Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Feb 2006, 03:20pm by Ned Macey

Four Downs: AFC South

How soon will the Houston Texans be competitive? Will the Colts survive life without Edge? Will Edge be playing somewhere else in the AFC? What should Jacksonville and Tennessee do about David Garrard and Steve McNair? Ned Macey answers these and other questions facing AFC South teams in the free agent period.

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53 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2006, 12:22am by someone

30 Jan 2006, 10:50pm by Ned Macey

Important Unsung Players for Super Bowl XL

Ben Roethlisberger and Shaun Alexander? No, try these names for players who will play important roles in determining which team wins Super Bowl XL: Mack Strong, Kimo von Oelhoffen, Heath Miller, and LeRoy Hill.

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36 comments, Last at 21 May 2006, 1:03am by Justin Strawhand

24 Jan 2006, 11:43am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Steelers over Broncos

Another impressive win for the Steelers has them heading to Detroit as favorites. Ben Roethlisberger has been great, but it is the pass rush that is leading this team. Denver suffers another difficult playoff loss, but maybe the biggest problem could be the defensive coaching, not the quarterback.

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97 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2006, 9:21pm by Sid

17 Jan 2006, 12:46pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Steelers over Colts

The media had been informed, including Football Outsiders. The referees had certainly been informed. Somebody forgot to tell the Steelers that the Colts were this year's Super Bowl winners. And, unfortunately for the Colts, someone also forgot to tell their offensive line.

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107 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2006, 3:33pm by Loyatulla

10 Jan 2006, 01:12pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Panthers over Giants

The up-and-down Panthers are featured in Any Given Sunday yet again. This time, they rode a strong -- and surprising -- performance by DeShaun Foster and controlled the clock against the struggling Giants. In case you were worried that the all was not right with the world, Eli Manning made several ill-advised passes to sink any chance of a Giants' comeback.

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51 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2006, 7:24pm by J.S.

05 Jan 2006, 06:50pm by Ned Macey

Mystery Team

Overall, this is a harmless article discussing the Jaguars with some insight. However, it raises a pet peeve of mine. In Pro Football Prospectus we wrote in the Byron Leftwich comment, "There is an unwritten rule prevalent in sports journalism, one that prescribes that African American players can be compared only to other African Americans and whites only to other whites." Here, Don Banks says David Garrard is Leftwich's "near clone." Other then the fact that they are African American and strong, they have nothing in common. They do not look alike.

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49 comments, Last at 06 Jan 2006, 3:21pm by michael

03 Jan 2006, 04:59pm by Ned Macey

Loser League Second Half Report

The last shall be first and the first shall be last. So goes the theory of Loser League, where fans of Kyle Orton and Antowain Smith can see their favorite players truly excel. Ned Macey takes a look back at the second half of the league to see which players shine when mediocrity is the goal.

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14 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2006, 1:16am by Catfish

27 Dec 2005, 01:58pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Bills over Bengals

Playing to stay in the hunt for a first-round bye, the Bengals fell at home to the lowly Bills. Ned Macey investigates the long-term future of the Bills quarterback situation and the short-term future for the Bengals in the playoffs. Neither looks too bright.

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26 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2005, 8:24pm by Ryan Mc

20 Dec 2005, 02:20pm by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Chargers over Colts

They finally got to pop the champagne in Miami. Unlike in previous seasons, the Colts did not lose because of a leaky defense, they lost because of an offensive line that could not stop what has become a dominant San Diego pass rush. Meanwhile, both teams feature stud running backs that are banged up. One of them should now get some much-needed rest, while the other is likely to get more rest than he wants starting January 1.

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45 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2005, 1:18pm by Jerrod Sieberg

13 Dec 2005, 11:23am by Ned Macey

Any Given Sunday: Dolphins over Chargers

With the Chargers finishing the year against Miami, Indianapolis, Kansas City, and Denver, everybody knew they would lose again. Just nobody thought it would be to the Dolphins. Ned Macey looks at how it happened and finds a banged up LT, a strengthened Miami defense, and the Chargers in need of help from a member of the Rat Pack to save their fading playoff hopes.

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65 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2005, 9:54pm by nump