Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

22 Dec 2006, 02:46pm by Michael David Smith

Lovie Smith Is a Genius

My column this week reflects my belief that Lovie Smith is one of the truly great defensive minds, and that he doesn't get enough credit.

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46 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2006, 1:00pm by SJM

21 Dec 2006, 12:09pm by Mike Tanier

Week 16 Rundown: Xmas in Dallas

This week, Mike Tanier introduces Hermey the Football Outsiders Playoff Scenario Elf, looks for swagger in Seattle, smells onions in Detroit, pays respect to Run-Run, and decks the halls with boughs of holly (15-yard penalty for excessive celebration).

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24 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2006, 9:13pm by Will Allen

18 Dec 2006, 09:00pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 15

Here's the weekly roundup of the best and worst games according to DVOA. Learn about the Rex Grossman 2006 Positive Thinking Psychology Tour, witness the three seasons of J.P. Losman, and gasp in amazement when you see that Chris Chambers had 10 intended passes with no catches and now has a season total DPAR twice as negative as any other wide receiver. By the way, all individual stats here on FO are updated through Week 15 (no MNF).

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70 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2006, 12:44pm by noah of the ark

18 Dec 2006, 04:06am by Doug Farrar

Manic Monday: Football-in-Mouth!

In the quick recap: Two bloopers collide in Seattle, the Chargers prove unstoppable once again, the Bears and Colts climb up the charts despite different levels of absence, Tennessee beats Jacksonville in the game that finally put the Jags over the top of a unique list, and Joey Harrington gets a smack of the brutal past.

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31 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2006, 4:11pm by Rich Conley

15 Dec 2006, 11:39pm by Michael David Smith

Neal Once Carried the Load

Once upon a time, he was a promising young running back for the New Orleans Saints -- for 90 minutes. A broken ankle turned him into the greatest fullback of the last decade. This is the story of Lorenzo Neal.

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35 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2006, 12:27am by Costa

15 Dec 2006, 05:32pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, December 9-15

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered this week: Seattle's horrible DVOA, wide receivers with the highest percentage of first downs, running on third-and-long, and who should win Rookie of the Year?

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46 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2006, 12:30am by Pat

15 Dec 2006, 12:05am by Bill Barnwell

FO on BSMW: The David Carr Conundrum

This week: is David Carr a failure? Will he be? Why does the Houston media believe he is? Sadly, no Ken Walter content.

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36 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2006, 12:55pm by Mr Shush

14 Dec 2006, 12:09pm by Mike Tanier

Week 15 Rundown: The Cliche Quiz

Match the "we're still in the playoff hunt" cliche to the player who said it! Plus, are you tired of hearing about the alleged Colts run defense? Not as tired as Maurice Jones-Drew and Fred Taylor, who wanted to lay down and rest but couldn't find anyone willing to tackle them. Plus: Tony Romo is not the savior, so let's pack up the hype machine and head to Vince Young's house.

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31 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2006, 11:07am by MikeT

13 Dec 2006, 12:44am by Michael David Smith

FO Chat at Baseball Prospectus

Here's the transcript of the chat Michael David Smith did over at Baseball Prospectus today. Lots of Lions questions, as well as questions about the Raiders, young quarterbacks, spotting the ball, and more. Our next BP.com chat will be Aaron Schatz on January 3 to take your playoff questions (and off-season questions for non-playoff teams).

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14 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2006, 11:42pm by Mike

11 Dec 2006, 09:44pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 14

This week's best and worst performances by Football Outsiders stats. Yes, Mike Karney makes the top five running backs. Sorry to post late, but I was unable to get on the administration part of the site because of the comment spam attack we've been dealing with since last night. We're still trying to fix it.

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56 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2006, 7:45pm by Jason Mulgrew aka The Mul Dawg aka J-Rocka