Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

16 Sep 2009, 01:17pm by Bill Barnwell

Quarterback Accuracy: Beyond the Ratings

Doug Farrar will be writing two articles a week this year for the Washington Post; here's one on re-examining quarterback rating.

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20 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2009, 1:23pm by tuluse

13 Sep 2009, 10:53pm by Bill Barnwell

FO in the NYTimes: Some NFL Injuries Hurt More Than Others

Football Outsiders returns to the Keeping Score column of the Sunday New York Times with this roundup of data from our huge injury database. Included: offensive injuries are more important than defensive ones; injuries to running backs generally don't hurt a team's running game at all; older players don't actually get injured more often; and more. (Free NY Times registration required.)

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9 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2009, 1:01pm by tuluse

13 Sep 2009, 09:12pm by Doug Farrar

The Breakdown: Giants' Cross-Blocking

This is the first in a weekly Washington Post series detailing plays important to the Redskins or their opponents. The animators did an amazing job bringing the play diagrams to life.

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5 comments, Last at 14 Sep 2009, 10:31pm by Doug Farrar

11 Sep 2009, 07:53pm by Doug Farrar

Smarter Stats: The Bart Scott All-Stars

Jets linebacker Bart Scott recently contended that high tackle totals mean very little, especially among linebackers. He's preaching to the choir at FO, and this week's Washington Post stat feature reveals 2008's most efficient defenders, as measured in percentage of Defeats.

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19 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2009, 8:44am by yu hao

11 Sep 2009, 12:42pm by Mike Tanier

NY Times: Week 1 Matchups

Here are Mike Tanier's Week 1 game previews, now appearing every Friday on the New York Times Fifth Down blog.

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27 comments, Last at 13 Sep 2009, 9:59pm by Key19

11 Sep 2009, 11:49am by Bill Barnwell

Five Downs With DMN 2009, Week 1

Making its return to the Dallas Morning News's Cowboys blog with Tim MacMahon this year is our "Five Downs" series, where I answer a series of questions from Tim about the Cowboys.

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8 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2009, 9:23pm by Sifter

09 Sep 2009, 11:04am by Doug Farrar

An Outsider's Perspective on the Redskins

As part of the Washington Post's Redskins preview section, I did a Q & A on the issues that kept Washington's offense from succeeding down the stretch, and how the team projects in 2009.

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8 comments, Last at 10 Sep 2009, 9:07am by perly

05 Sep 2009, 11:24pm by Doug Farrar

Smarter Stats: Covering the Spread, Part 2

Which teams were best and worst in the shotgun formation last year, and which teams were best and worst at stopping it? We run the numbers in the second part of this Washington Post feature.

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27 Aug 2009, 09:04pm by Doug Farrar

Smarter Stats: Covering the Spread

Another season of Smarter Stats columns for the Washington Post kicks off with the first in a two-part series about how the trend toward more shotgun snaps is affecting NFL offenses.

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21 Aug 2009, 02:34pm by Bill Connelly

FO in the WSJ: Attention Florida : Huge Favorites Usually Flop

Football Outsiders will be providing occasional content for the Wall Street Journal's daily "The Count" column. First up: A look at overwhelming preseason favorites in college football's past. You might be surprised to learn that Florida will have to seriously buck history in order to win back-to-back titles.

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10 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2009, 7:27pm by Sam II