Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Apr 2009, 12:47pm by Bill Barnwell

Can Running Backs Get Into A Rhythm?

We examine the efficacy of pounding the rock with one back.

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51 comments, Last at 19 Apr 2009, 6:54pm by Packer Pete

01 Apr 2009, 01:58am by Bill Barnwell

Re-Evaluating Running Back Metrics

A new axis of analysis yields a refined methodology for interpreting and analyzing running back performance.

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71 comments, Last at 01 Apr 2010, 11:48pm by sn0mm1ss

17 Mar 2009, 01:52pm by Bill Barnwell

Does Change Help?

Do teams that switch defensive schemes improve faster than teams that stay in the same scheme? Denver, Green Bay, and Kansas City fans might want to know the answer.

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38 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2009, 10:51am by Rich Conley

10 Mar 2009, 12:55am by Bill Barnwell

2008 Adjusted Games Lost

We break down the most- and least-injured teams in the league, position-by-position, with our advanced injury tracking metric.

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60 comments, Last at 13 Mar 2009, 3:15pm by Chris

05 Mar 2009, 04:36pm by Bill Barnwell

Is T.O. Done?

Will T.O. be able to get up from the fall he took in 2008? Does the word "ignominious" mean anything to you? We explore with this reprinted feature from ESPN Insider.

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55 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2009, 11:50am by Phill O'sopher

25 Feb 2009, 01:28am by Bill Barnwell

Speed Score 2009: Is This It?

Who hurt their stock more on Sunday: Knowshon Moreno or Beanie Wells? This version of Monday's ESPN Insider feature has additional analysis of Moreno, Felix Jones, and whether Lucas Oil Stadium is slowing down 40 times.

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73 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2009, 4:15pm by Rexy

31 Jan 2009, 01:09am by Ned Macey

How Did the Cardinals Get This Far?

Ned Macey shows an overlooked key to the Cardinals' Super Bowl run and finds a surprisingly comparable team from earlier this decade. Plus, Vince Verhei updates last year's study that said the Giants were the least likely Super Bowl champs of all time. How do the Cards compare?

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18 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2009, 5:51pm by Bjorn Nittmo

26 Jan 2009, 04:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Al Harris Returns

FO pauses its Super Bowl preparation to delve into our cornerback game charting stats from 2008. One longtime FO favorite had a big rebound year, while a newer FO fave crashed to earth after a fabulous rookie season. Plus: Should the Redskins deal Carlos Rogers?

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48 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2013, 5:00am by HarkTreap

02 Sep 2008, 10:14am by Guest

What's a Perfect Game?

Against the Dolphins last year, Tom Brady threw the 20th perfect game in NFL history -- whatever that means. Guest columnist Pete Palmer tears apart the NFL's passer rating system, puts it back together, and suggests a new alternative.

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63 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2008, 9:03am by Albert

14 Mar 2008, 11:30am by Stuart Fraser

Ben Roethlisberger and Sack Tolerance

Quick, what do Ben Roethlisberger, Mark Brunell, Chris Chandler and Jeff George have in common? Stuart Fraser looks at quarterbacks who managed to succeed despite some dubious pass protection, and wonders what comes next for Pittsburgh.

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45 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2008, 8:20am by Luz