Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Jan 2006, 09:14pm by Michael David Smith

All-Pro: Gates Unanimous, 4 Colts, 4 Seahawks

The entire AP all-pro vote totals are fascinating. Seattle and Indianapolis had four first-team players each. Only one player, Antonio Gates, was a unanimous selection. I'm stunned that five voters didn't think Steve Smith was one of the two best wide receivers in the NFL this year. Willie Roaf is a terriffic player, but do you really deserve 11 all-pro votes when you miss half the season? The two people who voted for Larry Foote are going to be getting some angry e-mails.

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28 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2006, 11:03am by Mr Shush

09 Jan 2006, 02:45pm by Michael David Smith

Redskins Become the Messenger

The Washington Redskins don't like the way the Washington Post covers them, so they've beefed up their Web site in an effort to give fans news without what they call the Post's "filter." Personally, I enjoy both newspapers and official team sites, although I must say that a lot of the time the information you get is identical in both places. Some newspapers just describe the game and provide quotes from the post-game press conferences, which is pretty much the same thing you get from the team officials.

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30 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2006, 12:06pm by Michael David Smith

09 Jan 2006, 07:22am by Michael David Smith

MMQB: Why Edwards Deal is Bad for NFL

Peter King criticizes the "lack of honor" from Herm Edwards in saying he would stay in New York, only to leave for Kansas City. He also gives us his thoughts on wild card weekend.

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56 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2006, 5:15pm by Rick "32_Footsteps" Healey

08 Jan 2006, 03:26pm by Michael David Smith

Vince Young Turning Pro

Vince Young will announce today at 4 p.m. ET that he is entering the NFL draft.

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50 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2006, 3:08pm by roethlisbergerfn

07 Jan 2006, 05:35pm by Michael David Smith

Scouts' Take on Playoff Teams

I was excited when I saw that SI.com had interviewed an NFC scout and an AFC scout to ask them for their insights on the playoffs. Then I read the scouts' insights. To say I was underwhelmed would be an overwhelming understatement.

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18 comments, Last at 14 Feb 2006, 3:20pm by Jasmin Doss

07 Jan 2006, 03:19pm by Michael David Smith

Smith Edges Dungy for Coach of Year

This was the right call in my book. I thought there were three great coaching jobs this year, all by defense-oriented head coaches: Lovie Smith, Tony Dungy and Marvin Lewis. What gives Smith the edge, I think, is that Dungy and Lewis have two of the best quarterbacks in the league, whereas Smith got his team a first-round bye with Kyle Orton. (The one decision for which Smith deserves criticism is sticking with Orton after Grossman had been cleared to play by the medical staff.)

Bill Belichick was a distant third with two votes, and Mike Holmgren, Tom Coughlin and Lewis got one apiece.

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27 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2006, 7:46am by Akuzed

06 Jan 2006, 08:28pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Va. Tech Dismisses Marcus Vick

Well, after "accidentally" stomping on Elvis Dumervil during the Gator Bowl, and several off-field incidents, New Mexico is done at Virginia Tech. (free registration/bugmenot required)

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52 comments, Last at 10 Jan 2006, 2:56am by Racer X

06 Jan 2006, 07:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Yet More FO Back-Patting

Each year, King Kaufman of Salon.com tracks the preseason picks of all the pundits he can find, including all the ESPN and SI guys and the big preseason magazines like Street & Smith's and Athlon Sports. This year, the most accurate preseason predictions belonged to ... ME! Yay! (And people say this stat stuff doesn't work for football!) This is the second straight year that Football Outsiders has delivered the most accurate preseason predictions in football, sort of. Why sort of?

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17 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2006, 6:32pm by admin

06 Jan 2006, 05:25pm by Aaron Schatz

You Be The Sportswriter

Dan Lewis, a contributor to Pro Football Prospectus 2005, and has started a new sports wiki called ArmchairGM with some of his friends. The site is in pre-beta right now, but here is the idea: Live, fan-written game recaps, where everyone contributes as writers and editors of the same article.

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13 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2006, 12:15pm by OMO

06 Jan 2006, 03:09pm by P. Ryan Wilson

Show Me the Playoffs!

Bill Simmons isn't sure who he likes this weekend, but we at Football Outsiders hope to have our Crazy Playoff Stat That Figures Out Round 1 Games (CPSTFOR1G for short -- and it's pronounced "Cupstuffer-1G") up later today.

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38 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2006, 10:09pm by Racer X