29 Jan 2008, 02:55pm by Mike Tanier
The Too Deep Zone season ends as it began: with an analysis of Eli Manning. Eli has grown up in recent weeks, but tape study shows that when it comes to the Giants passing game, simplicity is bliss. Plus, a breakdown of the Patriots run defense and a quibble with a Sporting News play diagram.
26 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2008, 8:34am by CV
24 Jan 2008, 05:48pm by Mike Tanier
Part II of this week's two-part Rundown breaks down the Giants offense against the Patriots defense, plus a note about special teams which reminds us that not all kickoffs are created equal.
35 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2008, 8:29pm by RickD
24 Jan 2008, 12:04pm by Mike Tanier
This week, I wrote two Rundowns for the price of one. More precisely, it's one Rundown split into two parts. Part I breaks down the Patriots offense against the Giants defense. The key to slowing the Patriots down in generating pass rush and containing Randy Moss. Stop me if you heard any of this before.
31 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2008, 12:39pm by Tom
18 Jan 2008, 11:13am by Mike Tanier
Jason Garrett plays chess with death (or the Giants defense at least), Mike McCarthy bones up for the cold weather, the Jaguars' tealprint isn't precisely a blueprint, Wisconsin television stations try to deny Eli's Seinfeld fix, and Mike Tanier's kid searches in vain for a five-year-old version of Hines Ward. If Too Deep Zone sounds a little brain-sprained, it's because football, unlike chess, is really complicated.
42 comments, Last at 20 Jan 2008, 10:57pm by JoRo
17 Jan 2008, 10:01pm by Mike Tanier
In Week 2, 46 points separated the Giants and Chargers from the Packers and Patriots. Has either team made up the gap?
19 comments, Last at 18 Jan 2008, 4:23pm by mawbrew
10 Jan 2008, 02:37pm by Mike Tanier
It's been a much-overused word this season, but after watching 20 hours of game tape, Mike Tanier has a developed a blueprint for beating the Patriots. He swears it's foolproof. Has he discovered the secret to stopping the Patriots, or has he lost his mind? Judge for yourself.
137 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2008, 1:46pm by allsmiley
10 Jan 2008, 12:04pm by Mike Tanier
Chalk, baby, chalk. Rundown reflects on the wacky Colts-Chargers game from Week 10, dismisses all the excitement about the Jaguars, and finishes up by picking all favorites.
22 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2008, 3:00am by Bobman
02 Jan 2008, 07:36pm by Mike Tanier
No Brady or Manning, no Favre or Romo, no Randy Moss or T.O.? Somehow, we'll manage. An excellent slate of wild card games brings us the Jaguars-Steelers rematch, the Giants trying to prove they can get up for two opponents in a row, LT vs. the Titans defense, and, uh... Seattle vs. Washington. OK, maybe they aren't all so exciting to fans of the other 24 teams.
71 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2008, 1:10pm by Herm?
28 Dec 2007, 03:56pm by Mike Tanier
Looking for surprises? Look elsewhere. The third annual Too Deep Zone All-Rookie Team has all the names you expect: Peterson, Ugoh, Willis, Edwards, Okoye. But Mike Tanier does have a few tricks up his sleeve, including a snub for a Pro Bowl kicker. Find out who made the cut this year.
84 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2008, 10:40pm by Chris
26 Dec 2007, 05:48pm by Mike Tanier
Good "Mike Tanier is a biased Pats fan" criticism in the FOX comments, to go with the "Michael David Smith is a biased Pats fan" criticism in EPC earlier this week. You know, we do allow Football Outsiders writers to live in NFC cities -- even NFC cities that are not Seattle. Really.
30 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2007, 1:01pm by johony