Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Sep 2017, 02:40pm by Andrew Potter

Injury Aftermath: Week 3

Arguably the best receiving back of the past ten years may have to call it a career, while one NFC South team lost almost its entire first-string defense for portions of Week 3.

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7 comments, Last at 2:45pm by bubqr

25 Sep 2017, 07:26am by MikeTanier

Monday Morning Digest: Making the NFL Great Again

The day that Sticking to Sports became an act of civil disobedience.

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8 comments, Last at 4:40pm by mehllageman56

19 Sep 2017, 04:11pm by Dave Bernreuther

Eli Manning is Profoundly Mediocre

Ty Schalter writes an article that politely points out what I've been saying for over a decade: Eli Manning is not, and never really was, a top quarterback. But that there is still value in that. We already knew that, of course, but folks like us tend to get drowned out by the "two rings" crowds and/or the shouting from over-the-top NY media rags. So it's nice to see an even-handed and not overly perjorative article about it.

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58 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2017, 1:24pm by theslothook

18 Sep 2017, 03:07pm by Andrew Potter

Injury Aftermath: Week 2

A busy day for magnets up and down the country, as the Ravens lose yet another major player from their offense and the Panthers lose their leading pass-catcher from the past four seasons.

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10 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2017, 6:33pm by JoeyHarringtonReigns

18 Sep 2017, 07:11am by MikeTanier

Monday Morning Digest: Broncos, Patriots on the Bright Side of Awful in Week 2

Bad football? Bad football. But plenty of laughs and bright spots.

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13 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2017, 3:39pm by Bright Blue Shorts

15 Sep 2017, 03:28pm by Tom Gower

Bengals Fire OC Zampese

The day after they became the first team since the 1939 Philadelphia Eagles to play their first two games at home and not score a touchdown in either contest, the Cincinnati Bengals today fired offensive coordinator Ken Zampese. Zampese was in his second year as the Bengals' offensive coordinator, replacing Hue Jackson, and his fifteenth year in the organization. Quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor replaces him and will be tasked with improving Andy Dalton's play and camouflaging what looks like one of the league's worst offensive lines.

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17 comments, Last at 20 Sep 2017, 3:36pm by CaffeineMan

13 Sep 2017, 04:25pm by Scott Kacsmar

Do Great Week 1 QBs Sustain Their Greatness?

The top three quarterbacks in DYAR are Sam Bradford, Alex Smith, and Jared Goff. Is this trio finally living up to their status as first overall draft picks, or is this just Week 1 randomness? We looked at how often a hot Week 1 quarterback sustains his success all year long.

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14 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2017, 12:03am by LionInAZ

13 Sep 2017, 02:10pm by Scott Kacsmar

Steve Smith (No, the Other One) Nominated for the Hall of Fame

The preliminary list of 108 names eligible for the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was released on Tuesday evening. The list includes Steve Smith... of the Giants. (Click to read more.)

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18 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2017, 10:52am by t.d.

12 Sep 2017, 10:02pm by Aaron Schatz

Black Head Coaches: Climbing a Slippery Mountain

Interesting feature in the Denver Post looking at the path that African-American coaches have to take to work their way up to coordinator jobs and then head coach positions. One problem is that offensive coordinators were almost always quarterback coaches first, and quarterback coaches are almost exclusively white. Most black head coaches have worked their way up on the defensive side of the ball; on the offensive side, they generally get running back and wide receiver position coach jobs that rarely lead to coordinator or head coaching jobs.

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43 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2017, 8:50pm by drobviousso

11 Sep 2017, 02:36pm by Andrew Potter

Injury Aftermath: Week 1

Our weekly Monday afternoon injury update returns for another busy opening weekend. If you don't want to know about J.J. Watt's finger, look away now.

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38 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2017, 7:50am by Bright Blue Shorts