Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

26 May 2005, 05:30pm by Guest

NFL Europe Report: Weeks 7-8

The race for the World Bowl is in full flight as NFL Europe heads into the final two weeks of the regular season. Guest columnist Ian Hollohan updates all the happenings across the pond, with team-by-team updates and previews of the Week 9 contests.

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11 May 2005, 04:03pm by Guest

NFL Europe Report: Weeks 5-6

With the NFL Europe season having passed the halfway point, guest colunist Ian Hollohan hands out some midseason awards, provides updates on all six teams, and previews the Week 7 matchups. Want to know which NFLE player is likely to end up on the author's fantasy roster this fall? Read on.

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27 Apr 2005, 02:52pm by Guest

NFL Europe Report: Weeks 3-4

Reader Ian Hollohan provides his latest bi-weekly NFL Europe report, highlighting the efforts of NFL-allocated players in the six-team league, where Amsterdam, Berlin, and Cologne sit atop the standings at 3-1. Make sure to get your Akili Smith update, and learn which current NFLE player actually appeared on the author's NFL fantasy roster last season.

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15 Apr 2005, 12:45pm by Guest

NFL Europe: Weeks 1-2

Reader Ian Hollohan will be providing bi-weekly NFL Europe reports for us, focusing on players who we may see in the NFL next year as well as games we can watch here on American television. In his first report, we learn that minor league football is in fact sloppy, and that Denver may have yet another running back prospect.

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01 Apr 2005, 03:22am by Guest

A Revolution in NFL Analysis

Here at Football Outsiders, we're committed to the advancement of football research, even if it means giving equal time to a potential competitor. In this guest article, Dr. William Kilgore explains a new statistical method that may change the way football is watched, played, and talked about.

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2 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2005, 9:02pm by L. Goodman

31 Mar 2005, 02:10pm by Guest

Zone Blocking vs. Man Blocking

Does "the Denver system" really help running backs? What about other teams that switch to a so-called "zone blocking" scheme? In this guest column, Brian Hook looks at the (admittedly limited) data from Denver, Atlanta, and Houston, and tries to discern a trend.

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17 Mar 2005, 12:01pm by Guest

Tight Ends Break Loose

2004 may have been the best year for passing offense in NFL history. Surely the re-emphasis on illegal contact was the reason, right? Actually, maybe not. Guest columnist Michael Horn shows how the 2004 numbers are the natural culmination of recent expansion in the role of the tight end.

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10 Mar 2005, 02:21pm by Guest

Caponomics Part III: Planning by Position

In Part III of his series on Caponomics, guest columnist Bruce Stram introduces a method for breaking down the relative value of each position as it relates to winning. He also addresses the question of systematic analysis of player performance in football, and to what degree it might be possible.

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23 Feb 2005, 11:52am by Guest

Caponomics Part II: Cap Management Strategies

Last week, guest columnist Bruce Stram introduced his economic theory for salary cap management. Today, in part two of Caponomics, Bruce expands the model to include bonus payments and amortized money, comments on the Indianapolis cap situation, and addresses two specific strategies: "Even Keel" and "Boom and Bust."

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18 Feb 2005, 01:55pm by Guest

Caponomics Part I

Economists try to learn lessons about the real world by looking at relatively simplistic mathematical models of reality. These simple models have proven valuable in uncovering how markets work. Bruce Stram just happens to be an economist and he's applied the techniques of economic theory to the world of the NFL salary cap. Students, welcome to Caponomics 101.

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