Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

31 Aug 2005, 02:52pm by Mike Tanier

Extreme Defensive Makeovers

Finally fed up with years of bad defense, Minnesota and Kansas City have both transformed their defensive lineups with numerous free agents and top draft picks this offseason. Mike Tanier looks back at other recent teams that tried the same approach and finds mixed results.

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16 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2005, 11:40pm by MikeT

30 Aug 2005, 12:31pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Doesn't Count: Week 3

After three weeks of preseason action, a number of young quarterbacks and running backs are struggling, while some young defensive players look very good. Plus, Week 3 is supposed to be "the week that matters," but maybe the week that matters doesn't matter as much as people think. Also use this as an open thread to discuss Week 4 of the preseason.

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53 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2005, 11:29pm by Dcalla

30 Aug 2005, 12:05pm by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Triad of Terror

This week, O'Donoghue's Triad leaps from the pages of PFP 2005 to take down Andre Maddox and Boo Williams. Will Carroll also addresses a number of Green Bay injuries, takes on the Matt Birk situation, and makes more wrestling references than the average Scramble for the Ball.

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63 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2005, 11:37pm by Carl

29 Aug 2005, 03:46pm by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: The Lights Go On

Russell Levine brings us his NCAA football season preview, featuring a conference-by-conference look at the power leagues, plus coaches on the move, the latest changes to the BCS, players and games of the year, and much more.

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35 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2005, 7:18pm by Tarrant

28 Aug 2005, 07:23pm by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: AFC West

The AFC West is where the bad boys go, and we're not just talking about Raiders anymore. Mike Tanier catches you up on all the pot-smokin', bouncer-bashin', league-suin', speaker-climbin', injury-nursin', signing-bonus-skippin' action in his last edition of Four Downs.

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26 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2005, 10:23pm by Todd S.

26 Aug 2005, 03:22pm by Guest

Dropping Some Knowledge on Seattle

Sure, dropped passes are harmful to a football team -- just ask any Seattle Seahawks fan -- but how harmful? Guest columnist Kevin Pelton set out in search of some answers.

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31 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2005, 12:48am by Kevin Pelton

26 Aug 2005, 12:55pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Four Downs: AFC North

While the Bengals work on run defense, the Ravens work on figuring out who's supposed to get the handoff. Plus, which depth chart is harder to figure out, the Pittsburgh running backs or the Cleveland receivers? It's one more trip around the AFC North with Ryan Wilson.

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15 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2005, 4:52pm by JMM

25 Aug 2005, 02:14pm by scramble

Scramble Fantasy Draft Mailbag

Al and Vivek are here to answer your questions about the upcoming fantasy season. Who should you take at #1? #5? Which rookie receiver is your best bet this year? Who are some cheap receivers to look out for in auctions? What do you do when your fantasy league makes you carry a head coach on your roster? Plus Aaron drops in with a few new KUBIAK projections. They're Crayton-o-riffic.

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50 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2010, 3:14am by uggs outlet

25 Aug 2005, 10:15am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

The Texans turn to a New Orleans castoff to solve their offensive line problems. The Colts are relying on Wolverines. The Jaguars' offense may be even worse than anyone thought. As for the Titans, Steve McNair may be back and Pacman is an interesting character. Here's the final edition of Four Downs for the AFC South.

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9 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2005, 2:09pm by Chicago Scott

24 Aug 2005, 08:54am by Will Carroll

Black and Blue Report: Not Again

Will Carroll thought he'd never have to write about another tragedy along the lines of Darryl Kile and Steve Bechler. He was wrong, which should remind all of us that we have a limited time here. The Black and Blue Report covers this week's less serious bumps and bruises, including a scare for Eli Manning and some karma for Julius Peppers.

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36 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2005, 6:53pm by UTK Fan