Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Jul 2007, 04:24pm by Aaron Schatz

Adjusting Completion Percentage

This year's Pro Football Prospectus contains a lot more game charting data when compared to last year's book, but we still couldn't fit it all in. We'll be looking at some of that data on Football Outsiders over the next month. Today: Whose completion percentage suffered due to dropped passes, and whose completion percentage was helped by a healthy dose of short routes?

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84 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2007, 12:26pm by Soxphan

21 Jul 2007, 10:50pm by Aaron Schatz

FO in the NYTimes: Bonds and Favre, Meet Rodriguez and Manning

Signs that football is on its way: Today we had our first bookstore sighting of PFP 2007, and now our first New York Times sighting of Football Outsiders. When Brett Favre breaks all the NFL passing records this season, write his name in the record books in pencil, because Peyton Manning will destroy those records in a few years. Don't expect people to talk about this in the way they talk about Alex Rodriguez eventually breaking Barry Bonds' record, because unlike Barry Bonds, people do not think Brett Favre is a dick. (Free registration required.)

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84 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2007, 2:52pm by amin

18 Jul 2007, 02:16pm by Aaron Schatz

Redding's Payday Just Ridiculous

The FO staff was discussing this one on e-mail and I think we all agree with Adam Schein. Cory Redding???

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38 comments, Last at 23 Jul 2007, 10:06pm by Matt Millen

18 Jul 2007, 10:40am by Aaron Schatz

Pythagorean Wins Revisited

Thanks to Doug Drinen and Matt Melton for answering a question that has always been on the big, long Football Outsiders "ideas to do" list: Would the Pythagorean Theorem work better for football if we somehow lessened the importance of blowouts? The answer: In the NFL no, in college football yes. The best part of this post is that it contains no mention of "Ookie."

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13 comments, Last at 19 Jul 2007, 1:03pm by MJK

17 Jul 2007, 06:15pm by Aaron Schatz

Dolphins Release Culpepper

Well, that turned out to be a complete failure. I'm sure there was a way this could have worked out better -- if the Dolphins had not hurried Culpepper back from the injury so early, perhaps. Next stop Jacksonville? And is that a good thing or a bad thing for the Jaguars, who are one consistent quarterback and one breakout receiver away from being major Super Bowl contenders?

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31 comments, Last at 19 Jul 2007, 9:00pm by MJK

07 Jul 2007, 01:30pm by Aaron Schatz

Ranking the NFL Owners

July, July, never seemed so strange. There's nothing to write about these days but lists. Michael Silver of SI.com takes on the always fun and controversial task of ranking the 32 owners. Robert Kraft comes in number one, and it is pretty hard for even the most angry Patriots-hater to argue with that one. Not only does the guy run a winning team, but he gives a ton of money to charity and he's building a big mall out by Gillette Stadium that's actually going drive business to Foxboro the other 355 days of the year.

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42 comments, Last at 13 Jul 2007, 2:14am by Raiderjoe

06 Jul 2007, 11:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Vick Unlikely to Be Indicted

This just terrible, awful news for the five remaining die-hard Joey Harrington fans.

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112 comments, Last at 11 Jul 2007, 10:55am by Will Allen

06 Jul 2007, 05:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Who Makes Most in NFL?

USA Today's annual NFL salary database has been updated with 2006 numbers, and it turns out the highest-paid player in 2006 was... Richard Seymour. You know, from that team that refuses to pay players what they are worth, the Patriots. Of course, he's only number one because USA Today is counting all signing bonuses up front, and Seymour's was an astronomical $24 million. Plus, paying Seymour that much money makes a lot more sense than what the Vikings are paying Bryant McKinnie (third on the list) and what the Lions are paying Jeff Backus (fifth). Sort through the database.

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23 comments, Last at 09 Jul 2007, 6:42pm by James C

27 Jun 2007, 01:16pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Stomps in Reverse

With the book done, I'm trying to get back to answering FO mailbag questions on the FOX blog. Really. This one asks about Stomps in reverse: Is it true that "good teams don't allow themselves to get blown out?"

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13 comments, Last at 09 Jul 2007, 11:45am by zlionsfan

26 Jun 2007, 03:23pm by Aaron Schatz

1996 DVOA Ratings and Commentary

Return with us now to days of old, when Brett Favre couldn't win the big game, Steve McNair was a HO, and the Baltimore Ravens had a great offense and a terrible defense. (Yes, really.) The DVOA era expands past one decade with this look at the 1996 season.

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115 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2007, 9:32pm by Packer Pete