Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

04 May 2012, 03:09pm by Vince Verhei

Seahawks Defense: Beyond Prototypical

On the heels of the controversial Bruce Irvin draft pick (as discussed earlier this week by Mike Tanier) comes this piece by Clare Farnsworth on the Seahawks' official site breaking down Pete Carroll's unorthodox defensive schemes.

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29 comments, Last at 01 Apr 2013, 5:21pm by jam

28 Feb 2012, 11:06am by Vince Verhei

Four Downs: NFC East

What should the Redskins do at quarterback? Will the Eagles buck tradition and finally spend on linebackers? Is Terence Newman finished? Can the Giants begin to turn over their offensive line?

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77 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2013, 7:05am by shankar

24 Feb 2012, 05:15pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN: Never Draft a Running Back Early

In recent years, great running backs haven't done much to carry teams through the playoffs. The best teams have gotten by with later-round picks and undrafted free agents. Plus, looking at the last decade of top 16 picks suggests that drafting defense is the best way to turn your team around.

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18 comments, Last at 29 Feb 2012, 6:02am by Mr Shush

17 Feb 2012, 02:55pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN: Five Players Who Should Be Tagged

We recommend five players who need the franchise tag: Ray Rice, Matt Forte, Wes Welker, Carlos Rogers, and either Drew Brees or Carl Nicks.

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23 comments, Last at 24 Feb 2012, 4:53pm by Anonymoussa

07 Feb 2012, 05:39am by Vince Verhei

Super Bowl XLVI Quick Reads

Eli Manning and Tom Brady were nearly equal in value in the Super Bowl. One of them had to lose. What effect will that have on their legacies? Plus, the best players of Super Bowl XLVI and the game's DVOA ratings.

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311 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2012, 6:05pm by Intropy

30 Jan 2012, 01:01pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Lessons from New England's Losses

Looking at the Patriots' four worst games of the season suggests that the Giants need to shut down the Patriots' midrange passing game, especially to Rob Gronkowski.

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12 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2012, 3:46am by Aonem

24 Jan 2012, 01:23pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN AGS: Lessons from New York's Losses

Any Given Sunday looks at the thread running through the New York Giants' worst games this year. Teams generally beat them by taking advantage of the secondary, particularly the holes in the zone between the linebackers and safeties. It also helped to get Osi Umenyiora off the field.

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2 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2012, 1:38pm by MessageBoard2

24 Jan 2012, 06:33am by Vince Verhei

Conf. Championship Quick Reads

With Tom Brady and Eli Manning set to square off in the Super Bowl (again), we measure their status among playoff quarterbacks in recent history.

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162 comments, Last at 29 Jan 2012, 3:26am by greybeard

17 Jan 2012, 06:54pm by Vince Verhei

ESPN: Niners Facing a "New" Giants

What happened last time the 49ers and Giants played each other, and how have the Giants changed during their recent winning streak?

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26 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2013, 11:39pm by Aisin

17 Jan 2012, 12:09pm by Vince Verhei

Divisional Round Quick Reads

In one of the best weeks for tight ends ever, Rob Gronkowski put up the best game of any tight end this year. Is there a a blueprint out there for slowing down the Patriots tight ends?

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112 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2012, 2:10am by JonFrum