Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

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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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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18 Jan 2005, 05:29pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: He's Got All Kinds of Time

Against the Vikings, Donovan McNabb knew that no one could touch him now. He seemed so at ease, a strange inner peace was all that he was feeling somehow. Will he have all kinds of time against the Falcons? We discuss in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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12 Jan 2005, 10:57am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Rams Pass Defense

Counting on your opponents to drop passes is never a good strategy, but that was what the Rams did in holding off the Seahawks on Saturday. Which players were most to blame for Seattle's passing effectiveness, and what do the Rams need to do to stop the Falcons this weekend? Find out in our latest installment of Every Play Counts.

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05 Jan 2005, 01:40am by Michael David Smith

The 2004 Every Play Counts All-Pro Team

He saw every team play this season, and closely watched the subtle aspects of football that other writers ignore. Now Michael David Smith announces the first annual Every Play Counts All-Pro team. You can guess the quarterback. But who's been this year's top defensive tackle? What about inside linebackers? And does anyone from that rookie receiver crop deserve to be considered All-Pro?

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29 Dec 2004, 11:19am by Michael David Smith

Every Free Agent Counts

You know Edgerrin James and Drew Brees and Shaun Alexander. But which free agents who don't get much attention will make a splash in 2005? Find out this week in Every Play Counts.

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22 Dec 2004, 01:37am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Ogden vs. Freeney

It was a Sunday night matchup of epic proportions, but not the one that matched the MVP against the defensive player of the year. Instead, we focused on a huge left tackle taking on a speedy pass rusher in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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15 Dec 2004, 12:37pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Philly's Run D

Trying to figure out Jim Johnson's defense? It's Tricky. But another Christmas without Hollis is gonna make opposing NFC teams say "Hit It, Run." Now the Eagles have 30 Days to solve their Run D problems, or My Adidas are gonna walk through doors and roam all over Lincoln Financial Field's floor. Michael David Smith takes a closer look at the one place where the otherwise dominant Eagles Be Illin'. It's Like That, and that's the way it is.

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08 Dec 2004, 11:40am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Unsung Steelers

Can you be the best team in the league if you don't have any stars? Absolutely. We discuss how the Steelers might be in the process of doing just that in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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