Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

05 Jan 2007, 12:29pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Running Against the Colts

Everyone knows that the Colts run defense stinks. But we've studied the tape to find out why. Mike Tanier breaks down several running plays that have worked against the Colts and looks for the reasons behind their defensive collapse. It turns out that there is no shortage of culprits.

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76 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2007, 5:37am by Dave

04 Jan 2007, 10:54am by Mike Tanier

Wild Card Rundown

Get ready for the offensive shows in Seattle and Indianapolis, Eric Mangini and Bill Belichick don't like each other, and didn't we just write about the Eagles and Giants a couple of weeks ago?

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63 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2007, 12:51pm by billvv

31 Dec 2006, 02:11am by Mike Tanier

Overheard at FO on New Years Eve

Thoughts from the Football Outsiders staff from this weekend's games. (Click link to read.)

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29 Dec 2006, 12:04pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone 2006 All-Rookie Team

This year's All-Rookie Team is the most balanced in Too Deep Zone history. Of course, this is only the second year for the TDZ All-Rookie Team, but even if we had been doing this 20 years, this would probably be the most balanced team, with future superstars at the skill positions and no holes on the lines.

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96 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2007, 10:16pm by Chris

27 Dec 2006, 02:08pm by Mike Tanier

Week 17 Rundown: Not Slowed by Christmas

We don't get any "Winner Reaches the Playoffs" storylines in Week 17 this year, but we do have a lot of "One Team has Clinched, One is Still Alive" and "Playing for Pride," plus a couple of "Two Teams Hanging By a Thread" games. One of these years, there's actually going to be a tie in Week 17, so all those "need X or tie" playoff scenarios will actually mean something. Also this week: Everyone in San Francisco loves their balls!

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37 comments, Last at 30 Dec 2006, 10:34am by michael

26 Dec 2006, 11:22am by Mike Tanier

The Worst Coach of 2006

And the Winner of the 2006 Worst Coach of the Year Award is...drum roll please...(Click link to read more.)

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24 Dec 2006, 11:26am by Mike Tanier

God Rest Me, Merry Gentleman

Let nothing you dismay. Rundown will be finished this coming Tuesday. (Click link to read more.)

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21 Dec 2006, 12:09pm by Mike Tanier

Week 16 Rundown: Xmas in Dallas

This week, Mike Tanier introduces Hermey the Football Outsiders Playoff Scenario Elf, looks for swagger in Seattle, smells onions in Detroit, pays respect to Run-Run, and decks the halls with boughs of holly (15-yard penalty for excessive celebration).

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24 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2006, 9:13pm by Will Allen

19 Dec 2006, 11:39am by Mike Tanier

All Garcia Does is Win; All Tanier Does is Rant

Mike Tanier goes on and on about the impending permanent takeover of Jeff Garcia as quarterback of the Eagles. (Click link to read more.)

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15 Dec 2006, 01:49pm by Mike Tanier

Too Deep Zone: Leaf!

Independent filmmaker Tim Carr plans to bring the story of one of the NFL's biggest busts to the silver screen in Leaf: an Almost True Story. Find out what it takes to turn one of the most reviled sports figures in recent history into the sympathetic lead character in an unconventional cautionary tale. (And no, this isn't one of Tanier's gags. It's a real movie.)

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62 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2008, 4:46pm by sam