Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Aug 2012, 04:13pm by Danny Tuccitto

SITE NEWS: 2012 Wisdom of Crowds

Unless you get sadistic pleasure out of watching Richard Bartel short-arm out routes, last night's Hall of Fame game lacked entertainment. Not to worry, loyal FO reader, NFL entertainment returns today in the form of our "Wisdom of Crowds" feature. Over the next four weeks, we'll use our @fboutsiders Twitter account to get your fantasy projections for a player or two each day.

At the end of each week, I'll compile the responses, and have a post the following week about what our readership had to say. Last year, you were pretty darn prescient.

So, if you want to participate, make sure to follow us on Twitter, and check in every day for the next month.

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25 May 2017, 02:47pm by Scott Kacsmar

2016 Passing Plus-Minus

Sam Bradford broke Drew Brees' record for completion percentage, but did he beat Brees to the best passing plus-minus? Also: a down year for the 2004 draft class, and an MVP falls to the bottom of the league.

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11 comments, Last at 26 May 2017, 3:58pm by Vincent Verhei

23 May 2017, 03:51pm by Vincent Verhei

Adjusted Interceptions 2016

The quarterback class of 2004 had wildly different results when it came to would-be interceptions that were dropped by defenders. Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning were very lucky. Philip Rivers? Not so much.

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48 comments, Last at 25 May 2017, 9:17pm by Tomlin_Is_Infallible

23 May 2017, 01:23pm by Tom Gower

Cortez Kennedy Passes Away

Former defensive tackle Cortez Kennedy has died at the age of 48, per the Orlando Police Department. Kennedy was a star at the University of Miami and a star with the Seattle Seahawks after they took him with the third overall pick in the 1990 draft. He was thrice named first-team All-Pro, was the NFL's Defensive Player of the Year in 1992 for a Seahawks team that went 2-14 (and finished third in defensive DVOA), and was named to the NFL's All-Decade Team for the 1990s. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2012. R.I.P.

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2 comments, Last at 23 May 2017, 4:55pm by Joe Pancake

23 May 2017, 01:15pm by Scott Kacsmar

2017 NFL Rule Changes

The NFL's owner meetings have led to a few rule changes for the 2017 season.

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37 comments, Last at 12:23am by LionInAZ

22 May 2017, 02:40pm by Aaron Schatz

Near Certainty: Wade Phillips Will Improve Rams Defense

Over at ESPN's NFL Nation, Los Angeles Rams reporter Alden Gonzalez dips a little deeper into Wade Phillips' phenomenal record of improving defenses. The numbers are dramatic, whether you use DVOA, points, or yards. This is a big reason why our 2017 projections are surprisingly positive about the Rams.

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12 comments, Last at 25 May 2017, 2:27am by The Ninjalectual

22 May 2017, 01:34pm by Guest

Hope For Jared Goff?

After a disastrous rookie campaign, is there hope the Rams quarterback can turn his career around? Guest columnist Damon Gulczynski pores through the FO database in search of other passers who struggled out of the gate before finding success down the line.

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33 comments, Last at 25 May 2017, 12:14pm by ChrisS

19 May 2017, 06:22pm by Vincent Verhei

The Sam Bradford Index

Sam Bradford set an NFL record last year by completing 71.6 percent of his passes, but he was also last in the league with 9.8 yards per completion. Chase Stuart at Football Perspective looks for other quarterbacks with similar styles -- high completion rates but few yards per completion, for their era. Featuring lots of appearances by Joe Montana, Len Dawson, and Fran Tarkenton!

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10 comments, Last at 24 May 2017, 2:45pm by Vincent Verhei

18 May 2017, 03:50pm by Vincent Verhei

The Panthers Have the Weapons to Conquer the NFL with Option Football

You could use a lot of harsh words to describe the Carolina offense in recent years, but "predictable" might be the most accurate. FO alum Mike Tanier looks at the new weapons the Panthers have added in Christian McCaffrey and Curtis Samuel, then uses video clips and play diagrams to show how they can be used to make life much easier -- and safer -- for Cam Newton.

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5 comments, Last at 25 May 2017, 2:57am by The Ninjalectual

18 May 2017, 12:43pm by Bryan Knowles

Four Downs: NFC West

The Seahawks have dominated this division for years despite a subpar offensive line, a weakness that seems to have spread to their rivals in California. Then there's the Cardinals, who will soon face life without Carson Palmer.

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19 comments, Last at 19 May 2017, 11:01am by dryheat