Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

11 Jul 2017, 12:14pm by Scott Kacsmar

Colin Kaepernick: Into the Black

With training camp approaching, Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent. We look at how more than just football reasons are driving this, and how Kaepernick would be an extreme rarity in NFL history if his age-30 season never actually happens.

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85 comments, Last at 26 Oct 2017, 11:41pm by fatihin

06 Jul 2017, 02:48pm by Rivers McCown

Run Defense By Number of Backs, 2016

Our look at defensive success against multiple-back formations has us scratching our heads about Miami. Are the Dolphins linebackers better than their reputation?

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3 comments, Last at 07 Jul 2017, 3:36pm by dbostedo

29 Jun 2017, 01:05pm by Rivers McCown

Run Offense By Number of Backs, 2016

Are fullbacks disappearing from the NFL? Yes they are -- but in cities like Green Bay, they are not dead yet.

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14 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2017, 2:21pm by uspstrackings

27 Jun 2017, 01:08pm by Bryan Knowles

2016 Offensive Personnel Analysis

In which we ask the question: if you're not using 11 personnel, are you really playing modern football?

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33 comments, Last at 03 Jul 2017, 8:15am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

22 Jun 2017, 04:43pm by Scott Kacsmar

Defense and Pass Pressure, 2016

Denver's defense was still great at producing pass pressure, while two NFC East teams really improved over 2015. Also: pressure splits by number of rushers, and how sacks can be overrated. Just ask Brandon Graham (or Erik Walden).

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4 comments, Last at 24 Jun 2017, 8:49am by Whidbey Bronco

20 Jun 2017, 04:07pm by Scott Kacsmar

Quarterbacks and Pressure, 2016

A look at how passers did under pressure in 2016. Who extended the play the best: Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson? Is there any hope for Jared Goff after his rookie year? And does Ryan Tannehill consistently struggle with pressure more than his peers?

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23 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2017, 4:48pm by Vincent Verhei

15 Jun 2017, 12:16pm by Vincent Verhei

2016 Defeats

The absence of J.J. Watt allowed a very surprising name (and his equally surprising teammates) to make the most big defensive plays in the league last year.

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31 comments, Last at 22 Jun 2017, 10:56am by Noah Arkadia

13 Jun 2017, 12:20pm by Guest

Quarterbacks and Salary, 2016

By almost any measure, Matt Ryan was the NFL's best passers last year, but Dak Prescott was nearly as effective despite being paid about 2 percent as much. Guest columnist Kevin Kolbe looks at the best values among quarterbacks in the last five years.

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34 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2017, 10:32am by nat

08 Jun 2017, 04:24pm by Scott Kacsmar

2016 YAC+

Which players were truly best last year at gaining yards after the catch? Featuring surprising wide receivers and a dominant Gronk. Also: why does Bill O'Brien's Houston offense fail to produce YAC no matter which quarterback he starts?

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14 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2017, 1:49pm by wiilaim11

01 Jun 2017, 03:17pm by Scott Kacsmar

2016 Receiving Plus-Minus

Antonio Brown did not lead the NFL in receiving plus-minus for the third year in a row, so which wide receiver took his spot? Also: Dak to Dez, Gronk's unique season, the horrific Rams, and the running back with hands of stone.

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10 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2017, 4:46am by lynn_libbrecht