Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

01 Dec 2006, 02:37pm by Mike Tanier

The Fantasy Football Hall of Fame Returns

A lot has happened since Mike Tanier wrote about the Fantasy Football Hall of Fame last year: the effort was nearly scuttled by financial problems and in-fighting, but an unlikely merger has breathed new life into the project. Find out what's new at the Hall, learn more about the new special teams wing, and vote for this year's finalists!

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100 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2006, 11:12am by S

24 Nov 2006, 02:15pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Falcons Mash-Up

Falcons stories usually begin and end with Michael Vick. In an attempt to say something different about the Falcons, Mike Tanier assembles a Falcons mix tape filled with steroid suspensions, statistical tidbits, charity basketball tournaments, and throwback jerseys. Unfortunately, Mr. Vick is just impossible to avoid.

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24 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2012, 6:17am by Patrick Willis Jersey

17 Nov 2006, 10:05am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Jerry Rice, Rookie Bust

Mike Tanier remembers a time when Jerry Rice was hardly a legend, and Bill Walsh held a press conference to defend the first-round bust who had dropped 10 passes and threatened to keep the Niners out of the playoffs.

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40 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2007, 7:37pm by Nathan

10 Nov 2006, 01:27pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Two Yards at a Time

The NFL rushing average may be over four yards per carry, but that figure is skewed by a few dozen big plays. After sorting through three years of data, Mike Tanier discovers that the average running play only yields 2-3 yards and learns that a surprisingly large percentage of runs go absolutely nowhere.

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93 comments, Last at 10 Jul 2007, 4:15pm by DC Greg

03 Nov 2006, 01:56pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Multi-Tight End Sets in the Passing Game

Get ready for all of the seam routes, corner routes, and flat routes you can handle! In Part 2 of a Two Deep Zone/Minicamp special, Mike Tanier analyzes how teams are using multiple tight ends in the passing game, whether as blockers, receivers, or decoys.

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42 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2010, 2:37am by cheap replica purses

27 Oct 2006, 05:16pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Save the Craters

It was a dark and stormy night. All Mike Tanier wanted to do was drive home to his family in his gold Escalade. But instead, he was cornered by a shadowy figure in the employ of a demonic NFL despot. Does Tanier have what it takes to save the Craters from themselves? Does anyone?

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22 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2006, 6:24pm by LostInDaJungle

20 Oct 2006, 04:07pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Running with Multiple Tight Ends

In the first of a two-part series, Mike Tanier breaks down game tape of the Cowboys, Redskins, and Patriots, examining how those teams use two-tight end sets to create mismatches and confusion in the running game.

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35 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2006, 2:14pm by Alan C.

06 Oct 2006, 11:33am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Fire the Coach

Fire the Coach websites: are they big business or a net fad? Are they grass-roots fan movements or clearing houses for angry cranks? Mike Tanier casts a skeptical eye on anti-coach websites, and learns the hard way that he who heckles the coach may be heckled himself.

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60 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2011, 3:13pm by HolcombJeannette24

29 Sep 2006, 11:58am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Snapped Out of It

One center, two centers, three centers, four. The Browns ran out of centers and they had to get more. Mike Tanier connects the dots from LeCharles Bentley to Hank Fraley, tracing the Browns' month-long scramble to fill one of the most important positions on the field.

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35 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2006, 3:19pm by Scorpious

22 Sep 2006, 10:27am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: K-P Duty

Michael Koenen's bid to be the first combination kicker-punter in over 25 years is officially over. But in the 1960s, K-Ps were relatively common. Mike Tanier charts the rise and fall of the double-duty kicker and analyzes the Falcons' attempt to turn back the clock with Koenen. Plus, a list that's sure to start arguments at water coolers around the nation: the top five kicker-punters in NFL history.

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62 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2007, 3:48pm by aron atteh koranteng