Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

21 Feb 2006, 05:59pm by Aaron Schatz

2005 Football Outsiders Awards, Part I

Football Outsiders presents its third annual awards, voted on by you the readers. Shaun Alexander as MVP? Shawne Merriman as Rookie of the Year? Football Outsiders readers would like to respectfully disagree. Plus, read about your choices for the most overrated and underrated players in the NFL, and the award that you'll only find here at FO: the Keep Choppin' Wood Award.

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168 comments, Last at 24 Mar 2006, 7:39pm by cinfan

06 Feb 2006, 05:15pm by Aaron Schatz

Quick Reads: Super Bowl XL

Learn just how much Tom Rouen sucks. Plus my feelings on the officiating, edited for the general public. If Pittsburgh fans want to continue to take issue with that in this thread, that's fine, but don't expect a response. I'm sick of trying to convince people that I'm not a Seahawks fan.

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86 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2006, 3:35am by Cody

03 Feb 2006, 07:12pm by Aaron Schatz

Top Tackles in Super Bowl History

I thought that every "Best Ever in Super Bowl History" list had been done. Thanks, Elliott Kalb, for proving me wrong with an article that does not suck. Tennessee fans should consult a doctor before clicking this link.

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20 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2006, 11:47pm by B

03 Feb 2006, 01:54am by Aaron Schatz

Super Bowl XL Preview

The Seahawks have the league's most balanced offensive attack. The Steelers have demolished three top offenses in three straight games with a swarming, tenacious defense. Which of these standout units can overcome the other to win Super Bowl XL? Actually, the answer is probably "neither." The biggest variable in this game is Pittsburgh's turnaround converting third downs vs. the Seattle secondary. Our DVOA-packed preview of Super Bowl XL is available on FOXSports.com, along with Mike Tanier's Super Bowl XL Rundown and Michael David Smith's look at key matchups. This thread is for discussion of all three.

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208 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2006, 12:11pm by JMM

02 Feb 2006, 12:53pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Interview with Seahawks.net II

A preview of my Super Bowl preview, audio style. Before we started I said I was going to keep this shorter and it ended up going a half hour anyway. I just like to talk football, I guess. There are a lot more pregnant pauses in this interview compared to the first one, probably an indication that I really need a nap that lasts, I dunno, two weeks or so.

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6 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2006, 11:08am by admin

01 Feb 2006, 03:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Move Over Rodney Harrison, Joey Porter is Now Mr. Disrespect

Joey Porter is angry. Angry, angry, angry. Why so angry? Because Seattle tight end Jerramy Stevens has the unmitigated gall to actually believe that his team will win this game. How dare he! Seattle should be going into this game with the belief that they will lose; anything else is disrespectful to the Steelers. Then again, if Joey Porter is saying that the Seahawks have no right to say that they will win, isn't he disrespecting the Seahawks? They won more games, right?

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34 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2006, 5:03pm by MRH

31 Jan 2006, 01:30am by Aaron Schatz

FO Interviews Tony Parrish and Shawne Merriman

How do you stop the Seahawks and the Steelers? Why not ask a couple guys who had to face those offenses themselves? I had a chance to interview both San Francisco safety Tony Parrish and San Diego linebacker Shawne Merriman, and ask them about facing Seattle and Pittsburgh this year (and in the case of Parrish, in the last few years). I think this is the first FO interview of active players.

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17 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2006, 6:35am by Vince

27 Jan 2006, 11:01am by Aaron Schatz

The Top Ten Reasons Larry Johnson Scares the Hell Out of Me

Larry Johnson, obvious number one overall pick in 2006 fantasy drafts ... or is he?

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16 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2006, 9:13pm by The originator

26 Jan 2006, 05:46pm by Aaron Schatz

Draft Clock Now Ticking for Kubiak

When I jokingly decided to name my fantasy football projection system after Denver offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak, I figured I had safely chosen a fairly obscure name. Nobody knew who this guy was except for Denver fans and the hardcore fans who can name all 64 coordinators. Little did I know that less than a year later, Gary Kubiak would be head coach of the Houston Texans. If the Kansas City Royals tomorrow named Bill Pecota as their manager, wouldn't this be strange for the Baseball Prospectus guys? Exactly.

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62 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2006, 11:47pm by SJM

26 Jan 2006, 02:40pm by Aaron Schatz

Dr. Z's Commentator Awards

Always a favorite. Dr. Z gives four stars this year to five crews: Ron Pitts and Tim Ryan, Kenny Albert and Brian Baldinger, Ian Eagle and Solomon Wilcots, Kevin Harlan and Randy Cross (sort of Dr. Z's "most improved" award) and Al Michaels and John Madden -- important games only. Dr.

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51 comments, Last at 27 Jan 2006, 6:31pm by LnGrrrR