Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Aug 2010, 12:50pm by Doug Farrar

FOA 2010 MEDIA: NFC West Podcast

Will Brinson, who does excellent work at CBSSports.com and AOL Fanhouse, was kind enough to ask me to do an NFC West podcast with him last week. We focus on all four teams with an eye on the book. My only regret is that this happened before last night's Monday Night Football debacle, which means that I have a bunch of unused "Kurt Warner is not walking through that door" jokes.

(Note: Check out the AFC South preview podcast as well; it was done with Friend of FO Steph Stradley).

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3 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2010, 12:15pm by Chris Povirk

23 Aug 2010, 09:37am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: Childress Has No Regrets

This week, PK catches up with Brad Childress and his "by any means necessary" ethos, gives his take on the progress of the labor talks, adds his name to the long of list of people who are not happy about the firing of Redskins PR guy Zack Bolno, handicaps Hines Ward's Hall of Fame odds, and explains why the Giants were smart to pick up Shawn Andrews.

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72 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2010, 6:54am by Raiderjoe

20 Aug 2010, 12:42pm by Doug Farrar

FOA 2010 MEDIA: Seattle

Eric Williams of the Tacoma News Tribune asked five questions about the Seahawks based on the Seattle chapter in FO Almanac 2010. I almost got through an entire article on Seattle without bashing Jim Mora, which might be some sort of record.

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25 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2010, 7:32pm by Jimmy Oz

20 Aug 2010, 12:38pm by Doug Farrar

Cover-3: Plus Ca Change ...

In the return of Cover-3: Jim Haslett's persistence pays off, Doug Free gets all handsy, and Pat Angerer lives up to his name.

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21 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2010, 10:33am by c_f

18 Aug 2010, 10:33am by Doug Farrar

Nnamdi To Work Both Sides of the Field

After years as the best vertually non-targeted cornerback on the game, the Raiders' Nnamdi Asomugha will now play both sides of the field instead of his previous right cornerback designation. Asomugha switched around occasionally before, but the Raiders are apparently tired of opposing offenses adjusting to simply throw away from the guy.

"There are so many times when I feel like I'm having the game of my life and no one knows it," Asomugha said about the one-sided schemes. "That's rough. No one sees it. The offenses see it, the people that watch film see it but the fans don't see it."

Per our numbers, Darelle Revis was targeted 96 times to Asomugha's 25 in 2009. Revis' 21.3 target percentage ranked sixth in the league. Chris Johnson, who worked the side of the field Nnamdi didn't last year, was targeted 92 times (25.9 percent, tops in the league). But it looks as if we may see a bit more of #21 this season.

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19 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2010, 6:08am by Pat (filler)

16 Aug 2010, 08:41am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: Jets Relishing Their New Role

This week, PK checks in from his training camp tour with nuggets from the Jets (who don't care if you hate them), Bob Sanders (who may have given up on the whole 16-game idea), Texans GM Rick Smith (who enjoys feeding his Zen side), and the Rams (who ... um, Rodger Saffold had a good game? Okay).

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49 comments, Last at 18 Aug 2010, 12:55pm by dbostedo

14 Aug 2010, 11:02am by Doug Farrar

FOA 2010 MEDIA: St. Louis

We talked with the Turf Show Times blog about Sam Bradford's development and how the Rams might do against fellow rebuilders in 2010.

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8 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2010, 9:59am by Mr Shush

12 Aug 2010, 10:09am by Doug Farrar

Origin of the Species: Zone Blocking

How do you determine the origin of a specific schematic concept? Two recent books name different fathers of zone blocking in the NFL. Armed with a book published 37 years ago, Doug Farrar attempts a paternity test. (Click to read more.)

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28 comments, Last at 10 May 2013, 2:30pm by InsultComicDog

09 Aug 2010, 08:05pm by Doug Farrar

"Overtrained Athlete Syndrome" Isn't Cushing's Biggest Problem

After reading Peter King's MMQB column this morning, and marveling at the concept of "Overtrained Athlete Syndrome" as it may or may not apply to Brian Cushing's positive PED test last September, I contacted Will Carroll and asked him if he knew anything about this. Will referred me to Dr. David Black of the Aegis Sciences Corporation. I talked to Dr. Black on the phone this morning, and was surprsed to learn that while he didn't have an opinion on "OAS", he had a very strong take on the methods used in Cushing's test.

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21 comments, Last at 11 Aug 2010, 8:51am by Dean

09 Aug 2010, 09:36am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: Excitement is Building

This week, PK introduces us to the concept of "Overtrained Athlete Syndrome", checks in on the Rams, asks Roger Goodell about a recent cold front, endorses Tim Layden's new book (you may read a slightly different perspective from someone else tomorrow), and sets up the charities he'll be running for in October.

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26 comments, Last at 12 Aug 2010, 11:07pm by BigCheese