Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

22 Jun 2005, 01:00pm by Guest

2005 CFL Preview

What's a rouge? What's the Hec Creighton Award? Whatever became of Yo Murphy and Ken-Yon Rambo? These questions and more will be answered as Ian Hollohan gives us a quick overview of the new season north of the border. Pay attention, or before you even have a chance to blink your eyes it will be third down and time to punt.

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42 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2005, 5:38pm by bob

21 Jun 2005, 12:01pm by Mike Tanier

Going Long in Kansas City

No matter how bad the field position in Kansas City, you know there's always a threat the offense will score. Of course, that goes for both the Chiefs and their opponents. Mike Tanier takes a look at the numbers for short drives and long drives in 2004, and what that tells us about the specific strengths and weaknesses of the Chiefs. Plus, short drive and long drive stats for every team.

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32 comments, Last at 08 Jul 2005, 3:15am by Jason

16 Jun 2005, 04:41pm by Mike Tanier

The 4-3 vs. the 3-4

In response to a reader request, Mike Tanier breaks down the difference between the 4-3 and 3-4 defensive schemes. What's that, you say? You already know the difference? Well what about one-gap vs. two-gap schemes? The zone blitz? Mike breaks it all down for you.

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92 comments, Last at 09 Jun 2010, 6:09am by Coach_Espy

14 Jun 2005, 12:26am by Michael David Smith

Four Downs: NFC North

Every NFC North team has a training camp battle that will help shape its offense for the 2005 season. We look at those battles and the latest news around in the division in this week's installment of Four Downs.

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22 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2005, 5:11am by Shone

10 Jun 2005, 12:08am by Guest

NFL Europe Review and World Bowl Preview

In his final dispatch from NFL Europe, guest columnist Ian Hollohan previews this Saturday's World Bowl and takes a look at the NFL Europe players you are most likely to see on an NFL team this fall.

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8 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2005, 8:37am by houlie

07 Jun 2005, 11:18am by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: NFC West

The Seahawks defense has a new look, the Rams will soon have a new playing surface, and the Cardinals believe their new stadium will make them the next Eagles. Mike Tanier also has a very different take on that infamous 49ers video as he surveys the NFC West.

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1 comment, Last at 01 Jul 2005, 1:33am by robert

31 May 2005, 11:46am by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

Can a division have so many average drafts? Nothing much to ridicule and little to praise. The Texans fail to understand that their defense is as good as their offense. The Colts have a Big Ten fetish. The Jaguars apparently think they are more than a year away, and the Titans went shopping for wide receivers in the bargain bin. Around the AFC South goes the last draft review from Four Downs.

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1 comment, Last at 14 Jun 2005, 6:39pm by ChicagoScott

27 May 2005, 12:06pm by Al Bogdan

Four Downs: NFC East

The Eagles try to insure themselves against any possible holdout, the Cowboys snap up any player with "Marcus" in his name, and there may be a new star for TV commercials in the Big Apple. Plus, Al Bogdan gets inside the heads of the Washington front office in this edition of Four Downs.

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8 comments, Last at 29 Jun 2005, 6:40pm by vincent

26 May 2005, 05:30pm by Guest

NFL Europe Report: Weeks 7-8

The race for the World Bowl is in full flight as NFL Europe heads into the final two weeks of the regular season. Guest columnist Ian Hollohan updates all the happenings across the pond, with team-by-team updates and previews of the Week 9 contests.

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25 May 2005, 12:57pm by Aaron Schatz

Four Downs: AFC East

The Dolphins stock up on defensive linemen in preparation for Nick Saban's groundbreaking 7-0 alignment, Buffalo learns that the tradition of Hurricane tight ends isn't so swell after all, and the Jets and Patriots grab SEC running backs as a tribute to Football Outsiders. Plus, Ricky Williams is very boring, and, in an excerpt from Pro Football Prospectus 2005, Aaron points out why drafting a kicker in the second-round is colossally stupid.

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