Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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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24 May 2004, 11:53am by Michael David Smith

Similarity Scores

Just the start of another attempt to translate a classic baseball analysis tool into the world of the NFL.

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18 May 2004, 01:39pm by Aaron Schatz

Rock Cartwright vs. DeShaun Foster

One running back ran for 429 yards on 113 carries. The other running back ran for 410 yards on 107 carries. So how come the player often described as a star of the future is at the bottom of our DVOA ratings, while the third-string ex-fullback is listed as above average? A trip inside the world of DVOA...

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13 May 2004, 02:44am by Aaron Schatz

DVOA Gets Another Upgrade

In our neverending battle to improve our statistics, we present a new iteration of our DVOA formula that correlates even better with wins, scoring, and future performance.

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11 May 2004, 12:03pm by Guest

Guest Column: And the Loser Is...

Which is the worst NFL team of all time? The Bengals? Falcons? How about the Saints or Bucs? Mark Huston sorts through history to determine the NFL's most suffering fans.

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