Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

31 Jan 2005, 12:15pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Letters to the Editor: Making Overtime Fair

Some New York Times readers offer their solutions to making NFL overtime equitable for both teams -- not just the one winning the coin toss. My favorites for pure entertainment purposes are the MLS-style shootout, and the 50-yard scrum. Still, I like Michael David Smith's suggestion the best. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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29 Jan 2005, 07:12pm by Aaron Schatz

Brett Favre Excuse-o-Matic

I wouldn't watch this cartoon if you are a) a Green Bay fan, b) at work, or c) John Madden. For everybody else, it is funny as hell. Although I wonder if the Tampa Bay fan pictured at the bar is aware that his team is in a different division now... (Hat tip: Off Wing Opinion)

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28 Jan 2005, 02:13am by Aaron Schatz

The Worst Coaching Mistakes in Super Bowl History

SI.com's Don "Mr. Top 5 List" Banks brings us his list of the five worst coaching mistakes in Super Bowl history:

Don Shula waiting too long to replace Earl Morrell with Johnny Unitas
Mike Holmgren letting the Broncos score
Mike Ditka not calling a play for Walter Payton to score
Mike Martz under-utilizing Marshall Faulk
Marv Levy not trying to get the ball closer for Scott Norwood's field goal

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27 Jan 2005, 10:41pm by Aaron Schatz

Cardinals Unveil "Tougher" Team Logo

Possibly the most meaningless story ever posted on Extra Points, and I say that in a good way. Seriously, there is no joke I can make that will compare to just looking at the new logo and the old logo side by side and then reading the quotes from the Cardinals brass.

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27 Jan 2005, 10:01am by P. Ryan Wilson

The Manning Index

Is Peyton a choker because he can't win the big game? Doug Drinen (of Pro-Football-Reference.com, and this week writing some football-related content at Sabernomics ) doesn't think so and he's got the model to support it. I'll leave the stats to him, but here's the bottom line: the Colts' postseason record in the Manning era is exactly what one would expect. And just to stoke the flames in the Manning vs. Brady debate, here's how Drinen ended his post:

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26 Jan 2005, 04:42pm by Michael David Smith

How it Feels at the Bottom of the Pile

Sports Illustrated asks NFL players what happens down there. Marco Rivera of the Packers: "I've had guys go for the privates." Enough said.

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26 Jan 2005, 12:00pm by Aaron Schatz

Football Commentary: Conference Championship Strategy Review

A short article this week from our buddy William Krasker, but he talks about the play that everyone was talking about. Yes, Bill Cowher should have gone for the touchdown. Also, a look at Philadelphia's "grab the wind" timeout.

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25 Jan 2005, 02:16pm by Aaron Schatz

TMQ: Democracy Bowl

Fire up the muskets, as the Boston Tea Party takes on the Liberty Bell in this year's Super Bowl. This week, says TMQ, Pittsburgh and Atlanta learned that the safe strategy isn't usually so safe. Plus advice for the Colts and the usual TMQ michigoss.

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24 Jan 2005, 02:52pm by Aaron Schatz

Snap Judgment: See You in Jacksonville

The Snap Judgment crew, including yours truly, dissects the conference championships. What went wrong with Vick and Roethlisberger, and can anything confuse Tom Brady in the playoffs? Hidden in this column are my initial thoughts on the Super Bowl based on our Football Outsiders statistics, and a unique explanation for Big Ben's troubles from one of this site's (former) writers. I'm trying to name drop everyone from the FO staff before the season ends.

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24 Jan 2005, 11:00am by Aaron Schatz

MMQB: Turning Points

In today's MMQB, Peter King revisits the game between the Eagles and Patriots in 2003 and looks forward to the Super Bowl. Not too much new there, but that's nothing against King. With no surprise team, there's not much to talk about this year, and we've got two weeks to talk about not much. Two weeks of "Are the Patriots a Dynasty?" and "Will T.O. Play?" and its little cousin, "Will Seymour Play?"

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