Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Oct 2005, 10:11pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Breaking the Tackle Code

Bad defenses produce high tackle totals. Good defenses produce low tackle totals. Mike Tanier examines the inverse relationship between tackle totals and defensive quality and wrestles with the difficulty of creating meaningful statistics for defensive players.

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32 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2005, 4:14pm by Gio Loz

13 Oct 2005, 10:44am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Ballad of a Thin Man

You walk up to the line, with the football in your hands. We see you quickly tackled, and we say, "Who is that man?" We try so hard but we just don't understand why all your runs this year have blown. Because something is happening, and we don't know what it is, do we, Mr. Kevin Jones?

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27 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2005, 12:33am by Sid

12 Oct 2005, 03:58pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Vinny and the Jets

If Vivek can't get a good football game soon, he might have to switch over to those Sunday afternoon informercials. An explanation -- and a gratuitous Hacksaw Jim Duggan mention -- lies within this week's edition of Scramble for the Ball. Plus, this year's rash of injuries explained in a new Jason Beattie cartoon.

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12 Oct 2005, 11:40am by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Week 6

Chiseled athletes can have all the muscles they want, but the knee is still only as strong as a band of fibrous collagen, and the ankle still has to be able to support all that weight moving around. That's why we have Will Carroll around to explain when something goes wrong with those joints. Also in this week's Black and Blue Report: What's the deal with Braylon Edwards?

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29 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2012, 4:21pm by Alallieptsext

11 Oct 2005, 06:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 6 DVOA Ratings

Dallas and Seattle move up, Philadelphia and Denver drop, and Cincinnati narrowly remains number one despite a loss. Here are the latest DVOA ratings, with ... Wait a minute, did you say Denver dropped? Didn't they win their fourth straight game? What the hell? All is explained in my infamous commentary for the math-o-phobic featured on FOXSports.com.

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86 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2005, 12:59am by "Andrew"

11 Oct 2005, 06:00pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Cowboys over Eagles

Everybody expected Philadelphia to be laughably better than the rest of the NFC East. Guess who's laughing now? (Hint: They wear stars on their helmets.) Ned Macey finds out what the 33-10 Dallas victory tells us about a resurgent passing game and the collapse of Philly's special teams.

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31 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2005, 6:23am by Anthony Brancato

10 Oct 2005, 09:57pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Jets Juice

The football viewing was a little different for Russell this weekend, as he took the opportunity to see his favorite NFL team, the Buccaneers, play in person. Along the way, he spent some quality pregame time with the Wayne Chrebet fan club, learned of the recuperative properties of Jets Juice, and ate from Big Sal's grill at a rolling Jets tailgate party. Take a trip to Gang Green country along with Confessions of a Football Junkie.

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8 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2005, 8:35pm by NF

07 Oct 2005, 06:24pm by admin

FO Mailbag

What happens if a player refuses to sign his qualifying offer? Why don't teams have an objective way to measure quarterback arm strength? Do DVOA ratings include home field advantage? All this and a few extra vowels this week in the Football Outsiders mailbag.

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51 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2007, 6:21pm by Karl Berthold

07 Oct 2005, 10:24am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: 5th-and-40

You have to cover a lot of ground when you drop into The Zone. This week, Mike Tanier tackles some third-and-forever situations, sets the record straight about the Steelers clock malfunction, reminisces about some major officiating blunders, and visits (figuratively) some Seattle strip clubs.

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44 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 11:39pm by Det. John Kimble

06 Oct 2005, 11:51pm by

Seventh Day Adventure: Warning!

The Surgeon General has advised that following the handicapping advice of Vinny and Russell for this weekend's college football games can be hazardous to your health. Four out of five dentists surveyed agree that these picks likely stink. But don't let that stop you from offering your own predictions, claiming after the fact that you did much better, and using this as the open thread to discuss college games all weekend long.

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106 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2005, 11:31am by Sid