Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Nov 2015, 01:35pm by Tom Gower

NBC: Andy Dalton and the Problems of Familiarity

In this week's piece for NBC Sports, I go into more detail on Joe Goodberry's insight that Andy Dalton performs much better against teams the Bengals have not faced recently. Potentially good news for a bounceback on Sunday night against the Cardinals, and potentially very bad news yet again in the postseason.

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30 Oct 2015, 02:56pm by Tom Gower

NBC: Broncos-Packers Overload

In case you haven't noticed, the undefeated Packers are playing the undefeated Broncos on Sunday Night Football this week, and a couple 6-0 teams meeting up is kind of a big deal. So, I wrote a couple pieces about it.

Column #1, linked above, is about the Packers ranking third in most penalties through Week 6 after they were flagged for the third-fewest penalties last year, and just how big a deal that is likely to be.

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4 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2015, 9:20pm by The Ninjalectual

22 Oct 2015, 12:53pm by Tom Gower

Why I Drafted Jay Cutler, and What Happened from There

Very interesting piece by former Denver Broncos general manager Ted Sundquist on Jay Cutler, his pre-draft evaluation, and what went wrong for him in Denver. Maybe not many surprises in the piece, but a good insider perspective and a lot to chew on.

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74 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2015, 10:20am by jtr

15 Oct 2015, 12:58pm by Tom Gower

NBC: The 2015 Patriots by Patriots Standards

I swear, I proposed this idea before I saw Aaron write about some similar things for this week's DVOA column. Anyway, for this week's I took a look at the 2015 Patriots by the standards of the good Patriots teams of the past decade.

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78 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2015, 6:17pm by LionInAZ

08 Oct 2015, 02:31pm by Tom Gower

Dolphins Fire DC Kevin Coyle

The housecleaning continued in Miami today, as the team fired defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle three days after firing head coach Joe Philbin. Defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo has been promoted to fill the job.

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02 Oct 2015, 12:26pm by Tom Gower

NBC: Growth of Tight Ends in the NFL

In this week's NBC Sports feature, I take a pass on the potential Luke McCown-Brandon Weeden storylines in favor of taking a long-term look at the rise of tight ends in NFL passing games over the past 25 years.

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25 Sep 2015, 01:36pm by Tom Gower

Peyton's Place? Nah-Denver's Defense is Broncos' Best Bet

In this week's column for NBC Sports, I take a look at Denver's defense, the force behind their 2-0 start. Tidbit from the piece: the best pass defense DVOA in Week 1 was the Broncos against the Ravens. The best pass defense DVOA in Week 2 was the Broncos against the Chiefs. I did not take the time to look up the last team had the best pass defense DVOA two weeks in a row, but I'm guessing it's been a while.

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02 Jun 2015, 04:13pm by Tom Gower

Four Downs: AFC South

Will Houston actually get worse at quarterback? How will Jacksonville and Tennessee generate a pass rush? And will Andrew Luck survive the season?

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68 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2015, 10:09am by Noah of Arkadia

13 Apr 2015, 01:53pm by Tom Gower

2009 NFL Draft: Six Years Later

Given the benefit of hindsight, it's clear the Detroit Lions made the right choice when they drafted Matt Stafford first overall. How has the rest of the 2009 class fared?

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92 comments, Last at 19 Apr 2015, 1:12pm by chemical burn

03 Mar 2015, 07:34pm by Tom Gower

Bills, Eagles Swap Alonso, McCoy

Trade-bomb from Adam Schefter: The Bills have notified LB Kiko Alonso he will be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for RB LeSean McCoy.

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135 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2015, 7:08am by bubqr