Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Sep 2006, 01:26am by Aaron Schatz

The Ballad of Billy Yates

New England has taken an unorthodox approach to their practice squad. (Click link to read more.)

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14 Sep 2006, 04:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Roger Brown is a Reactionary

Raise your hand if you want to read a really, really bad NFL analyst. Come on, you know you want to. I've got to give props to Alex Rubin, one of the FO interns, who thoroughly excoriates one of the lamest Week 1 "jump to conclusions" columns in newspaper history, written by Roger Brown of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Honestly, this thing has to be seen to be believed.

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51 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2006, 12:14pm by In the know

14 Sep 2006, 12:33pm by Aaron Schatz

Pigskin Revolution on MNF

Remember William Krasker's footballcommentary.com? Well, there's a new website, Pigskin Revolution, that's doing much the same thing, with a strategy model that looks at the decisions that coaches make during games. Here's their review of Monday's Washington-Minnesota contest.

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35 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2006, 10:07am by Frigo

14 Sep 2006, 01:31am by Aaron Schatz

Shaun Alexander, untouched and untackled

Does Shaun Alexander avoid the curse of 370 due to his propensity to run out of bounds and scoring long touchdown runs? Aaron Schatz examines that ability as well as compares him to other running backs in the league. (Click link to read more.)

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13 Sep 2006, 05:59pm by Aaron Schatz

Texans Deal Morency to Packers for Gado

OK, which bandwagon derails here? The Wali Lundy bandwagon or the Samkon Gado bandwagon (which has been in the shop since late last year)?

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33 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2006, 2:25am by emcee fleshy (ATL)

13 Sep 2006, 12:30pm by Aaron Schatz

Pigskin Tastes like Sausage

Bob Ryan says that if you want to enjoy football, don't read any contract negotiation stories. It's like going to the sausage factory -- if you enjoy sausage, you don't want to know how it is made. I know there have been a lot of complaints about too much Branch talk on FO lately; this article is more about football fandom in general. (Free registration required)

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53 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2006, 4:30pm by mactbone

13 Sep 2006, 01:41am by Aaron Schatz

Shaun Alexander, continued

Is running out of bounds the antidote for the curse of 370? Aaron Schatz takes a closer look. (Click link to read more.)

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12 Sep 2006, 11:58pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 1

Here's the latest Quick Reads at FOXSports.com with PAR for all quarterbacks in Week 1 plus the top running backs and receivers. Join us as we celebrate Football Outsiders vs. National Jump to Conclusions Week. Sorry this is late, I forgot to send it to FOX on Monday. Yes, I'm an idiot.

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46 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2006, 1:17am by Sean_C

12 Sep 2006, 10:59pm by Aaron Schatz

Put the B-team in, ESPN

Watch the Salon ad thingy then skip past all the baseball stuff to get to King Kaufman's important point: How good was the team that did the second MNF game last night? Are there words in the English language capable of describing the improvement when you go from Tirico, Theismann and Kornheiser to Brad Nessler, Ron Jaworski and Dick Vermeil? Can we please, please, please have them every week? Pretty please? Seriously, let's start an e-mail campaign.

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58 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2006, 2:06pm by David

12 Sep 2006, 10:32pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 2 DVOA Ratings

The most accurate rating in the NFL returns for 2006 with a new wrinkle: an early-season rating that combines preseason projections with early results to get a more accurate look at team strengths. UPDATE: Commentary is now found here on FOXSports.com.

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112 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2006, 7:39pm by Smartmonies