Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Apr 2005, 12:01am by Al Bogdan

Four Downs: NFC East

The Giants are getting younger, the Cowboys aren't doing much of anything, and everyone in Washington and Philadelphia is complaining. Join Al Bogdan as he takes a look around the NFC East in the latest edition of Four Downs.

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12 Apr 2005, 10:28am by Michael David Smith

1999 NFL Draft: Six Years Later

It was the best of times (Donovan McNabb and Daunte Culpepper), it was the worst of times (Akili Smith and Cade McNown), it was the age of wisdom (Bill Polian taking Edgerrin James), it was the age of foolishness (Mike Ditka in dreadlocks). It was the 1999 NFL draft, and we review it today.

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11 Apr 2005, 04:40pm by Aaron Schatz

Four Downs: AFC East

Time to take a look at the draft needs of the AFC East. The Patriots and Jets have specific needs, the Bills could use general depth, and the Dolphins could use an extra ten or twenty draft picks. Aaron also goes over recent draft history, looks at receivers similar to David Terrell, and plays that game that's sweeping the nation, or at least the New York Metropolitan Area: Guaranteed RB Decline Trivia.

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07 Apr 2005, 09:44am by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: AFC West

The Chiefs are courting Patrick Surtain, the Broncos are stockpiling former Browns linemen (can Michael Dean Perry be far behind?), Antonio Gates is angling for a new contract, Will Shields is pondering retirement, the Raiders are signing spare parts, and Chiefs defenders are grousing. Four Downs takes a tour of the AFC West with Mike Tanier.

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2 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2005, 1:21am by David Beathard

05 Apr 2005, 11:14am by Russell Levine

Four Downs: NFC South

For an 11-5 team, the Falcons sure have made a lot of changes. Maybe they've been reading Football Outsiders and know they really weren't that good last year. In other NFC South news in the latest edition of Four Downs, the Panthers sure do draft well and the Saints and Bucs sure don't. Plus, who on the Frankfurt Galaxy caught the author's eye?

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04 Apr 2005, 02:45pm by admin

Open 2005 NFL Draft Discussion Thread Part II

This is a thread for open discussion of the 2005 NFL Draft.

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01 Apr 2005, 03:22am by Guest

A Revolution in NFL Analysis

Here at Football Outsiders, we're committed to the advancement of football research, even if it means giving equal time to a potential competitor. In this guest article, Dr. William Kilgore explains a new statistical method that may change the way football is watched, played, and talked about.

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2 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2005, 9:02pm by L. Goodman

31 Mar 2005, 02:10pm by Guest

Zone Blocking vs. Man Blocking

Does "the Denver system" really help running backs? What about other teams that switch to a so-called "zone blocking" scheme? In this guest column, Brian Hook looks at the (admittedly limited) data from Denver, Atlanta, and Houston, and tries to discern a trend.

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5 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2007, 7:27am by Frank

31 Mar 2005, 02:10pm by Guest

Zone Blocking vs. Man Blocking

Does "the Denver system" really help running backs? What about other teams that switch to a so-called "zone blocking" scheme? In this guest column, Brian Hook looks at the (admittedly limited) data from Denver, Atlanta, and Houston, and tries to discern a trend.

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5 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2007, 7:27am by Frank

29 Mar 2005, 12:04pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Four Downs: AFC North

Baltimore works on the offense, Cincinnati works on the defense, and Cleveland works on everything. Plus, Pittsburgh loses some veteran free agents. (In other news, Michael Jackson is wacky and water is wet.) Ryan Wilson looks at an active offseason in the AFC North in the latest edition of Four Downs.

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1 comment, Last at 28 Apr 2006, 5:27pm by ray