Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

07 Sep 2006

FO Chat at Baseball Prospectus

Here's the text of Michael David Smith's chat on BP.com, just in time for the start of the 2006 season. He hits on Deion Branch, Frank Gore, the next coaching innovation, and where to watch games in Chicago, among other issues. (Quick note from Aaron: Mike is wrong about the Patriots; they've given out huge money -- compared to the highest contracts at the position -- to two players, not just one. The other is Richard Seymour.)

Posted by: Michael David Smith on 07 Sep 2006

7 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2006, 8:30pm by Michael David Smith


by Josh (not verified) :: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 1:27am

Question on what Eli Manning's numbers would be like if the offense didn't throw deep as much is interesting. I know you charted % of passes at different depths, how do Elisha's numbers stack up at each?

by Yaguar (not verified) :: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 3:16am

There's a piece in PFP06 about how the Giants are the anti-West Coast offense, or an East-Coast Offense, if you will.

The Giants had a 52.7% completion rate, which is astonishingly low, but they had a better yards per completion average, 12.8 ypc, than just about everyone. The only better team in yards/completion was Carolina. On the other hand, Carolina also had a very high completion percentage. Carolina isn't necessarily a vertical passing team, but it racks up huge yardage per completion because Steve Smith is a beast.

by Basilicus (not verified) :: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 3:51am

He hits on Deion Branch? Well, did he get past dinner? Invited...back to his place?

Seriously, it took me a minute to make sense of that phrasing.

by DanT (not verified) :: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 5:56am

Wow, it seems like MDS is still bitter over the 56 point whomping the Eagles put on the Lions in 1995.

by beedubyuh (not verified) :: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 12:29pm

I just read that NYT Magazine article on Mike Leach. Nice! Now I can't wait to watch Texas Tech the next time they are on TV.

by The Ninjalectual (not verified) :: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 7:21pm

Where is the link to the text of the chat? I can't find it anywhere; the headline simply links to the top of this page.

by Michael David Smith :: Fri, 09/08/2006 - 8:30pm

Not sure why that link isn't working. This one should.