Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

07 Aug 2007, 08:01pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Look, Kids, FO's Annual Call for New Game Charters!

Time for our annual call for game charting volunteers. If you've read Pro Football Prospectus 2007, you know just how valuable this information is. The more charters we have, the quicker we can turn around the data and use it during the season -- and the fewer people who have to cover a full game instead of just one half. If you join the charting project, you'll get access to all the charting data once it is complete. You'll get to contribute your thoughts to our "Game Charters Speak" articles during the season, and your comments may end up in PFP 2008.

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27 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2007, 7:54pm by BillWallace

06 Aug 2007, 01:40pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Beat Writer Blogs

Great idea here, as a guy ironically named "Greg Editor" has put together a site with links and RSS for every blog kept by an NFL beat writer. It's a one-stop shop for local team news. We've fallen behind on keeping blog links updated on our Links Outside the Outsiders page, and this site does it better than we ever did.

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06 Aug 2007, 12:55pm by Aaron Schatz

MMQB: Tales from the Training Camp Trail

I have a sneaking suspicion that the glowing review of Pro Football Prospectus 2007 in today's MMQB may be responsible for this morning's server outage. With my suspicion comes an apology, of course... I swear, some day we will solve our server issues for good. Really. Thanks go to Peter King for his nice words about us.

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51 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2007, 4:39pm by DD Ohio

05 Aug 2007, 03:06pm by Aaron Schatz

Unveiling the Fantasy Football Hall of Fame

You know, we're just going to let the readers comment on this one for us.

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19 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2007, 5:48pm by dryheat

04 Aug 2007, 11:46pm by Aaron Schatz

PFP First Take Video

Heh. I should have realized that, in this day and age, somebody was going to put my ESPN appearance on YouTube. Apparently, the winner of this lottery is a Packers fan who misunderstood the word "longshot." On TV, there really isn't much time for deep insights from the book, but this is interesting for readers who are curious what I look like. Wow, my temples are getting gray. I'm like a stats-spouting rabbinic Reed Richards on this thing.

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23 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2007, 5:55pm by witless chum

04 Aug 2007, 02:55pm by Aaron Schatz

Falcons' Passing Attack May Have Improved

If you wanted my opinion on everything having to do with the Atlanta quarterback situation, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the AJC has got you covered.

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21 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2007, 1:51pm by Alex

04 Aug 2007, 01:57pm by Aaron Schatz

Eric Parker Out 10 Weeks

Bad news for one of the most underrated wide receivers in the NFL, as San Diego's Eric Parker had a broken bone in his toe and will be out for around 10 weeks -- or, one-third of the regular season. KUBIAK subscribers will be interested to know that, after rearranging the San Diego receiving stats to make up for the loss of Parker, LaDainian Tomlinson moves ahead of Frank Gore for the number one spot in our fantasy football projections.

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5 comments, Last at 05 Aug 2007, 12:14pm by Chris

03 Aug 2007, 07:33pm by Aaron Schatz

Ravens Say Communication Key to Secondary Success

Samari Rolle came out as one of the worst cornerbacks in the league last year, according to the FO game charting project. The Ravens understand that they had a problem, and according to this article, they've been "working to repair his psyche." The Ravens blame some of these bit pass plays on the fact that Ed Reed was out of position and not giving help over the top.

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6 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2007, 11:01pm by Chris

03 Aug 2007, 02:12pm by Aaron Schatz

Fantasy Schedule Projections

Every year, fantasy players pore over the schedule, trying to find a player with an easy matchup when their starter has a bye week. The only problem? Defenses don't stay consistent from year to year. Since we've managed to pinpoint variables which improve our projections for team defense with DVOA, why not try projecting rushing and passing points allowed in fantasy football?

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37 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2007, 8:54pm by Ydef

02 Aug 2007, 04:26pm by Aaron Schatz

It's Tough to Find a Bronco in Canton

Look, folks, our buddy Mike Sando has moved over to ESPN. Here's a column asking a great question: Why do the Denver Broncos have only one player in the Hall of Fame, when other teams with historically similar win totals and championship records have six or seven players each?

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93 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2007, 8:08pm by bachslunch