Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

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

30 Jul 2005, 10:22am by admin

Happy Second Birthday to Football Outsiders

In honor of our second anniversary, a list of highlights from the past 12 months, including some of our best articles and a few choice Jason Beattie cartoons.

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38 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2005, 3:05am by NF

28 Jul 2005, 07:51pm by scramble

2005 Over-Unders: East Divisions

Al and Vivek are back with Part II of the pre-season Over-Under Extravaganza. Will Dallas be a Super Bowl contender or miss the playoffs altogether? Are the Bills ready to contend with New England for a division title? How bad can things get in Washington? All these questions answered, plus some obligatory Mike Nugent bashing in the latest edition of Scramble for the Ball.

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38 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2011, 4:17pm by Bet in Vegas

27 Jul 2005, 11:26am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

The Texans' playoff drive may depend on Derick Armstrong. The Colts made headlines but no roster moves. The Jaguars have a huge hole at running back, but they were wise to not fill it with the Titans' solution, Travis Henry. Plus a look at a strategy working around the nation to extract money from cash-strapped cities.

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22 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2005, 8:37am by Mr Shush

25 Jul 2005, 04:52pm by Aaron Schatz

1998 DVOA Ratings and Commentary

Usually at FO we write about the football of today, but we're also busy going through old play-by-play so we can apply our metrics to past seasons and learn more about why teams win and lose. Return with us to that bygone era when the NFL was a tiny league of just 30 teams, when Hall of Famers like Elway, Young, and Emmitt still dominated while Peyton Manning and Tony Gonzalez were but wee lads. Learn why the record-setting Vikings didn't even have the best offense of 1998, and why the 1999 Rams may not have been such a surprise after all. Hint: It ties in with the San Diego chapter of Pro Football Prospectus 2005.

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87 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2005, 9:54pm by Björn