Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

07 Apr 2006, 11:52am by Michael David Smith

2000 NFL Draft, Six Years Later

Courtney Brown No. 1? Tom Brady No. 199? Why is the first round of the 2000 draft so hard to tell from the sixth round? It's time for that annual Football Outsiders tradition, reviewing the draft from six years ago.

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128 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2007, 7:46pm by John P

06 Apr 2006, 08:49am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

Reggie Bush will immediately lead the Texans to the Super Bowl. Adam Vinatieri will kick the Super Bowl-winning kick for the Colts. The Jaguars aggressively addressed their needs by stockpiling players named Williams. The Titans are treating one of their franchise icons with class. This and other facts in Ned Macey's latest tour around the AFC South.

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72 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2006, 5:27pm by SlyPumpkin

04 Apr 2006, 04:23pm by Guest

Four Downs: NFC South

Darrel Michaud returns to look after the first month of free agency in the NFC South. The Saints brought up the rear in the division, and they made lot of changes. The Bucs won the division, and they've made almost none. Maybe these guys know something about how to run a football team.

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51 comments, Last at 16 May 2006, 8:24am by TenaciousD

30 Mar 2006, 01:06pm by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: AFC West

A cone of silence has descended over the AFC West. Priest Holmes is mum on his health status. The Chargers' top brass has muzzled Marty Schottenheimer and A.J. Smith. The Broncos made some noise by trading up in the draft, but they are hush-hush about who they are taking. And the Raiders are keeping quiet about their new philosophy: a Commitment to Queen-Sized Beds.

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87 comments, Last at 14 Apr 2006, 2:09am by EVinSD

27 Mar 2006, 07:15pm by Michael David Smith

Four Downs: NFC North

Quarterbacks are the main topic of discussion in the NFC North this off-season, but in the latest installment of Four Downs, we'll ponder Matt Millen's next big move, the retirement of an underappreciated 28-year-old, and even the possible return of The Original Whizzinator.

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93 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2007, 11:20pm by holly pob

23 Mar 2006, 04:26pm by Guest

College Quarterbacks Through the Prism of Statistics

Can college football stats somehow be used to predict which players will succeed in the NFL? It will surprise many to discover the answer is "yes." With this look at Matt Leinart, Vince Young and Jay Cutler, guest columnist David Lewin previews his college-to-NFL QB projection system, which will get its proper debut in Pro Football Prospectus 2006.

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137 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2010, 4:37am by Carla

21 Mar 2006, 04:28pm by Al Bogdan

Four Downs: NFC East

Al Bogdan breaks down the first few weeks of free agency in the NFC East, which mostly means the annual orgy of spending that is the Washington Redskins. It also means the T.O. signing, which Al says filled a hole Dallas didn't really have. Michael David Smith disagrees, explaining why it was a great move in this article at FOXSports.com. Read both sides and then give your opinion here.

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170 comments, Last at 31 May 2006, 3:07pm by ben

15 Mar 2006, 10:37pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Four Downs: AFC North

Ryan Wilson checks in with the AFC North free agency update, vaguely lamenting (as a Steelers fan) that Pittsburgh hasn't really done anything while Cleveland has signed everyone but the Washington Redskins.

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118 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2006, 9:37pm by J

14 Mar 2006, 11:38pm by Guest

Pete Morelli Under Review

A lot of people complained about the officiating in this year's playoffs. But just like players, officials cannot really be judged on a single game in the national spotlight. Guest columnist Matthew Furtek goes through several regular season games to judge the referee behind the most controversial calls of this past January. Bill who? No, we're talking about Pete Morelli, the man who overturned Troy Polamalu's interception in Indianapolis and presided over the infamous false start/offsides that was neither a false start nor an offsides.

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47 comments, Last at 13 Apr 2006, 11:37pm by Mentos

09 Mar 2006, 05:12pm by Aaron Schatz

Four Downs: AFC East

How much would the Patriots miss Adam Vinatieri? How young are the Miami Dolphins? What does Eric Moulds' "personal assistant" actually do for a living? Does the Jets' depth chart have a single position without holes? These questions are pondered in the long-delayed final article from the first round of Four Downs.

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114 comments, Last at 30 Mar 2006, 10:46pm by Mr Shush