Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Jul 2007, 06:59pm by Aaron Schatz

More Fun with Incomplete Passes

We go back into the 2006 game charting data to take a closer look at incomplete passes. Learn who had the most underthrown or overthrown passes, the surprising difference between Byron Leftwich and David Garrard, and why a pass defensed isn't necessarily a higher quality of incomplete.

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74 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2007, 6:37pm by stan

23 Jul 2007, 04:24pm by Aaron Schatz

Adjusting Completion Percentage

This year's Pro Football Prospectus contains a lot more game charting data when compared to last year's book, but we still couldn't fit it all in. We'll be looking at some of that data on Football Outsiders over the next month. Today: Whose completion percentage suffered due to dropped passes, and whose completion percentage was helped by a healthy dose of short routes?

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84 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2007, 12:26pm by Soxphan

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