Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

10 Oct 2016, 09:31am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: Happy Days for Cowboys, Patriots Quarterbacks

Everything is just a subliminal meditation on the state of American politics and societal discourse.

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14 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2016, 2:48pm by nat

07 Oct 2016, 12:05pm by Aaron Schatz

Panthers Cut Bene' Benwikere

As Bill James always pointed out, the best managers and coaches will use players in ways which accentuate their strengths and hide their weaknesses. So when you put a player in a position that accentuates his weaknesses, is it really right to blame him when it goes badly? Nobody ever said Bene' Benwikere was one of the best cornerbacks in the league. He's better suited to play the slot than the outside.

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9 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2016, 12:30pm by morganja

03 Oct 2016, 04:23pm by Andrew Potter

Week 4 Injury Aftermath

Will Carson Palmer and Cam Newton be available for Arizona and Carolina in Week 4?

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4 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2016, 4:29pm by justanothersteve

03 Oct 2016, 09:03am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: Panthers, Cardinals, Jets in Trouble While Falcons Fly

Gotta remember to keep posting these. This week's Digest is a glorified reason to pile on the Jets and complain for the umpteenth time about how boring Ravens football is.

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30 Sep 2016, 03:12pm by Aaron Schatz

Premium Charting Sample: Broken Tackles

Here's a sample from our brand new Premium Charting Data, listing broken tackles by defense for the first three weeks of 2016. (Click to read more.)

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6 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2016, 11:51am by RoninX

29 Sep 2016, 05:47pm by Aaron Schatz

Time to Get Pass Interference Under Control

As Greg Bedard points out here, defensive pass interference penalties are at an all-time high through three weeks. We've already had 60 DPI calls through 48 games. If DPI was a player, he would be the No. 2 receiver on the Green Bay Packers. So, what's the solution? Bedard suggests reinforcing the idea of "uncatchable" passes, making DPI reviewable, and emphasizing the word "significantly" in the phrase "significantly hinders."

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50 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2016, 2:48pm by turbohappy

27 Sep 2016, 08:45pm by Aaron Schatz

J.J. Watt Re-Injures Back, Placed on IR

Originally reported by Ian Rapaport of NFL.com: "Texans star DL J.J. Watt has re-injured his back and is expected to be out for an extended period of time. Could be the season." Obviously there are more details to come, but this is a pretty big deal. It's hard to think of a non-quarterback who impacts a game when healthy more than Watt. He clearly hasn't been healthy this year, and a setback is the worst news Houston could get, especially if he's done for the season.

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25 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2016, 9:17am by ZDNeal

26 Sep 2016, 03:32pm by Andrew Potter

Week 3 Injury Aftermath

Will Russell Wilson's knee injury force him to miss the first game of his career?

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9 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2016, 3:22pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

23 Sep 2016, 03:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Brissett Tears Thumb Ligament, Pats May Be Down to 4th QB

OK, this is kind of nuts. Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett apparently tore a ligament in his right thumb during the second half of last night's 27-0 win over Houston, when Vince Wilfork fell on him in the third quarter. There seems to be disagreement among reporters about how bad the injury is, with Mike Petraglia of WEEI reporting that Brissett needs surgery but Ian Rapoport of NFL.com saying the injury may not be bad enough to keep Brissett out in Week 4.

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86 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2016, 11:12am by Noah Arkadia

22 Sep 2016, 07:12am by Mike Tanier

A New Perscription for Post-NFL Pain

Hey gang! Tanier here promoting a story I am particularly proud of.

This is the story of how an ex-NFL player with brain damage got a service dog. And how that player is helping to solve the service dog shortage in America and trying to get dogs to veterans, ex-players and anyone else who needs them.

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24 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2016, 12:43am by Bobman