2005 NFL FREE AGENCY PREVIEW – DEFENSE

Previewing the 2005 NFL Free Agency Period: The Defense (3/1/05) ED: Ed Agner : BB: Bill Barnwell : PR: Phil Rippa DEFENSIVE LINEMAN Buck Rasmussen Patriots Jarvis Green Patriots Rodney Bailey Patriots Carl Powell Bengals Shaun Ellis Jets John Abraham Jets Bryan Robinson Dolphins Demetrin Veal Ravens Marques Douglass Ravens Felip Claybrookes Browns Tyrone Rogers Browns Eric Taylor Steelers Brett […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – VANN MCELROY

Vann McElroy (by Ed Agner) I have a love/hate thing for pro football. Actually, I love pro football in theory – in July – but the NFL works so hard to flaunt its hypocrisy by creating false parity and messing around with strange new policies to artificially stimulate things one way or other and…creating…tuck…rules…and…HATE…RISING. Can’t work blue. Move on. Ahem. […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – BRAD VAN PELT

Brad Van Pelt by Phil Rippa Requested by Dean Rasmussen (Sadly Brad Van Pelt is another person who has passed away since the writing of their FPOTM) I needed to hook my boy Dean Rasmussen up on his birthday and he requested that we remember former All-Pro Brad Van Pelt for a minute. And it’s hard for me to ignore […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – TODD CHRISTENSEN

Todd Christensen (by Ed Agner) (Editor Note: Another FPOTM subject who passed after the writing of this. We are a cancer – Rippa) Full disclosure: Todd Christensen is probably my favorite ever football player. Well, at least my favorite ever offensive skills position player. Except for Ken Stabler. And Cliff Branch. And maybe Mark Van Eeghen. And – OK, Christensen […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – MARC WILSON

MARC WILSON (By Ed Agner. Requested by Dean Rasmussen) In case you weren’t aware, Dean is an evil-evil-evil-evil man. As if making me rehash Jay Schroeder wasn’t bad enough, he now asks for Marc Wilson. Oh sure, the first reaction is to do what we here at VP.com do best – nothing. But ever since I saw the request, I […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – PHILLIPPI SPARKS

PHILLIPPI SPARKS (by BILL BARNWELL) Growing up a fan of the Giants in the mid-nineties was a tough gig. Now, I understand that a lot of teams run through cold spells and don’t really have much to offer in the way of success. That’s okay. I could’ve easily fallen for a crappy team. Those Giants, however, were doubly unfortunate – […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – CONRAD DOBLER

CONRAD DOBLER (by ED AGNER) One’s knowledge of Conrad Dobler is a dividing line between football fans who are in the key marketing demographic that makes Madison Avenue drool and those whom Madison Avenue believes are in the drooling, incontinent, impotent demographic. If you have no clue who Dobler is or, at best, think he was just some guy who […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – WILLIAM ANDREWS

William Andrews (by Ed Agner and Phil Rippa) ED: Dean threatened to put on his Tom Landry hat, go into his Randy White four-point stance and bore us to death with endless tales of The Doomsday Defense if we didn’t feature William Andrews as a Forgotten Player of the Moment. I’ve had the misfortune of hearing my Dad wax poetic […]

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Forgotten Player of the Moment – RON DIXON

RON DIXON (by Phil Rippa)   The New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings played a Monday Night Football game that had lots and lots and lots of subplots. Brett Favre returning to play the second team he bailed on with a fake retirement. Favre, also, apparently has a jimmy that matches his jersey number. Randy Moss’ return to the Vikings. […]

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