Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

12 Mar 2018, 11:50am by Guest

Situational Play-Action Passing in the NFL

What down and distance make the most sense for play-action passes? And does it matter whether the quarterback is under center or in the shotgun? Guest columnist Ben Baldwin explores.

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10 comments, Last at 15 Mar 2018, 1:31pm by ChrisS

19 Feb 2018, 12:09pm by Guest

2017 Adjusted Pythagorean Wins

Blake Bortles made his name as the king of garbage time -- so it's ironic that if you take garbage time away, the Jacksonville Jaguars (and divisional rival Houston Texans) come out as two teams most likely to improve in 2018.

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12 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2018, 5:44pm by mattmano

12 Feb 2018, 02:18pm by Guest

Rushing Success and Play-Action Passing

Conventional wisdom says you need a strong running game to get the most out of play-action passing. Guest columnist Ben Baldwin breaks down the numbers to find if that's really true.

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31 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2018, 2:01pm by Pat

28 Sep 2017, 01:05pm by Guest

Bargaining Table vs. Court Room: Player Discipline in the NFL

If the NFL suspended Ezekiel Elliott, then why is the Cowboys' runner still playing? And if he's still playing, why is he likely to be suspended next year? Boston-based lawyer Chetan Tiwari fills us in.

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4 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2017, 8:02am by Jerry

14 Sep 2017, 10:59pm by Guest

The Year In Quotes: 1986

The USFL folds, the NFL goes MTV, Buddy Ryan runs his mouth, and the Giants win the Super Bowl thanks in part to a little-known defensive coordinator who proceeds to fade away into obscurity.

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13 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2017, 7:11pm by LionInAZ

18 Aug 2017, 03:16am by Guest

The Week In Quotes: August 18, 2017

In the world of NFL quotes, Marshawn Lynch is the gift that keeps on giving. Plus: some great plays in practice, some terrible plays in practice, wicked rhymes, and Guy Fieri.

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11 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2017, 7:14pm by ThePride87

13 Jun 2017, 12:20pm by Guest

Quarterbacks and Salary, 2016

By almost any measure, Matt Ryan was the NFL's best passers last year, but Dak Prescott was nearly as effective despite being paid about 2 percent as much. Guest columnist Kevin Kolbe looks at the best values among quarterbacks in the last five years.

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34 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2017, 10:32am by nat

22 May 2017, 01:34pm by Guest

Hope For Jared Goff?

After a disastrous rookie campaign, is there hope the Rams quarterback can turn his career around? Guest columnist Damon Gulczynski pores through the FO database in search of other passers who struggled out of the gate before finding success down the line.

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35 comments, Last at 28 May 2017, 11:19pm by Vincent Verhei

03 May 2017, 06:50am by Guest

2017 NFL Draft Report Card Report

The biggest trade of 2017 determined both the most and least popular drafts this year. Meanwhile, high-risk draft strategies in Cincinnati, Oakland, and Houston drew strongly mixed reactions from the pundits.

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25 comments, Last at 05 May 2017, 3:58pm by Raiderjoe

26 Apr 2017, 01:11pm by Guest

Futures: Deshaun Watson

You'll rarely see a quarterback make as many good plays and as many bad ones as Clemson's passer did in 2016. Guest columnist Seth Galina breaks down the tape and says the positives significantly outweigh the negatives.

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6 comments, Last at 11 May 2017, 7:46am by bubqr