Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Jan 2008, 12:04pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Packers' Run Blocking

The Seahawks finished the regular season with the league's fifth best rush defense, according to DVOA, but they were powerless to stop Ryan Grant of the Green Bay Packers last Saturday. How did Grant overcome the invaders from Seattle? With superior manpower and a serving of old-school football.

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44 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2008, 5:42pm by Xian

09 Jan 2008, 11:18am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Shaun Phillips

One player stood out above all others in the Chargers' wild card weekend win over the Titans, and it was not the first player you'd expect. Linebacker Shaun Phillips had a big game, a game we examine in this week's Every Play Counts.

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19 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2008, 7:37am by lobolafcadio

02 Jan 2008, 01:45pm by Michael David Smith

2007 Every Play Counts All-Pro Team

After 17 weeks of watching tape, it is time to name the fourth annual Every Play Counts All-Pro Team. This year's team has a lot of no-brainers, but it also features a new generation of talented young offensive linemen and some unexpected names in the secondary.

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148 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2008, 9:40pm by brandon

23 Dec 2007, 06:27pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Steelers Defense

A few weeks ago the Steelers' defense looked good enough to make Pittsburgh a legitimate threat to Indianapolis and New England in the AFC. Now, not so much. What has changed? We examine the Steelers' subpar performance against the Rams in an early holiday-week installment of Every Play Counts.

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53 comments, Last at 28 Dec 2007, 1:42am by Dunbar

19 Dec 2007, 12:29pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Mario Williams

All of a sudden, the Houston Texans aren't looking stupid for picking Mario Williams first overall. What kind of player is he becoming? And why would he be even better without Bill Carollo involved? Find out in this week's Every Play Counts.

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51 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2007, 3:05pm by Chris

13 Dec 2007, 04:30pm by Michael David Smith

EPC: How to Cover Terrell Owens

Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens entered Sunday's game against the Lions leading the league in DPAR and second in the league in DVOA. But he walked off the field having caught just three passes for 27 yards. What gives? Find out in this week's Every Play Counts.

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67 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2007, 10:08pm by im_no_playa

05 Dec 2007, 12:30pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Barrett Ruud

Buccaneers middle linebacker Barrett Ruud hardly showed up in the stats for Sunday's game against the Saints. But does that mean he had a bad game? We explore in this week's Every Play Counts.

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13 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2007, 3:02pm by coltrane23

28 Nov 2007, 01:24pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: The Anti-Pats Blueprint?

The Philadelphia Eagles managed to do the unthinkable Sunday night and actually play four competitive quarters against the New England Patriots. Does that mean the Eagles have unveiled a blueprint that other teams can follow to beat the Patriots? We explore that question in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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192 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2007, 6:45pm by Charger Charlie

21 Nov 2007, 12:29pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: How Not to Cover Terrell Owens

Cowboys wide receiver Terrell Owens had the third-best DPAR game ever on Sunday against the Redskins. He was helped by a Redskins game plan that showed just the wrong way to cover him. We look at what Owens did right and the Redskins did wrong in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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36 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2007, 6:46pm by Chad Dukes

14 Nov 2007, 02:02pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: How the Packers Ran on the Vikings

The Packers' run offense against the Vikings' run defense looked like a mismatch on paper, but it didn't turn out that way on the field. Find out why -- and what it means for the Packers' playoff hopes -- in this week's Every Play Counts.

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42 comments, Last at 17 Nov 2007, 3:18pm by Packer Pete