Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Sep 2006, 11:27am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Score. Pause. Rewind.

Mike Tanier breaks down the first touchdowns of the season at the subatomic level, searching for insights one frame at a time. Will he uncover hidden truths about the upcoming season? Will he be driven mad? Will he spell Manumaleuna and Lekkerkerker properly?

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47 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2006, 8:36am by Peter, Denmark

15 Sep 2006, 01:20am by Mike Tanier

Marty's Play Pamphlet

San Diego ran the ball 48 times against the Raiders, but how many different plays did they run? (Click link to read more.)

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14 Sep 2006, 10:33am by Mike Tanier

Week 2 Rundown: Rivalries Renewed

This week's rundown features appearances by Tom Cruise, Jamie Foxx, naked Joe Cullen, and -- unfortunately for Kansas City -- Damon Huard. Find out why that boy is poison.

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75 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2006, 3:50pm by billvv

08 Sep 2006, 05:59pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Parking Break

There are some things you take for granted when going to a game, like traffic jams and parking hassles. Believe it or not, most teams and cities work hard to make getting to the game, if not half the fun, at least a safe, pleasant experience. Mike Tanier heads to the desert and discovers what it takes to provide adequate parking for a football palace.

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31 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2006, 9:34am by Steve W

08 Sep 2006, 12:44am by Mike Tanier

Week 1 Rundown: Mannings Prepare to Duel

Mike Tanier's back, and he's got all the numbers on what you're going to see this season -- and this week.

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45 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2006, 9:25pm by Michael

01 Sep 2006, 03:46pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: On Bended Knee

In the TDZ season premiere, Mike Tanier discovers a foolproof strategy for football success, only to discover that the world's not ready for his radical ideas. Find out what happens when correlation and causation walk a mile in each other's cleats.

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50 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2006, 4:56pm by Stats Inc.

21 Aug 2006, 12:50pm by Mike Tanier

Stemming and Disguising Coverage

Offensive motion before the snap is tightly regulated. But defensive players can move around as much as they want, shifting formations and creating mismatches. Defensive coordinators call this pre-snap motion "stemming," and it is the subject of this summer's final Strategy Minicamp.

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48 comments, Last at 05 Jul 2007, 6:24am by Cam

19 Aug 2006, 12:49pm by Mike Tanier

FO Ranks All 32 Teams on FOX: Special Teams

And now, the moment you've been waiting for ... an article where Buffalo and Cleveland rank in the top five!

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49 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2006, 1:27pm by PackMan

02 Aug 2006, 08:59pm by Mike Tanier

FO Ranks All 32 Teams on FOX: Linebackers

We're back after much technical difficulty, and we come bearing linebacker rankings. The Super Bowl champions finally top one of our rankings, with the NFC champions just a few spots behind. Maybe linebacker is actually the most important position on the field...

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46 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2006, 2:07pm by TracingError

02 Aug 2006, 06:42pm by Mike Tanier

The Great Hall of Fame Debate

Everyone loves a good Hall of Fame argument, including our own Michael David Smith and Mike Tanier. In this Hall of Fame Game special, the two Mikes offer their opinions on Canton hopefuls, from current players to recent retirees, and nearly strangle each other before the Terrell Davis segment is finished.

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261 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2006, 12:37pm by Dan Grum