Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Jan 2006, 05:12pm by Aaron Schatz

2005 Quick Reads: Week 19

Quick Reads from the divisional round, starring Steve Smith, who put up the best single-game receiving DPAR of the season. He even surpassed the top two receivers from the regular season, Steve Smith and Steve Smith.

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23 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2006, 8:00pm by putnamp

16 Jan 2006, 12:12am by Aaron Schatz

Don Banks' Snap Judgments

Consider this an open thread to talk about the Final Four until Audibles goes up tomorrow. I really don't care about what Don Banks wrote, I just wanted to point one thing out.

He ranks the four remaining teams in order of their chances to win the Super Bowl like this: Carolina, Denver, Pittsburgh, Seattle. Why Carolina? "The Panthers are the only team that has managed to put two very impressive games together."

Can you tell where that reasoning breaks down?

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59 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2006, 1:30pm by MJK

14 Jan 2006, 10:02pm by Aaron Schatz

FO in the NYTimes: Dungy Finally Has a Defense to Match the Colts' Offense

The Indianapolis Colts blitz less often than any other defense in the NFL. How much less? The team ranked 31st blitzed THREE TIMES as often as the Colts. I got to use STATS Inc. numbers on team blitzes because the NY Times pays for those rights, but the tackle breakdowns for Bob Sanders and Gary Brackett come from the FO individual defensive stats.
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16 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2006, 1:48pm by ChicagoScott

13 Jan 2006, 07:31pm by Aaron Schatz

AFC Second Round Preview

Blah blah blah respect blah blah terrible towel blah blah blah Ed McCaffrey Spicy Mustard blah blah blah no huddle offense blah blah. Blah blah our numbers and tape analysis by Michael David Smith, Aaron Schatz previews the second round of the AFC blah blah.

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127 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2006, 1:58am by thad

13 Jan 2006, 01:54pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Second Round Preview

Saturday, Washington hopes to continue its hot streak against the Seahawks, but can the Redskins keep enough of their players out of the trainer's room? Sunday, Chicago and Carolina meet up in the first NFL playoff game in history where the over-under is an imaginary number. With the help of our numbers and tape analysis by Michael David Smith, Aaron Schatz previews the second round of the NFC playoffs. And sorry about the server issues. It's like an old television, if you kick it a couple times it will turn on again for a while.

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65 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2006, 10:20am by posy

13 Jan 2006, 12:10am by Aaron Schatz

The NFL All-Triple Word Score Team

Some people just have too much time on their hands.

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28 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2006, 8:53pm by just another steve

10 Jan 2006, 10:51pm by Aaron Schatz

Playoff Power Rankings

For the first time, we're keeping track of DVOA into the playoffs as we continue to produce power rankings for FOXSports.com. Here's a look at 18 weeks worth of play-by-play, plus DVOA for each game in the first round of the playoffs and similarity scores for Eli Manning and Chris Simms. Further commentary is here at FOXSports.com.

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183 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2006, 2:24am by Christian X

09 Jan 2006, 07:08pm by Aaron Schatz

2005 Quick Reads: Week 18

You thought the Quick Reads were over, but no!

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46 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2006, 3:33pm by ernie cohen

06 Jan 2006, 07:57pm by Aaron Schatz

AFC Wild Card Preview

Bitter AFC North rivals face off for a third time, and the defending champion New England Patriots bring out the magic beans against some team from Florida. Who are they again? Oh, yes, the Jaguars. With help from Michael David Smith’s tape analysis and our Football Outsiders statistics, Aaron previews the AFC wild card contests.

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82 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2006, 4:48am by Sid

06 Jan 2006, 07:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Yet More FO Back-Patting

Each year, King Kaufman of Salon.com tracks the preseason picks of all the pundits he can find, including all the ESPN and SI guys and the big preseason magazines like Street & Smith's and Athlon Sports. This year, the most accurate preseason predictions belonged to ... ME! Yay! (And people say this stat stuff doesn't work for football!) This is the second straight year that Football Outsiders has delivered the most accurate preseason predictions in football, sort of. Why sort of?

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17 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2006, 6:32pm by admin