks, Deadspin.

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19 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2006, 4:14pm by Peter Libero

11 Dec 2006, 11:46am by P. Ryan Wilson

MMQB: Emerging from the Pack

Peter King consults Jerome Bettis on which potential 2006 wild-card team has the best shot at running the table. Also, the Quotes of the Week might be the best of the season.

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46 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2006, 11:35pm by hector

10 Dec 2006, 01:38pm by Mike Tanier

Overheard at FO

Thoughts of the Football Outsiders staff from this weekend's games. (Click link to read more.)

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10 Dec 2006, 01:22pm by Aaron Schatz

Boston's Football Footnote

Great feature article in today's Boston Globe about the early days of the Redskins before they moved to Washington. Did you know that Redskins owner George Preston Marshall hired a Native American coach to try to drum up interest in the team? Of course, he also sealed the team's fate in Boston by doubling ticket prices one hour before a big game against the Giants. (Free registration required.)

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5 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2006, 9:36pm by ChrisFromNJ

09 Dec 2006, 01:46pm by Doug Farrar

Oakland's Offense: The Historic Black Hole of Suck

The Oakland Raiders Defense: Good. The Oakland Raiders Offense: Abysmal. But is the discrepancy the biggest of the DVOA era? (Click link to read more.)

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09 Dec 2006, 11:39am by Doug Farrar

Bengals' O'Neal Charged With DWI

Yes, it's THEM again! It's not even funny anymore. Well, maybe a little bit. When Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Deltha O'Neal blew an 0.10 blood alcohol level after being stopped at a traffic checkpoint early Saturday, he became the eighth Bengal arrested this year. I'm not 100% sure, but this could break a record set by the Switzer-era Cowboys.

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41 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2006, 2:45pm by Ryan Mc

08 Dec 2006, 01:58pm by Aaron Schatz

Those Wacky Jaguars

Aaron Schatz breaks down which teams have the highest week to week variance. (Click link to read more.)

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08 Dec 2006, 12:37pm by P. Ryan Wilson

'Sunday Ticket' Draws Wrath of Pennsylvania Lawmaker

ESPN.com's Len Pasquarelli reports: "Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., claimed at the end of a Thursday hearing that he will sponsor legislation to strip the NFL of the antitrust exemption that permits the league to negotiate its television contracts for all 32 franchises, rather than have the teams do so individually."

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154 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2006, 11:59am by fromanchu