Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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

26 Jun 2007, 12:42pm by Aaron Schatz

CFL: Pressure in the Pocket

Are you ready for an extra 10 yards of football? I always enjoy watching a little CFL, and the season begins this Thursday. Since we don't have anyone writing a preview article this year, I figured I would link to the most interesting CFL story I could find. This year's big story in the CFL is the changing at the guard at quarterback with a number of teams. The biggest battle is in Toronto, where the legendary 43-year-old Damon Allen may be supplanted by former New England and Kansas State quarterback Michael Bishop.

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37 comments, Last at 27 Jun 2007, 8:53pm by zlionsfan

25 Jun 2007, 05:02pm by Aaron Schatz

Bears Cut Tank Johnson, Extend Vasher

The crackdown on players who get into off-field trouble continues. There was good news out of Chicago also, as the Bears announced a five-year extension for their excellent cornerback Nathan Vasher. No details on that one yet.

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108 comments, Last at 27 Jun 2007, 10:55pm by Kevin Eleven

25 Jun 2007, 03:14pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Stomps in Reverse

Do good teams allow themselves to get stomped? Well, not to bad teams at least. (Click link to read more.)

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21 Jun 2007, 01:17pm by Aaron Schatz

Larry Johnson: Holdout Possible

I don't think that Larry Johnson thinks he's about to collapse because of 416 carries, but I bet his agent thinks he's about to collapse because of 416 carries. If my client had a 99 percent chance of watching his numbers significantly decline, I would want to get him paid too. (Kansas City Star; free registration required, I think.)

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36 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2007, 4:12pm by Zac

21 Jun 2007, 12:11am by Aaron Schatz

Pacman to Face Two Felony Charges

The final straw. Well, I suppose it isn't the final straw, that would be a conviction. It's the second-to-final straw. I've been trying to decide how to post this story because we want to have XP about the latest news but at this point what the hell is left to say? I didn't want anyone to think we're ignoring it, but this discussion is going to end up going in the same circles about race and society as the discussion threads on the other 900 Pacman stories we've put up in the last year. I just feel bad for Tennessee fans.

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103 comments, Last at 24 Jun 2007, 3:00pm by Tom

20 Jun 2007, 05:45pm by Aaron Schatz

Big East Has It Easy

As promised, here is a link to the number one team on Kermit the Blog's "10 Easiest College Football Schedules" list. The winner is the entire Big East, which is actually eight teams. Since number 7 was actually three teams, that means that the 10 Easiest College Football Schedules were actually the 20 easiest college football schedules.

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23 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2007, 7:37am by kibbles

20 Jun 2007, 01:00am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Tabs Mike and Mike for Second MNF Team

According to USA Today, ESPN Radio morning show hosts Mike Greenberg and Mike Golic will be the second MNF team calling the night game for the opening week doubleheader. This smacks of ESPN self-promotion and will be criticized in a lot of places, but to anyone who criticizes this move, I ask a question: Have you actually heard Mike and Mike do a football game? Out of curiosity, I tuned into a couple of the Arena football games they called for the Worldwide Leader and they were SHOCKINGLY good.

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32 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2007, 1:06pm by Phil

19 Jun 2007, 03:38pm by Aaron Schatz

ArmchairGM Friends!

Dan Lewis from ArmchairGM thought this would be a good idea, since we have a lot of readers who use that site as well. We've created a Football Outsiders account on ArmchairGM. We don't plan on posting there, but creating the account allows FO readers to register as our "friends," and FO readers who register as friends will see the usernames of other FO readers who are registered as friends. This way, we give our readers an opportunity to network with each other.

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7 comments, Last at 12 Jul 2007, 1:59pm by footballprofessor