Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

11 Dec 2006, 03:38am by Doug Farrar

Manic Monday: A Tough Year for the Babe

In today's recap: LT Plays Maris and Ford to Alexander's Bambino, Indy's run defense falls yet again; Manning the Younger is Manning the Better for once; the Saints are decidedly for real; the Bengals discover that sometimes, circumstances make men (especially on defense); Adrian Wilson gets the namecheck he deserves; and the Quarterback Switcheroo is biting two AFC West teams right in the tuckus.

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23 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2006, 11:28am by James, London

09 Dec 2006, 01:49pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, November 25-December 8

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of the last two weeks worth of posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered: Fantasy football Hall of Fame candidate capsules, charting thoughts on Cincinnati and Baltimore, Oakland offense vs. Oakland defense, the least consistent teams of the decade (Jacksonville is number two), the Colts vs. history, and the decline and fall of Michael Clayton.

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8 comments, Last at 12 Dec 2006, 12:29pm by Wanker79

07 Dec 2006, 04:44pm by Michael David Smith

What if His Name Weren't Manning?

In this week's column I propose that if Eli Manning were named Eli Jones, he never would have been drafted No. 1 overall, never would have had such high expectations, and would be discussed more rationally.

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84 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2006, 2:26am by Ryan Harris

07 Dec 2006, 11:59am by Mike Tanier

Week 14 Rundown: The Season for Giving

"The Giants sure did throw a great Blame Party last week. They had kegs of blame, bottles of blame, blame mojitos. They played Pass the Buck and Pin the Tail on the Scapegoat." That and other Mike Tanier classics, available now in the Week 14 rundown.

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25 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2006, 12:25am by Scott

06 Dec 2006, 01:10pm by Bill Barnwell

FO on BSMW: Ch-Ch-Chambers

This column is an updated version of what I wrote about Chris Chambers in the pre-draft AFC East Four Downs. Hint: He's not that good.

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35 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2007, 5:47pm by Waverly

04 Dec 2006, 09:41pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads Week 13

Live, from the Howard Johnson Express in Bellmawr, New Jersey -- Quick Reads! This week: Evil Rex will not die, a shocking last-place finisher among running backs, some defensive back comments, and a very interesting fantasy football fact from Al Bogdan.

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52 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2006, 5:14pm by zlionsfan

04 Dec 2006, 03:34am by Doug Farrar

Manic Monday: Numbers Need Nuance

It was a strange day for quarterbacks. Signal callers with single-digit quarterback ratings won games, one field general with negative net passing yardage landed in the win column, and Rex Grossman proved the well-rounded nature of his Chicago team by putting forth a horrid, but victorious, effort. I hope this week was the final nail in the coffin for that most ridiculous NFL stat: W-L records for quarterbacks.

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37 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2006, 1:05pm by bsr

30 Nov 2006, 11:32pm by Mike Tanier

Week 13 Rundown: Romo Keeping Good Company

Tony Romo's success allows us to make some Jessica Simpson jokes. Lots and lots of Jessica Simpson jokes. And yet, they won't let Jessica Simpson do one of those ridiculous "Simpsons character makes NFL picks" columns. Plus: Mike Shanahan steals the wrong Belichick playbook, Vince Young messes up his travel plans, and Dr. House takes on the Philadelphia Eagles.

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32 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2006, 3:59pm by Dan Riley

30 Nov 2006, 02:01pm by Bill Barnwell

FO on BSMW: WR-A-Go-Go

This week's post goes BACK IN TIME to 2002. Looking back in the eighteen years of previous player history, was there anything to tell Matt Millen whether Charles Rogers, Roy Williams, and Mike Williams would even be good wide receivers?

Please also note that those three wideouts don't appear in the numbers because they haven't played the necessary number of seasons (5) to qualify for the study's results.

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37 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2006, 9:06am by stan

29 Nov 2006, 02:59pm by Michael David Smith

Brees Putting Together Season for the Ages

My column this week is about Drew Brees and the magnificent season he's having in New Orleans.

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84 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2006, 7:08pm by Tom