Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Sep 2016, 11:54pm by Scott Kacsmar

Building a Super Bowl Winner: Defense

The conclusion to Scott Kacsmar's Super Bowl study focuses on the defense. Why are we so willing to accept that "defense wins championships?" Also: sustaining offense vs. defense and the biggest single-year improvements since 1989.

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8 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2016, 4:23pm by Sixknots

02 Sep 2016, 04:42pm by Scott Kacsmar

Building a Super Bowl Winner: Offense

Part II of Scott Kacsmar's Super Bowl team study looks at the construction of offenses in the DVOA era, the importance of timing, the necessity of change, and the biggest single-year DVOA turnarounds since 1989.

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76 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2016, 8:05pm by jellygamatgoldg

31 Aug 2016, 11:27am by Scott Kacsmar

Building a Super Bowl Winner (Part I)

To win a Super Bowl, do you want a team with balance, or one that is dominant on one side of the ball? Part I of Scott Kacsmar's study looks at what the DVOA era tells us about building Super Bowl teams. Having a dominant unit and a track record of success is crucial, but has that always been true?

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68 comments, Last at 06 Sep 2016, 1:53pm by Billy Everyteen

29 Aug 2016, 12:36pm by Guest

Are NFL Careers Really Getting Shorter?

Guest columnist Zachary O. Binney fact-checks a story in a national publication and finds that everyone makes mistakes.

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20 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2016, 2:15pm by Bright Blue Shorts

23 Aug 2016, 05:34pm by Scott Kacsmar

Tajae Sharpe: Perfect Situation for Early Success?

You don't see many fifth-round rookie wideouts with real expectations, but Tajae Sharpe is one. Tennessee's poor history of developing wideouts has led to a rare opportunity that Sharpe can seize this season.

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4 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2016, 4:44pm by Jerry

22 Aug 2016, 03:56pm by Vincent Verhei

2016 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Underrated

Our look at players going too low in fantasy drafts shows an obvious trend: people have lost faith in the Cincinnati offense. We explain why overestimating the Bengals' decline is a mistake.

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17 Aug 2016, 07:57pm by Scott Kacsmar

Derek Carr: Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics

Is Derek Carr a franchise QB or a young player trying to find his way? Scott Kacsmar sees his career as a case study for how fans value fantasy football vs. reality, and the divide between stats and film study.

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111 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2016, 7:22pm by bravehoptoad

16 Aug 2016, 02:53pm by Vincent Verhei

2016 KUBIAK vs. ADP: The Overrated

Our look at players going way too early in fantasy drafts starts with a veteran quarterback making a big return in Big D.

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32 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2016, 1:03pm by itblumenfeld@gmail.com

15 Aug 2016, 03:09pm by Scott Kacsmar

Catch Radius: Amari Cooper

Amari Cooper finished with the 11th-most receiving yards by a rookie in NFL history, but is catching the ball his biggest weakness? Scott Kacsmar finds out just how many drops he had and looks at Cooper's catch radius.

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5 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2016, 2:47pm by fb29

05 Aug 2016, 01:26pm by Scott Kacsmar

Predicting the 2017 Hall of Fame Class

Scott Kacsmar's annual Hall of Fame predictions include a reminder of L.T.'s greatness, the cases for Hines Ward and Donovan McNabb, and why we might be debating Ed Hochuli in a decade if changes aren't made to the Contributor category.

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148 comments, Last at 19 Aug 2016, 4:55am by Bright Blue Shorts