Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Jan 2014, 05:00pm by Aaron Schatz

Cleveland Browns Hire Mike Pettine as Head Coach

Look, kids, Cleveland has a head coach! It's former Bills and Jets defensive coordinator Mike Pettine. Pettine helped take the Bills defense from 27th in DVOA in 2012 to fourth in 2013, and the Cleveland defensive personnel would seem to be a great fit for Pettine's aggressive hybrid 3-4/4-3 defense. Barkevious Mingo is going to go nuts. Whether Pettine has the CEO-like skills required of a head coach, and whether he can hire a useful offensive coordinator, I have no clue.

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20 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2014, 6:54pm by LionInAZ

20 Jan 2014, 03:05pm by Rivers McCown

Conference Championship Injury Aftermath

Recapping all of Sunday's biggest injuries. (Click to read more.)

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11 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2014, 6:30am by lv sko

20 Jan 2014, 11:06am by Rivers McCown

MMQB: Super Bowl, New Coaches

MMQB reviews the AFC and NFC title games, reveals the biggest jobs for four new coaches, and looks at the state of the concussion lawsuit.

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4 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2014, 6:30am by louis vuitton priser

20 Jan 2014, 08:53am by Mike Tanier

Mandatory Monday: The Will to Win

Before I watched the championship games, I watched scouts and general managers grab Senior Bowl prospects who were barely off the plane and sit them down for interviews. It's a reminder that everything we see in the playoffs is just a tip of the iceberg.

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3 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2014, 6:30am by louis vuitton neverfull

19 Jan 2014, 03:45pm by Aaron Schatz

FO on the Betting Dork Podcast

I did an annual appearance on the Betting Dork podcast last week in between working on playoff previews and dealing with my usual nonsense. We didn't do much on the conference championships, but talked a bit about futures for 2014, Twitter criticism, and the limits of both stat analysis and all-22 footage.

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16 Jan 2014, 08:05am by Mike Tanier

Tanier's NFL Game Riffs: Championship Weekend

This is what happens when you write about the same quarterback matchup for your entire adult life, and also what happens when you write NFL previews while your second grader is studying for his Catholic sacraments.

There are links to some diagram articles. The Patriots and Seahawks diagrams are pretty basic, but the others have some detail.

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75 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2014, 12:25pm by jebmak

15 Jan 2014, 06:01pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Reader Awards Preliminary Thread

Hey everybody. Almost time for those FO reader awards, and I've got a bit of a problem this year. Well, two problems, and I was hoping you could all help out. (Click to read more.)

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178 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2014, 5:10pm by Duke

15 Jan 2014, 12:09pm by Rivers McCown

Mike Zimmer to be Vikings Head Coach

This is the greatest news for The Week In Quotes in a long, long, time.

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76 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2014, 12:08am by Sixknots

14 Jan 2014, 07:47pm by Rivers McCown

Judge Denies Motion to Approve Concussion Settlement

Judge Brody refused a preliminary motion to approve the settlement of the NFL's concussion lawsuit. What does this mean? Sports On Earth's Patrick Hruby has you covered.

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26 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2014, 2:40am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

14 Jan 2014, 02:03pm by Aaron Schatz

Detroit Lions Hire Jim Caldwell Head Coach

Yeah, I'm not getting this one. We know that Caldwell made some decisions that helped turn around the Baltimore Ravens offense last year, which in turn helped lead to their Super Bowl run. However, that same offense then collapsed this year -- on the run, they collapsed so completely that they had one of the worst running games of all time. Caldwell went to a Super Bowl with the Colts, but we all agree he basically was carried there by Peyton Manning and all the leftover talent from the Dungy era, right?

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91 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2014, 7:05pm by Alexander