Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 Sep 2006, 11:27am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Score. Pause. Rewind.

Mike Tanier breaks down the first touchdowns of the season at the subatomic level, searching for insights one frame at a time. Will he uncover hidden truths about the upcoming season? Will he be driven mad? Will he spell Manumaleuna and Lekkerkerker properly?

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47 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2006, 8:36am by Peter, Denmark

08 Sep 2006, 05:59pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Parking Break

There are some things you take for granted when going to a game, like traffic jams and parking hassles. Believe it or not, most teams and cities work hard to make getting to the game, if not half the fun, at least a safe, pleasant experience. Mike Tanier heads to the desert and discovers what it takes to provide adequate parking for a football palace.

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31 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2006, 9:34am by Steve W

01 Sep 2006, 03:46pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: On Bended Knee

In the TDZ season premiere, Mike Tanier discovers a foolproof strategy for football success, only to discover that the world's not ready for his radical ideas. Find out what happens when correlation and causation walk a mile in each other's cleats.

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50 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2006, 4:56pm by Stats Inc.

20 Jun 2006, 03:30pm by Mike Tanier

Every Stat Tells a Story: The Worst Kicker Ever

As a college quarterback, Bob Timberlake was an All American and a Rose Bowl hero. As a pro kicker, his 1-for-15 performance in 1965 was so bad that the Giants risked an inter-league war to replace him.

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23 comments, Last at 31 Mar 2010, 3:07pm by charlesdarwin

12 May 2006, 12:54pm by Mike Tanier

Every Stat Tells a Story: The Sacked-and-Looted 1986 Eagles

In our new feature exploring weird stats of NFL history, Mike Tanier explains that it takes more than a bad offensive line to give up 104 sacks in a season. For the 1986 Eagles, it took a cocky coach, three shell-shocked passers, lots of rookie blockers, and a failed experiment in quarterback rotation.

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104 comments, Last at 09 Jun 2006, 3:17pm by Justin Zeth

27 Jan 2006, 09:54am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Hines 57

Superstar receiver. Ex-quarterback. Special teams gunner. Blocker extraordinaire. Ultimate team player. Cheap-shot artist. R/C racing enthusiast. Asian-American role model. In the final Too Deep Zone of the year, Mike Tanier provides fast facts on a player some feel is so underrated that he's overrated and a man Benedictine monks call "a wonderful human being."

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89 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2006, 7:38pm by Tom

13 Jan 2006, 01:42am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: The Seattle Five

Offensive linemen, even great ones, often toil in anonymity. Mike Tanier profiles the five starters on the Seahawks offensive line, learning how five disparate personalities combine to form one of the best blocking fronts in the NFL.

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32 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2006, 3:50pm by Xao

06 Jan 2006, 01:28pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: The Big Jaworski

NFL Matchup is the pregame show for the discerning fan, and nobody explains the subtleties of football like Ron Jaworski. So how could Aaron and Mike refuse a chance to spend a full day studying film with Jaws himself? Sit in with us as we learn at the feet of The Dude in an extra deep edition of Too Deep Zone.

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74 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2011, 4:03pm by KADIN

30 Dec 2005, 10:00am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: All-Rookie Team

The first annual Too Deep Zone All-Rookie Team is built for smashmouth football. The linebackers are outstanding, the secondary is solid, and the running back can move the chains. There's even depth at punter. Just don't expect a great passing attack.

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47 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2006, 11:19pm by Björn

23 Dec 2005, 02:32pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: The Longest Christmas

Christmas may be one of the shortest days of the year, but the longest game in NFL history was played on December 25, 1971. Mike Tanier looks back on one of the most thrilling games ever played.

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12 comments, Last at 13 Apr 2007, 5:30pm by mark slaughter