Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

17 Oct 2014, 05:32pm by Tom Gower

Jets Acquire Percy Harvin From Seahawks

File this under "Huh?", "Really?" and "Stories I Would Not Have Believed Without Jay Glazer's Track Record."

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17 Oct 2014, 03:11pm by Tom Gower

SNF: Late Career Peyton Manning Throwing More Short TDs

For this week's SNF column, I look at Peyton Manning's touchdowns by distance. He's throwing more short TDs than he used to, and that was true late in his Indianapolis days as well as in Denver.

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10 Oct 2014, 03:48pm by Tom Gower

SNF: Eagles Passing More, Worse

In this week's Sunday Night Football column, I look at the Eagles going from throwing less to throwing more and Nick Foles' deep ball struggles. Plenty of overthrows included.

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03 Oct 2014, 03:09pm by Tom Gower

SNF: Bengals, Patriots, and Third Downs

The Bengals and Patriots rank fourth- and sixth-worst in the league in third down conversion percentage, so this week's NBC Sports column covers that and how third down conversion percentage varies by yards to go.

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29 Sep 2014, 11:33pm by Tom Gower

Raiders Fire Dennis Allen

Per Jay Glazer, so I'm trusting this report after Sunday night's AP report that was quickly retracted. As Mike Sando's survey revealed, nobody actually has any idea how good a coach Allen has been given the situation in Oakland. Offensive line coach Tony Sparano will likely be the interim head coach, allowing both coordinators to keep their jobs. The question now becomes, will GM Reggie McKenzie be next on the chopping block?

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19 Sep 2014, 05:04pm by Tom Gower

SNF: Panthers, Steelers, and Screens

For this week's Sunday Night Football column, I break down a couple screens by the Panthers, one of the best RB screen teams in the league, and the Steelers, who ran more WR screens than anybody else in the league in 2013.

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13 Sep 2014, 01:53pm by Tom Gower

SNF: Finding Soft Spots in Bears, 49ers Defenses

My latest column for NBC Sports, taking a look at the Bears and 49ers run defenses and how you can run up the middle on both of them. Stat from this piece I wouldn't have guessed: the 49ers were 31st in Stuff Rate on runs marked Mid/Guard last year, ahead of only the Jaguars.

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05 Sep 2014, 12:17am by Tom Gower

SNF: Can Colts Sack Manning?

I'll be writing a weekly column for NBC Sports this year taking a statistical look at the Sunday Night Football matchup. After the Colts got to him four times in last year's game, the first one is on Peyton Manning's ability to avoid sacks.

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02 Sep 2014, 01:51am by Tom Gower

J.J. Watt Gets PAID

As first reported by John McClain, the Houston Texans and J.J. Watt have agreed to a long-term contract extension. Chris Mortensen indicates it's it's a six-year deal worth $100 million, with $51.8 million in guaranteed money.

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04 Aug 2014, 12:26pm by Tom Gower

ESPN: Most Likely Teams to Go Worst to First

Part I of II today at ESPN Insider. Based on FO simulations, which team is most likely to go from fourth place to first place this season? The surprising answer is Buffalo, followed by Houston and Tampa Bay. In last place among the last place teams: Oakland.

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