Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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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09 Nov 2004, 12:38pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 9 DVOA Ratings

Here are the Football Outsiders team efficiency ratings after Week 9, along with Aaron's usual commentary for the math-o-phobic. Aaron explains why, despite consecutive victories over New England and Philadelphia, the Pittsburgh Steelers are still ranked third. He also has some thoughts on the Colts and Vikings from last night's Monday Night Football contest.

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08 Nov 2004, 05:54pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: Forgiving T.O.

By now, you've probably seen 100 replays of Terrell Owens trying to get in Donovan's ear on the Philadelphia sideline Sunday. Is there trouble in paradise? Russell Levine doesn't think so. Plus, Russell's take on the Patriots, the Buccaneers, the weekly Mike Martz award, and a full breakdown of the BCS outlook.

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06 Nov 2004, 03:27am by P. Ryan Wilson

Bye Week, Schmye Week

Conventional wisdom says teams coming off a bye week have an advantage over their opponents, but what does the statistical analysis say? FO's Ryan Wilson breaks down the numbers for 2004.

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05 Nov 2004, 12:53pm by scramble

Scramble for the Ball: Mid-Season Scramblies

Is only one award per column week not enough for Scramble for the Ball readers? Say no more, your prayers have been answered! Al and Vivek hand out some mid-season Scramblies, including the Ric Flair Award, the Rashaan Salaam Award, and the Derek Jeter Award. Plus, Best Bets, the Scramble Mailbag, and an update on the standings heading into the last week of the first half Loser League Contest. And, to double your pleasure, the Week 8 and mid-season versions of the world famous Keep Choppin' Wood Award.

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