Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

26 Jan 2008, 02:15pm by Michael David Smith

Many Moves on Road to Super Bowl

A look at the rosters of the Giants and Patriots and how they were assembled. Did you know that the Giants will have just one guy on the field Super Bowl Sunday whom they drafted in the first round? The Patriots will have seven. The bulk of both rosters comes from free agency, but not the kind of high-priced free agents who make headlines.

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5 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2008, 6:26pm by lionsbob

22 Jan 2008, 11:59am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Patriots' Running Game

Was the success of New England's running game this season just a product of their record-setting passing attack? In the AFC Championship, we learned the answer is pretty clearly no.

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93 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2008, 1:33pm by Wowsas

18 Jan 2008, 04:58pm by Michael David Smith

Right Fit Crucial to Coaching Success

My column at Fox this week is a look at the four coaches who will man the sidelines this weekend, and how all four of them turned out to be better fits for the job than it might have appeared at the time they were hired.

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44 comments, Last at 17 Apr 2008, 8:22pm by B.B.

16 Jan 2008, 12:04pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Packers' Run Blocking

The Seahawks finished the regular season with the league's fifth best rush defense, according to DVOA, but they were powerless to stop Ryan Grant of the Green Bay Packers last Saturday. How did Grant overcome the invaders from Seattle? With superior manpower and a serving of old-school football.

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44 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2008, 5:42pm by Xian

11 Jan 2008, 04:07pm by Michael David Smith

Cowboys Can Still Make Deep Playoff Run

At Fox this week I write about the Cowboys. The month of December didn't exactly treat the Cowboys kindly, but you've got to think they're still the favorites to come out of the NFC.

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25 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2008, 2:26pm by mattymatty

11 Jan 2008, 04:05pm by Michael David Smith

FO Chat at BaseballProspectus.com

Here's the transcript of the chat I did today at Baseball Prospectus. The biggest surprise to me was that I got about four times as many questions about the draft and free agency as I got about this weekend's four games. Bill Barnwell is doing a chat at BP a week from today.

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13 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2008, 1:04pm by zlionsfan

09 Jan 2008, 11:18am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Shaun Phillips

One player stood out above all others in the Chargers' wild card weekend win over the Titans, and it was not the first player you'd expect. Linebacker Shaun Phillips had a big game, a game we examine in this week's Every Play Counts.

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19 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2008, 7:37am by lobolafcadio

04 Jan 2008, 02:53pm by Michael David Smith

Ranking the Playoff Quarterbacks

My own opinions on each team's situation at quarterback heading into the playoffs, from No. 1 (Patriots) to No. 12 (Titans).

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42 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2008, 3:54pm by PatsFan

02 Jan 2008, 01:45pm by Michael David Smith

2007 Every Play Counts All-Pro Team

After 17 weeks of watching tape, it is time to name the fourth annual Every Play Counts All-Pro Team. This year's team has a lot of no-brainers, but it also features a new generation of talented young offensive linemen and some unexpected names in the secondary.

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148 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2008, 9:40pm by brandon

28 Dec 2007, 11:09pm by Michael David Smith

Hasselbeck, Seattle Flying Under the Radar

A look at the third-best team in the NFC.

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21 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2008, 6:52pm by gmc