Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

05 Jan 2007, 12:29pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Running Against the Colts

Everyone knows that the Colts run defense stinks. But we've studied the tape to find out why. Mike Tanier breaks down several running plays that have worked against the Colts and looks for the reasons behind their defensive collapse. It turns out that there is no shortage of culprits.

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76 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2007, 5:37am by Dave

05 Jan 2007, 12:29pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Running Against the Colts

Everyone knows that the Colts run defense stinks. But we've studied the tape to find out why. Mike Tanier breaks down several running plays that have worked against the Colts and looks for the reasons behind their defensive collapse. It turns out that there is no shortage of culprits.

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76 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2007, 5:37am by Dave

04 Jan 2007, 02:16pm by Bill Barnwell

Why Doesn't Bill Polian's S--t Work in the Playoffs?

In which football ends up like baseball, Adam Vinatieri isn't as important as you think, and defense really does win more championships than offense.

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168 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2007, 7:16pm by Pat

04 Jan 2007, 10:59am by Alex Carnevale

The Week in Quotes: January 3, 2006

Nick Saban is gone, but Matt Millen is inexplicably still around. Boise State and Vinny T. make history, but not at the same time. Plus: One more week to appreciate the poetry of Herm Edwards in The Week in Quotes.

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19 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2007, 12:34pm by Chris

03 Jan 2007, 10:40pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble: 2007 Playoff Fantasy Draft & Loser League Wrap-Up

This week's Scramble combines two FO traditions: our fourth Annual FO Staff Playoff Fantasy Draft, and a wrap-up of the second half Loser League contest. Plus, Dennis Green has anger management issues in Jason Beattie's latest cartoon.

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47 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2007, 3:21pm by Bill Barnwell

03 Jan 2007, 10:40pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble: 2007 Playoff Fantasy Draft & Loser League Wrap-Up

This week's Scramble combines two FO traditions: our fourth Annual FO Staff Playoff Fantasy Draft, and a wrap-up of the second half Loser League contest. Plus, Dennis Green has anger management issues in Jason Beattie's latest cartoon.

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47 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2007, 3:21pm by Bill Barnwell

03 Jan 2007, 11:46am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Jets' Offensive Line

The Jets' offensive line: Two rookies, two Arizona Cardinals cast-offs, one minimum-salary scrub. Doesn't sound like much, but there are some things to like about it. Find out more in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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53 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2007, 3:02pm by Chris

02 Jan 2007, 05:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Final 2006 DVOA Ratings

Baltimore leads the final DVOA ratings for the 2006 season and goes into the playoffs with the Super Bowl favorite trifecta: First in DVOA, first in weighted DVOA, and first in Pythagorean wins. New England moves ahead of San Diego for the number two spot in weighted DVOA, and Philadelphia moves ahead of Chicago as the best NFC team of 2006. Indianapolis puts up the second highest offensive DVOA ever, Chicago the third highest special teams DVOA. Numbers here, commentary on FOXSports.com.

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126 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2012, 12:17pm by Robert20Morin

02 Jan 2007, 02:25pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Lions over Cowboys

The worst defense in the NFL since Week 13? None other than the Dallas Cowboys. Not exactly the momentum they want heading into the playoffs. Hopefully the Lions organization realizes that they were feasting on a wounded animal and not displaying potential for next season. All this, plus Tony Romo likes to drop the football.

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22 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2007, 3:03pm by Tim Wilson

02 Jan 2007, 12:24am by Aaron Schatz

370 Carries Revisited

We've mentioned it all season long, and now that Larry Johnson set a new NFL record for carries in a season, the "Curse of 370" is showing up in everything written by Football Outsiders. This article from the Seattle chapter of Pro Football Prospectus 2006 should help answer some of the questions people have about the 370-carry theory, including why we don't count receptions, and how a playoff appearance changes things.

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