Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Jul 2007, 04:57pm by admin

FO vs. The Deepest Fantasy League Ever

Football Outsiders gets invited into the inner circle of NFL websites, with a place in the CBS Sportsline IDP Experts League. Little did we know it would be the deepest fantasy league of all time, with 18 weekly starters and a 29-round draft. Come share with us the joy of drafting Donte Whitner and Michael Bennett.

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40 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2007, 6:20pm by RU Serious

18 Jul 2007, 10:59am by Mike Tanier

Play of the Day: Bunch Right Skinny Post

Just in case you ever thought about being an NFL free safety, Mike Tanier offers a play designed specifically to confound and exploit you.

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26 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2011, 1:59pm by freeser

16 Jul 2007, 12:54pm by Doug Farrar

Divisional DVOA

The dark underbelly of the divisional system in sports is that weak-sister teams like the 2006 Seahawks automatically get into the playoffs because they win even weaker divisions. Was last year's NFC West the weakest division in recent history? Doug Farrar dives into a dozen years of DVOA to find out.

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46 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2008, 1:50pm by Joshua

11 Jul 2007, 07:12pm by Mike Tanier

Play of the Day: Epic End Around

Full house backfield? Check. Dangerous tight end and former college quarterback turned slash receiver at fullback? Check. Reverse to the split end? Check. Today's play has the makings of something special. So why did the Redskins execute it so poorly? Today, we analyze an almost-disastrous reverse to Santana Moss, looking for ways to make it better while preserving its delightful wackiness.

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29 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2009, 4:43am by Dracula Poker

05 Jul 2007, 12:25pm by Mike Tanier

Every Stat Tells a Story: The 1981 Colts

Three words sum this story up nicely: Worst. Defense. Ever.

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53 comments, Last at 12 Jul 2007, 1:15am by DolFan 316

03 Jul 2007, 01:33pm by Mike Tanier

Play of the Day: Goal Line Tight End Passes

The best way to score in goal-to-go situations is to run the ball, but no playbook would be complete without a few goal line pass plays to keep the defense guessing. Today, we'll draw up two passes for the tight end: one a traditional rollout, the other designed to leave a Hall of Famer wide open in the corner of the end zone.

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30 comments, Last at 09 Jul 2007, 12:58pm by MRH

28 Jun 2007, 05:33pm by Bill Barnwell

Welker? I Hardly Know Her.

Wes Welker was actually a good player despite being mired in the Dolphins' offense the last few years, so he should be great with Tom Brady and the Patriots, right? Bill Barnwell doesn't think so, and if you'll listen he'll tell you exactly why.

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68 comments, Last at 12 Jun 2012, 4:10pm by Anonymous2012

26 Jun 2007, 03:23pm by Aaron Schatz

1996 DVOA Ratings and Commentary

Return with us now to days of old, when Brett Favre couldn't win the big game, Steve McNair was a HO, and the Baltimore Ravens had a great offense and a terrible defense. (Yes, really.) The DVOA era expands past one decade with this look at the 1996 season.

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115 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2007, 9:32pm by Packer Pete

25 Jun 2007, 11:54am by Mike Tanier

Play of the Day: Empty Double Slants

It's third and short. Time to go with two backs, three tight ends, and a power running play, right? Heck no! We're going no-huddle and empty backfield for today's play: a Colts gamble that, thanks to a crazy bounce, paid big dividends for the Titans.

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32 comments, Last at 10 Jul 2007, 11:54pm by josh

21 Jun 2007, 01:09pm by Mike Tanier

Play of The Day: Shotgun Fake Option Seamer

Vince Young is in the shotgun. Will he handoff? Rollout? Run? Throw? Norm Chow doesn't want you to know. Today's play is a fake option pass that would look right at home in Mack Brown or Urban Meyer's playbook.

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30 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2007, 6:36pm by xmenehune