Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

17 Nov 2004, 11:39am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Marcus Stroud and Grady Jackson

When Sports Illustrated convened a panel of experts to choose the league's top players, Marcus Stroud was an easy choice at defensive tackle. But was that choice justified? Or does a certain Green Bay Packer identified by Football Outsiders last year deserve a closer look? Find out in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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10 Nov 2004, 12:02pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Ray Lewis

Why didn't the Browns double-team Ray Lewis on Sunday night? Because they know he's gone from the best defensive player in the league to just another solid player on the league's best defense. We discuss the man who now plays second fiddle to Ed Reed in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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03 Nov 2004, 01:58pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts Goes to College

Whose name will Paul Tagliabue call first when he steps to the podium in April? We make our guess this week as Every Play Counts switches from the pros to the college gridiron to look at the player who might represent the future of the Miami Dolphins.

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26 Oct 2004, 03:15pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Michael Strahan

Why didn't Michael Strahan register any sacks on Sunday? What was the Lions' strategy for containing Strahan? And where does Strahan rank among the all-time greatest defensive ends? These questions are answered in the latest installment of Every Play Counts.

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20 Oct 2004, 06:15pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Washington's Offensive Line

The famous Hogs were the anchor of Joe Gibbs' championship teams in Washington, and Gibbs has brought offensive line coach Joe Bugel back to the NFL with him. Michael David Smith looks at every play in this week's Washington-Chicago game and says that, for one week at least, the current Redskins line lived up swine standards.

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13 Oct 2004, 12:49pm by Michael David Smith

Every Team Counts

Each week in Every Play Counts, Michael David Smith takes a look at one particular aspect of a team throughout a single game. But now that he's seen every team at least once, he's noticed a lot of little things that don't make it into Every Play Counts -- or any other column on the Web, for that matter. Little issues like player quickness, or which wide receivers can block, that don't get covered in the highlights but have an impact on wins and losses. So this week, Every Play Counts becomes Every Team Counts, a notebook of all the little things that have occurred in the first few weeks.

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06 Oct 2004, 11:03am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Chiefs' Front Seven

Is the Chiefs' front seven really as bad as it looked in the first two weeks? Or is it starting to improve? And if it is improving, is that because of Gunther Cunningham? Or did a little-noticed free agent signing make a big impact? Find out that and more in our latest installment of Every Play Counts.

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29 Sep 2004, 10:16am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Randy Moss

Remember the brouhaha that erupted when the media realized that Randy Moss didn't try to block on running plays? That has simmered down, but has Moss's blocking improved? We discuss that in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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22 Sep 2004, 10:46am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Kellen Winslow

He suffered a serious injury on the next-to-last play of the game, but Kellen Winslow still has a bright future ahead of him. So says Michael David Smith in the latest edition of Every Play Counts.

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15 Sep 2004, 09:37am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Adewale Ogunleye

The Bears have a new coach, a new running back, and an inexperienced young quarterback, but the biggest news in the off-season was their acquisition of Pro Bowl defensive end Adewale Ogunleye. Was it a good move? Michael David Smith takes a closer look at the Nigerian Fresh Prince of El Bear.

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