Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

17 Nov 2004, 11:20pm by admin

Football Outsiders Interview: Will Carroll

Will Carroll from Baseball Prospectus is back to walk us through the wonderful world of breaks and sprains. The Internet's top expert on baseball injuries applies his knowledge to the NFL to discuss a number of players whose injuries affect the playoff picture. Come learn more about Steve McNair's sternum, Chad Pennington's rotator cuff, Ty Law's broken foot, and that wacky leg muscle that has both Randy Moss and Jonathan Ogden hamstrung.

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17 Nov 2004, 11:39am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Marcus Stroud and Grady Jackson

When Sports Illustrated convened a panel of experts to choose the league's top players, Marcus Stroud was an easy choice at defensive tackle. But was that choice justified? Or does a certain Green Bay Packer identified by Football Outsiders last year deserve a closer look? Find out in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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16 Nov 2004, 02:12pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 10 DVOA Ratings

Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 10, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. New England takes the top spot back from Philadelphia with a slightly more dominant domination of a division foe. In his commentary, Aaron explores the issue of "clutch play." Does DVOA misjudge teams that play better late in close games? Why is Pittsburgh ranked fifth in "estimated wins" even though most writers say they are the best team in the NFL? And how did we end up with such a horrible slate of games this week?

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15 Nov 2004, 07:56pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: New York, New York

This weekend's Jets and Giants debacles had Russell Levine recalling the dark days of the mid-1990s, when a steady diet of New York football on TV almost drove him away from the NFL. He also answers the question, "Is Kurt Warner suffering from PTBD?" and takes a look at state of sportsmanship in the BCS era of college football.

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15 Nov 2004, 03:59am by Michael David Smith

Book Review: Sunday Morning Quarterback

Why do quarterbacks throw into double coverage? Which quarterback has the most flawless passing motion? And which players really deserve to be called great? Answers to those questions are found in a new book by former Giants quarterback Phil Simms.

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12 Nov 2004, 03:16pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Midseason Review

Can anybody keep the Eagles out of the Super Bowl? Why are our preseason picks of Green Bay and Tampa Bay looking better now than they were a month ago? Aaron analyzes the first half of the season in the NFC through the Football Outsiders lens and predicts which teams will improve and decline with the brand new Midseason DVOA Projection System.

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12 Nov 2004, 12:15pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: QB Controversy Week

Al and Vivek take a look at the quarterback controversies beginning to brew around the league and make one up of their own. Plus, the Scramble Mailbag, Best Bets, suggestions for Part II of our Loser League Contest, and, the award that's been smooth since the days of Underoos, the Keep Choppin' Wood Award.

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11 Nov 2004, 07:08pm by

Seventh Day Adventure: You Can't Make This Up

Michigan State players arrested for making homemade bombs. Maurice Clarett accuses Ohio State of being a latter-day SMU. Is it any wonder that Michigan grads Vinny and Russell were smiling this week? Seventh Day Adventure (America's foremost college football column that guarantees Saved by the Bell references) is back with the weekend preview/college open thread.

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10 Nov 2004, 12:02pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Ray Lewis

Why didn't the Browns double-team Ray Lewis on Sunday night? Because they know he's gone from the best defensive player in the league to just another solid player on the league's best defense. We discuss the man who now plays second fiddle to Ed Reed in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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09 Nov 2004, 03:19pm by

Loser League Midseason Report

After 9 weeks, one Loser stands above all. Find out which team takes the title in the inaugural Football Outsiders Loser League Contest, and which NFL player gets the coveted title of Loser League MVP. Plus, Patrick runs down the best losers of Weeks 1-9 and some losers to look out for when you pick your team for Loser League Contest Part II. Signups last through Saturday, November 13.

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