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15 Aug 2005, 10:32am by Mike Tanier

Zone Coverage: Not as Simple as its Seams

As a follow-up to our recent Minicamp on man coverage, Mike Tanier looks at zone coverage schemes, particularly three-deep zones. Find out the difference between Sky and Cloud defenses, learn what it really means to roll coverage, and take a trip into the No-Cover Zone.

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11 Aug 2005, 10:08pm by scramble

2005 Over-Unders: South Divisions

Al and Vivek wrap up the third annual Scramble for the Ball Over-Under Extravaganza with a trip to the land of Skynyrd, NASCAR, and ... David Letterman? Yes, according to NFL geography, Indianapolis is Dixieland. Plus, find out if anybody from the FO staff is willing to give Michael Vick the benefit of the doubt, and the latest cartoon from Jason Beattie.

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11 Aug 2005, 03:28pm by Guest

Book Review: Scientific Football 2005

You've read about him in Dr. Z's column. You've seen him mentioned favorably on Football Outsiders. Of course, those were both free. Should you be dropping fifty bucks on K.C. Joyner's Scientific Football 2005? Guest book reviewer Jim Armstrong provides a detailed analysis of the book to help you decide.

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24 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2005, 5:38pm by J byler

10 Aug 2005, 03:44pm by Ned Macey

Can the Super Bowl Loser's Curse Stop the Eagles?

The Eagles are projected to have the most wins in football by our projection system. Only one team that has lost the Super Bowl since 1998 has made the playoffs the next season. Ned Macey takes a look at what brought down those past Super Bowl losers to see if the same fate may befall the Eagles.

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38 comments, Last at 07 Jul 2006, 6:04am by t.d.

08 Aug 2005, 06:44pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Camp X-Ray

In the NFL, the pre-season injuries start before the pre-season games do. In the first regular edition of his new column on NFL injuries, Will Carroll looks at Marcus Spears, Duce Staley, Brandon Stokley, and more hamstrings than Miss Piggy's sweater.

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13 comments, Last at 11 Aug 2005, 1:56pm by Carl

07 Aug 2005, 09:37pm by Mike Tanier

Man Coverage: You Can't Beat It

Man coverage in the NFL means more than just lining up across from a receiver and following him around the field. Mike Tanier takes a look at the most common varieties of man coverage used in the NFL, as well as the techniques defenders use to keep from getting toasted.

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14 comments, Last at 11 Aug 2005, 2:58pm by Jason

04 Aug 2005, 06:04pm by scramble

2005 Over-Unders: North Divisions

Welcome to Week 3 of the Over-Under Extravaganza. Does anyone have an easier road to the playoffs than Pittsburgh? Will Brett Favre make one more run at a Super Bowl title? Will Cleveland win a game? All these questions will be answered by Al and Vivek in the latest edition of Scramble for the Ball.

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03 Aug 2005, 12:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Pro Football Prospectus Mailbag

We know you've got plenty of questions about Pro Football Prospectus 2005, and we answer some of them here. What's the deal with the fantasy projection spreadsheet? Since they aren't in the book, will specific DVOA projections show up on the website? Where did Otto Graham disappear to? Why do backups always have the highest DVOA ratings? Can you convince me that Julius Jones isn't just William Green Part II? When can I meet you in person? What's the frequency, Disgruntled Kenneth? These questions and more are answered here, and you can also use this as a much-requested book discussion thread.

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03 Aug 2005, 12:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Pro Football Prospectus Mailbag

We know you've got plenty of questions about Pro Football Prospectus 2005, and we answer some of them here. What's the deal with the fantasy projection spreadsheet? Since they aren't in the book, will specific DVOA projections show up on the website? Where did Otto Graham disappear to? Why do backups always have the highest DVOA ratings? Can you convince me that Julius Jones isn't just William Green Part II? When can I meet you in person? What's the frequency, Disgruntled Kenneth? These questions and more are answered here, and you can also use this as a much-requested book discussion thread.

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102 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2012, 5:05pm by Geschenke

01 Aug 2005, 11:10am by Guest

Building a Better Fantasy League

Want to take your fantasy football league to the next level? Then you have to question the standard rules. Guest columnist Dan Lewis says the way to improve your fantasy football competition is to emphasize the fantasy and the competition, and de-emphasize the importance of dumb luck. Waive your start/bench decisions goodbye and say hello to deeper rosters and more trades.

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72 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2005, 4:20pm by BknGen