Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

04 Jan 2007, 03:56pm by Aaron Schatz

12 Defunct Bowl Games

From The Onion's "AV Club," a.k.a. "The section that isn't made up." Wherefore art thou, Cherry Bowl and galleryfurniture.com Bowl?

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20 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2007, 3:24am by zlionsfan

04 Jan 2007, 01:59am by Aaron Schatz

Game Charting Stats on DBs for the Wild Card Games

What to expect from the defensive backs in this weekend's playoff matchups. (Click link to read more.)

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03 Jan 2007, 04:44pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Chat at Baseball Prospectus

Here's the transcript of today's chat on BaseballProspectus.com, featuring my thoughts on the playoffs, the draft, the hardest schedules of 2007, and the problem of Football Outsiders "group think." Plus, at the very end, a very special announcement. And if you ask questions about that very special announcement in this thread, we aren't going to notice them, so e-mail them, okay?

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41 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2007, 11:10pm by thad

03 Jan 2007, 12:40pm by Aaron Schatz

Nick Saban to Alabama

It's official now: Nick Saban will take the money and run back to college football. I'm happy about this as a Patriots fan, but every other part of me thinks Saban is a jerk. I can't stand the way college football coaches can walk out of their contracts whenever they feel like it, and their former schools and former players get nothing in return. It's one thing when you go from 1-AA to 1-A, but the worst has to be Tom O'Brien, walking out on Boston College for another school IN THE SAME CONFERENCE.

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111 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2007, 7:44pm by Erasmus

03 Jan 2007, 02:07am by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: 2007 Strength of Schedule

For the twelve teams not in the playoffs this year, it is time to look forward to next year. And with that, we have an early projection of the 2007 strength of schedule for each team. (Click link to read.)

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02 Jan 2007, 08:08pm by Aaron Schatz

Washington: Problems at the Core

This three-part series on the demise of the 2006 Washington Redskins may be the best football journalism you read all year. I say that knowing that the year still has 363 days left in it, and the third part of this series hasn't even been published yet. In the first part of the series, Jason LaConfora looks at Washington's awful personnel decisions, from Brandon Lloyd to T.J. Duckett, as well as the "too many cooks" problem on the coaching staff.

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45 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2007, 1:34am by NF

02 Jan 2007, 05:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Final 2006 DVOA Ratings

Baltimore leads the final DVOA ratings for the 2006 season and goes into the playoffs with the Super Bowl favorite trifecta: First in DVOA, first in weighted DVOA, and first in Pythagorean wins. New England moves ahead of San Diego for the number two spot in weighted DVOA, and Philadelphia moves ahead of Chicago as the best NFC team of 2006. Indianapolis puts up the second highest offensive DVOA ever, Chicago the third highest special teams DVOA. Numbers here, commentary on FOXSports.com.

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02 Jan 2007, 02:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Lions Fire Defensive Coordinator, Offensive Line Coach

Yes, that will solve the problem, won't it.

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39 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2007, 5:34pm by TracingError

02 Jan 2007, 12:24am by Aaron Schatz

370 Carries Revisited

We've mentioned it all season long, and now that Larry Johnson set a new NFL record for carries in a season, the "Curse of 370" is showing up in everything written by Football Outsiders. This article from the Seattle chapter of Pro Football Prospectus 2006 should help answer some of the questions people have about the 370-carry theory, including why we don't count receptions, and how a playoff appearance changes things.

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