Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Apr 2006, 11:44pm by Mike Tanier

FO on FOX: Beyond Size and Speed

Combine numbers are swell, but they don't give you football instincts. To get you ready for this year's draft, Mike Tanier takes a look at some of the less talked-about skills that scouts and coaches are analyzing as teams build their draft boards. New: pocket presence. Also being discussed here: Offensive line footwork and leg strength.

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86 comments, Last at 02 May 2006, 10:33pm by cjfarls

30 Mar 2006, 01:06pm by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: AFC West

A cone of silence has descended over the AFC West. Priest Holmes is mum on his health status. The Chargers' top brass has muzzled Marty Schottenheimer and A.J. Smith. The Broncos made some noise by trading up in the draft, but they are hush-hush about who they are taking. And the Raiders are keeping quiet about their new philosophy: a Commitment to Queen-Sized Beds.

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87 comments, Last at 14 Apr 2006, 2:09am by EVinSD

01 Mar 2006, 11:22am by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: NFC West

What's on the menu in this NFC West edition of Four Downs? How about Cardinals football on a retractable shingle? Plus, a short march for Shaun Alexander, Marc Bulger representin' the Lollipop Guild, foolproof free agent strategies, and the usual Norv Turner bashing.

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50 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2006, 10:36pm by young curmudgeon

20 Feb 2006, 03:46pm by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: AFC West

Two teams court T.O., Al Davis seeks swagger, ex-assistants fire off at Marty Schottenheimer, Herm Edwards and Gunther Cunningham talk turkey, A.J. Smith and Drew Brees play chicken, and Ty Law and Jason Whitlock drink Grey Goose. Mike Tanier brings you all of this, plus all of the Heimerdinger you can handle.

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58 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2006, 4:24am by Ryan

27 Jan 2006, 09:54am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Hines 57

Superstar receiver. Ex-quarterback. Special teams gunner. Blocker extraordinaire. Ultimate team player. Cheap-shot artist. R/C racing enthusiast. Asian-American role model. In the final Too Deep Zone of the year, Mike Tanier provides fast facts on a player some feel is so underrated that he's overrated and a man Benedictine monks call "a wonderful human being."

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89 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2006, 7:38pm by Tom

18 Jan 2006, 04:03pm by Mike Tanier

2006 Conference Championships Rundown

When it comes to this weekend's championship games, home is where the hair is. Or, in the case of Matt Hasselbeck, where the hair isn't. Mike Tanier's prediction? In the end, the two best offensive lines in football will face off in Super Bowl XL.

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61 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2006, 1:45pm by Sid

13 Jan 2006, 01:42am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: The Seattle Five

Offensive linemen, even great ones, often toil in anonymity. Mike Tanier profiles the five starters on the Seahawks offensive line, learning how five disparate personalities combine to form one of the best blocking fronts in the NFL.

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32 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2006, 3:50pm by Xao

11 Jan 2006, 05:41pm by Mike Tanier

2006 Divisional Round Rundown

Whoo-hoo! Mike Tanier signs up for the nasty Patriot fans e-mail list by predicting "Broncos vs. Colts III: Revenge of the Deep Fried Secondary." Mike also picks one road upset: Carolina.

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52 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2006, 12:10pm by MCS

06 Jan 2006, 01:28pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: The Big Jaworski

NFL Matchup is the pregame show for the discerning fan, and nobody explains the subtleties of football like Ron Jaworski. So how could Aaron and Mike refuse a chance to spend a full day studying film with Jaws himself? Sit in with us as we learn at the feet of The Dude in an extra deep edition of Too Deep Zone.

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74 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2011, 4:03pm by KADIN

04 Jan 2006, 11:48pm by Mike Tanier

2006 Wild Card Weekend Rundown

In the Wild Card Weekend rundown: The Unknown Jacksonville Jaguars, cooking ideas for the Bengals, Tampa and Washington search for a second receiver, and the Giants and Panthers in "Battle of the Cutback Runners."

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24 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2006, 11:26pm by thad