Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 Oct 2006, 10:55pm by Aaron Schatz

Packers Release Ahmad Carroll

I guess playing like crap during a nationally broadcast game is not a good idea. The Wisconsin writers were calling for this, and they got it. Seriously, though, was Carroll that bad? I don't mean "was Carroll so bad that they had to take away his starting job and sign Charles Woodson," because the answer to that one is clearly "yes." But unless I'm mistaken, the Packers are on the hook for Carroll's salary for this season. That's a sunk cost. Most teams carry five cornerbacks.

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65 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2006, 9:08pm by Zac

03 Oct 2006, 08:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 5 DVOA Ratings

Chicago and San Diego are atop the league, both in DVOA for 2006 and the early-season DAVE formula. Also leaping up this week: Kansas City, Dallas, and Washington. UPDATE: Commentary now available on FOXSports.com.

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239 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2006, 5:42pm by Mike

03 Oct 2006, 06:00pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 4

Here's this week's look at the best and worst performances of the week by DPAR, delayed a day due to the Jewish holiday. That's right, DPAR -- this week we add in opponent adjustments for the first time. It was a big week for quarterbacks named Marc(k) and a bad week for quarterbacks recovering from ACL injuries. Also: Is Reggie Bush the NFL's worst running back when it comes to actual running? (By the way, DVOA ratings are also delayed due to the holiday, and Any Given Sunday is delayed because Ned had some travel problems this weekend.)

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40 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2006, 6:35pm by NewsToTom

30 Sep 2006, 05:00pm by Aaron Schatz

Game Previews: SD-BAL, CHI-SEA

The two biggest games of NFL Week 4 each match up two of the seven remaining unbeaten teams. They will be played on the first day of October, but these games may have major implications for playoff seeding in January.

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23 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2006, 10:13pm by The Mulgrew

30 Sep 2006, 04:50pm by Aaron Schatz

HS Back Gains Single-Game Record 658 Yards

Plus 10 touchdowns. That's 125 points in your high school fantasy football league. Um, at any point did his coach perhaps think, "hey, maybe it's a good time to give that freshman fourth-stringer a few carries?"

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42 comments, Last at 27 Oct 2006, 6:41am by donald mccoy

29 Sep 2006, 06:28pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

The latest mailbag features questions about DVOA, DAVE, dropped passes, and how Brady Quinn fares in our new rookie quarterback projection system. Plus: Now you can get our 2005 game charting data, and we uncover Pro Football Prospectus 2004: The Lost Year.

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40 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2006, 8:23am by aeneas1

29 Sep 2006, 12:31pm by Aaron Schatz

Sports Media Guide Interview

A new website called Sports Media Guide is going to be interviewing writers from all over the world of sports journalism, and they decided to interview me last week. Here it is for those who are curious to read my stream-of-consciousness ramblings about Football Outsiders. Honestly, I apparently forgot how to speak in complete sentences that day.

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40 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2006, 7:33pm by The Mulgrew

29 Sep 2006, 12:07am by Aaron Schatz

How often do teams use three quarterbacks?

How often is a team forced to use an emergency quarterback? Aaron Schatz takes a look. (Click link to read more.)

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27 Sep 2006, 05:05pm by Aaron Schatz

The Ballad of Big Mike

We forgot to link this great article from Sunday's New York Times Magazine, the story of Ole Miss tackle Michael Oher, adapted from Michael Lewis' new book Blind Side. I've got an advance copy of the book and plan on writing a review, either here at FO or for another publication or website. By the way, I also wrote the Keeping Score column in the NY Times this past Sunday, but I figured there was no reason to link it here -- FO readers are used to our shpiel about Edgerrin James and the Arizona offensive line by now. (Free registration required)

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70 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2007, 12:25am by Eric Tokerud

27 Sep 2006, 04:52pm by Aaron Schatz

A Solution, or Merely a Cover?

We've spent so much time debating the future of the Saints in New Orleans that nobody has really noticed the problems they're having a few hundred miles down I-10. Jacksonville is market #42, the smallest in the league outside of Buffalo and Green Bay (and the Packers actually represent the larger Milwaukee market). Unable to sell all his tickets, Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver is covering sections of seats with tarps to make the stadium look less empty and to hopefully raise prices by lowering supply. Is it possible for the Jaguars to become financially solvent?

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100 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 12:24pm by Sam!