Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Nov 2005, 07:55pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

In this week's mail: The most frequent questions about the Indianapolis schedule anomaly answered, discussion of the Denver secondary, another look at Eli Manning similarity scores, and a list of the worst special teams games of all time.

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46 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2005, 2:06pm by Jeff

18 Nov 2005, 01:38pm by Aaron Schatz

The Many Faces of Clinton Portis

Make my funk the P(ortis)-Funk, I want to get funked up. I want the bomb, I want the P(ortis)-Funk, I want to get funked up.

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19 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2005, 9:10am by Harris

17 Nov 2005, 12:33pm by Aaron Schatz

Owens May Face Road Bloch in Arbitration Case

We're all sick of the T.O. talk, but absent from the complaints about his personality is a discussion of what this case means from a legal perspective. FOXSports.com legal analyst Rob Becker believes Owens will not win his arbitration hearing on Friday, because in his contract the Eagles agree to pay him for his services, but do not guarantee that they will use said services. The wrench in the works is the issue of incentive clauses; are the Eagles breaching the contract by not allowing Owens the attempt to achieve those goals?

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22 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2005, 10:46pm by Dan Riley

16 Nov 2005, 07:01pm by Aaron Schatz

Window Closes on Title Chance

Once upon a time, the 46 defense was supposed to revitalize the Baltimore Ravens, while Derrick Mason finally turned Kyle Boller into a real life NFL quarterback. It was not to be. With Brian Billick likely gone after this season, what steps should Baltimore take to begin the rebuilding process? (Free registration required)

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19 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2005, 4:17pm by JOHN DEIBEL

15 Nov 2005, 08:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 11 DVOA Ratings

This week, the Colts break the system. How on earth is undefeated Indianapolis ranked seventh? And if they are ranked seventh, why are they on top? And why is this actually Houston's fault? And what does this have to do with the 1991 UNLV Runnin' Rebels? Here are our innovative DVOA ratings, and the usual commentary for the math-o-phobic is found here on FOXSports.com.

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317 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2005, 10:09pm by R.J.

14 Nov 2005, 08:56pm by Aaron Schatz

2005 Quick Reads: Week 10

Here are this week's Quick Reads, the top players according to DPAR and all the quarterbacks. Some surprising names on top of the list this week, in part because the best quarterback performances of Week 10 came against the league's worst pass defenses and thus were less impressive. Plus, find out which familiar name from the past matched Jake Plummer's magical trick of making interceptions disappear, and find out which running back projection from PFP 2005 was shockingly accurate.

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31 comments, Last at 16 Nov 2005, 10:58pm by Matt Weiner

14 Nov 2005, 12:58pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

Are third downs so important in DVOA that teams are punished for getting ten yards in just one or two downs? Are this year's best teams as good as last year's best teams? What's the best way to grade defensive backs for a simulation game? Plus: who the heck is reading this website, anyway?

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30 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2005, 6:49pm by Bright Blue Shorts

12 Nov 2005, 08:39pm by Aaron Schatz

Brown Clinches Ivy League Championship

Ladies and gentlemen, meet the new Official Favorite Player of Football Outsiders, running back Nick Hartigan. Now we all have a reason to pay attention on the second day of the draft!

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10 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2006, 2:22am by Angel

12 Nov 2005, 02:36pm by Aaron Schatz

FO on FOX: Midseason Projections

The midseason projection system says the big surprise team of the second half will be ... um, actually, this year it seems there won't be a surprise team in the second half. But we've got a look at trends in the first half and what that says about close playoff races in the next few weeks. Carolina fans, at least, will be pleased. (Note: actual DVOA projections added 6pm EST.)

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87 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2006, 11:35pm by brandon treat

10 Nov 2005, 10:57am by Aaron Schatz

He's No Kenny Rogers

Jeff Ma talks about the Great Dick Vermeil End Zone Gamble of 2005. (TM) Here's the thing: if Larry Johnson had not made it, and then after the game Vermeil had knocked down a cameraman in anger, then he would be Kenny Rogers, wouldn't he?

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15 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 9:08pm by Trogdor