Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

22 Jul 2005, 12:47am by scramble

2005 Over-Unders: West Divisions

Vivek and Al are back with a new season of Scramble for the Ball, and the over-under lines for the NFC and AFC West leave them with some tough choices. Will the Rams have enough defense? Will the Raiders have enough defense? Will the Chiefs have enough defense? Will the Seahawks have enough defense? (Do you notice a pattern here?)

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19 Jul 2005, 02:33pm by Al Bogdan

Four Downs: NFC East

Washington's defense is falling apart because of legal troubles, but could the Law have the biggest impact in Dallas? Who will have the honor of holding a clipboard for Eli Manning or dropping passes in place of Terrell Owens? Al Bogdan takes you around the NFC East in the latest edition of Four Downs.

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64 comments, Last at 27 Jul 2005, 10:54pm by dwn&distance

15 Jul 2005, 12:36pm by Aaron Schatz

Four Downs: AFC East

What other Buffalo running back left town after a season remarkably similar to Travis Henry's 2004? What are the biggest offensive DVOA turnarounds of the past few years, and could Miami possibly match them? Who will fill the holes in the Jets secondary? Aaron attempts to answer these questions in the latest edition of Four Downs.

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55 comments, Last at 12 Aug 2005, 1:48pm by Led

13 Jul 2005, 01:55pm by Michael David Smith

The I-Formation: Offensive Bread and Butter

The I-formation is football's most versatile set, allowing for power running and deep passing. Michael David Smith goes inside the numbers to find out how the I-formation ticks, who is using it the most, and who is the best at running from it.

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79 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2006, 10:49pm by Andrew

13 Jul 2005, 01:55pm by Michael David Smith

The I-Formation: Offensive Bread and Butter

The I-formation is football's most versatile set, allowing for power running and deep passing. Michael David Smith goes inside the numbers to find out how the I-formation ticks, who is using it the most, and who is the best at running from it.

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79 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2006, 10:49pm by Andrew

12 Jul 2005, 09:30am by Will Carroll

Ten Injuries to Watch in Training Camp

We've finally dragged one of the Baseball Prospectus guys over to the dark side. Football Outsiders is proud to welcome to our staff award-winning writer Will Carroll, best known for the BP "medhead" column "Under the Knife." His new weekly column on NFL injuries will tell you not just how much time a player will miss, but why, and how the injury will affect his body when he returns. In his debut column, he explains why getting on the field doesn't mean Chad Pennington is all the way back, and delivers some bad news to Washington fans.

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56 comments, Last at 29 Apr 2006, 8:34pm by Nathan B. Dawe

08 Jul 2005, 03:06pm by Mike Tanier

Defensive Line Basics: Mind the Gap

The latest in our series on the building blocks of football strategy discusses the defensive line. Learn about numbered techniques, engagement with blockers, and the difference between one-gap and one-gap responsibilities.

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55 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2005, 6:30pm by Bloomeanie

06 Jul 2005, 05:30pm by Aaron Schatz

New Generation of Backs Ready To Join NFL Elite

In July, the NFL goes on vacation, but NFL fans do not -- because it is time to start thinking fantasy football. No fantasy football position is more important than running back, and in this article from Friday's edition of the New York Sun, Aaron explains why there will be some new names among 2005's NFL rushing yardage leaders. It's your chance to get a sneak peak at some of our fantasy projections and find out why a certain second-year back is featured on the cover of Pro Football Prospectus 2005.

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81 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2005, 4:23pm by jimmy jimmerson