Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Apr 2016, 10:09am by Tom Gower

Los Angeles Rams Trade for First Overall Pick

Big news at the top of the NFL draft this morning, as the Los Angeles Rams completed a trade with the Tennessee Titans to acquire the first overall pick. The Rams give up their first-round pick (15), both of their second-round picks (43 and 45), their third-round pick (76), and 2017 first-round and third-round picks. In addition to the #1 pick, the Rams got picks 113 and 177.

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105 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2016, 11:31am by theslothook

06 Apr 2016, 09:55am by Tom Gower

2010 NFL Draft: Six Years Later

The 2010 draft was loaded with talent at tight end, defensive line, and in the secondary. Quarterback? Running back? Not so much.

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59 comments, Last at 02 May 2016, 11:41am by cjfarls

07 Mar 2016, 10:11pm by Tom Gower

Eagles Trade Away Alonso, Maxwell, Murray

Monday's start to the legal tampering period produced a lot of noise and some actual news: Howie Roseman took a look at some of what Chip Kelly did in his brief tenure as the Eagles' head personnel man, and decided those weren't players that he wanted to keep. Linebacker Kiko Alonso and cornerback Byron Maxwell went first, to the Miami Dolphins. Later in the day, Adam Schefter broke the big deal, DeMarco Murray to the Tennessee Titans. Neither deal can officially be completed before the new League Year begins on Wednesday.

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23 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2016, 4:22pm by MilkmanDanimal

06 Mar 2016, 11:21am by Tom Gower

Peyton Manning to Retire

It seemed likely. It made a lot of sense. And now it's official: Peyton Manning will announce his retirement Monday at a press conference in Denver. He finishes his career as the NFL leader in passing yards, passing touchdowns, sack rate, game winning drives, comebacks, and internet arguments spawned over team vs. individual greatness. He topped our passing DYAR and DVOA metrics six times each in his career and had eight more seasons ranked second or third in DYAR.

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273 comments, Last at 13 Mar 2016, 3:03pm by doktarr

12 Feb 2016, 06:32pm by Tom Gower

Jim Schwartz's Attack Defense

It's the offseason, so you have time to read scheme pieces if you so desire. Fran Duffy of the Philadelphia Eagles' website, who does consistently good work and is a good draft follow as well, has a great piece breaking down Jim Schwartz's defense, with plenty of clips from Detroit and Buffalo of how it's supposed to work.

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11 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2016, 9:34am by Guest789

02 Jan 2016, 11:38pm by Tom Gower

NBC: Saving the Green Bay Packers

In this week's NBC/SNF feature, I became the latest person to write about Green Bay's offensive struggles this year, focusing on some of the numbers. For some of the tape behind what's gone wrong, see for instance Greg Cosell's piece on some of what went wrong against the Cardinals.

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1 comment, Last at 17 Jan 2016, 12:32pm by fest201620

17 Dec 2015, 02:01pm by Tom Gower

Current Tiebreaker Scenarios

Interested in who would make the playoffs under each potential tiebreaker scenario? The post linked, put together by commenter Travis, has all the different AFC possibilities, while this one has all the NFC possibilities. The AFC chart is a good explanation of why Jacksonville is at only 8.6% in our playoff odds despite being just a game back of Houston and Indianapolis: they'll need at least one Titans win or a Colts-Texans tie.

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16 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2015, 4:56pm by ZDNeal

10 Dec 2015, 02:41pm by Tom Gower

NBC: How Great Is J.J. Watt?

The Houston Texans are making their first appearance on Sunday Night Football this season, so I made another attempt to put J.J. Watt's dominance in some recent and historical perspective. Naturally, he now has a cast on his left hand/wrist and did not practice on Thursday.

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27 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2016, 3:55am by Stev789

04 Dec 2015, 04:39pm by Tom Gower

Antonio Brown, Receiver of Renown

In advance of the Steelers playing the Colts, this week's NBC piece looks at Antonio Brown. ICYMI, he's really good and does a lot of things really well, though Todd Haley may be calling too many wide receiver screens.

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1 comment, Last at 04 Dec 2015, 10:35pm by Theo

19 Nov 2015, 01:35pm by Tom Gower

NBC: Andy Dalton and the Problems of Familiarity

In this week's piece for NBC Sports, I go into more detail on Joe Goodberry's insight that Andy Dalton performs much better against teams the Bengals have not faced recently. Potentially good news for a bounceback on Sunday night against the Cardinals, and potentially very bad news yet again in the postseason.

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5 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2015, 7:44pm by Thok