Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

01 Sep 2006, 01:02pm by Aaron Schatz

UPDATE: Branch Files Grievance with NFLPA

Really? I swear, I thought this would all get resolved with Branch staying in New England. Anyway, who knows if it is true, but Mike Florio is reporting at PFT that two teams have offered Branch a six-year, $36 million contract. The rumor also says one of these teams is the Jets (aka Patriots South), who have offered the Patriots a second-round pick and "a pretty good player." Since the Jets are going to suck this year, that's one hell of a good pick, practically a first-rounder. Only one problem: who the heck on the Jets is a "pretty good player" who fills a Patriots need?

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482 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2006, 2:24pm by Starshatterer

30 Aug 2006, 12:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Why Bad Hamstrings Happen to Good Wide Receivers

To go along with their agreement to broadcast Sunday Night Football, NBC Sports has redesigned and expanded its website. In the football realm, at least, they are attempting to compete with ESPN, SI, FOX, and CBS Sportsline. Now, while nobody should ever get the wrong impression -- FOXSports.com is by far the best NFL website out there, that Ned Macey guy is very interesting and that Mike Tanier guy is always funny -- NBC did make a nice move by hiring Tom Curran away from the Providence Journal-Bulletin to be their lead NFL writer.

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25 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2006, 1:37pm by stan

29 Aug 2006, 04:00pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Chat at Baseball Prospectus

Here is the text of today's chat at BaseballProspectus.com, featuring the "top ten things we've learned at Football Outsiders." Of course, this actually goes to 11, which is one larger. I answered questions for about two hours, the longest and most active chat at BP.com yet.

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51 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 10:35pm by Will Allen

28 Aug 2006, 09:55pm by Aaron Schatz

Kubiak "Very Concerned" about RB Davis

On one hand, we seem to be in the middle of a paradigm shift when it comes to knee injuries. Carson Palmer, Braylon Edwards, Daunte Culpepper -- all these guys are coming back faster than anyone ever imagined. On the other hand, you have whatever is wrong with Domanick Davis, which nobody seems very clear about. But today, Gary Kubiak named sixth-round pick Wali Lundy as his starter and suggested that the Texans might cut Davis on Friday. It would truly be an astonishing turn of events.

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47 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 12:46pm by Mr Shush

28 Aug 2006, 06:51pm by Aaron Schatz

Raiders Sign Jeff George

The Raiders have taken Mike Tanier's biting criticism from PFP 2006 to heart and descended into total self-parody.

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86 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 1:11pm by mactbone

28 Aug 2006, 04:20pm by Aaron Schatz

Titans Sign Kerry Collins

Is Kerry Collins a star quarterback? No. Is Kerry Collins better than Billy Volek at this point? Probably. It will take him a couple of weeks to learn the offense, but this is a good signing for the Titans. First, Collins gives them a better chance to make a surprise run at the playoffs if their defense comes together and takes a step forward. Second, it increases the chance that Vince Young will spend the year on the sidelines learning and improving.

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24 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2006, 12:22am by emcee fleshy (atl/sd)