Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

19 Oct 2007, 03:15pm by Michael David Smith

FOX: Smith Must Make Changes to Save Season

Can Lovie Smith save the S.S. Chicago Bears from sinking into the ocean? MDS gives four bits of advice: Play Adrian Peterson, use more of Devin Hester and Alex Brown, and reduce the role of new defensive coordinator Bob Babich.

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29 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2007, 11:33pm by cherry

17 Oct 2007, 12:29pm by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Kansas City Defense

Not many people expected the Chiefs to be in first place after six weeks, but there they are, at the top of the AFC West, despite a steep decline from Larry Johnson. It's their defense that has the Chiefs in contention, and we examine that defense in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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19 comments, Last at 22 Oct 2007, 4:56am by t.d.

12 Oct 2007, 02:56pm by Michael David Smith

FOX: Another Week, Another Neck Injury

Are neck injuries a looming crisis in the NFL? It seems that we can't go a week without one.

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8 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2007, 2:00pm by zlionsfan

10 Oct 2007, 11:48am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Washington Defense

Two years ago, they were great. Last year, they were terrible. Now they're great again. What's going on with the Redskins' defense? Find out in this week's installment of Every Play Counts.

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41 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2007, 5:39pm by Boss Hog

08 Oct 2007, 01:08pm by Michael David Smith

Questions About Pennington Mount as Jets Keep Losing

There are a lot of things going wrong with the New York Jets' 2007 season. Their pass defense through the first four games is on pace to be by far the worst of any team during the DVOA era. The run defense only looks good when placed in comparison to the pass defense. Thomas Jones has failed to upgrade the anemic ground game. But the most visible problem is at quarterback, where Chad Pennington's decision making in recent weeks has not been good enough to compensate for his limited arm strength. With the Jets stuck at 1-4, is it time to put in Kellen Clemens?

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76 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2007, 10:51pm by Alex

05 Oct 2007, 04:21pm by Michael David Smith

FOX: Reviewing 2007's Surprise Teams

Michael David Smith's FOX article this week looks at five surprise teams and asks how good they can be the rest of the year. It won't surprise FO readers that he's high on the Packers, moderate on the Bucs, and pessimistic about the Lions, Raiders, and Browns.

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17 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2007, 4:49pm by zlionsfan

04 Oct 2007, 11:29am by Michael David Smith

Short Passes Are Clogging Jones's Path

How Chad Pennington's inability to throw deep is holding back Jets running back Thomas Jones.

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37 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2007, 10:45am by brasilbear

03 Oct 2007, 09:21am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Ronnie Brown

His team is 0-4 and going nowhere, but Ronnie Brown had a phenomenal game on Sunday. We break down every time he got the ball in this week's Every Play Counts.

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38 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2007, 4:58pm by Lou

28 Sep 2007, 02:00pm by Michael David Smith

FOX: Where Does Favre Rank Among Greats?

Sunday, Brett Favre will probably pass Dan Marino for first place on the all-time touchdown list. And then, Sunday, or perhaps next week or the week after, he will pass George Blanda for first place on the all-time interception list. So how good is Favre, historically? Is he a great quarterback, or a good one who stuck around a long time?

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125 comments, Last at 22 Jun 2011, 1:32pm by toolkien

26 Sep 2007, 09:45am by Michael David Smith

Every Play Counts: Saints Offensive Line

What's going on with the Saints? Why was last season's best story this season's biggest disappointment? We try to find out in this week's Every Play Counts, and we discover that the problems begin up front.

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32 comments, Last at 07 Oct 2007, 12:31pm by Sophandros