Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

03 Feb 2005, 04:32pm by Michael David Smith

Emmitt's Place in the Rushing Pantheon

This afternoon, all-time rushing yards leader Emmitt Smith will retire from the NFL after 15 seasons. Michael David Smith takes a look at where Smith stands among the greatest runners of the modern era.

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02 Feb 2005, 01:08pm by Michael David Smith

Pats Beat Man Plagiarizes SI's King

From Editor & Publisher: The Worcester Telegram & Gazette summoned home its New England Patriots beat writer from the pre-Super Bowl festivities in Jacksonville after learning that he may have plagiarized a column from an article previously posted on the Sports Illustrated Web site. In a correction published Wednesday, the paper stated, "Substantial portions of a column originally written by Peter King and published Jan. 24 on the Sports Illustrated Web site were printed Jan.

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02 Feb 2005, 01:42am by Michael David Smith

Nine Plays that Explain the Patriots

Which plays from their two playoff games best illustrate the strengths of the New England Patriots? How can guys the media will ignore, like Jarvis Green and Russ Hochstein, make a difference in the Super Bowl? Find out in this week's edition of Every Play Counts.

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31 Jan 2005, 11:52am by Michael David Smith

The Case for Fritz Pollard

Cooperstown recognized more than three decades ago that it had wrongly kept out the great black players of the first half of the 20th Century. On the day before the Super Bowl, Canton has an opportunity to do the same.

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26 Jan 2005, 04:42pm by Michael David Smith

How it Feels at the Bottom of the Pile

Sports Illustrated asks NFL players what happens down there. Marco Rivera of the Packers: "I've had guys go for the privates." Enough said.

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25 Jan 2005, 07:14pm by Michael David Smith

17 Plays that Explain the Eagles

Which plays from Sunday's NFC Championship best illustrate the strengths of the Philadelphia Eagles? Which plays will show the Patriots something they think they can exploit? Find out in this week's edition of Every Play Counts.

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18 Jan 2005, 05:29pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: He's Got All Kinds of Time

Against the Vikings, Donovan McNabb knew that no one could touch him now. He seemed so at ease, a strange inner peace was all that he was feeling somehow. Will he have all kinds of time against the Falcons? We discuss in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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13 Jan 2005, 01:35pm by Michael David Smith

Introducing the NFL's Sternest Referee

If the best refs are the ones you never notice, does that mean Ed Hochuli should have kept his flag in his pocket instead of calling a key penalty on Eric Barton Saturday night? Would other referees have made the same call? And why does this referee have bigger muscles than half the players?

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12 Jan 2005, 10:57am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Rams Pass Defense

Counting on your opponents to drop passes is never a good strategy, but that was what the Rams did in holding off the Seahawks on Saturday. Which players were most to blame for Seattle's passing effectiveness, and what do the Rams need to do to stop the Falcons this weekend? Find out in our latest installment of Every Play Counts.

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11 Jan 2005, 05:27pm by Michael David Smith

Hall of Fame Announces 2005 Finalists

At the request of a few readers, we'll start a new Hall of Fame discussion thread now that the ballot has been narrowed down to 15. I'd give definite yes votes to Dan Marino and Steve Young, probably Michael Irvin and Russ Grimm, and I'm about the most enthusiastic supporter of Fritz Pollard you'll ever meet. Note the ad on this site supporting the candidacy of Pollard. For more on him, click here.

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