Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

02 Sep 2014, 01:32pm by Mike Tanier

Tanier-centric Update

Hello old friends!

As you may have heard, there was a massive shakeup/purge at Sports on Earth back on August 4th. I was part of a skeleton crew retained by Major League Baseball Advanced Media after USA Today pulled out of our venture, but while I was thrilled to be given the chance to keep working, I fit in to the new reality about as well as a Yankees quarterback. It was obviously in my best interests to move on.

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25 Aug 2014, 07:23am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: On the Rise

This is, in some ways, my ultimate Mandatory Monday at Sports on Earth. In other ways, it is just another On the Rise list.

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18 Aug 2014, 07:07am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Straight Story

Some big penalty stats in here, as well as talk about completion rates and quarterback "packages."

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11 Aug 2014, 07:23am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Preseason Reads

Remember that episode of Star Trek TNG where Wesley created a warp bubble, and Dr. Crusher was trapped inside it, and the rest of the crew kept disappearing until it was just her and Picard on the Enterprise? And Picard was all like, "no biggie, we can pilot this starship ourselves?" But it was still creepy and spooky and a little desperate?

I can't say why I have been thinking about that episode a lot lately. I just have.

Anyway, here is a look back at the preseasons of some great rookie quarterbacks.

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04 Aug 2014, 07:42am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Early Thrills

The Preseason Watchability Guide is back! It debuted on Walkthrough a few years ago. Stick around for the link at the end to my attempt to retrace Johnny Manziel's drinking steps in suburban Cleveland.

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28 Jul 2014, 07:48am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Shouts and Murmurs

Or as I titled it: A Welcome Distraction.

It would be easy to go with the flow and just shout what everyone else is shouting. The easiest thing in the world. Best of all, we all take turns labeling each other "courageous" for shouting it. But maybe all the overdramatic shouting is part of the problem.

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21 Jul 2014, 08:27am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: The Numbers Game

This should tide you over until the Almanac drops!

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14 Jul 2014, 07:54am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Top Quarterbacks

It really is a thankless, hopeless task trying to compare a bunch of 24 year olds who are clearly on the rise with a bunch of 35-40 year olds climbing down from Mount Olympus. But I give it a whirl.

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07 Jul 2014, 03:58pm by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Best Rushers

We did the offensive lines, now here are the guys they block for. We'll use stats like broken tackles and success rate to figure out which teams have the best running backs, which teams have the worst, and which teams have the worst who would have been the best if this was currently 2010. (Hi, Oakland!)

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30 Jun 2014, 07:47am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Special Teams Rankings

In which Justin Tucker, Matthew Slater, Jon Ryan and others take center stage.

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