Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Dec 2007, 12:29pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Mario Williams

All of a sudden, the Houston Texans aren't looking stupid for picking Mario Williams first overall. What kind of player is he becoming? And why would he be even better without Bill Carollo involved? Find out in this week's Every Play Counts.

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51 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2007, 3:05pm by Chris

18 Dec 2007, 05:26pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 15 DVOA Ratings

The Patriots join the long history of great teams whose DVOA rating dropped after Week 15. The Steelers and Jaguars are going in opposite directions. And seriously, why is Cincinnati's DVOA so darn high this year?

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116 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2007, 6:07pm by B

18 Dec 2007, 11:49am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Eagles over Cowboys

The Eagles finally win a close one over the no-longer-dominant Cowboys. An injured quarterback is forcing throws to his closely-covered primary receiver, so why consider the running game with one of the game's top backs? For the Eagles, Donovan McNabb is starting to regain his elusiveness, which could open up the offense.

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58 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2007, 7:24pm by MdM

17 Dec 2007, 01:56pm by Doug Farrar

Audibles at the Line: Week 15

The Spygate revenge game wasn't what we thought it was, Tampa Bay makes history, Atari Bigby gets lucky, the Seahawks mistake a road game for a bye, Bryant Gumbel makes stuff up, and the Atlanta Falcons go Full Kotite. Also, congratulations to the Miami Dolphins for getting off the schneid!

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197 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2007, 9:32am by Eric P

17 Dec 2007, 01:34pm by Doug Farrar

Audibles Special: Rich Rodriguez to Michigan

In this special segment of Audibles, the FO staff discusses the hire of Rich Rodriguez at the University of Michigan.

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41 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2007, 8:59pm by young curmudgeon

14 Dec 2007, 03:16pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Window Dressing

Saints coach Sean Payton likes to baffle opponents with dozens of formations, including straight-from-the-sandlot stack alignments. Colts coordinator Tom Moore uses no-frills formations but gets creative when designing route combinations. The Saints and Colts offenses look different, but Mike Tanier learns this week that the differences are only skin deep.

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29 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2007, 8:55pm by Methodologically Flawed

13 Dec 2007, 04:30pm by Michael David Smith

EPC: How to Cover Terrell Owens

Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens entered Sunday's game against the Lions leading the league in DPAR and second in the league in DVOA. But he walked off the field having caught just three passes for 27 yards. What gives? Find out in this week's Every Play Counts.

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67 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2007, 10:08pm by im_no_playa

13 Dec 2007, 11:30am by Ben Riley

The Week in Quotes: December 13, 2007

We've got TWIQ material related to the Brutus Petrino fiasco, the Smith-Nolan blood feud, and not one but two quote threads relating to the New England Patriots. Stay calm, everyone, and let Herm guide you to your moment of zen.

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152 comments, Last at 20 Dec 2007, 1:48am by Sid

12 Dec 2007, 04:48pm by Bill Barnwell

Scramble for the Ball: The House That Votes Built

Remember Roell Preston? John Henry Mills? Alex Bannister? Bill examines these and other perhaps not-so-great Pro Bowlers of the DVOA era in this week's Scramble, while our cartoon tries to help the last decent human being left on the Atlanta Falcons.

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34 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2007, 8:23am by cian

12 Dec 2007, 02:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 14 DVOA Ratings

Thanks for waiting through our technical difficulties, DVOA fans. The Patriots still have the best DVOA rating ever, the Vikings keep climbing, and in the commentary, learn which two teams have played the three worst DVOA games of the year over the past two weeks. NOTE: PREMIUM DATABASE UPDATED AS OF 4 PM THURSDAY

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190 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2007, 6:40pm by BDC