Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

13 Oct 2005, 10:44am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Ballad of a Thin Man

You walk up to the line, with the football in your hands. We see you quickly tackled, and we say, "Who is that man?" We try so hard but we just don't understand why all your runs this year have blown. Because something is happening, and we don't know what it is, do we, Mr. Kevin Jones?

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27 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2005, 12:33am by Sid

06 Oct 2005, 08:39am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Alex Barron -- A Star is Born

It's every young offensive lineman's worst nightmare: He's put in the starting lineup and has to start his career against a Hall of Famer. But the Rams' Alex Barron didn't just hold his own, he dominated against the Giants' Michael Strahan. Read about it in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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17 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2005, 4:30pm by Billy D

29 Sep 2005, 01:08am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Jon Gruden’s Passing Attack

Cadillac Williams is getting all the attention, but Tampa Bay has one of the most meticulously designed passing attacks in the NFL. Michael David Smith takes a closer look at Jon Gruden's strategies and the players who carry them out.

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14 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2005, 12:12am by james

20 Sep 2005, 07:24pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Brian Urlacher

In what has to have been the most painful thing he has ever written, Michael David Smith defends Brian Urlacher against the charge of "overrated," based on his performance against Mike's beloved Lions.

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44 comments, Last at 04 Oct 2005, 4:41am by dead meadow

14 Sep 2005, 12:47am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Ogden-Freeney II

In the inaugural Every Play Counts of the 2005 season, Michael David Smith revisits the heavyweight bout he looked at last season. It's a knockout.

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83 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2007, 2:34pm by Troy Miller

30 Aug 2005, 12:31pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Doesn't Count: Week 3

After three weeks of preseason action, a number of young quarterbacks and running backs are struggling, while some young defensive players look very good. Plus, Week 3 is supposed to be "the week that matters," but maybe the week that matters doesn't matter as much as people think. Also use this as an open thread to discuss Week 4 of the preseason.

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53 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2005, 11:29pm by Dcalla

23 Aug 2005, 12:55pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Doesn't Count: Week 2

EPDC is back with a team-by-team look at the second full week of preseason games. Has Kyle Boller improved? Is there already a QB controversy in Washington? All that and much more as Michael David Smith and the Outsiders take a look around the league. Also use this as an open thread to discuss Week 3 of the preseason.

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51 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2005, 10:27pm by Rocco

16 Aug 2005, 06:33pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Doesn't Count: Week 1

Just because the games don't count doesn't mean they're not important. You can glean important bits of information by keeping and eye on preseason games, even when the guys who are likely to be hiding from the "turk" in a few weeks are playing. Michael David Smith and his band of Outsiders buddies weigh in with team-by-team observations. Also use this as an open thread to discuss Week 2 of the preseason.

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75 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2005, 11:12am by Pat

02 Feb 2005, 01:42am by Michael David Smith

Nine Plays that Explain the Patriots

Which plays from their two playoff games best illustrate the strengths of the New England Patriots? How can guys the media will ignore, like Jarvis Green and Russ Hochstein, make a difference in the Super Bowl? Find out in this week's edition of Every Play Counts.

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25 Jan 2005, 07:14pm by Michael David Smith

17 Plays that Explain the Eagles

Which plays from Sunday's NFC Championship best illustrate the strengths of the Philadelphia Eagles? Which plays will show the Patriots something they think they can exploit? Find out in this week's edition of Every Play Counts.

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