Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

10 Jan 2007, 01:30am by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: LT and OJ

LaDainian Tomlinson's 2006 fantasy season - best ever? (Click link to read more.)

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10 Jan 2007, 01:21am by Aaron Schatz

Donovan McNabb and the problem with press rumors

A textbook example of invalid internet rumors gone way too far. (Click link to read more.)

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09 Jan 2007, 11:21pm by Aaron Schatz

Broncos Fire Larry Coyer

This one sort of took me by surprise. Remember that awesome Denver defense from the start of the season, the one that didn't give up any touchdowns? Denver ranked 12th in defensive DVOA this year, but that was actually the lowest rank of Coyer's four years as defensive coordinator. They were top six in both 2004 and 2005. Was Coyer really the reason that team went 9-7? I'm interested in hearing from Denver fans if there were specific complaints about Coyer's strategies.

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51 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2007, 4:04pm by stan

09 Jan 2007, 03:36pm by Aaron Schatz

Postseason DVOA I

This is our second year continuing with DVOA into the playoffs. This year, based on reader requests, we've ranked all 32 teams, whether they are in the playoffs or not. The results show just how dominant the AFC is, and just how closely grouped the last four NFC teams are. Well, except Seattle. UPDATE: FOXSports.com commentary finally available.

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144 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2007, 12:20am by Pat

09 Jan 2007, 01:33am by Aaron Schatz

Defensive back stats for the top playoff seeds

The defensive back statistics for the four teams that received byes last weekend based on our game charting project. (Click link to read.)

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08 Jan 2007, 03:12pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 18

Here are the best and worst playoff performers of the wild card round, according to FO stats. This week's feature is a similarity scores list for Joseph Addai's rookie season.

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92 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2007, 8:34pm by Pat

05 Jan 2007, 11:30pm by Aaron Schatz

A Center Shall Lead Them

Robert Weintraub of Slate argues that center, not left tackle, is the second-most important player on the offense behind the quarterback. I'll be honest: this reads like contrarian thinking for the sake of being contrary. Does anybody think Robbie Tobeck has been Seattle's most important injury this year?

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39 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2007, 3:19pm by stan

05 Jan 2007, 07:06pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, January 1-5

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Sorry about the small number of posts this week, but it's always busy wrapping up the regular season stats while working on a week of playoff material. Covered this week: more game charting data on defensive backs in the wild card round, and strength of schedule for 2007.

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10 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2007, 6:43am by Kuato

05 Jan 2007, 05:23pm by Aaron Schatz

2007 NFC Wild Card Preview

Dallas is falling apart. The quarterback is a mess, and the pass defense is a disaster. Golly, looks a lot like the Seahawks, doesn't it? Meanwhile, if Eagles-Giants I was close, and Eagles-Giants II was close, shouldn't Eagles-Giants III be close? More FO playoff previews, filled with chunky stat goodness.

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63 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2007, 11:17pm by Charles the Philly Homer

05 Jan 2007, 03:23pm by Aaron Schatz

2007 AFC Wild Card Preview

Can the Colts stop Larry Johnson? Can the Chiefs stop Peyton Manning? Can the media stop making controversy out of meaningless gestures in the Jets-Patriots rivalry? Here come the annual FO playoff previews, filled with chunky stat goodness.

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56 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2007, 7:48pm by B