Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Feb 2017, 05:01pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: NFL's Five Best Second-Contract Sleepers

Rivers McCown looks at five players who could be a little undervalued on the free agent market based on past play and athletic profile.

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09 Feb 2017, 12:53pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Best Super Bowl Runners-Up

Inspired by Brian Fremeau's similar article on losers of the NCAA National Championship, here's a look at the best Super Bowl losers of the last 25 years according to DVOA. These ratings include the playoffs and remove "sit the starters" games. You know the 2007 Patriots are No. 1 but No. 2 and No. 3 are probably a surprise. And, honestly... I may need to look into why we have the 2001 Rams so low next time I go to improve the system.

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09 Feb 2017, 12:14pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Which Teams Should Go After Romo?

Which teams should be in the market for Tony Romo's services?

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03 Feb 2017, 01:39pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Sneaky Stats to Swing Super Bowl LI

Here's another Super Bowl LI preview from us. We're looking at a number of under-the-radar stats that will affect the game, including: the Patriots' excellent yards after catch average, which quarterback should get blitzed, and whether Matt Ryan has a strong history with fourth-quarter comebacks.

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28 Jan 2017, 02:31pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Hidden Rings

I finally wrote a full article on one of my favorite topics, "hidden rings." This is an all-star team of players who you may not know won the Super Bowl because they didn't do it with the team they are historically associated with. I get to discuss many all-time greats including Lomas Brown, Hacksaw Reynolds, Larry Centers, and of course Bernie Kosar. Best of all, unlike most FO content on ESPN, this article is not on Insider. It's free!

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28 Jan 2017, 02:29pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Best Veterans Without a Ring

This piece on ESPN Insider complements today's other piece on "hidden rings." We go through and put together an all-star team of the best veterans (pre-2010 draft) who have never won a Super Bowl. Perhaps some of these players will eventually switch teams and win a long-awaited title.

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25 Jan 2017, 02:40pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Breakout Super Bowl LI Prospects

We took the usual guidelines for our Top 25 Prospects list and used those to uncover four possible under-the-radar prospects to play a major role in Super Bowl LI. Who is the Chris Matthews of 2017? Unfortunately, the Final Fantasy VII joke was cut.

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25 Jan 2017, 11:37am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Best of the NCAA Champions

Here's our countdown of the five best national champions of the past decade, ranked by frequency of elite single-game performances in the given season.

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23 Jan 2017, 04:47pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Best of the NCAA Second-Best

Alabama was the best team of the last decade that didn't win the national championship. Yay?

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20 Jan 2017, 12:19pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Will Weak QB Schedule Derail Patriots?

Here's a look at the 10 teams to make the NFL's final four since 1990 with the easiest schedules of quarterbacks faced. Yes, the Patriots are in there, but they aren't number one. Do these teams have a history of failing to win the Super Bowl because their defenses haven't really been tested? (Hint: Nope.)

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