Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

11 Sep 2017, 12:30pm by Mike Tanier

Monday Morning Digest: Great Defenses, Indefensible Quarterbacks

Hey folks! It's me, Mike Tanier with an important message: don't trust anyone who tells you that Colin Kaepernick is unemployed for "football reasons." Watch the Colts, Jets, Texans and other teams, and trust your eyes instead.

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30 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2017, 2:01am by Alexander

09 Jan 2017, 02:25pm by Mike Tanier

Wild-Card Wins No Guarantee of Second-Round Success

Going back into recent history, there are plenty of examples of teams with huge wins in the first round that go down to defeat in the second round. Allow us to drop a bucket of ice water on all four of this weekend's big winners.

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4 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2017, 9:38am by CM

19 Dec 2016, 08:14am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: Packers, Patriots Stay Hot on a Cold-Hearted Sunday

Featuring the Top Five Most Famous Sleeves in Human History.

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1 comment, Last at 19 Dec 2016, 9:01am by Mr Shush

12 Dec 2016, 08:03am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: Packers Pick Off Seahawks to Pump Up Playoff Bid

There's not quite as much Packers as the headline suggests. But there is an open letter to the Dak Benchers, and I transform briefly into a Turf Wizard.

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1 comment, Last at 12 Dec 2016, 9:13am by big10freak

05 Dec 2016, 08:50am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: Chiefs, Steelers, Packers and the Art of Winning Ugly

Despite the headline, this is mostly snow pictures and Jeff Fisher jokes.

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7 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2018, 3:34am by johal

30 Nov 2016, 07:02pm by Mike Tanier

NFL Mirror Images

A classic Mike Tanier conversation-starter here, as he looks at today's NFL starts and their historical comparables. Plus, it has neat art! So: Is Russell Wilson just Fran Tarkenton? Is Cam Newton just early-career John Elway? Is Antonio Brown the new Tim Brown? Dicsuss.

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12 comments, Last at 26 Dec 2017, 11:11am by fileorgin

28 Nov 2016, 09:59am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: Raiders, Buccaneers Thrill in a Scary Thanksgiving Week

In which I handcuff Nelson Agholor to Jeff Janis for comedic purposes and finally have the chance to use a Doctor Strange reference that people might actually get.

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5 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2016, 12:17am by Rich A

24 Nov 2016, 10:14am by Mike Tanier

Thanksgiving Proclamation: Hope, Healing, Unity, Acceptance ... and Football

Whenever possible, I try to assemble something special for Thanksgiving. Longtime readers know that our family celebrates not just Thanksgiving, but my oldest son's (and my) birthday. The holiday has always taken on a special significance to me, as I have always been a firm believer in our nation's civic spirit, a belief that has gotten rather rickety in the last few weeks.

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3 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2016, 11:54am by at

14 Nov 2016, 08:12am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: 3 Teams a Cut Above After Statement Sunday

Long headline! Anyway, the Seahawks, Patriots and Cowboys aren't good. And Kirk Cousins cannot sing.

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6 comments, Last at 14 Nov 2016, 2:46pm by MilkmanDanimal

07 Nov 2016, 08:53am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: Big Ben's Burden, Rams Must Go Goff, Raiders on a Roll

The headline says it all. Except squirrels.

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8 comments, Last at 12 Nov 2016, 5:29pm by Alexander