Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Oct 2011, 09:23am by Vince Verhei

Week 7 Quick Reads

A tribute to Mike Wallace, last of the deep threats. Plus, find out where Tim Tebow's sucky performance ranks in one of the suckiest weeks for quarterbacks in recent memory.

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100 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2011, 4:02pm by horn

18 Oct 2011, 03:55pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: 49ers over Lions

We look at two of the Lions' weaknesses that were exposed in their loss to San Francisco: an inability to stop big runs and a lack of a reliable second target next to Calvin Johnson.

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10 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2011, 1:30pm by Vince Verhei

18 Oct 2011, 08:35am by Vince Verhei

Week 6 Quick Reads

What's the best tactic to use for goal line passing, and why is Philadelphia doing it so wrong? Plus, the best (and worst) passers, runners, and receivers from around the league.

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63 comments, Last at 19 Oct 2011, 2:27am by dbt

17 Oct 2011, 07:50pm by Vince Verhei

The 49ers and the 'Wham' Play

If you read Audibles this week, you saw a conversation about the San Francisco 49ers and how they used 'wham' blocking techniques to neutralize Ndamukong Suh. Chris Brown of SmartFootball.com has done an excellent write-up of one of those plays for Grantland, with screen caps and diagrams showing how the 49ers set up and executed the play, and how Frank Gore was able to take advantage of it.

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7 comments, Last at 19 Oct 2011, 4:04pm by jimbohead

11 Oct 2011, 12:57pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Seahawks over Giants

This week we look at the latest team to baffle the dominant NFC East power that is the Philadelphi-- oh? There's a different team this week?

The Seahawks are improving as the season goes on. We look into the where and the how of that, and why they were able to stun the Giants, ruining your suicide pool in the process.

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6 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2011, 10:34am by Eddo

11 Oct 2011, 10:31am by Vince Verhei

Week 5 Quick Reads

A look at the mechanics of DYAR explains why some players rank higher or lower than expected. Top players this week include athird-string quarterback making his second start and a fifth-year running back who has (still) never started in his career.

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108 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2013, 3:12pm by long beach google ranking

04 Oct 2011, 12:05pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: 49ers over Eagles

The Eagles get rare back-to-back Any Given Sundays! Actually, they're barely mentioned at all here; instead, we talk about the playoff-bound San Francisco 49ers.

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3 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2011, 11:41am by bravehoptoad

04 Oct 2011, 10:10am by Vince Verhei

Week 4 Quick Reads

Calvin Johnson has eight touchdown catches in four games. Is Randy Moss' record in jeopardy? Plus: The MVP debate is officially underway, Wes Welker goes off the charts, and a lot of quarterbacks put on a lot of stinky games.

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94 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2011, 5:51am by Jerry

03 Oct 2011, 01:38pm by Vince Verhei

NFL.com Coaches' Film Survey

NFL.com has put up a survey concerning the possibility of making complete coaches' film available online. We heartily encourage our readers who want this as badly as we do to fill out that survey, saying you want this option very badly and are willing to pay big-time money for it. If you don't want coaches' film, please lie and say you do. Let's get that ballot box stuffed!

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42 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2011, 7:57am by dcaslin

27 Sep 2011, 06:25pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Giants over Eagles

Vince Verhei looks at the problems in the middle of the Eagles defense -- against both the pass and the run.

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11 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2011, 11:36am by Tim Wilson