Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

01 Feb 2010, 10:29am by Tim Gerheim

ESPN: Gregg Williams Needs to Dial It Up

The second part of today's two-fer at ESPN Insider looks at how Peyton Manning has done against Gregg Williams defenses over the past few seasons. Manning generally is excellent against the blitz, but looking back, Tim Gerheim finds something very interesting: In three games against Williams defenses since we started game charting (2006 Redskins and 2008 Jaguars), Manning has struggled against Williams' blitzes and just killed his secondary when Williams' defenses only sent the standard four.

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1 comment, Last at 02 Feb 2010, 1:32am by Stan

01 Feb 2010, 10:25am by Ned Macey

ESPN: For Saints, It's "Patience, Grasshopper"

A two-part feature on ESPN Insider today takes a look at how each quarterback has done against the defensive scheme favored by this week's opponent. First up, Ned Macey looks at the Saints against the Cover-2 over the past three years, and what's changed in 2009.

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28 Jan 2010, 01:37pm by Ned Macey

ESPN: What Improved Colts Defense?

Has the Colts' defense really improved? We take a look at ESPN.

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17 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2010, 1:09pm by Anonymous6789

26 Jan 2010, 12:30pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Pro Bowl Snubs and Mistakes

This ESPN.com Insider piece looks at five players who shouldn't have been on the original Pro Bowl rosters -- ignoring the injury replacements -- and five players who still have been snubbed, despite the fact that anybody who threw a pass in the AFC has been named to the team by this point.

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21 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2010, 12:22am by Akonz

27 Dec 2009, 02:13pm by Bill Barnwell

ESPN: Fixing The Bears' Offense

This week's ESPN feature looks at the Bears' offense and what they need to do to help out Jay Cutler.

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10 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2010, 3:04am by tuluse

20 Dec 2009, 02:50pm by J.I. Halsell

ESPN: New Era for Redskins

For this week's ESPN MNF feature, our man J.I. Halsell takes a look at what Bruce Allen's management skills could mean for the Redskins -- especially if there's an uncapped 2010.

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15 comments, Last at 03 May 2011, 2:08am by johny b

13 Dec 2009, 07:05pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Frank Gore's Tough Running

As this MNF feature points out, Frank Gore's high yards per carry average this year is pretty remarkable given the poor quality of San Francisco's run blocking.

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4 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2009, 5:50pm by Sifter

06 Dec 2009, 01:19pm by Ned Macey

ESPN: Driver and Mason, Still Getting It Done

This week's MNF feature for ESPN Insider looks at two 34-year-old wide receivers still leading their teams in receiving yards -- and facing off this Monday night.

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2 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2009, 4:34am by ammek

03 Dec 2009, 11:58am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Chris Johnson is NEXT

Here's a statistical look at the greatness of Chris Johnson, as part of ESPN The Magazine's annual "NEXT" issue. Includes a fun little year-by-year projection for Johnson's career based on doing similarity scores, which ends up with Johnson setting an NFL record with 5.3 career yards per carry.

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2 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2009, 5:48pm by E

28 Nov 2009, 06:58pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Deep Pass Key to Brees' Success

This week's Monday Night Football feature for ESPN Insider looks at the best deep passers in the NFL, a list led by Drew Brees. We also adjust completion percentage based on pass distance.

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5 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2009, 12:18pm by wr