Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Jul 2004, 01:05pm by Michael David Smith

Previews in Review

Only four teams that made the playoffs in 2003 had made the playoffs the year before. So why is there so much agreement on the newstands when it comes to the 2004 forecast? Michael David Smith has a closer look at five magazines that want your seven dollars.

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08 Jul 2004, 02:00am by Aaron Schatz

Hard Times for the Class of '96

It started as an article about Terrell Owens moving to the Eagles. Look closer, however, and an interesting pattern emerges. Marvin Harrison, Eric Moulds, Amani Toomer, Keyshawn Johnson, Owens: all of them declined in 2003. What is in store for the greatest wide receiver draft class of all time as they enter their ninth seasons in the NFL?

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22 Jun 2004, 11:07am by Aaron Schatz

Football Outsiders Interview: Mike Eayrs

The Green Bay Packers are one of the teams at the forefront of using statistical analysis to improve on-field performance, and the man who leads that effort is Director of Research and Development Mike Eayrs. Aaron recently had a chance to ask him a few questions about his career and the work he does with the Packers.

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21 Jun 2004, 02:06am by Michael David Smith

The Best Quarterbacks of Each Half Decade

Ladies and gentlemen, start your arguments. Instead of a list of the best ever, Michael David Smith traces the history of football's premier position with a timeline of the best signal-callers. Find out why Otto Graham, Brett Favre, and Y.A. Tittle are here... while John Elway and Joe Namath are not.

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15 Jun 2004, 12:53pm by Aaron Schatz

Press Check: Run Defense, Continued

Last week's article on run defense spawned a good discussion that featured a lot of interesting questions. Aaron buries his nose in the Football Outsiders NFL database (don't let it fall into the wrong hands!) to find the answers.

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14 Jun 2004, 11:43am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: BCS Traveshamockery

BCS officials solve the problem of four bowl games that don't necessarily produce a definitive champion by adding... a fifth bowl game that doesn't necessarily produce a definitive champion! Russell tackles the latest iteration of BCS silliness.

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08 Jun 2004, 01:24pm by Aaron Schatz

Press Check: Run Defense

In which Aaron attempts, yet again, to pierce a hole in the conventional wisdom among football writers that says run defense is the best indicator of a team's playoff chances.

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08 Jun 2004, 03:22am by admin

Going Poston

It seems like NFL agents the Poston brothers have become public enemy number one around the NFL -- with owners, fans, and even some players. Bruce Allen looks at how they are trying to turn their image around.

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02 Jun 2004, 01:16pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: A Few Good Gamblers

Should we really be surprised that a recent NCAA study found that 35 percent of male college athletes bet on college sports? How serious are the NFL and NCAA about discouraging gambling? Not very, says Russell Levine.

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01 Jun 2004, 10:43am by Guest

Guest Column: And the Winner Is...

First he poured through the numbers to determine the NFL's worst franchise of all time. Now Mark Hutson turns things around to determine the best franchise of all time. Will it be the Packers? The Cowboys? How about the Pride of Irwindale?

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