Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

17 Feb 2014, 08:47am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: NFL Combine Q&A

A little Michael Sam, a little Incognito, a lot of Blake Bortles, and an effort to help you get through the next two weeks with your sanity in check.

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6 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2014, 11:15pm by dbostedo

14 Feb 2014, 08:55am by Mike Tanier

Sports on Earth Mock Draft

Dan Pompeii. Russ Lande. Mike Tanier. Keepin' it unreal. 'Nuff Said.

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23 comments, Last at 17 Feb 2014, 7:40pm by LionInAZ

10 Feb 2014, 08:16am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Ups and Downs

An offseason "risers and fallers" piece, in which teams with young cores and cash to spend (Eagles, Colts) get better and old teams in cap trouble fall (Saints, Steelers). Click around Sports on Earth for our GM for a Day series: Rob Weintraub has the latest installment, about the Buccaneers, but we are updating daily. Also: lots of Michael Sam coverage.

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3 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2014, 6:18pm by Sisyphus

31 Jan 2014, 08:36am by Mike Tanier

Tanier's Game Riffs: Super Bowl

But what if a snowstorm hits the stadium? And what if it is named Snowstorm Rypien?

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11 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2014, 8:25am by nat

30 Jan 2014, 12:37pm by Mike Tanier

Better Days Ahead

The NFL is certainly not perfect, and there are issues to address, but the current hyperbolic wave of criticism of the NFL is getting a bit ridiculous. The NFL can't solve social problems that no other institution has fully solved, and the NFL can't make football 100 percent safe any more than it could make skateboarding or baseball 100 percent safe. Roger Goodell can't go back in time and teach players of the 1970's about concussions any more than Bud Selig can go back to make sure Ryan Freel never gets a concussion.

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2 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2014, 3:31pm by serutan

27 Jan 2014, 07:58am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Super Spectacle

How to turn the Super Bowl into the holiday it truly is. As usual, I am doing gags heading into the week so I don't burn out on other things, but stick around to the end for a piece what makes Russell Wilson unique enough to lead the Seahawks to the Super Bowl.

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15 comments, Last at 27 Jan 2014, 11:22pm by young curmudgeon

20 Jan 2014, 08:53am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: The Will to Win

Before I watched the championship games, I watched scouts and general managers grab Senior Bowl prospects who were barely off the plane and sit them down for interviews. It's a reminder that everything we see in the playoffs is just a tip of the iceberg.

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3 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2014, 6:30am by louis vuitton neverfull

16 Jan 2014, 08:05am by Mike Tanier

Tanier's NFL Game Riffs: Championship Weekend

This is what happens when you write about the same quarterback matchup for your entire adult life, and also what happens when you write NFL previews while your second grader is studying for his Catholic sacraments.

There are links to some diagram articles. The Patriots and Seahawks diagrams are pretty basic, but the others have some detail.

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75 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2014, 12:25pm by jebmak

13 Jan 2014, 07:52am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: The Fated Four

A look ahead at some of next week's matchups, powered by this here Football Outsiders Premium Database and my own feverish late-season imagination.

Click around the Sports on Earth site to find a familiar face: draft guru Russ Lande has joined the SoE team! His article on Shrine Game superstars of the past decade is just the kickoff to four months of intense draft double coverage by Russ and I.

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2 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2014, 1:59pm by The Hypno-Toad

09 Jan 2014, 08:01am by Mike Tanier

Tanier's NFL Game Riffs: Divisional Weekend

Welcome to Chalk City, where I go all magic realist on Colts-Patriots and profile Steve Smith, Chronicler of Panthers History.

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6 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2014, 6:27am by the K