Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Nov 2003, 12:31pm by admin

Inside the Outsiders: TMQ Departs

Yes, Gregg is leaving us for NFL.com, and we thank him for helping our site grow in the last month. His official announcement is here, as well as some comments about what's going on with our site, and pointers to a few of our features you may not be familiar with if you just joined us. This thread is also the place to discuss today's TMQ, since NFL.com doesn't have discussion threads.

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25 Nov 2003, 12:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 12 Team Efficiency Ratings

The latest VOA ratings are here, measuring how each NFL team has performed on a play-by-play basis. And yes, those losing-record Tampa Bay Bucs are back at #2. Could they share a fate with the team that finished surprisingly high in last year's ratings despite an 8-8 record? Hint: One year later, that team is 10-1.

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24 Nov 2003, 09:17am by Michael David Smith

Splitting the Overtime Pizza

With three more games going to overtime this weekend, more discussion of changing the NFL overtime rule is inevitable. Michael David Smith reaches back to high school math for an idea that improves overtime by letting both teams have a say in how the extra period starts. Plus, we needed another discussion thread for everyone that wanted to debate the overtime rules.

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20 Nov 2003, 02:58pm by admin

Week 12 Scramble/Open Thread

This week, Ian and Al do not talk about the Giants and Bucs. OK, they do. But they also discuss the Colts, Pats, Raiders, Panthers, Rams, and Madden 2004. Comment here on this week's Scramble, or anything else related to this week's games, including your office pool and your fantasy start/bench decisions.

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18 Nov 2003, 01:30pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 11 Team Efficiency Ratings

Here's the latest run-through of the VOA ratings, which compare every single play in the NFL to league average based on situation. The gap between Kansas City and the rest of the NFL actually widens despite the Chiefs' loss, Carolina brings back memories of the 1998 Arizona Cardinals, and the AFC North struggles to produce an actual winning team.

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18 Nov 2003, 03:02am by TMQ

Tuesday Morning Quarterback: Salaam Bombay!

Football Outsiders is proud to be the temporary home of Gregg Easterbrook's TMQ. Today: Elvis is everywhere, and so is Bill Parcells. Plus, fortune favors the bold, Buffalo still doesn't read TMQ, and some blitzes actually work. Ye gods!

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17 Nov 2003, 03:30am by admin

Guest Column: Going for Two

One of the most debated decisions in football is when to go for a two-point conversion. But is it possible that coaches don't go for the two-pointer enough? That's the theory of Christopher Moses.

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13 Nov 2003, 02:32pm by Al Bogdan and Ian Dembsky

Week 11 Scramble/Open Thread

Ian and Al discuss how on earth the Falcons could upset the Giants, instant replay rules, and the return of the prodigal kicker. Rejoice, for it is once again the era of Rackers! Comment here on this week's Scramble, or anything else related to this week's games, including your office pool and your fantasy start/bench decisions.

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13 Nov 2003, 02:28pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Midseason Report

Aaron breaks down every team in the NFC, complete with DVOA ratings split into pass and rush, special teams ratings split five ways, and projections of every team's final win-loss record. All the stats are ranked 1-32 to help you figure out where your team tops the league and where it comes up short. Even more commentary than the AFC article, including a section on Carolina and Tampa Bay that is longer than the odds on Arizona making the playoffs.

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13 Nov 2003, 12:46pm by admin

Guest Column: Minnesota's Defensive Woes

a.k.a. The Road to Disaster and Back. Geoff Larson of VikesGeek.com analyzes the problems of the Minnesota defense, which can be traced to poor drafting and free agent signings. And yea, did the people of Minnesota shudder when they heard the name "Dimitrius Underwood."

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