Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Aug 2006, 12:46pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

With our server problems finally fixed, Aaron sorts through three weeks of delayed e-mail to answer your questions about KUBIAK and Pro Football Prospectus 2006. Explained within: 2006 DVOA schedule strength for each offense, our wide receiver projections, the new method for adjusting kicker and defense ranks in KUBIAK, and just what the heck are those dots in the FOX score graphic.

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36 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2006, 6:25pm by zlionsfan

24 Aug 2006, 08:02pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: NFC Over-Unders Part II

The fourth and final Scramble for the Ball Over-Under Review takes a look at those teams expecting to sit pretty in the NFC, the conference where hope springs eternal and the smart money is on the other side of the ocean. Guess which mid-eighties NFC Central quarterback makes an appearance!

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68 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2006, 8:12pm by MES in shoulderpads

23 Aug 2006, 01:35pm by admin

FO E-Mail Problems Update

If you have sent us an e-mail over the past week, or asked to reset your KUBIAK password, please read this.

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22 Aug 2006, 01:18pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Doesn't Count: Week 2

In the preseason, the final score isn't as important as what each individual player does. So we're back for our second week of examining the individual matchups, looking at which stars look ready to go and which backups are making a strong case for a roster spot.

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84 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2006, 7:42pm by Dodd

21 Aug 2006, 12:50pm by Mike Tanier

Stemming and Disguising Coverage

Offensive motion before the snap is tightly regulated. But defensive players can move around as much as they want, shifting formations and creating mismatches. Defensive coordinators call this pre-snap motion "stemming," and it is the subject of this summer's final Strategy Minicamp.

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48 comments, Last at 05 Jul 2007, 6:24am by Cam

17 Aug 2006, 02:11pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: NFC Over-Unders, Part I

Another edition of Scramble is out, this time featuring the over-unders for the bottom half of the NFC. And for those of you following along at home, that means the bottom quarter of the NFL. Also the usual fantasy Q&A and a new Jason Beattie cartoon.

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60 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2006, 7:12pm by Pat

16 Aug 2006, 12:02pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Doesn't Count: Week 1

When the regular season starts we'll return to our regular practice of focusing on one particular player or unit for Every Play Counts. But before the season starts, we'll spend a few weeks looking at the preseason, including plenty of players who won't even be on NFL rosters in a few weeks. We love football so much around here that we want to watch every play, even the ones that don't count.

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69 comments, Last at 18 Aug 2006, 3:56pm by Andrew

14 Aug 2006, 09:11am by Russell Levine

Confessions of a Football Junkie: NCAA Should Copy NFL

The NCAA has finally acted to shorten the length of its games. But in typical NCAA fashion, it refuses to simply copy the sensible and successful timing rules of the NFL, instead introducing a change that could affect late-game strategy.

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55 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 4:13pm by Brock

11 Aug 2006, 03:27pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky

Scramble for the Ball: AFC Over-Unders Part II

Ian and Bill move into the AFC's penthouse for this week's Scramble for the Ball, analyzing how they think the better half in the AFC will live in 2006. Is any NFL team really a mortal lock to win ten games? Plus, the first Jason Beattie cartoon of the season.

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77 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2006, 6:56pm by Scott C.

10 Aug 2006, 04:34pm by Guest

Never Punting

When you punt, you turn the ball over to the other team. So why isn't a punt considered a turnover? Starting from this idea, guest columnist Jason Scheib has developed a fascinating theory that teams might win more if they accepted a four-down mindset and never punted the ball. Come explore a dramatically counterintuitive strategy for winning football games.

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187 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2009, 3:34pm by Nelson