Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 May 2014, 07:49am by Mike Tanier

Sports on Earth Draft Grades

My wacky "use real pedagogy" draft grades arrive too late to be part of the FO survey, and they don't fit the format, anyway. But that does not mean you cannot hear my long-winded insights about why I hate the Steelers draft class.

NFC grades arrive tomorrow.

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6 comments, Last at 15 May 2014, 11:44pm by tuluse

12 May 2014, 06:47am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: That's a Wrap

What happens when the Browns ignore an obvious need, Jim Harbaugh forgets Mother's Day, and I try to process the Richard Sherman contract while substitute teaching a religious ed class?

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3 comments, Last at 12 May 2014, 10:20pm by dbostedo

07 May 2014, 06:47am by Mike Tanier

Position-by-Position Final Draft Guide

Russ Lande and I (Tanier) have gone into something halfway between Beast Mode and a fugue state in the final days of draft coverage. There are tons of articles littering Sports on Earth by one or both of us, but this condenses 3 months of draft babble into a semi-concise roundup.

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1 comment, Last at 07 May 2014, 9:47am by tomdrees

05 May 2014, 06:51am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Team Non-Needs

Seeing the glass half-full is a great way to understand what teams are truly hoping to accomplish this weekend. This weekend! The draft is just a few days away! Finally!

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5 comments, Last at 05 May 2014, 5:49pm by Parmenides

28 Apr 2014, 06:49am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Sam's Club?

A deep, painful dive into the world of Sam Bradford and Brian Schottenheimer. Stick around to the bitter end or check the Tailgater blog to see my Dali paintings of Schotty's melting-clock screen passes.

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15 comments, Last at 01 May 2014, 8:23pm by tuluse

22 Apr 2014, 06:42am by Mike Tanier

The Decade-Long Drought

That's right, folks: TWO historical draft yarns by yours truly on Sports on Earth this week. While researching the story on the Supplemental Draft in 1984, I began following some of the loose threads of George Allen's career. The result: the strange story of the 1970s Redskins and their habit of trading every draft choice they owned, and at least one that they didn't!

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21 Apr 2014, 07:23am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Three Hours That Changed History

A look back at the 1984 USFL supplemental draft that brought Steve Young, Reggie White, and others into the NFL.

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11 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2014, 11:12pm by The Hypno-Toad

14 Apr 2014, 06:49am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: NFL Cold Stove

There is a fine line between Tantric and tedious, folks.

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10 comments, Last at 18 Apr 2014, 2:21am by Jerry

07 Apr 2014, 06:50am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Double Dipping

The best multiple first-round picks in NFL history, including the 1996 Ravens taking Jonathan Ogden and Ray Lewis and many, many more.

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5 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2014, 11:40am by Kevin from Philly

31 Mar 2014, 07:28am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Manziel Mania!

Actually, this is all about tuning out Manziel Mania and spooling up your own game tape. But I guess that technically makes it part of Manziel mania.

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2 comments, Last at 01 Apr 2014, 6:16pm by LionInAZ