Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

11 Jul 2011, 12:13pm by Danny Tuccitto

Formation Analysis: Number of WRs Part I

Generally, teams try to use offensive strategies that best fit their personnel. In 2010, one NFC west team didn't. Our review of formation tendencies related to the number of wide receivers on a given play provides the damning evidence.

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56 comments, Last at 14 Jul 2011, 2:54pm by The Delivery Guy

29 Jun 2011, 10:38am by Aaron Schatz

Formation Analysis: Empty Backfields

Usually, the empty backfield is an effective way to generate offense, and six of the seven teams who used the strategy the most made the playoffs. Buffalo fans will note the word "usually."

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26 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2011, 12:03pm by Stephen Heller

27 Jun 2011, 11:39am by Aaron Schatz

Formation Analysis: 6OL Sets

Our look at 2010 stats moves on to team numbers in various formations. Which teams went with six offensive linemen the most, and who had the most success in that formation?

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22 comments, Last at 12 Apr 2013, 7:44am by onymous

22 Jun 2011, 01:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Pass Tackles 2010

Time for another one of FO's myriad defensive stats. This time, we're looking at which players make the most tackles after receptions -- and which ones make the most useful tackles after receptions.

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14 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2011, 6:37pm by Nat1969

14 Jun 2011, 05:06pm by Aaron Schatz

Broken Tackles 2010 Part II

Let's flip things around with a look at which offensive players broke the most tackles in 2010. Hint: Don't look at players who were actually drafted unless they can switch over to Beast Mode.

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41 comments, Last at 18 Jul 2011, 5:54pm by Andy

08 Jun 2011, 12:10pm by Aaron Schatz

Broken Tackles 2010

Some surprising names appear near the top of our broken tackles list for 2010. Some less surprising names appear near the bottom.

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51 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2011, 8:37pm by JimmyOz

02 Jun 2011, 11:49am by Aaron Schatz

Best and Worst Run Stop Rates 2010

Next in our continuing look at our defensive stats for 2010: The players who made the highest and lowest percentage of successful plays against the run.

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22 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2011, 3:39pm by Nat1969

31 May 2011, 12:59pm by Aaron Schatz

Most Pass Defeats 2010

Who made the most big plays against the pass in 2010? The same guy who may have made the most bad plays against the pass in 2010. Hey, DeAngelo Hall just makes plays -- of varied quality.

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64 comments, Last at 04 Jun 2011, 9:22am by Anonymous1

24 May 2011, 03:59pm by Aaron Schatz

Most Run Defeats 2010

Last week, we looked at which players had the most Defeats in 2010. Today, we get more specific to see who made the most big plays against the run.

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29 comments, Last at 30 May 2011, 11:29am by allybhoy

18 May 2011, 09:54pm by Aaron Schatz

Daryl Smith's Year of Defeats

FO starts opening up the stat notebooks, beginning with a look at the defenders with the most Defeats in 2010. There's a surprising name at the top of our list, plus a very special appearance by Ndamukong Suh.

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34 comments, Last at 27 Jul 2011, 5:34am by z1949g