31 Aug 2005, 02:52pm by Mike Tanier
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.
16 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2005, 11:40pm by MikeT
26 Aug 2005, 03:22pm by Guest
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.
31 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2005, 12:48am by Kevin Pelton
19 Aug 2005, 02:03pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
53 comments, Last at 24 Aug 2005, 11:29pm by Sid
10 Aug 2005, 03:44pm by Ned Macey
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.
38 comments, Last at 07 Jul 2006, 6:04am by t.d.
03 Aug 2005, 12:34pm by Aaron Schatz
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.
102 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2012, 5:05pm by Geschenke
13 Jul 2005, 01:55pm by Michael David Smith
The I-formation is football's most versatile set, allowing for power running and deep passing. Michael David Smith goes inside the numbers to find out how the I-formation ticks, who is using it the most, and who is the best at running from it.
79 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2006, 10:49pm by Andrew
06 Jul 2005, 05:30pm by Aaron Schatz
In July, the NFL goes on vacation, but NFL fans do not -- because it is time to start thinking fantasy football. No fantasy football position is more important than running back, and in this article from Friday's edition of the New York Sun, Aaron explains why there will be some new names among 2005's NFL rushing yardage leaders. It's your chance to get a sneak peak at some of our fantasy projections and find out why a certain second-year back is featured on the cover of Pro Football Prospectus 2005.
81 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2005, 4:23pm by jimmy jimmerson
30 Jun 2005, 12:29pm by P. Ryan Wilson
When we talk about the greatest runners of all time, we often talk about total yards or yards per carry. But the NFL has seesawed back and forth from a league dominated by rushing to one dominated by passing, and then back again. How can we analyze yardage in the context of the offensive environment of each player's career? Ryan Wilson takes a look.
165 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2005, 8:26pm by felix adams
21 Jun 2005, 12:01pm by Mike Tanier
No matter how bad the field position in Kansas City, you know there's always a threat the offense will score. Of course, that goes for both the Chiefs and their opponents. Mike Tanier takes a look at the numbers for short drives and long drives in 2004, and what that tells us about the specific strengths and weaknesses of the Chiefs. Plus, short drive and long drive stats for every team.
32 comments, Last at 08 Jul 2005, 3:15am by Jason
01 Apr 2005, 03:22am by Guest
Here at Football Outsiders, we're committed to the advancement of football research, even if it means giving equal time to a potential competitor. In this guest article, Dr. William Kilgore explains a new statistical method that may change the way football is watched, played, and talked about.
2 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2005, 9:02pm by L. Goodman