Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Dec 2007, 06:27pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Steelers Defense

A few weeks ago the Steelers' defense looked good enough to make Pittsburgh a legitimate threat to Indianapolis and New England in the AFC. Now, not so much. What has changed? We examine the Steelers' subpar performance against the Rams in an early holiday-week installment of Every Play Counts.

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53 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2007, 1:42am by Dunbar

21 Dec 2007, 06:09pm by Michael David Smith

Vikings Are a QB Away

I drove up to the Metrodome this week to take in the Vikings-Bears game, and I came away impressed with the Vikings ... with one notable exception.

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24 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2007, 5:26am by Mac

19 Dec 2007, 12:29pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Mario Williams

All of a sudden, the Houston Texans aren't looking stupid for picking Mario Williams first overall. What kind of player is he becoming? And why would he be even better without Bill Carollo involved? Find out in this week's Every Play Counts.

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51 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2007, 3:05pm by Chris

14 Dec 2007, 04:42pm by Michael David Smith

Taylor, Jags Worthy of National Attention

Sure, the Patriots are undefeated, the Colts are the defending champs, and the Steelers have a huge national fanbase. But how about some love for the Jacksonville Jaguars?

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13 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2007, 6:55pm by BDC

13 Dec 2007, 04:30pm by Michael David Smith

EPC: How to Cover Terrell Owens

Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens entered Sunday's game against the Lions leading the league in DPAR and second in the league in DVOA. But he walked off the field having caught just three passes for 27 yards. What gives? Find out in this week's Every Play Counts.

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67 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2007, 10:08pm by im_no_playa

07 Dec 2007, 04:22pm by Michael David Smith

On Parity, Mediocrity and Pornography

Yeah, this has nothing to do with pornography, but that word is guaranteed to get some page views. I can't really define "parity" or "mediocrity," but I know them when I see them. And I think the AFC wild card race shows parity while the NFC wild card race shows mediocrity.

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33 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2007, 2:17pm by Nate

05 Dec 2007, 12:30pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Barrett Ruud

Buccaneers middle linebacker Barrett Ruud hardly showed up in the stats for Sunday's game against the Saints. But does that mean he had a bad game? We explore in this week's Every Play Counts.

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13 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2007, 3:02pm by coltrane23

01 Dec 2007, 02:00pm by Michael David Smith

Introducing College Football Talk

Just wanted to let folks know that I'm now running CollegeFootballTalk.com, where we'll be discussing all the news of the college football world, with a heavy emphasis, especially for the next few weeks, on coaching changes. I've turned comments off because I don't want this thread to compete with the Seventh Day Adventure thread today, but if you have comments about the site, feel free to drop me a line at mike-at-footballoutsiders-dot-com.

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30 Nov 2007, 05:10pm by Michael David Smith

Pro Bowl Ballot Suggestions

I think everyone basically agrees on who are the top skill position players this year -- Brady and Manning and Romo and Favre and Owens and Moss and so on. But what about the other positions? If you're filling out a Pro Bowl ballot, I have some suggestions.

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43 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2007, 11:58am by dryheat

28 Nov 2007, 01:24pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: The Anti-Pats Blueprint?

The Philadelphia Eagles managed to do the unthinkable Sunday night and actually play four competitive quarters against the New England Patriots. Does that mean the Eagles have unveiled a blueprint that other teams can follow to beat the Patriots? We explore that question in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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192 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2007, 6:45pm by Charger Charlie