Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 May 2011, 08:51am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: Tales From the Lockout

This week, our intrepid correspondent buddy questions Ray Lewis' logic, writes a love letter to Dick Ebersol with a little help from his friends, defines the word 'cartel,' and rates his own continued Top 100 against the one the NFL Network is running (when we all know that the best Top 100 is the one Mike Tanier's doing on Twitter).

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61 comments, Last at 30 May 2011, 9:19pm by tuluse

16 May 2011, 01:04pm by Doug Farrar

Four Downs: AFC West

In this AFC West edition of Four Downs, Doug Farrar looks at the Broncos' and Chiefs' needs on the defensive line, A.J. Smith's worsening vision for talent, and the Raiders losing their best player.

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30 comments, Last at 21 May 2011, 5:33pm by Bright Blue Shorts

16 May 2011, 08:43am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: Labor Endgame Could Result in Different NFL

This week, our intrepid insider talks with Cris Collinsworth about the post-apocalypse version of the labor mess, puts together his own Top 100 list, gets an update from Tedy Bruschi on the Kiliminjaro climb, and wonders if Alan Faneca is a future Hall-of-Famer.

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80 comments, Last at 22 May 2011, 11:17pm by tuluse

11 May 2011, 12:04pm by Doug Farrar

Is The 'Stud Back' Dying?

Jon Bois of SB Nation has an interesting article up -- the latest study regarding the decreased usage of primary running backs in the NFL. Having done such studies in the past, I've come around to the notion that the phenomenon is as much the tail wagging the dog as anything else. Just as workload concerns have dictated that more backs be used more often in most backfields, the move to situational backs at the college level (not to mention a paradigm shift to more passing plays at both levels) sets the tone for personnel and schematic decisions.

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19 comments, Last at 13 May 2011, 7:28pm by Mr Shush

09 May 2011, 09:26am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: The Education of Jake Locker

This week, PK draws the proverbial line in the sand regarding his coverage of the ongoing labor mess, details the initial moves in the maturation of Jake Locker, explains how the Seahawks got their draft analysis from Yellowman, feels bad for Bob Papa (as I do; Papa did a great job in an impossible situation for the NFL Network), and asks our own Aaron Schatz why the Ryan Mallett pick could reap early dividends for the Patriots.

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55 comments, Last at 11 May 2011, 7:39pm by Wikitorix

06 May 2011, 09:10am by Doug Farrar

What the Tape Saw: SackSEER

When it comes to projecting performance, scouting and stats must have equal time. Now that we know the NFL destinations of this year's SackSEER class, how does each player look based on talent and scheme fit? Comments include BONUS SackSEER projections for Adrian Clayborn and Cameron Jordan.

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64 comments, Last at 07 Aug 2011, 1:16pm by Jjerone

02 May 2011, 09:37am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: NFL News Takes a Backseat

In this week's MMQB, PK talks about the news that put the draft and labor situation very much to one side, illustrates that Cameron Jordan is not Jordan Cameron, reveals how Ryan Mallett might be the next Jonathan Crompton, and tells us why Ken Whisenhunt gets Quote of the Month.

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54 comments, Last at 05 May 2011, 4:22pm by Bobby Wommack

25 Apr 2011, 08:09am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: Excitement, Uncertainty Encompass Hurney as Draft Begins

As the draft looms ever closer, PK reveals what's probably keeping Carolina Panthers GM Marty Hurney up nights this week, which respected film junkie wouldn't take any 2011 quarterback prospect in the top 20, why TCU's Andy Dalton is like Drew Brees (at least in his mind), what his first jury duty was like, and (with a little help from a friend) how the Patriots ran two-tight end sets far more than any NFL team in 2010.

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10 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2011, 4:34pm by tuluse

19 Apr 2011, 07:03pm by Doug Farrar

NFL Releases 2011 Schedule ... We Hope!

Yes, indeed, folks -- it's time to get all geeked up about the 2011 schedule, featuring a bunch of games that ... well, may not be played. Or maybe they will! Or maybe some of them! Or maybe different games in some sort of compromise schedu ... ah, to hell with it. Click on the link above to find out what the hypothetical schedule looks like.

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60 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2011, 11:48am by Dr. Mooch

18 Apr 2011, 08:27am by Doug Farrar

MMQB: Football Carrying Sabol Through Tough Times

In this week's episiode, our intrepid insider catches up with the great Steve Sabol, reveals Mike Mayock's former job, passes along some invaluable film study from Greg Cosell, wonders why Phil Simms is so angry at stats (I'm sure we could all contribute a few ideas), and details the NFL Network's continued butchery of its Thursday Night Football broadcasting lineup (Mayock, yes -- making Bob Papa re-audition after letting Gumbel, Theismann, and Millen in the door unchecked -- no).

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33 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2011, 12:29am by BigCheese