Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Feb 2005, 11:52am by Guest

Caponomics Part II: Cap Management Strategies

Last week, guest columnist Bruce Stram introduced his economic theory for salary cap management. Today, in part two of Caponomics, Bruce expands the model to include bonus payments and amortized money, comments on the Indianapolis cap situation, and addresses two specific strategies: "Even Keel" and "Boom and Bust."

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22 Feb 2005, 01:53pm by Russell Levine

Four Downs: NFC South

For three straight years, the NFC South has sent a different team to the conference finals or beyond. New Orleans in 2005! (OK, maybe not.) Will Atlanta finally get Michael Vick a top wideout for next year? Will Tampa sign a host of mediocre veteran free agents again? Can Carolina build on its 6-2 second half? Russell Levine opens all the Doors on the NFC South in the latest edition of Four Downs.

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21 Feb 2005, 02:30pm by admin

Open 2005 NFL Draft Discussion Thread

This is an open thread for discussion of the 2005 NFL draft.

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18 Feb 2005, 01:55pm by Guest

Caponomics Part I

Economists try to learn lessons about the real world by looking at relatively simplistic mathematical models of reality. These simple models have proven valuable in uncovering how markets work. Bruce Stram just happens to be an economist and he's applied the techniques of economic theory to the world of the NFL salary cap. Students, welcome to Caponomics 101.

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17 Feb 2005, 12:03pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Four Downs: AFC North

Baltimore replaces its offensive coordinator, Cincinnati replaces its defensive coordinator, and Cleveland tosses everyone over the side of the boat. Plus, who's your daddy: Plaxico Burress, or T.J. Whosyourdaddy? (I'm sorry, the mention of those two names just made Baltimore fans slobber on themselves. Don't even say "Randy Moss" around them.) Ryan Wilson has a trip through America's industrial heartland in the latest edition of Four Downs.

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15 Feb 2005, 04:04pm by Aaron Schatz

2004 Football Outsiders Award Winners

The Football Outsiders readership speaks. Your views on everything from MVP to Coach of the Year, the most underrated and overrated players in the NFL, the best and worst announcing teams, and special awards like Keep Choppin' Wood and Most Annoying Commercial of 2004.

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14 Feb 2005, 01:47pm by Michael David Smith

Four Downs: NFC North

The NFC North's most popular player might retire. The NFC North's most controversial (and most talented) player might get traded. Every team in the NFC North has replaced a coordinator. Lots of fun speculation ahead in the second edition of our new feature, Four Downs.

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11 Feb 2005, 01:08pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: That's My Jam!

Like Joe Montana, Al and Vivek are already looking forward to the NFL of tomorrow. The final Scramble for the Ball of the season takes a look at the players in the Second Annual Football Outsiders Offseason Contest and the early future lines for the winner of next year's Super Bowl. Plus, yet another look back at the Super Bowl, the final results of the Football Outsiders fantasy playoff league and last, but not least, the Keep Choppin' Wood Award.

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10 Feb 2005, 12:55pm by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: NFC West

In the first edition of our new offseason feature, Four Downs, Mike Tanier takes a team-by-team look at the NFC West through the eyes of Football Outsiders, and examines the key questions facing each club. Four Downs will be regular feature on Tuesdays and Thursdays throughout the offseason.

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08 Feb 2005, 02:55pm by admin

2004 Patriots vs. History

You've heard a lot in the last week about the Patriots and their standing in history. Now, Football Outsiders presents two takes on the argument that will rage all offseason long. First, Aaron Schatz asks how the 2004 Patriots compare to the teams discussed in Eddie Epstein's book Dominance. Then Ned Macey uses his own criteria to compare the Patriots to the greatest teams of the Super Bowl era.

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