Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

10 Aug 2006, 04:34pm by Guest

Never Punting

When you punt, you turn the ball over to the other team. So why isn't a punt considered a turnover? Starting from this idea, guest columnist Jason Scheib has developed a fascinating theory that teams might win more if they accepted a four-down mindset and never punted the ball. Come explore a dramatically counterintuitive strategy for winning football games.

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187 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2009, 3:34pm by Nelson

09 Aug 2006, 03:29pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

Time to once again open the FO Mailbag with questions on KUBIAK, defensive line stats, and partial success on third down. Plus, the results of the 2006 "Old Faces in New Places" contest and yet more Eli Manning similarity score talk.

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37 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2006, 8:35pm by Jim

08 Aug 2006, 10:55am by Michael David Smith

Time Warner vs. NFL Network

The NFL Network will go from a luxury item to a must-have for football fans when it begins carrying regular season games in November. But Time Warner says its subscribers won't get the network until the NFL gets real about the fees it charges. Who's right? Hear both sides and make up your own mind.

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112 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2007, 12:32am by Rhett

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