Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

09 Dec 2005, 04:42pm by Michael David Smith

Giants Try "East Coast" Offense

For the last two decades, many NFL teams have attempted to emulate the West Coast Offense, the short-passing system pioneered in San Francisco by Bill Walsh. But as Michael David Smith points out in this article from Thursday's New York Sun, Giants offensive coordinator John Hufnagel thinks a little differently.

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69 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2006, 11:04am by Dave

02 Dec 2005, 03:24am by Aaron Schatz

FO on FOX: Guts and Stomps

What defines a champion? Are the greatest teams the ones which stomp on the league's bad teams, or the ones that gut out close, clutch victories against their best opponents? Is your record against winning teams really more important than your record against losing teams? Actually, no.

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78 comments, Last at 03 Apr 2006, 9:33pm by Dan Babbitt

06 Oct 2005, 02:07pm by Aaron Schatz

Washington Bandwagon Headed for a Crash

Is Washington a fraud? If the statement is "Washington is 3-0 and has a shot at the playoffs," the answer is no. If the statement is "Washington has been one of the NFL's best teams so far in 2005," the answer is yes. Aaron Schatz goes inside the history of teams that start with three close wins, and shows that even the best unit in Washington isn't playing as well as people think.

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195 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2005, 9:53am by Mykhael

30 Sep 2005, 04:16pm by Bill Moore

Nine-Tenths of the Law

Nuts to those who say we at Football Outsiders don't even watch the games. Bill Moore, the impromptu impresario of the Football Outsiders game charting project, takes a look at the play of Jets cornerback Ty Law through the first three games to see if he's everything he's cracked up to be -- or, at least, 90% of everything he was before his foot was cracked.

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33 comments, Last at 01 Oct 2005, 5:34pm by Led

10 Sep 2005, 04:55pm by Guest

Weighing in on Champ Bailey

The Denver pass defense in general, and Champ Bailey in particular, have taken heat from critics ever since the ignominious end to their season. Guest columnist Sean McCormick takes an in-depth look at both using just about every statistical tool in the book(s).

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67 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2007, 10:45pm by Chris L

31 Aug 2005, 02:52pm by Mike Tanier

Extreme Defensive Makeovers

Finally fed up with years of bad defense, Minnesota and Kansas City have both transformed their defensive lineups with numerous free agents and top draft picks this offseason. Mike Tanier looks back at other recent teams that tried the same approach and finds mixed results.

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16 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2005, 11:40pm by MikeT

26 Aug 2005, 03:22pm by Guest

Dropping Some Knowledge on Seattle

Sure, dropped passes are harmful to a football team -- just ask any Seattle Seahawks fan -- but how harmful? Guest columnist Kevin Pelton set out in search of some answers.

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31 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2005, 12:48am by Kevin Pelton

19 Aug 2005, 02:03pm by Aaron Schatz

FO/PFP Mailbag

Aaron somehow finds time between stops on PFP World Tour 2005 to answer your questions. Can we split out schedule strength next year by offense and defense? Why do teams pick quarterbacks in the first round when so many fail? Plus new KUBIAK projections for Denver, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Now updated with an "alternative" Tiki Barber projection for you Brandon Jacobs fans.

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53 comments, Last at 24 Aug 2005, 11:29pm by Sid

10 Aug 2005, 03:44pm by Ned Macey

Can the Super Bowl Loser's Curse Stop the Eagles?

The Eagles are projected to have the most wins in football by our projection system. Only one team that has lost the Super Bowl since 1998 has made the playoffs the next season. Ned Macey takes a look at what brought down those past Super Bowl losers to see if the same fate may befall the Eagles.

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38 comments, Last at 07 Jul 2006, 6:04am by t.d.

03 Aug 2005, 12:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Pro Football Prospectus Mailbag

We know you've got plenty of questions about Pro Football Prospectus 2005, and we answer some of them here. What's the deal with the fantasy projection spreadsheet? Since they aren't in the book, will specific DVOA projections show up on the website? Where did Otto Graham disappear to? Why do backups always have the highest DVOA ratings? Can you convince me that Julius Jones isn't just William Green Part II? When can I meet you in person? What's the frequency, Disgruntled Kenneth? These questions and more are answered here, and you can also use this as a much-requested book discussion thread.

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102 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2012, 5:05pm by Geschenke