Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

27 Nov 2006, 11:01pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 12

Corey Dillon, Priest Holmes, Marshall Faulk, LaDainian Tomlinson, and Edgerrin James. If you know what Joseph Addai has in common with these five running backs, you know the main story in this week's Quick Reads.

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93 comments, Last at 01 Dec 2006, 7:06pm by hector

27 Nov 2006, 09:20am by Doug Farrar

Manic Monday: A Host of Thanks

Over the holiday weekend, many in the NFL had that for which they should give thanks – a list of possibilities is included. Plus: The defending champs assure themselves a relaxing February, Addai does what the Edge no longer can, Asante Samuel may have to clear a space on his trophy case, LJ and Jamal Anderson now have something in common, Brian Billick awaits a visit from Mr. T, and The Ryans are recognized at last.

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27 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2006, 6:57am by Zug Zug

24 Nov 2006, 05:35pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, November 18-24

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered this week: similarity scores for Charlie Frye and Alex Smith, Good Rex Grossman vs. Evil Rex Grossman, establishing the run still isn't important, and why Mike Tanier loves Thanksgiving high school football.

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6 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2006, 9:50pm by RecoveringPackerFan

24 Nov 2006, 11:26am by Michael David Smith

Make Thanksgiving Rivalry Weekend

This week's column explains my idea for how the NFL could make Thanksgiving weekend a little more exciting by infusing some rivalries into the mix.

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31 comments, Last at 28 Nov 2006, 8:08pm by Insancipitory

23 Nov 2006, 01:38pm by Mike Tanier

Week 12 Rundown

In this week's rundown, Mike previews the somewhat unexciting Thanksgiving NFL slate, tries to avoid the "Super Bowl Preview" hype surrounding the Bears and Patriots, and gives up on the Eagles. Make sure you also check out Mike's ode to Thanksgiving football over on the FO FOX blog.

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14 comments, Last at 26 Nov 2006, 2:36am by Crushinator

20 Nov 2006, 05:29pm by Aaron Schatz

2006 Quick Reads: Week 11

This week, Drew Brees had over 500 yards passing. The best quarterback DPAR of the year? Not even close. LaDainian Tomlinson, on the other hand, was just as good as you think he was. Here's the usual review of the day's performances using FO stats, plus a totally unprovoked rant about roughing the passer penalties.

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123 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2006, 9:33am by Rick

20 Nov 2006, 12:32pm by Doug Farrar

Manic Monday: A Tough Day for Quarterbacks

Week Eleven's Sunday wasn't a great day for many marquee quarterbacks – and when J.P. Losman's career day eclipses many stories, you know that either something's funny in the water, or the Bills were facing the Texans. Meanwhile, Laurence Maroney jukes Nick Barnett into another dimension, the 49ers become the official “Huh?� team of the moment, the concept of negative yardage receives more headlines than usual, the Eagles lose McNabb (again), the Rams get shut out (for the first time in eight years), Eric Mangini gets defended, and Peyton Manning gets an upbraiding in Big D.

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20 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2006, 5:51pm by Doug Farrar

18 Nov 2006, 04:01pm by Bill Barnwell

FO on BSMW: Expatriots

This week: how are all the Ex-Patriots doing? You'll note that this article is missing Willie McGinest, which was a simple editing accident. My comments are below:

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25 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2006, 6:04pm by Bill Barnwell

17 Nov 2006, 08:59pm by Michael David Smith

MDS Report: How Not to Judge a Quarterback

I'm watching Pardon the Interruption while I post this. The guys are debating who has had a better career, Brett Favre or Tom Brady. Mike Wilbon says it's Brady, and his explanation is, "Three is more than one." If you agree with me that that rationale is just plain stupid, you might enjoy this week's MDS Report.

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96 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2006, 11:06pm by Vartonik

17 Nov 2006, 04:08pm by Aaron Schatz

FOX Blog Wrap-Up, November 11-17

Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered this week: Tape breakdown on the Giants defense, the career paths of Michael Vick and Charlie Frye, what to do about Damon Huard, Seattle's low DVOA, Joe Gibbs' press honeymoon, and -- you know you have been waiting for it -- the first bit of preliminary data from the 2006 game charting project!

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20 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2006, 2:40am by J