Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

17 Jul 2017, 03:38pm by Scott Kacsmar

2016 Slot vs. Wide: WRs and QBs

We have new data showing where receivers line up at the snap, and how quarterbacks do throwing wide or to the slot. You might be surprised to see where Matt Ryan is best, and where Alex Smith struggled the most in Kansas City.

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9 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2017, 11:56am by Tomlin_Is_Infallible

11 Jul 2017, 12:14pm by Scott Kacsmar

Colin Kaepernick: Into the Black

With training camp approaching, Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent. We look at how more than just football reasons are driving this, and how Kaepernick would be an extreme rarity in NFL history if his age-30 season never actually happens.

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84 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2017, 3:05pm by Bright Blue Shorts

22 Jun 2017, 05:14pm by Scott Kacsmar

Chiefs Extend Andy Reid, But Part Ways with GM John Dorsey

The Chiefs have extended Andy Reid's contract and parted ways with John Dorsey.

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8 comments, Last at 26 Jun 2017, 9:26am by barf

22 Jun 2017, 04:43pm by Scott Kacsmar

Defense and Pass Pressure, 2016

Denver's defense was still great at producing pass pressure, while two NFC East teams really improved over 2015. Also: pressure splits by number of rushers, and how sacks can be overrated. Just ask Brandon Graham (or Erik Walden).

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4 comments, Last at 24 Jun 2017, 8:49am by Whidbey Bronco

20 Jun 2017, 04:07pm by Scott Kacsmar

Quarterbacks and Pressure, 2016

A look at how passers did under pressure in 2016. Who extended the play the best: Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson? Is there any hope for Jared Goff after his rookie year? And does Ryan Tannehill consistently struggle with pressure more than his peers?

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23 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2017, 4:48pm by Vincent Verhei

08 Jun 2017, 04:24pm by Scott Kacsmar

2016 YAC+

Which players were truly best last year at gaining yards after the catch? Featuring surprising wide receivers and a dominant Gronk. Also: why does Bill O'Brien's Houston offense fail to produce YAC no matter which quarterback he starts?

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13 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2017, 1:40pm by Vincent Verhei

01 Jun 2017, 03:17pm by Scott Kacsmar

2016 Receiving Plus-Minus

Antonio Brown did not lead the NFL in receiving plus-minus for the third year in a row, so which wide receiver took his spot? Also: Dak to Dez, Gronk's unique season, the horrific Rams, and the running back with hands of stone.

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9 comments, Last at 07 Jun 2017, 4:04pm by Noah Arkadia

25 May 2017, 02:47pm by Scott Kacsmar

2016 Passing Plus-Minus

Sam Bradford broke Drew Brees' record for completion percentage, but did he beat Brees to the best passing plus-minus? Also: a down year for the 2004 draft class, and an MVP falls to the bottom of the league.

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21 comments, Last at 31 May 2017, 11:17am by Noah Arkadia

23 May 2017, 01:15pm by Scott Kacsmar

2017 NFL Rule Changes

The NFL's owner meetings have led to a few rule changes for the 2017 season.

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38 comments, Last at 31 May 2017, 8:41am by rj1

12 May 2017, 01:46pm by Scott Kacsmar

Four Downs: AFC West

The Raiders, Chargers, and Chiefs all need help in the middle of their defense. As for the Broncos, they need help right smack dab in the middle of their offense.

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12 comments, Last at 16 May 2017, 9:20am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin