Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

27 Sep 2005, 03:50pm by Aaron Schatz

Attack of the Fantasy Football Clones

There's nothing wrong with rooting for your fantasy players along with your favorite team. But Peter Schrager is a little annoyed by people who root only for their fantasy team, especially because there are lots of people playing fantasy football now who don't really know anything about football otherwise. Are they ruining your trip to the sports bar too? And who is this Brian Leftwich guy?

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22 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2005, 6:51am by TrySaraTops

26 Sep 2005, 11:29pm by Aaron Schatz

2005 Quick Reads: Week 3

Here you go, folks, the official debut of Football Outsiders on FOX. (Mike Tanier has been writing for them for three weeks, of course, but that was "unofficial.") Congrats to Brian Walsh who donated a column name, and feel free to share your thoughts on the formatting.

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30 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2005, 8:28pm by Carl

26 Sep 2005, 09:35pm by Aaron Schatz

Pennington, Fiedler Injured in Loss

The first 12 comments here came when Ryan posted earlier in the day that Chad Pennington and Jay Fiedler were out for an unspecified amount of time. According to the AP, that amount of time is now "all year" for Pennington and "six weeks" for Fiedler. Is Vinny Testaverde already waiting by his phone? Did the entire AFC East break a mirror and run over a black cat yesterday? And how good do people who bet the over on the Miami Dolphins feel right now?

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23 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2005, 1:12pm by Travis

25 Sep 2005, 07:27pm by Aaron Schatz

Travis Henry to Be Suspended

According to the CBS pregame show today, the league will suspend Travis Henry of the Titans four games for testing positive for a banned substance (to be named later). I'm sure Will Carroll will have more about this in Black and Blue Report on Wednesday, but here's a place to talk about it before then.

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4 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2005, 1:02pm by zip

25 Sep 2005, 12:20am by Aaron Schatz

Honey, I Shrunk the Lineman

Found this on Brian Bassett's Jets blog. EA Sports accidentally posted a roster update for Madden 2006 where they had made Jets practice squad OL Michael King only seven inches tall. If you haven't seen the pictures yet, it's oddly whimsical.

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10 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2005, 1:30pm by Bob

24 Sep 2005, 01:36pm by Aaron Schatz

1999 DVOA Ratings and Commentary

I was dreaming when I wrote this, so sue me if it goes astray. But when I woke up this morning, I realized this piece was really late. The sky was full of footballs, Marshall Faulk was running everywhere. Since the Titans play the Rams this week, I know you might really care. Two thousand-zero-zero? Party's over, now it's 2005. But tonight we've got DVOA from 1999. (cue guitar solo)

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23 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2005, 9:56pm by Ryan Carney

22 Sep 2005, 10:23am by Aaron Schatz

Check Out This Batch of Coaching Candidates

Jay Glazer looks at the top coaching candidates as the rumor mill (Tice) gets spinning (Tice) extra early this year (Tice). Our man Jim Schwartz is here. (When you read "Schwartz has worked with statistical analysts to study down-and-distance decisions," or some such thing, that's a reference to FO.) So is Pittsburgh O-Line coach Russ Grimm, who was also mentioned as a possible head coaching candidate in the Steelers chapter of PFP 2005.

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47 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2005, 2:55am by Aaron

13 Sep 2005, 01:52pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Notes

Whatever happened to Snap Judgment, when will there be a DVOA projections mailbag, and the answers to other questions you might have about FO in the new season.

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08 Sep 2005, 03:58pm by Aaron Schatz

Medi-hawk-rity: Hawks Have Proven Great at Being Average

In the last 20 years, how many times have the Seattle Seahawks had a record that did not fall between 10-6 and 6-10? Believe it or not, the answer is once: 1992, when they went 2-14. Greg Bishop of the Seattle Times asked us to do a little research for this article on the NFL's most terminally wheel-spinning franchise, and we discovered that Seattle on average finishes just 1.3 wins away from 8-8 every year, the lowest figure in the NFL.

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21 comments, Last at 04 Jul 2006, 1:16am by Bryan

06 Sep 2005, 11:00am by Aaron Schatz

Fantasy Player Protection

This is just kooky: Insurance for your fantasy football team. How much do you have to be spending on fantasy football to actually buy something like this? (Thanks to Lucas Ruprecht at Pro Trade for the link.)

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12 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2005, 5:55pm by Catfish