Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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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23 Jun 2014, 08:29am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Top Receivers

Top receiver corps, to be specific, and I consider tight ends and running backs who can catch as part of the corps.

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16 Jun 2014, 06:54am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Top Secondaries

There's a link in this article to a blog entry about where the Seahawks rank among the best secondaries of history. It's a little like an old school Walkthough "Top Five."

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09 Jun 2014, 07:16am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: Front Seven Ratings

Lots of FO analysis weaved into these ratings. After years working here in various capacities, I still discover new things hidden right under my nose, in plain sight. The defensive DVOA ratings against running backs and tight ends makes a fascinating indicator of the "shape" of a front seven's performance: maybe they are forcing tight ends and backs to block all the time, or covering them well, or abandoning too much in the name of pass rush (the Browns), leaving the screen and hot read game wide open.

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02 Jun 2014, 06:45am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: O-Line Rankings

It was inevitable that I would give up trying to brainstorm loopy offseason features each week and revert to something more conventional and easier to promote. Going to go unit by unit ranking teams throughout June and into July. In the event that I come up with something loopy, I will just write it midweek.

Also Sports on Earth unveils a 32-team offseason feature this week, starting with the Falcons. My usual co-conspirators, including Rob Weintraub, Russ Lande, Dan Pompeii and Andrew Garda, will be chipping in and breaking down teams throughout the month.

Finally, buy my book.

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