Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

01 Jan 2007, 11:51pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Year in Review

I love writing the last Quick Reads of the regular season, looking at the best and worst DPAR at each position for the entire season. Find out if Chris Chambers was the worst wide receiver ever and if Peyton Manning 2006 beat Peyton Manning 2004. Plus, for each position I list most improved, biggest decline, and who was better or worse than the conventional stats say.

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93 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2007, 3:26pm by Thalwitzer

29 Dec 2006, 04:31pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, December 23-29

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered this week: The Worst Coach of 2006, why Vince Young's rushing DVOA is mediocre, how the Minnesota Vikings defense improved, and game charting data on yards after catch for quarterbacks.

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13 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2007, 8:02pm by paytonrules

29 Dec 2006, 02:33pm by Aaron Schatz

Reshaping of Falcons Might Be a Game Away

How would you fix the Atlanta Falcons? Ignore Number Seven for the time being, because it isn't like he's the only problem on this team. Do you cut Warrick Dunn to save $3.25 million on the cap, and make Jerious Norwood your starting running back? Do you pick up an actual real-life cornerback, or hope Jimmy Williams can move into the starting lineup in his second year? What do you do about all the injury-prone stars like Ed Hartwell and John Abraham? Notice, by the way, that this position-by-position look at the Falcons is missing one position: wide receiver.

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41 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2007, 11:50pm by Mr Shush

29 Dec 2006, 02:16am by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Minnesota defense

What's with the Vikings defensive turnaround this season? Aaron Schatz lets us know. (Click link to read more.)

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28 Dec 2006, 09:50am by Aaron Schatz

Quarterback YAC

Last year we reviewed the Yards After Catch total for quarterbacks. This year, we will compare the 2006 season's numbers with 2005, and one quarterback stands out above the rest in both seasons. (Click link to read more.)

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27 Dec 2006, 11:18am by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag: Vince-anity!

Aaron Schatz addresses why Vince Young's rushing DPAR is so low. (Click link to read more.)

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26 Dec 2006, 07:31pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 17 DVOA Ratings

The natural order of things has been re-established: the AFC is the superior conference, as Chicago falls behind New England and Jacksonville in the weighted formula. The Cowboys and Giants keep falling, the Saints and Eagles keep rising, and the 8-7 AFC teams are all better than the 9-6 AFC teams -- as long as you ignore Tennessee's first four games. Ratings here, commentary on FOXSports.com.

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113 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2006, 7:47pm by The Mul Dawg

26 Dec 2006, 05:02pm by Aaron Schatz

Halfway Out the Vikings Door

Yes, will the last Minnesota veteran to be cut please turn out the lights? Marcus Robinson is already gone, and there are definitely more guys who will go over the next couple months.

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17 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2006, 12:17pm by Spyker

26 Dec 2006, 11:47am by Aaron Schatz

So Much Favre Love You'll Blow Your Head Off

If the whole point of the flex scheduling was to allow NBC to show meaningful matchups late in the season, why on earth did they choose Green Bay-Chicago as the final prime time game of the season? What, Brett Favre again? By this point, most people seem to think he's not retiring, so this actually isn't his final game, and I can't imagine that many people across the country care about watching Brett Favre play the Chicago backups (except for maybe us Adrian Peterson acolytes). There's an excellent chance that Green Bay will be out of the playoff hunt before this game starts.

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38 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2006, 12:59pm by adwred

25 Dec 2006, 10:22pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 16

Here's the weekly review of which players were best and worst according to Football Outsiders stats (Monday games excluded, of course). This week, a look at the best and worst teams to pass or run against this year, the most similar seasons to Vince Young, and Brett Favre's biggest problem. Plus: Which was higher, Chris Weinke pass attempts or shotgun direct snaps to DeAngelo Williams?

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62 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2006, 11:58pm by Pat