Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Oct 2010, 02:30pm by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Titans Need to Run Despite Poor Jaguars Secondary

In this week's MNF feature for ESPN Insider, we find that run-oriented teams actually play better when they stick to their usual strategy against teams with poor pass defense.

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8 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2010, 11:39am by zlionsfan

10 Oct 2010, 09:58pm by Doug Farrar

ESPN: LaDainian Tomlinson's Rebirth

This week's ESPN Insider piece for MNF looks at LaDainian Tomlinson's renewed career, other backs with big year-to-year improvements in yards per carry, and how often it is connected with improvements on the offensive line.

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6 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2010, 1:11pm by Punk

06 Oct 2010, 12:14pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Moss Not The Solution For Vikings

I put together a feature for ESPN Insider on the issues in the Vikings' passing game and how Randy Moss may not be able to solve them.

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10 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2010, 1:09am by Bill Barnwell

02 Oct 2010, 02:45pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: What's Wrong With The Patriots' Defense?

Our Monday Night Football feature this week is on the struggling Patriots' defense, with a particular focus on their injury woes and how bad cornerback Darius Butler has been.

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10 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2010, 8:04pm by Dolfin

30 Sep 2010, 01:01pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: New Special Teams Stats

In conjunction with a big ESPN HOT READ feature today on special teams gunners, this Insider piece looks at the leaders over the past five seasons in three new FO special teams stats: Return Tackles, Return Stops, and Return Saves. If you have been looking for a stat that finally gives Brendon Ayanbadejo, Chase Blackburn, and Kassim Osgood the love they deserve, this is it. For non-ESPN Insiders, we'll re-introduce these stats on FO near the end of the season with an article detailing 2010 leaders.

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1 comment, Last at 30 Sep 2010, 11:59pm by drobviousso

25 Sep 2010, 12:32pm by Mike Kurtz

ESPN: Mike Martz's Magic Touch

This week's MNF Insider feature looks at Mike Martz and his history improving offenses.

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4 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2010, 12:22pm by Anonymous2

18 Sep 2010, 01:16pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Turnover Regression For 49ers, Saints

This week's Monday Night Football feature column is on the expected turnover regression for the 49ers and Saints this year, using drive stats and historical comparables.

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2 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2010, 11:08am by DrewBrees4MVP

11 Sep 2010, 02:37pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Young RB Similarity Scores

The first ESPN Insider MNF feature has fun with similarity scores for the young running backs playing this Monday night: Jamaal Charles, Ray Rice, and Shonn Greene. (Ryan Mathews, of course, can't have scores since he's a rookie.) Before you click on the piece, see if you can name the only two players other than Charles to average 5.75 yards per carry with at least 150 carries (since 1978).

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6 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2010, 6:19pm by Capt. Anonymous

08 Sep 2010, 01:10pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Super Bowl Stories

In this look at why the Saints are extremely unlikely to repeat, we craft a story for each of the five previous Super Bowl winners and why their fans would have expected them to repeat, and what happened to prevent them from doing so.

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1 comment, Last at 11 Dec 2012, 11:25pm by box Barcelona

07 Sep 2010, 10:04am by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Elderly Bengals WRs

To accompany a piece on whether the Bengals will succeed with Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco at quarterback, I looked at old wideout tandems from the past.

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3 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2010, 9:28pm by zlionsfan