Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Aug 2007, 12:55am by Bill Barnwell

Getting a Read On The Situation

Today's Boston Globe had a fantastic piece by Chris Gasper covering the Patriots' move to using more zone blocking schemes, explaining the differences and how they are implemented.

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25 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2007, 2:46pm by dryheat

31 Jul 2007, 03:16pm by Bill Barnwell

Jaguars' Meester Out Two Months

Jaguars C Brad Meester has broken a bone in his right foot and will miss at least eight weeks.

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13 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2007, 12:04pm by mactbone

31 Jul 2007, 12:59am by Bill Barnwell

Gore Breaks Bone In Hand

What Football Outsiders projected-leading-rusher curse?

Frank Gore's broken a bone in his hand and is likely to miss a good portion of the preseason.

In all seriousness, this shouldn't drop him any on your board. Broken bones don't linger, and Gore should be ready for the regular season.

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16 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2007, 7:27pm by MarkV

29 Jul 2007, 04:15pm by Bill Barnwell

Matt Bryant Is My Pixellated Hero

Another in the line of superb Tecmo Bowl recreations of plays.

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2 comments, Last at 29 Jul 2007, 7:34pm by Theo, Netherlands

29 Jul 2007, 03:43pm by Bill Barnwell

After Years of Waiting...Nothing Came

As part of the NFL's new policies on player and coach availability, the Broncos offensive line has been forced to speak to the media on the record. Surprisingly, they don't really have anything interesting to say.

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10 comments, Last at 30 Jul 2007, 4:45pm by Aaron N

23 Jul 2007, 02:56am by Bill Barnwell

Happy Book Day!

Do you like books about football, but appreciate a more nuanced and researched look into the game than is otherwise available on the market? Well, you're in luck, my friend, because today is the official release date for Pro Football Prospectus 2007, which should now be available at finer bookstores (and crappy ones, too!) both across America and on this here Internet.

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35 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2007, 10:27am by Joe Pisarcik Magnate

19 Jul 2007, 02:23pm by Bill Barnwell

Madden '08 To Offer Championship Rings

Yes, Jostens will be creating championship rings for Madden players depending upon what level in the game they've advanced to. Players who "execute an extraordinary achievement" can apparently receive special rings. Is there some sort of "Hot Coffee"-esque mod where you save dogs from being hung? Would that qualify as extraordinary?

I'm pretty sure for a few grand more, we'll calculate DVOA and DPAR for all the players in your Madden game.

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39 comments, Last at 20 Jul 2007, 7:51pm by rashreflection

19 Jul 2007, 01:01am by Bill Barnwell

FO Ranks All 32 Teams for 2007: Running Backs

The latest in our series ranking each of the 32 teams at each position. My guess: FOX readers will these rankings to not be to their liking, and will express their resentment and disagreement monosyllabically with many BLEEPs thrown in for good measure.

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35 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2007, 9:11pm by DolFan 316

18 Jul 2007, 12:16am by Bill Barnwell

FO Ranks All 32 Teams for 2007: Receivers

Part II of our series ranking the 32 teams by position, this time wide receivers and tight ends. The top teams are mostly the same as last year, but you'll be surprised by which team shows up in fourth place. This may be the only place where we rank the Lions in the top half of the league. Plus: The debut of that soon-to-be FO favorite, the box one foot above the head of Plaxico Burress.

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73 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2007, 11:09am by zlionsfan

17 Jul 2007, 06:24pm by Bill Barnwell

Michael Vick Indicted

"Michael Vick has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with the dogfighting probe of his house in Virginia.

The Falcons quarterback was indicted for conspiracy to travel in interstate commerce in aid of unlawful activities and to sponsor a dog in animal fighting venture in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District in Richmond, Va. Three others -- Purnell Peace, Quanis Phillips and Tony Taylor -- also were indicted by the grand jury on the same charges."

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325 comments, Last at 29 Jul 2007, 5:07am by Sam10