Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Jan 2014, 02:03pm by Aaron Schatz

Detroit Lions Hire Jim Caldwell Head Coach

Yeah, I'm not getting this one. We know that Caldwell made some decisions that helped turn around the Baltimore Ravens offense last year, which in turn helped lead to their Super Bowl run. However, that same offense then collapsed this year -- on the run, they collapsed so completely that they had one of the worst running games of all time. Caldwell went to a Super Bowl with the Colts, but we all agree he basically was carried there by Peyton Manning and all the leftover talent from the Dungy era, right?

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91 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2014, 7:05pm by Alexander

13 Jan 2014, 08:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 19 DVOA Ratings

The big surprise of Divisional weekend is that there were no surprises, so why should DVOA be any different? Our final four rank 1, 2, 3, and 5 in weighted DVOA.

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91 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2014, 10:24am by mrqeus

10 Jan 2014, 08:58pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Divisional Round Preview

In Seattle Saturday afternoon, everything is coming up Seahawks except recent playoff history. For Carolina's rematch with San Francisco, the difference may be the players who didn't get on the field nine weeks ago.

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35 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2014, 5:33pm by KamMoye

06 Jan 2014, 05:38pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 18 DVOA Ratings

Postseason DVOA ratings show how the Seahawks and Chargers were getting hotter at the end of the season. Plus: Two of this weekend's four games are exact ties by VOA before opponent adjustments.

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70 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2014, 2:44pm by CeeBee

06 Jan 2014, 03:46pm by Aaron Schatz

Aaron Schatz on B.S. Report

It's my long-awaited return to the B.S. Report, to discuss this year's NFL playoffs. Things get a little rushed because I had to go parent, but we do get in some discussion of the Divisional round as well as the recent history of upsets in the playoffs. Note that in the podcast, I said our Premium picks were 1-3 vs. the spread this weekend, 2-2 if you use the original KC-IND line. Actually, they were 2-2 vs. the spread (SD and SF), 3-1 with the original KC-IND line.

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16 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2014, 8:42pm by Matthias Galvin

04 Jan 2014, 04:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Black Monday Late Addition: Mike Munchak Fired

The Titans took their sweet time, I guess, but today they fired head coach Mike Munchak. Munchak had been with the organization as a player or coach since 1982, so in that way it's a pretty big move for the Titans. On the other hand, given their record the last couple years and the fact that Munchak's run-first strategies were stuck somewhere in 1976, not such a surprising move.

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26 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2014, 2:24am by umr7lhaq1z9

03 Jan 2014, 08:05pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Wild Card Preview

We know Drew Brees and the Saints offense can score, but can their defense stop the Eagles' running game or the super-hot Nick Foles? And can Aaron Rodgers overcome the weaknesses of the Packers' defense and special teams?

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8 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2014, 7:14am by bucko

02 Jan 2014, 10:31pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Philadelphia's ALY/ASR vs. DVOA

How unprecedented was Philadelphia's combination of high offensive DVOA and low-ranking Adjusted Line Yards and Adjusted Sack Rate? (Click to read more.)

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26 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2014, 5:51pm by prs130

30 Dec 2013, 04:59pm by Aaron Schatz

Final 2013 DVOA Ratings

Seattle and Denver are the first teams to ever finish 1-2 in DVOA in two straight seasons. Plus: Philadelphia is super-hot entering the playoffs, Chicago's run defense wasn't quite as bad as it looked, and Washington special teams just aren't pathetic enough to beat the 2000 Bills.

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227 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2014, 12:21pm by benbu75

30 Dec 2013, 01:38pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 17 Quick Reads

Here's a list of the best and worst players of Week 17 by FO metrics.

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38 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2014, 6:51pm by LionInAZ