Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Dec 2005, 11:21am by Mike Tanier

The (Original) Fantasy Football Hall of Fame

A Hall of Fame and museum dedicated to fantasy football may soon be built in Southern New Jersey, and our own Mike Tanier was honored to serve on the selection committee. Find out all of the fascinating, not-at-all fictitious details in this week's Too Deep Zone.

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152 comments, Last at 11 Nov 2007, 2:34pm by Dan Walker

09 Dec 2005, 10:46am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Short Runs

The Panthers and Cardinals are taking the phrase "three yards and a cloud of dust" too literally; they are in danger of averaging just three yards per carry for the season. Mike Tanier takes a look at the lowest rushing averages of recent history. Plus, quarterback self-passes and the ultimate college football argument settler.

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72 comments, Last at 11 Dec 2005, 11:29am by Tarrant

02 Dec 2005, 03:13pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Short Receptions

Are quarterbacks pumping up their stats with lots of three-yard completions? Mike Tanier takes all of the "weenie throws" out of the equation and discovers which teams and quarterbacks are completing lots of passes but getting nowhere fast.

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74 comments, Last at 16 Mar 2012, 1:32pm by parissportif

25 Nov 2005, 12:57pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Zero-Point Energy

Shutouts aren't like regular wins and losses: the victor gains a confidence boost, while the loser is sent reeling. Or so you'd think. On the heels of a two-shutout Sunday, Mike Tanier looks back at six years of shutouts and learns that teams can bounce back from even the most embarrassing routs.

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9 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2005, 12:44pm by Ryan Mc

18 Nov 2005, 11:14am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Raw Recruits

Bill Parcells doesn't trust rookies, and he rarely gushes when praising a young player. But this year's Cowboys draft class has Parcells throwing caution to the wind and (nearly) invoking names like Lawrence Taylor. Mike Tanier profiles the best crop of rookies in the league.

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23 comments, Last at 24 Nov 2005, 2:00am by Tim L

11 Nov 2005, 11:32am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Goal-Line Gambles

Dick Vermeil rolled the dice at the one-yard line last week and won. Marty Schottenheimer opted to play it safe at the goal line; he won, too, but his critics howled. This week, Mike Tanier examines both Larry Johnson's heroic touchdown and the facts behind the Chargers' fourth quarter woes this season.

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37 comments, Last at 17 Nov 2005, 2:07pm by Nelphonious of Pennefielde

04 Nov 2005, 09:51am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Walkin' the Walk

Statistics don't measure everything. Take "swagger," that mysterious, manly saunter that separates winners from losers in professional sports. Mike Tanier tackles the tough swagger questions, scouring game film and historical archives to learn more about how to walk like a champion.

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49 comments, Last at 20 Mar 2013, 2:53am by night club marrakech

28 Oct 2005, 11:23am by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: The Bone is Back

Three-back formations are suddenly making a comeback in the NFL. Mike Tanier examines the rise of the inverted wishbone alignment: what it is, where it came from, and why it has become so popular.

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32 comments, Last at 12 Aug 2006, 12:29am by Charles Wilson

20 Oct 2005, 07:07pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Best of the Bengals

How big is this week's Bengals-Steelers matchup? So big that it's one of the twenty most important games in Bengals history. Mike Tanier ranks the most significant games ever played by the orange-and-black: Super Bowls, freezer bowls, blood feuds with the Browns, and more.

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23 comments, Last at 23 Oct 2005, 4:38pm by Ralph

13 Oct 2005, 10:11pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Breaking the Tackle Code

Bad defenses produce high tackle totals. Good defenses produce low tackle totals. Mike Tanier examines the inverse relationship between tackle totals and defensive quality and wrestles with the difficulty of creating meaningful statistics for defensive players.

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32 comments, Last at 08 Nov 2005, 4:14pm by Gio Loz