Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Feb 2017, 04:59pm by Tom Gower

20 Plays Every NFL Coach Should Steal

Great X & O piece today by Matt Bowen, breaking down 20 plays run by NFL teams that other NFL teams should probably steal. Obviously, not every team is going to run the Titans' or Patriots' QB sweep, but there's a lot of good stuff in here. I'm particularly fond of the Seahawks' 3 Mable to deal with trips.

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7 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2017, 12:23pm by Tomlin_Is_Infallible

09 Feb 2017, 01:11pm by Aaron Schatz

Neural Networks Predict NFL HOF Chances for QB/RB

In case you didn't see this at ESPN or catch him talking about it on Twitter, Brian Burke's model of Hall of Fame chances using neural networks is kind of fascinating. This article talks about the HOF chances of top current players; Matt Ryan basically would have gone from "almost no chance" to "almost assured" with a Super Bowl win. It also discusses which HOF QB and RB are outliers, starting with Floyd Little and the newly elected Terrell Davis. Davis seems to suggest a change in voting trends to make running backs more like quarterbacks.

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21 comments, Last at 24 Feb 2017, 9:00pm by Pen

05 Feb 2017, 06:15am by Scott Kacsmar

Scott Kacsmar's Super Bowl LI Preview

Just what the internet needed: another Super Bowl LI preview, this time from Scott Kacsmar.

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9 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2017, 7:56am by MC2

04 Feb 2017, 08:48pm by Scott Kacsmar

NFL Honors: 2016 Award Winners

The NFL Honors reveals the award winners for the 2016 season.

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12 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2017, 7:09pm by Theo

04 Feb 2017, 08:38pm by Scott Kacsmar

2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class Announced

The 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class is revealed.

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77 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2017, 8:36pm by anon76returns

02 Feb 2017, 01:28am by Tom Gower

Colts P Pat McAfee Retires, Joins Barstool Sports

Late night breaking news: Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has decided to retire and join Barstool Sports. Just 29, he cites his third knee surgery in four seasons as one of the reasons to make the move now. He had a bit of a down year by our numbers in 2016, but has been one of the better punters in the league and also a pretty darned good kickoff man.

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7 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2017, 7:40am by Linked

01 Feb 2017, 06:35pm by Vincent Verhei

Your 2017 Super Bowl Box Odds

Do you like to play in football box pools, especially in the Super Bowl? Are you curious about how the NFL's rule changes on extra points (both kicks and two-point attempts) are changing typical final scores? Good news! Greg Guglielmo at Eldo.co has researched the answers to those exact questions, and put together graphs that show just how weird scores have been in the past two years compared to prior seasons.

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2 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2017, 12:21pm by ChrisS

01 Feb 2017, 03:36pm by Robert Weintraub

Rob Weintraub's Pac-12 Alumni Trophies

Rob Weintraub picks the best NFL player from each Pac-12 school for each of the past five years. (Click to read more.)

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01 Feb 2017, 01:07pm by Aaron Schatz

Michael Vick on Atlanta

Michael Vick's essay on why he'll always think of himself as an Atlanta Falcon is just really nice. A love letter to the fanbase, with the added benefit of some very funny comments about Madden 2004.

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12 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2017, 12:17pm by ChrisS

31 Jan 2017, 04:31pm by Aaron Schatz

National Signing Day: Following the Signs

This fascinating feature from The Washington Post counts down the top 100 high school prospects from National Signing Day 2007 and what happened to them in the 10 years since. It's sort of surprising how often even the best prospects from high school don't end up making a career in the NFL. Also, how many of them sell medical equipment now.

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5 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2017, 11:21am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin