Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Aug 2017, 01:34am by Vincent Verhei

2017 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Overrated

We're back again with our annual look at which players are going too high in fantasy drafts. The lesson this year: watch out for running backs who were not in the NFL last season.

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11 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2017, 6:14pm by Tom Gower

11 Aug 2017, 08:16pm by Vincent Verhei

The NFL Position That Everyone's Talking About In 2017

Michelle Bruton of OZY.com looks at an offensive tactic that teams around the league are stealing from Atlanta: the rise of the H-back. First made popular by Joe Gibbs' Washington teams in the 1980s, the H-back is similar to a tight end, but lines up just off the line of scrimmage or even in the backfield and often goes in motion.

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5 comments, Last at 14 Aug 2017, 11:25am by Tomlin_Is_Infallible

04 Aug 2017, 04:08pm by Vincent Verhei

Steelers Extend Mike Tomlin

The Pittsburgh Steelers have announced a two-year contract extension for head coach Mike Tomlin that will last through the 2020 season. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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130 comments, Last at 12 Aug 2017, 3:18pm by mrt1212

06 Jul 2017, 06:38pm by Vincent Verhei

Ranking the NFL's Best Schemes

Our old pal Doug Farrar has a pair of pieces up at Bleacher Report looking at some of the best schemes in the NFL.

Starting on offense, Farrar looks at what teams like Pittsburgh, Buffalo, and Dallas do so effectively on the ground, as well as the passing attacks of New England and Washington. He also praises what Kyle Shanahan's teams do before the snap, and how Seattle can be dangerous even when everything goes wrong.

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5 comments, Last at 23 Jul 2017, 12:38pm by ckloster

06 Jul 2017, 06:22pm by Vincent Verhei

Football's Silent Killer

FO alumnus Mike Tanier, now with Bleacher Report, has taken a hard look at the sickle cell trait that can make football so very dangerous, what teams are doing to manage it, and why players at the lowest levels of football are at more risk.

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5 comments, Last at 12 Jul 2017, 8:14am by Theo

15 Jun 2017, 12:16pm by Vincent Verhei

2016 Defeats

The absence of J.J. Watt allowed a very surprising name (and his equally surprising teammates) to make the most big defensive plays in the league last year.

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31 comments, Last at 22 Jun 2017, 10:56am by Noah Arkadia

23 May 2017, 03:51pm by Vincent Verhei

Adjusted Interceptions 2016

The quarterback class of 2004 had wildly different results when it came to would-be interceptions that were dropped by defenders. Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning were very lucky. Philip Rivers? Not so much.

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56 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2017, 1:48pm by wiilaim11

19 May 2017, 06:22pm by Vincent Verhei

The Sam Bradford Index

Sam Bradford set an NFL record last year by completing 71.6 percent of his passes, but he was also last in the league with 9.8 yards per completion. Chase Stuart at Football Perspective looks for other quarterbacks with similar styles -- high completion rates but few yards per completion, for their era. Featuring lots of appearances by Joe Montana, Len Dawson, and Fran Tarkenton!

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10 comments, Last at 24 May 2017, 2:45pm by Vincent Verhei

18 May 2017, 03:50pm by Vincent Verhei

The Panthers Have the Weapons to Conquer the NFL with Option Football

You could use a lot of harsh words to describe the Carolina offense in recent years, but "predictable" might be the most accurate. FO alum Mike Tanier looks at the new weapons the Panthers have added in Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel, then uses video clips and play diagrams to show how they can be used to make life much easier -- and safer -- for Cam Newton.

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5 comments, Last at 25 May 2017, 2:57am by The Ninjalectual

15 May 2017, 12:02pm by Vincent Verhei

Four Downs: NFC East

There's a common theme among much of this division, with Dallas, Philadelphia, and Washington all needing more help to stop opposing passing attacks. Then there's the Giants, who need to figure out who's going to run the ball this year.

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9 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2017, 4:47am by lynn_libbrecht