Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

15 May 2018, 03:58pm by Guest

Long Drives and the Running Game

When an offense is simply looking to maintain possession for as long as possible, is there an inherent advantage in running the ball as opposed to passing?

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22 comments, Last at 22 May 2018, 10:29pm by gomer_rs

23 Apr 2018, 11:56am by Guest

The Deep Ball Project

Guest columnist John Kinsley breaks down the tape of every deep pass in the NFL in 2017 and comes away with a shocking conclusion: even without Andrew Luck, the Colts had the best long-ball quarterback in the league.

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24 comments, Last at 05 May 2018, 11:43pm by LionInAZ

02 Apr 2018, 05:40pm by Guest

Futures: Sam Darnold

He's not a finished product and he has some clear flaws, but the USC quarterback might be the most tantalizing prospect in this year's draft class. Guest columnist Seth Galina explains.

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13 comments, Last at 09 Apr 2018, 11:51am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

29 Mar 2018, 11:55am by Guest

Beating the NFL at Drafting QBs

An alternative to QBASE: What if we told you that functional mobility was all you needed to predict the success of the top quarterback prospects? And that by one measure of that mobility, the top prospect in the class was USC's Sam Darnold?

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25 comments, Last at 13 May 2018, 1:47pm by BigBlue6790

19 Mar 2018, 03:35pm by Guest

Defense and Rest Time

Do defenses really wear out over the course of a game? Do defenses benefit from long drives that give them more time to rest on the sideline? Guest columnist Ben Baldwin investigates.

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30 comments, Last at 23 Mar 2018, 3:23pm by Pat

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