Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Mar 2012, 03:33pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: How Good are the Broncos Now?

My thoughts on the Peyton Manning signing for ESPN Insider. This is a big, helpful move for the Broncos, but it isn't enough on its own to turn Denver into one of the top four or five Super Bowl contenders.

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39 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2012, 10:26pm by Jakub

16 Mar 2012, 11:17am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Mario Williams' Value in Wins

How much does a team improve when it adds a top pass-rusher? Looking back at the last 20 years, the answer seems to be both "not much" and "a lot," depending on whether you had realistic expectations for what one non-quarterback can mean to a team's overall performance.

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14 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2012, 2:31pm by sera

15 Mar 2012, 05:03pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Williams, Bills Are Ideal Fit

Mario Williams is an ideal solution to the Bills' pass rush woes ... if he can stay healthy.

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11 comments, Last at 15 Oct 2012, 2:32pm by sera

10 Mar 2012, 07:47pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: The Redskins' Big Gamble

The Redskins are taking a big risk by trading up in the draft for the opportunity to take Robert Griffin III. He projects as a great franchise quarterback, but the loss of so many picks will hurt the team's depth in the short- and long-term.

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45 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2013, 11:41am by Anonymous12

05 Mar 2012, 06:34pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Best and Worst Franchise Tag Uses

The bad uses are mostly circumstantial, but, to be clear: keeping a talented running back on a one-year deal is good. Keeping your franchise quarterback on the tag despite having nearly eight months to negotiate with him, thus losing your All-Pro guard and star receiver, is bad.

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13 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2012, 4:55pm by LionInAZ

02 Mar 2012, 05:31pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Best Free Agent Fits

Where are the best fits for top free agents like Mario Williams and Peyton Manning? Try Tennessee and Seattle, respectively.

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13 comments, Last at 05 Mar 2012, 6:22pm by CoachG

29 Feb 2012, 01:42pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Speed Score 2012

Here's a look at Speed Score for the 2012 class of running backs. This year, Speed Score actually falls pretty close in line with conventional wisdom, except for a couple of sleeper power backs with injury questions.

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18 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2012, 1:08am by Dan

24 Feb 2012, 05:15pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Never Draft a Running Back Early

In recent years, great running backs haven't done much to carry teams through the playoffs. The best teams have gotten by with later-round picks and undrafted free agents. Plus, looking at the last decade of top 16 picks suggests that drafting defense is the best way to turn your team around.

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18 comments, Last at 29 Feb 2012, 6:02am by Mr Shush

17 Feb 2012, 02:55pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Five Players Who Should Be Tagged

We recommend five players who need the franchise tag: Ray Rice, Matt Forte, Wes Welker, Carlos Rogers, and either Drew Brees or Carl Nicks.

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23 comments, Last at 24 Feb 2012, 4:53pm by Anonymoussa

06 Feb 2012, 05:22am by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Can the Giants Become a Dynasty?

A look at New York's chances of contending for the crown again next season shows a lot of reasons to be optimistic.

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25 comments, Last at 29 Feb 2012, 4:41am by the cat in the box is dead