Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

07 Oct 2005, 10:24am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: 5th-and-40

You have to cover a lot of ground when you drop into The Zone. This week, Mike Tanier tackles some third-and-forever situations, sets the record straight about the Steelers clock malfunction, reminisces about some major officiating blunders, and visits (figuratively) some Seattle strip clubs.

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44 comments, Last at 10 Nov 2005, 11:39pm by Det. John Kimble

05 Oct 2005, 03:22pm by Mike Tanier

Week 5 Rundown

Here's this week's rundown of upcoming games on FOXSports.com, courtesy of FO's own Mike Tanier. This week, learn the hidden indicator that could mean a big game from Kyle Orton and find out what CD is currently playing in the car stereo of the Bengals bandwagon.

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23 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2006, 2:22pm by Paul youngman

30 Sep 2005, 11:32am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Uncoordinated in Houston

Chris Palmer is out as the Texans' offensive coordinator; Joe Pendry is in. Mike Tanier examines the coaching change in Houston: what led to Palmer's dismissal, how the Texans' offense will be different, and what challenges Pendry faces as he tries to make adjustments on the fly.

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16 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2005, 3:53pm by Carl

28 Sep 2005, 09:40pm by Mike Tanier

Week 4 Rundown

Here's the latest rundown of the upcoming weekend's games from Mike Tanier, one of our new FOXSports.com exclusive articles. Find out the secret ingredient behind Minnesota's first victory and marvel at the second Superman reference FO has made on FOX this week.

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14 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2005, 10:04pm by Carl

24 Sep 2005, 11:48am by Mike Tanier

Week 3 Rundown

Golly, Mike Tanier is showing up in the most interesting places.

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9 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2005, 4:45am by Balaji

23 Sep 2005, 02:21pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Fringe to the Spotlight

Chris Carr, Jordan Carstens, and Mike Labinjo aren't household names, but they've become part of the story of the 2005 season. Mike Tanier tells how a bunch of undrafted rookies and practice squad fillers earned a sliver of the NFL limelight.

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26 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2005, 2:55am by Trogdor

16 Sep 2005, 09:23am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Enemies Enshrined

As they are inducted into the Cowboys Ring of Honor, Mike Tanier remembers The Triplets the way only a lifelong Eagles fan can: as an unholy trinity of killjoys who dashed his favorite team's hopes at every opportunity.

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106 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2005, 2:42pm by Carl

09 Sep 2005, 12:06pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: The Quest for Perfect Picks

What good is a hard drive full of stats, a pile of preseason annuals, and weeks of research if you can't even pick division winners correctly? Mike Tanier searches for a system to out-pick the experts and learns a hard lesson about the folly of preseason prognostication in the first edition of his new weekly feature, the Too Deep Zone.

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67 comments, Last at 02 Oct 2005, 6:57pm by Bryan

31 Aug 2005, 02:52pm by Mike Tanier

Extreme Defensive Makeovers

Finally fed up with years of bad defense, Minnesota and Kansas City have both transformed their defensive lineups with numerous free agents and top draft picks this offseason. Mike Tanier looks back at other recent teams that tried the same approach and finds mixed results.

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16 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2005, 11:40pm by MikeT

28 Aug 2005, 07:23pm by Mike Tanier

Four Downs: AFC West

The AFC West is where the bad boys go, and we're not just talking about Raiders anymore. Mike Tanier catches you up on all the pot-smokin', bouncer-bashin', league-suin', speaker-climbin', injury-nursin', signing-bonus-skippin' action in his last edition of Four Downs.

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26 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2005, 10:23pm by Todd S.