Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

12 Oct 2010, 06:23pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Raiders over Chargers

Just how bad are the San Diego Chargers on special teams this year? Really, really, historically bad. So bad, we had to invent a stat comparable to herpes.

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7 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2010, 5:06pm by Scott C

05 Oct 2010, 05:51pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Redskins over Eagles

This week's Any Given Sunday discusses the holes in the Philadelphia run defense as well as the problems the Redskins are having against the pass.

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9 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2010, 2:41pm by Bowl Game Anomaly

28 Sep 2010, 01:41pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Falcons over Saints

This week's Any Given Sunday explains how the Saints have the same problems now that they had in both 2008 and 2009: When the defense isn't playing with a lead, it is just not very good.

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21 Sep 2010, 12:15pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Bears over Cowboys

Can you name the last offensive lineman drafted by Dallas in the first round? Hint: It was in 1981.

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8 comments, Last at 04 Oct 2010, 7:48pm by stephenmcf

14 Sep 2010, 12:34pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Texans over Colts

As the first Any Given Sunday of the season points out, it isn't Houston's victory over Indianapolis that is important. It's how the Texans won, finally showing a running game to compliment their passing game and exposing the return of Indy's run defense issues.

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20 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2010, 11:26pm by drobviousso

03 Sep 2010, 07:14pm by Vince Verhei

Study Says 'Icing' Causes NFL Kickers To Choke

Well, this is annoying. A study by the University of San Diego says that icing the kicker, the NFL's most irritating strategy, is actually pretty effective. They found that non-iced kickers converted their field goals 80.4 percent of the time, while iced kickers were successful on just 66.4 percent of kicks. The study will appear in the September issue of the journal The Sport Psychologist.

Now we're going to have to see this in every close game this season. Dammit.

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37 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2012, 1:49pm by Pennlion

03 Sep 2010, 03:13pm by Vince Verhei

Best Single-Game QB Performances, 1970-2009

Neil Paine at the Pro-Football-Reference.com blog has put together a formula estimating passing and rushing YAR for every quarterback in every game dating back to 1970, and has posted the top 100 here. Results are adjusted for era, but not opponent, although that likely wouldn't change anything at the top of the list -- the best game is so ridiculously off the charts that the No. 2 game is closer to No. 100 than it is to No. 1.

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41 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2010, 11:05am by Eddo

08 Aug 2010, 01:46pm by Vince Verhei

Tim Tebow's Wacky New Haircut

Like all the rookies in Denver Broncos training camp, Tim Tebow got his hair did by his veteran teammates. In Tebow's case, they shaved just the dome of his head, leaving a ring of thick hair and a full beard, leaving Tebow looking like the burliest Friar Tuck of all time. Pictures and video in the link.

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10 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2010, 5:59pm by Theo

06 Aug 2010, 09:08pm by Vince Verhei

Referee Bill Leavy Apologizes To Seahawks

"It was a tough thing for me. I kicked two calls in the fourth quarter and I impacted the game and as an official you never want to do that. It left me with a lot of sleepless nights and I think about it constantly. I'll go to my grave wishing that we'd been better. I know that I did my best at that time, but it wasn't good enough. When we make mistakes, you got to step up and own them. It's something that all officials have to deal with, but unfortunately when you have to deal with it in the Super Bowl it's difficult."

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64 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2011, 5:45pm by Fastd03

10 May 2010, 02:54pm by Vince Verhei

Four Downs: AFC East

Even after the draft, the Bills need offensive tackles to keep their quarterbacks off the turf, the Dolphins must replace Gibril Wilson, and the Jets and Patriots seek help in the pass rush.

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32 comments, Last at 12 May 2010, 12:37pm by Dean