Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Apr 2004, 12:47pm by Michael David Smith

Where Have all the Linebackers Gone?

"Where have you gone, Mike Singletary? A nation turns its lonely eyes to you..." Only two linebackers are projected for this year's first round. Last year the first linebacker didn't go until the 29th pick.

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13 Apr 2004, 12:06pm by Aaron Schatz

Pass Defense: Easy as One, Two, Three

Say it loud, it's back and proud. Did ya miss DVOA over the last few weeks? Did ya? Today, the first of two part articles breaking down defensive performance against different types of receivers. Which teams do the best job against the other team's studs... and which teams do the best job against the men considered "number twos?" There's reason for Ty Law to gloat, and Champ Bailey too, but who the heck is Charles Tillman? And what kind of defensive measure could be led by Minnesota, San Francisco, and Kansas City?

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13 Apr 2004, 11:59am by Guest

Guest Column: Everything You Wanted to Know About the Draft but Forgot to Ask

Reader Barry Goodberg on a variety of draft-related topics. How did we get to the point where the draft was such an event? How do teams hide their draft intentions? And what about that classic "draft value chart?"

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07 Apr 2004, 12:42pm by Michael David Smith

Back in Black (Ink)

When a classic Bill James statistic falls through the cracks, our own Michael David Smith catches that statistic for a segment we call "Back in Black (Ink)."

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04 Apr 2004, 08:08am by Michael David Smith

The 1998 Draft, Six Years Later

The first three rounds of the NFL draft take place April 24. On April 25, every NFL beat writer will present his draft grades. And this will mean absolutely nothing -- because it takes years to truly judge how well a team has drafted. Michael David Smith looks back to the 1998 draft, six years ago. How did opinion then differ from performance afterwards?

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02 Apr 2004, 07:14am by admin

Open 2004 NFL Draft Discussion Thread (Part 2)

Part II of the discussion of the 2004 NFL draft

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29 Mar 2004, 12:41pm by

Dream Job: A Winner Is Crowned

A year contract to sit at the SportsCenter desk and tell us about sports. Who won? Let's see.

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25 Mar 2004, 03:24am by admin

Dream Job: Interview with Maggie Haskins

A special treat for those of you watching ESPN's Dream Job and reading Pat's weekly synopsis, as he's spoken to our sentimental favorite candidate. What I wouldn't do for a scotch and rye and a whisky dry right now.

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24 Mar 2004, 02:05pm by Al Bogdan

Sorry, Charlie

While Ian is hard at work doing actual work, Al has been thinking about Charlie Garner's arrival in Tampa. Can Garner help the Bucs get back to the Super Bowl? To do so, he'll have to do something only three other running backs in NFL history have accomplished.

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22 Mar 2004, 12:14pm by

Dream Job Week 5

People, it is pronounced "Zavier." Time for Pat's weekly synopsis of ESPN's sportscaster reality show.

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