Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

08 Dec 2005, 09:56am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: David Garrard

With Byron Leftwich out, David Garrard will be under center for Jacksonville during the stretch run and perhaps into the playoffs. Is he up to the task? We discuss in this week's Every Play Counts.

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37 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2005, 7:04pm by Lions fan

01 Dec 2005, 11:04am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: New Monsters of the Midway

Which players are responsible for the Bears' defense that has dominated the NFC? Michael David Smith looks at a few names you've heard and one you probably haven't in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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34 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2005, 10:18pm by someone

17 Nov 2005, 09:40am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Pittsburgh Defense

Pittsburgh's defense is great -- some might even say unsung -- but what really sets it apart? And why can't the Steelers stop passes to the running back? Find out in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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62 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2006, 12:11am by Richard

10 Nov 2005, 12:38pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Nick Saban's Front Seven

Before the season, we heard that Nick Saban's defensive schemes would make a big difference in Miami. But a close examination of the Dolphins' game against the Falcons indicates that execution is more important than gameplan. Take a look in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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57 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2005, 12:15pm by CaffeineMan

03 Nov 2005, 09:14am by Michael David Smith

Every Team Counts

Taking a break from writing about one specific aspect of one team, Michael David Smith empties his notebook with observations of all 32 teams in this season's installment of Every Team Counts.

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59 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2005, 11:58pm by e

27 Oct 2005, 12:34pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Cincinnati’s Defensive Line

The readers asked for it, and Every Play Counts delivers: A look at the Cincinnati defensive line. Warning: It's not a pretty picture.

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44 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2007, 5:12am by AxisMundi

20 Oct 2005, 12:44pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Houston’s Offensive Line

We all know the Texans' offensive line is bad. But which of its players is the best and which is the worst? And is anyone else to blame for Houston's offensive offense? Find out in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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49 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2006, 9:18pm by jaime fangio

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