Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Apr 2006, 04:43pm by Guest

Draft Position

Take the best player available, some say. Draft for need, some say. Guest columnist Tim Murray says that based on the composition of NFL rosters, draft players at different positions differently.

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136 comments, Last at 04 May 2012, 4:15pm by rajwoodson

21 Apr 2006, 10:50am by Guest

Heisman Trophy vs. Golden Spikes

Next weekend, while Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart are being feted in New York City, their baseball equivalents will be quietly going about their business in Wichita and Salt Lake City. Jim Baker from Baseball Prospectus takes a look at which award produces better pros: the Heisman or the Golden Spikes. Test yourself before you read: Can you guess the only school to produce both award winners in the same year, or the only award winners from the same year who currently play in the same city?

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43 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2006, 9:19am by Trogdor

04 Apr 2006, 04:23pm by Guest

Four Downs: NFC South

Darrel Michaud returns to look after the first month of free agency in the NFC South. The Saints brought up the rear in the division, and they made lot of changes. The Bucs won the division, and they've made almost none. Maybe these guys know something about how to run a football team.

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51 comments, Last at 16 May 2006, 8:24am by TenaciousD

23 Mar 2006, 04:26pm by Guest

College Quarterbacks Through the Prism of Statistics

Can college football stats somehow be used to predict which players will succeed in the NFL? It will surprise many to discover the answer is "yes." With this look at Matt Leinart, Vince Young and Jay Cutler, guest columnist David Lewin previews his college-to-NFL QB projection system, which will get its proper debut in Pro Football Prospectus 2006.

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137 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2010, 4:37am by Carla

14 Mar 2006, 11:38pm by Guest

Pete Morelli Under Review

A lot of people complained about the officiating in this year's playoffs. But just like players, officials cannot really be judged on a single game in the national spotlight. Guest columnist Matthew Furtek goes through several regular season games to judge the referee behind the most controversial calls of this past January. Bill who? No, we're talking about Pete Morelli, the man who overturned Troy Polamalu's interception in Indianapolis and presided over the infamous false start/offsides that was neither a false start nor an offsides.

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47 comments, Last at 13 Apr 2006, 11:37pm by Mentos

27 Feb 2006, 06:48pm by Guest

Four Downs: NFC South

New Orleans fell apart from the beginning of the season, while Atlanta waited until November. Tampa Bay and Carolina were successful, only to find their holes exposed in the postseason. Meet FO intern Darrel Michaud as he takes you for a trip around the NFC South.

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42 comments, Last at 10 Apr 2006, 12:08am by ski

06 Nov 2005, 12:13am by Guest

The Game Charters Speak

The volunteers from the FO game charting project have their say about what they've seen in this year's games. It's a companion piece to Every Team Counts, particularly if you are interested in the Lions, Giants, Dolphins, Eagles, or Bears (although there are notes on other teams as well).

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19 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2005, 6:23am by Vince

14 Oct 2005, 05:40pm by Guest

The Evolving Predictive Powers of DVOA

DVOA is emphatically not about gambling. But if it happens to work for gambling, who are we to keep that knowledge from you? Guest columnist Sean McCormick provides an eye-opening analysis of the success of DVOA when betting the line over the past two seasons.

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135 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 10:01pm by TBW

10 Sep 2005, 04:55pm by Guest

Weighing in on Champ Bailey

The Denver pass defense in general, and Champ Bailey in particular, have taken heat from critics ever since the ignominious end to their season. Guest columnist Sean McCormick takes an in-depth look at both using just about every statistical tool in the book(s).

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67 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2007, 10:45pm by Chris L

26 Aug 2005, 03:22pm by Guest

Dropping Some Knowledge on Seattle

Sure, dropped passes are harmful to a football team -- just ask any Seattle Seahawks fan -- but how harmful? Guest columnist Kevin Pelton set out in search of some answers.

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31 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2005, 12:48am by Kevin Pelton