Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

07 Oct 2004, 04:59pm by Michael David Smith

Every Stat Tells a Story: Hey Nineteen

The top storyline this weekend is New England's attempt to surpass the (unofficial) NFL record of 18 straight victories, playoffs included. We're talking so much about the Patriots, however, that nobody is saying anything about the six great teams whose record may be broken. Michael David Smith has a quick primer on these teams, their best players, and the game that broke each streak, not to mention the Cuervo Gold and the fine Columbian that make tonight a wonderful thing.

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06 Oct 2004, 01:16pm by Michael David Smith

Dr. Z's Power Rankings: Ray Lewis Ripped

This is the type of comment that makes me love Dr. Z:

Baltimore Ravens (2-2)

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06 Oct 2004, 11:03am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Chiefs' Front Seven

Is the Chiefs' front seven really as bad as it looked in the first two weeks? Or is it starting to improve? And if it is improving, is that because of Gunther Cunningham? Or did a little-noticed free agent signing make a big impact? Find out that and more in our latest installment of Every Play Counts.

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01 Oct 2004, 12:29pm by Michael David Smith

Ten Toughest Players of Last 25 Years

More on the Joey Harrington controversy, but this time Curt Sylvester of the Detroit Free Press morphs it into a ranking of the toughest guys in recent league history. A certain Detroit Lions GM makes the list. Please use the comments to discuss notable omissions, but I must say this: Anyone who writes about football for a living and thinks Jim McMahon is tougher than Ray Lewis ought to consider a new line of work.

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01 Oct 2004, 10:45am by Michael David Smith

Plummer Decides Not to Wear Tillman Decal

Pat Tillman was Jake Plummer's teammate at Arizona State and with the Cardinals, and Plummer wanted to honor Tillman by keeping the No. 40 decal on his helmet for the entire season, instead of taking it off after one game as the league mandated. But after being threatened with a $30,000 fine, Plummer has decided to take the sticker off his helmet. Here's my question: What does the league think it's accomplishing?

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29 Sep 2004, 10:16am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Randy Moss

Remember the brouhaha that erupted when the media realized that Randy Moss didn't try to block on running plays? That has simmered down, but has Moss's blocking improved? We discuss that in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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24 Sep 2004, 12:11pm by Michael David Smith

B. Duane Cross: Week 3 Pickoff

Gregg Easterbrook doesn't have the New York Times to kick around anymore, now that the Times has ceased its practice of picking the exact final score for each game. Here's hoping Gregg turns his eye on our old buddy B. Duane Cross, who tells us that the Packers will beat the Colts 24-21 in overtime on Sunday, as well as his projected final score for each NFL game. He also tells us that he has a 6-year-old daughter named Peyton. It kind of makes me feel sad to think of B. Duane as an actual human being with a daughter and everything. Almost like I shouldn't make fun of him anymore. Almost.

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22 Sep 2004, 10:46am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Kellen Winslow

He suffered a serious injury on the next-to-last play of the game, but Kellen Winslow still has a bright future ahead of him. So says Michael David Smith in the latest edition of Every Play Counts.

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15 Sep 2004, 01:18pm by Michael David Smith

Rogers, Over and Out

Two seasons. 22 Catches. 243 Yards. Is that what you expect out of the second pick in the draft? Injury or not, Michael David Smith says that Charles Rogers was just another big Matt Millen mistake.

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15 Sep 2004, 09:37am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Adewale Ogunleye

The Bears have a new coach, a new running back, and an inexperienced young quarterback, but the biggest news in the off-season was their acquisition of Pro Bowl defensive end Adewale Ogunleye. Was it a good move? Michael David Smith takes a closer look at the Nigerian Fresh Prince of El Bear.

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