Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Jun 2007, 01:42pm by Mike Tanier

Introducing "Play of the Day"

Summer is here, and the time is right to start installing new plays. Over the next few weeks, Football Outsiders will take you on a tour of some of the NFL's most interesting plays, from rollout options to end arounds. In this introductory column, Mike Tanier explores how NFL coaches are creating exotic formations out of ordinary personnel groupings.

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34 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2007, 4:03am by lobolafcadio

14 Jun 2007, 12:16pm by Mike Tanier

FO Re-run: Walking the Walk

Statistics don't measure everything. Take "swagger," that mysterious, manly saunter that separates winners from losers in professional sports. In this Football Outsiders re-run from November 2005, Mike Tanier tackles the tough swagger questions and learns how to walk like a champion.

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31 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2007, 6:34am by Jake

06 Jun 2007, 11:47pm by Bill Barnwell

O Bennett Where Art Thou?

The Tennessee Titans replace both their top rusher and top receiver, but they aren't the first NFL team to face this problem. Are they in for a long year? Bill Barnwell investigates.

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43 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2007, 9:37pm by DolFan 316

31 May 2007, 05:49pm by Mike Tanier

Every Stat Tells a Story: Hard Luck Hampton

How does a running back rush for 995 and 997 yards in consecutive seasons? Dave Hampton’s struggle to reach 1,000 yards is a tale of bad luck, bad coaching, and perseverance for a gifted running back on an often terrible team.

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38 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2007, 11:34am by Dennyworld

29 May 2007, 10:35am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: NFC North

The NFL draft may have been a month ago, but we have one last division to review. The Bears get a weapon for Rex Grossman. The Lions stay put and draft the best player on the board. The Packers upset their franchise player but may have still had a good draft. The Vikings draft some quality players but ignore their passing game.

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177 comments, Last at 07 Jun 2007, 6:56pm by zlionsfan

25 May 2007, 11:44am by Alex Carnevale

Four Downs: AFC South

Our draft review tour hits the AFC South, where the Colts filled their needs, the Jaguars filled their needs, the Titans did not fill their needs, and the Texans had so many needs that it was impossible to not fill their needs.

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70 comments, Last at 05 Jun 2007, 5:34pm by Mr Shush

21 May 2007, 02:25pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Four Downs: NFC East

There were plenty of draft-day headlines in the NFC East, including the first-round trade between Dallas and Philadelphia, the Redskins' characteristic lack of first-round picks, and the Giants' stubborn refusal to address their need at left tackle. Ryan Wilson covers the NFC East's post-draft outlook in the latest Four Downs.

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195 comments, Last at 30 May 2007, 11:46pm by Pat

18 May 2007, 12:53pm by admin

Familiar Words

Our statement regarding the article published on April 26 by NFL.com.

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285 comments, Last at 22 Apr 2009, 5:55pm by andy3887

16 May 2007, 02:19pm by Bill Barnwell

Four Downs: AFC East

The AFC East had an eventful draft, and it's all in the latest edition of Four Downs. Two of the teams made solid trades, and two of them made questionable first-round reaches but helped the cause with productive later picks. Bill Barnwell has all the details.

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190 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2007, 2:03pm by sebman2112

14 May 2007, 11:44am by Guest

Four Downs: AFC North

Jaff Bathurst returns for a post-draft recap of the AFC North. The Ravens got players at the positions they needed, the Bengals got guys who aren't on the prison track, which they needed, the Browns got what everyone thought they needed, and the Steelers got linebackers, which they always think they need.

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72 comments, Last at 21 May 2007, 3:39pm by MattB