Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

07 Aug 2006, 01:38pm by Guest

Does the NFL Preseason Matter?

The NFL preseason is pointless, right? Maybe not -- as long as you know where to look for meaning. Guest columnist Patrick Allison shows that a game in the preseason can help tell us what will happen if those two teams meet again during the regular season. (Note: This is the research Aaron referenced in last Sunday's New York Times.)

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56 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2006, 5:45pm by Pat

06 Aug 2006, 03:09pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Hall of Fame Game Commentary

Are you desperate for some football? Join Ryan Wilson as he liveblogs tonight's Hall of Fame Game between Oakland and Philadelphia.

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85 comments, Last at 07 Aug 2006, 7:28pm by Fnor

04 Aug 2006, 01:46pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: AFC Over-Unders Part I

Bill Barnwell and Ian Dembsky take a look at the uglier half of the AFC in the first of Scramble for the Ball's annual series of columns analyzing the Vegas-prescribed over/unders for each NFL team. When they're not breaking the hearts of the Nigerian FO readership, that is.

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61 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2006, 12:14pm by FarSeer

02 Aug 2006, 06:42pm by Mike Tanier

The Great Hall of Fame Debate

Everyone loves a good Hall of Fame argument, including our own Michael David Smith and Mike Tanier. In this Hall of Fame Game special, the two Mikes offer their opinions on Canton hopefuls, from current players to recent retirees, and nearly strangle each other before the Terrell Davis segment is finished.

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261 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2006, 12:37pm by Dan Grum

28 Jul 2006, 02:33pm by admin

Happy Third Birthday to Football Outsiders

In honor of our third anniversary, a list of highlights from the past 12 months, including some of our best articles and a few choice Jason Beattie cartoons. Plus, the best discussion threads of the past three years, as suggested by our readers.

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45 comments, Last at 11 Aug 2006, 8:45am by Kalyan

26 Jul 2006, 12:35pm by Guest

Ken Anderson and the Hall of Fame, Revisited

In PFP 2005, we listed Ken Anderson with two of the top ten QB seasons since 1960. So why does he receive so little consideration for the Hall of Fame? David Lewin analyzes Steve McNair's HOF chances in the brand new Pro Football Prospectus 2006; here, he uses those same tools to compare Anderson and his 1970s contemporaries.

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91 comments, Last at 01 Apr 2009, 11:46am by GJones

24 Jul 2006, 11:41am by Michael David Smith

The Passing Game IV: Spread Offense

Once upon a time, a man named Mouse revolutionized football by dispensing with the fullback and tight end and using four wide receivers as his base offense. The run-and-shoot was going to change the NFL -- until people discovered that it, too, had its weaknesses. In the final part of our series on the passing game, Michael David Smith looks at the ideas behind the run-and-shoot and its modern iteration, the spread offense.

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73 comments, Last at 23 Feb 2009, 4:03am by Gut

20 Jul 2006, 12:38pm by Mike Tanier

The Passing Game III: Bootlegs

The third part of our series on passing offense covers the play-action bootleg. Mike Tanier leaves the pocket, rolls right, and gives you the scoop on the waggle.

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26 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2007, 9:21pm by mark

18 Jul 2006, 01:54pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball Returns

Say it loud, it's back and proud. Same Scramble feel, two new writers. Well, one new writer, and one new old writer, anyway. Ian Dembsky and Bill Barnwell kick off a new season of Scramble for the Ball with a review of the Rotoworld experts fantasy draft, a look inside the Scramble mailbag, a new feature looking at old football cards, and a very special off-season Keep Choppin' Wood award.

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41 comments, Last at 30 Jul 2006, 9:52am by Kulko

14 Jul 2006, 12:04pm by Mike Tanier

The Passing Game II: Slants and Flats

The quick slant is the pass route that made Bill Walsh a genius and changed the way NFL football was played in the 1980s. Our latest strategy minicamp examines several variations on the classic Slant-and-Flats play. Find out how it works and why it is so darn hard to stop.

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29 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2006, 11:22pm by Vern