Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Jun 2012, 01:25pm by Rivers McCown

Comparing the NBA Draft to the NFL Draft

Jason Lisk checked out how similar the talent pool stacks up in the NFL and NBA drafts. Turns out, surprisingly, that they're roughly even once you account for the difference in starting players.

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17 comments, Last at 09 Jul 2012, 6:01pm by Jerry

28 Jun 2012, 12:58am by Rivers McCown

What Does (or Should) It Mean to be Crowned "Champion"?

Here's an interesting little piece on Smart Football about the ramifications of the death of the BCS system. Just how important is it to reward the "best" team?

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21 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2012, 7:16am by jenson

25 Jun 2012, 11:21am by Rivers McCown

MMQB: Guest Starring DeMaurice Smith

Our (much shorter than usual) MMQB this week from DeMaurice Smith focuses on being a good sport.

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23 comments, Last at 28 Jun 2012, 3:11pm by chemical burn

24 Jun 2012, 08:08pm by Rivers McCown

2011 Formation Analysis: Number of RBs Part I

Vonta Leach giveth, Vonta Leach taketh away. Plus, the Lions are the new single-back crown holders.

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31 comments, Last at 09 Jul 2012, 10:47pm by LionInAZ

24 Jun 2012, 07:35pm by Rivers McCown

Understanding Brandon Marshall

Sure is rare to see a lengthy profile on an NFL player these days, but the Chicago Tribune penned a nice look into Brandon Marshall's life and past.

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11 comments, Last at 01 Jul 2012, 4:16am by Jerry

21 Jun 2012, 05:51pm by Rivers McCown

Can Science Diagnose a Living Player's Brain?

Kyle Wagner has an in-depth piece up on Deadspin that goes into how far away we are from being able to limit and protect players from concussions.

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44 comments, Last at 29 Jun 2012, 7:45am by Mr Shush

20 Jun 2012, 07:11pm by Rivers McCown

Consensus Reached on Four-Team NCAA Playoff

Conference commissioners meeting in Chicago have come to a consensus on a four-team playoff model to be submitted to university presidents for approval. There is still some talk about a "plus one" system, but that mostly seems to be disregarded as a favor to the Big 10 and Pac-12 commissioners. According to Brett McMurphy of CBS Sports, there will be a selection committee.

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58 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2012, 3:35pm by tsmonk

19 Jun 2012, 08:42pm by Rivers McCown

Titans Ink Griffin to Five-Year Deal

The Titans and safety Michael Griffin reached agreement on a five-year deal for $35 million, with $15 million of that guaranteed. Griffin probably isn't as good as the phrase "multiple Pro Bowler" would lead you to believe, but as a solid safety, he probably would have received this amount on the free market after the season. The Titans had franchised him earlier in the offseason. Tom Gower's take on the proceedings can be found here.

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6 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2012, 10:09pm by LionInAZ

18 Jun 2012, 11:37am by Rivers McCown

2011 Play-Action, Defense

Seattle and Houston draw accolades for their work against the play-action pass while Carolina's "work" against it helps explain their horrendous defense last year.

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18 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2012, 10:30pm by LionInAZ

18 Jun 2012, 05:25am by Rivers McCown

MMQB: The Bounty Years

This week, Mr. King hits on the lack of available evidence in the bounty scandal, talks LaDainian Tomlinson's place in history, and takes on the Brian Banks story.

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99 comments, Last at 22 Jun 2012, 12:13pm by chemical burn