Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Sep 2006, 12:30pm by Aaron Schatz

Pigskin Tastes like Sausage

Bob Ryan says that if you want to enjoy football, don't read any contract negotiation stories. It's like going to the sausage factory -- if you enjoy sausage, you don't want to know how it is made. I know there have been a lot of complaints about too much Branch talk on FO lately; this article is more about football fandom in general. (Free registration required)

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53 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2006, 4:30pm by mactbone

13 Sep 2006, 01:41am by Aaron Schatz

Shaun Alexander, continued

Is running out of bounds the antidote for the curse of 370? Aaron Schatz takes a closer look. (Click link to read more.)

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12 Sep 2006, 11:58pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 1

Here's the latest Quick Reads at FOXSports.com with PAR for all quarterbacks in Week 1 plus the top running backs and receivers. Join us as we celebrate Football Outsiders vs. National Jump to Conclusions Week. Sorry this is late, I forgot to send it to FOX on Monday. Yes, I'm an idiot.

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46 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2006, 1:17am by Sean_C

12 Sep 2006, 10:59pm by Aaron Schatz

Put the B-team in, ESPN

Watch the Salon ad thingy then skip past all the baseball stuff to get to King Kaufman's important point: How good was the team that did the second MNF game last night? Are there words in the English language capable of describing the improvement when you go from Tirico, Theismann and Kornheiser to Brad Nessler, Ron Jaworski and Dick Vermeil? Can we please, please, please have them every week? Pretty please? Seriously, let's start an e-mail campaign.

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58 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2006, 2:06pm by David

12 Sep 2006, 10:32pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 2 DVOA Ratings

The most accurate rating in the NFL returns for 2006 with a new wrinkle: an early-season rating that combines preseason projections with early results to get a more accurate look at team strengths. UPDATE: Commentary is now found here on FOXSports.com.

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112 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2006, 7:39pm by Smartmonies

11 Sep 2006, 02:22pm by Aaron Schatz

Branch to Seahawks for 2007 First-Round Pick

Our long national nightmare is over. This is great news for Seahawks fans, and not such great news for Patriots fans, but a first-round selection is pretty good value. They just need Doug Gabriel or Ben Watson to really come through.

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297 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2006, 12:35am by Kevin11

11 Sep 2006, 01:51am by Aaron Schatz

Deion Branch

Was Deion Branch worth the price the Seahawks paid? And how much will New England miss him? (Click link to read more.)

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11 Sep 2006, 01:47am by Aaron Schatz

Was Shaun Alexander's poor Week 1 a sign of breakdown?

The curse of 370 looked apparent in week one for Shaun Alexander. How did other victims do in their first game? Aaron Schatz examines further. (Click link to read more.)

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07 Sep 2006, 12:56am by Aaron Schatz

2006 DVOA Projections

Here are the 2006 DVOA projections, including 5,000 simulations of the 2006 season to give each team's chances of making the playoffs or winning the division.

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138 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2006, 5:13pm by John Morgan

03 Sep 2006, 03:50pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

The latest mailbag features some items left out of PFP 2006, including which receivers were thrown the most (or fewest) long and short passes and which teams are trending upwards in 2006 due to the "third down DVOA" rule.

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21 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2006, 6:22pm by Nate