Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

22 Sep 2010, 10:09am by Doug Farrar

Cover-2: Simple Lessons

This week, Doug Farrar analyzes the Michael Vick decision from a playbook perspective with help from a good friend, and reviews how Ndamukong Suh is making the big leap to the NFL.

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61 comments, Last at 04 Oct 2010, 4:15am by ThomasL

20 Sep 2010, 08:10am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: Three QBs Steal Spotlight in Week 2

This week, PK details the exploits of Michael Vick, Matt Schaub, and Josh Freeman. He also discusses whether the Vikings should double down for Vincent Jackson, speculates that the league may have over-expressed fan interest in an 18-game season, wonders what on Earth happened to Matt Moore, and updates us on RunPeterKingRun.com.

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51 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2010, 11:01am by Mr Shush

15 Sep 2010, 11:19am by Doug Farrar

Cover-3: Voices Carry

This week, Cover-3 gets on the phone and talks to key architects of the Texans' new running game, Seattle's multiple fronts, and Chris Johnson's road to 2,500.

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28 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2010, 11:55am by Jimmy

13 Sep 2010, 08:57am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: Week 1 Left Plenty to Chew On

In the 2010 regular-season debut of MMQB, Peter King reviews the Calvin Johnson call, joins us on the "Alex Barron? Really?" bandwagon, asks Darrelle Revis about holding out again, explains the boneheaded Cowboys play at the end of the first half, gives us FAR too much information on Steve Sabol, and tells us why Pocket Hercules may have to fire himself.

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77 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2010, 5:16pm by Reinhard

06 Sep 2010, 08:22am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: Cutdown Weekend Awards

This week, PK runs down the Revis deal, catches up with Charlie Batch, introduces us to Arizona's next potential undrafted free agent starting quarterback, gives nice ups to FO Almanac 2010, explains RunPeterKingRun.com, and reveals that Gregg Williams apparently watches Animal Planet.

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18 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2010, 5:00am by Michael LaRocca

02 Sep 2010, 12:05pm by Doug Farrar

Cover-3: Little Giants

This week's Cover-3 uses preseason dress rehearsal week to look at three rookies who are making moves on their teams' depth charts.

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10 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2010, 8:28pm by Sam P

30 Aug 2010, 09:00am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: Colts Worry About New Rule

This week: PK discusses the holes in the new umpire positioning rule and how it will affect the game, recalls four very good months in Mickey Loomis' life, asks why the Bengals made stupid receiver deals two years in a row (um, because they're the Bengals?), catches up with Stafon Johnson, and reveals Jim Schwartz's love for his first draft pick of 2010.

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170 comments, Last at 06 Sep 2010, 6:01pm by bachslunch

29 Aug 2010, 11:33am by Doug Farrar

LaVar Arrington Questions Washington's OLB Usage

Former Redskins and Giants linebacker LaVar Arrington has parlayed his career in radio into a new column for the Washignton Post in which he will discuss specific schematic elements. In his second article (and the first that really goes into scheme stuff), he wonders if Washington defensive coordniator Jim Haslett isn't putting outside linebackers Andre Carter and Brian Orakpo at a disadvantage by switching their left- and right-side designations in game. Some teams prefer varied fronts, but Arrington brings up the Pittsburgh Steelers as one example of a team that uses stationary positioning and disrupts with different blitz looks. He also mentiond that moving the outside backers can give tendencies away. An interesting read.

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7 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2010, 10:58pm by drobviousso

26 Aug 2010, 05:54pm by Doug Farrar

Cover-3: Empty Bandwagons

This week’s Cover-3 goes under the hood with a pass rusher who deserves more attention, a backup quarterback who might be worthy of increased focus, and a coaching strategy that should be buried as quickly as possible.

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32 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2010, 11:56am by Basilicus

25 Aug 2010, 04:27pm by Doug Farrar

Sabby Piscitelli Loses Starting Job, Whiffs On the Way Out

In other news, Brian Russell is really pissed off about that Pro Bowl snub.

Seriously -- this is a good one. Piscitelli, the Tampa Bay safety who led the NFL in blown tackles in 2009 per our metrics and played the pass like the Travelocity Roaming Gnome, went public with his indignation after being demoted in favor of Sean Jones. Head coach Raheem Morris' comments were ... instructive.

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18 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2010, 5:41pm by Chris White