Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

05 Jul 2005, 09:34pm by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: AFC West

Todd Sauerbrun shoots for a punting record, Az Hakim performs a hitch-'n'-go in Kansas City, and the Raiders defense faces an identity crisis. Mike Tanier helps you get caught up with the AFC West in the latest installment of Four Downs.

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38 comments, Last at 20 Jul 2005, 12:17pm by chiefzilla

30 Jun 2005, 12:29pm by P. Ryan Wilson

A Different Look at the Best Running Backs Ever

When we talk about the greatest runners of all time, we often talk about total yards or yards per carry. But the NFL has seesawed back and forth from a league dominated by rushing to one dominated by passing, and then back again. How can we analyze yardage in the context of the offensive environment of each player's career? Ryan Wilson takes a look.

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165 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2005, 8:26pm by felix adams

28 Jun 2005, 01:34pm by Russell Levine

Four Downs: NFC South

Are the Falcons' passing-game woes all Michael Vick's fault? Even Russell doesn't think so, but he still might end up hiding in a bunker (along with the makers of Midway's new football video game) after Pro Football Prospectus 2005 comes out. The latest edition of Four Downs also looks at Carolina's punter-for-punter trade, Tampa Bay's offensive line situation, and the newest receiver in New Orleans.

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51 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2005, 9:11pm by Nev

28 Jun 2005, 11:28am by Michael David Smith

Previews in Review 2005

Every year, numerous teams make the playoffs despite losing records the year before. So why is there so much agreement on the newstands when it comes to the 2005 forecast? Michael David Smith has a closer look at five magazines that want your seven dollars.

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89 comments, Last at 06 Jul 2005, 10:07pm by marvold

22 Jun 2005, 01:21pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Four Downs: AFC North

Baltimore must decide who gets a long-term contract, Cincinnati must decide who's a first round bust, and Cleveland and Pittsburgh need depth on the offensive line. Actually, Cleveland could use pretty much everything except a head coach. Ryan Wilson sums up the off-season for the AFC North in the latest Four Downs.

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59 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2005, 9:40am by tyler

22 Jun 2005, 01:00pm by Guest

2005 CFL Preview

What's a rouge? What's the Hec Creighton Award? Whatever became of Yo Murphy and Ken-Yon Rambo? These questions and more will be answered as Ian Hollohan gives us a quick overview of the new season north of the border. Pay attention, or before you even have a chance to blink your eyes it will be third down and time to punt.

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42 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2005, 5:38pm by bob