Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Dec 2005, 04:42pm by Michael David Smith

Giants Try "East Coast" Offense

For the last two decades, many NFL teams have attempted to emulate the West Coast Offense, the short-passing system pioneered in San Francisco by Bill Walsh. But as Michael David Smith points out in this article from Thursday's New York Sun, Giants offensive coordinator John Hufnagel thinks a little differently.

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69 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2006, 11:04am by Dave

09 Dec 2005, 10:46am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Short Runs

The Panthers and Cardinals are taking the phrase "three yards and a cloud of dust" too literally; they are in danger of averaging just three yards per carry for the season. Mike Tanier takes a look at the lowest rushing averages of recent history. Plus, quarterback self-passes and the ultimate college football argument settler.

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72 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2005, 11:29am by Tarrant

08 Dec 2005, 09:56am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: David Garrard

With Byron Leftwich out, David Garrard will be under center for Jacksonville during the stretch run and perhaps into the playoffs. Is he up to the task? We discuss in this week's Every Play Counts.

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37 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2005, 7:04pm by Lions fan

07 Dec 2005, 04:45pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Fuzzy Logic

No matter how much analysis of the statistics and breakdown of the game tape we do, we self-proclaimed NFL pundits are still caught off-guard by the unexpected in the NFL. This week, Al and Vivek look at some of the unexpected things that happened in Week 13. As always, this is also the place for discussion of fantasy football and Christmas coaching comics.

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75 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2005, 5:56am by NF

07 Dec 2005, 01:22pm by

Black and Blue Report: Week 14

With Will Carroll busy covering the baseball winter meetings for BP, original FO writer Pat Laverty steps in to explain ACL injuries, Ben Roethlisberger's thumb, and what the heck a "stinger" is.

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24 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2005, 11:44am by admin

06 Dec 2005, 06:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 14 DVOA Ratings

This week, the top five in the FOXSports.com Power Rankings stay the same, with Seattle shooting up to number six. Extended commentary for the math-o-phobic on FOXSports.com includes a quiz that should shed some light on this year's wacky strength of schedule situation and a long discussion of the Green Bay Packers, unluckiest team of all time. Full DVOA numbers and discussion lies herein.

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257 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2005, 9:46pm by Bencoder

06 Dec 2005, 03:10pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Bengals over Steelers

The Bengals are better than the Steelers. DVOA has known that for weeks. Even so, they lost to the Steelers in Week 7, so they were the underdogs until they proved otherwise. Ned Macey looks at how Cincinnati has improved in the last six weeks and how Pittsburgh is, well, still Pittsburgh.

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23 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2005, 8:22pm by J

05 Dec 2005, 10:03am by admin

Audibles at the Line: Week 13

A look into the minds of the FO staff, with a few notes from our regular roundtable Sunday e-mails.

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113 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2005, 10:53pm by Sid

04 Dec 2005, 12:58am by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

Is Drew Bledsoe a Hall of Famer? Is LT an ED-like exception to the laws of running back fatigue? Why are the Rams always rated so low? We explore those questions, revisit the history of FO anti-Seattle bias, and figure out how to keep up with the Joneses -- all in this week's FO Mailbag.

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63 comments, Last at 27 Apr 2007, 12:02am by Ken Roberts

03 Dec 2005, 12:43am by Aaron Schatz

Game Previews: CIN-PIT, DEN-KC

With seven AFC teams at 7-4 or better, a division title is the only way to guarantee a playoff spot, so rivalry rematches mean added pressure on head coaches to avoid the mistakes they made the first time around. The Bengals seek to copy the Colts and stop the Pittsburgh running game; The Chiefs must solve a Denver offense that gained more than twice as many rushing yards as any other Kansas City opponent this year.

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22 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2005, 5:37pm by Dan