Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

04 Apr 2007, 10:31am by Guest

Five Years of Draft Picks

Once upon a time, the ancient Greek priests at the Oracle at Delphi would sacrifice a goat and examine its entrails in an attempt to divine the future. Today, guest columnist Mike Horn does the same thing with the last five years of the NFL Draft. There's a lot more data involved, and the mess is much easier to clean up.

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44 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2007, 10:47pm by Mark

27 Feb 2007, 12:18pm by Guest

Four Downs: AFC North

It's time for goodbyes in the AFC North. Goodbye to Eric Steinbach, to Adalius Thomas, and to Ken Whisenhunt. Goodbye, unfortunately, to LeCharles Bentley. Goodbye to Jamal Lewis? Perhaps not. Guest columnist Jeff Bathurst sits in to bring us the latest from the NFL's industrial belt.

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91 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2007, 4:09pm by Gerela\'s Gorilla

24 Jan 2007, 11:50am by Guest

Extra Innings Move Could Challenge Sunday Ticket

Major League Baseball is close to selling DirecTV the exclusive rights to its Extra Innings package. If you aren't a baseball fan, that might not mean much to you. But as Maury Brown from Baseball Prospectus explains, football fans who want Sunday Ticket on cable just got some new allies.

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142 comments, Last at 02 May 2007, 4:39pm by Travis

14 Dec 2006, 06:55pm by Guest

The Game Charters Speak II

Once again, we give our game charters a chance to share their thoughts after watching every game of the season on tape. Read on for some scouting insights on Seattle, San Diego, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Pittsburgh, and Dallas.

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38 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2006, 1:45pm by zlionsfan

18 Nov 2006, 11:52pm by Guest

Will Jason Campbell Save the Redskins?

The Redskins traded up to get Jason Campbell in the first round of the 2005 draft; this week, they finally hand him the keys to the car. David Lewin uses this opportunity to revisit the college quarterback projection system he introduced in Pro Football Prospectus 2006. The system has been extremely accurate in 2006 -- just ask Philip Rivers -- and it predicts that Campbell will become a star.

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48 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2006, 10:27pm by David Lewin

03 Nov 2006, 01:53pm by Guest

The Bears Trend

Everybody is talking about Chicago as Super Bowl favorites. Some people even talk about the Bears going 16-0. Is there anybody out there willing to stand astride the Chicago bandwagon, yelling "stop?" Guest columnist Douglas Walters volunteers, pointing out that the Bears are swimming upstream against the trends.

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95 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2007, 8:55pm by footballprofessor

13 Oct 2006, 02:45pm by Guest

The Game Charters Speak

This week, we give Mike Tanier a well-deserved week off and turn Too Deep Zone over to our game charters. After watching every game of the season on tape, they have insights on a number of teams, among them Pittsburgh, Chicago, Seattle, Miami, and Buffalo.

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83 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2006, 2:43pm by Wanker79

10 Aug 2006, 04:34pm by Guest

Never Punting

When you punt, you turn the ball over to the other team. So why isn't a punt considered a turnover? Starting from this idea, guest columnist Jason Scheib has developed a fascinating theory that teams might win more if they accepted a four-down mindset and never punted the ball. Come explore a dramatically counterintuitive strategy for winning football games.

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187 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2009, 3:34pm by Nelson

07 Aug 2006, 01:38pm by Guest

Does the NFL Preseason Matter?

The NFL preseason is pointless, right? Maybe not -- as long as you know where to look for meaning. Guest columnist Patrick Allison shows that a game in the preseason can help tell us what will happen if those two teams meet again during the regular season. (Note: This is the research Aaron referenced in last Sunday's New York Times.)

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56 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2006, 5:45pm by Pat

26 Jul 2006, 12:35pm by Guest

Ken Anderson and the Hall of Fame, Revisited

In PFP 2005, we listed Ken Anderson with two of the top ten QB seasons since 1960. So why does he receive so little consideration for the Hall of Fame? David Lewin analyzes Steve McNair's HOF chances in the brand new Pro Football Prospectus 2006; here, he uses those same tools to compare Anderson and his 1970s contemporaries.

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91 comments, Last at 01 Apr 2009, 11:46am by GJones