Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

23 Nov 2007, 02:08pm by Aaron Schatz

Texans Help Family's New Start

Uplifting story about Houston safety Jason Simmons selling his jersey number to Ahman Green. Instead of asking for money for himself, Simmons asked for money to help buy a house and donate it to someone deserving. Owner Bob McNair threw in another $25,000, and the three of them made the down payment on a home for a single mother and her autistic son.

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14 comments, Last at 26 Nov 2007, 4:02am by Kai

21 Nov 2007, 03:30pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Numbers Crunching: Week 12

Our ESPN.com look at matchups around the league goes up a little early this week, due to Thanksgiving. Speaking of which, thanks again to Ryan Wilson for helping out with the condensed schedule. This week, learn about the differences between St. Louis wide receivers, the similarity between Baltimore linebackers, and why Arizona has a special relationship with the officials.

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6 comments, Last at 22 Nov 2007, 2:58pm by Costa

21 Nov 2007, 02:35pm by Aaron Schatz

Looks Can Definitely Be Deceiving

Tampa Bay presents: Zone coverage for fun and profit!

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12 comments, Last at 26 Nov 2007, 9:27am by 7ballwhizkid

21 Nov 2007, 02:12pm by Aaron Schatz

DVOA on AOL: Week 11

Here's the weekly look at DVOA for AOL, with comments on all 32 teams.

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4 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2007, 11:21am by Not saying

20 Nov 2007, 06:26pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 11 DVOA Ratings

Every NFC East team moves up, while the Broncos and Chiefs sneak up on the Chargers, the Titans take a tumble, and the Steelers take over first place in defense despite losing. We also bring you the first week-to-week graph of 2007, comparing the Pats to the last two teams to make a run at the perfect season.

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207 comments, Last at 27 Nov 2007, 12:55pm by mrparker

19 Nov 2007, 11:42pm by Aaron Schatz

2007 Quick Reads: Week 11

Only one wide receiver has two games with more than 10.0 receiving DPAR. Can you guess who? (Hint: After this week's games, you really only have two choices.) Plus, what event in the last two weeks had not happened since September 1998?

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78 comments, Last at 21 Nov 2007, 2:26pm by Alex

17 Nov 2007, 06:41pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Kickers Going the Distance This Season! (or perhaps not)

I swear to god, Len Pasquarelli writes this column every year. He points out sometime at midseason that kicking and punting numbers are at all-time highs. Last year, it was "Brian Moorman is going to break the all-time gross punting record" or some such thing. Len, dude, it is called "weather."

The FO special teams numbers account for the fact that it is easier to kick indoors than outdoors, and easier to kick outdoors in September than outdoors in December. But we can also run those numbers without the weather and altitude adjustments.

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6 comments, Last at 19 Nov 2007, 1:50pm by zlionsfan

16 Nov 2007, 05:14pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Midseason Call for Game Charters and 1995 Data Entry

Hi everyone. As always happens, a few people drop out of the game charting project during the season, so we're looking for a few additional charters. You learn a ton about the games, and when the year is over, people who charted a minimum number of halves will get all the game charting data free. (I also get some free copies of the book for some of our most dedicated charters.) We're always looking for people with Sunday Ticket who can do any game as necessary, but we're also looking for certain geographical regions.

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13 comments, Last at 18 Nov 2007, 5:06pm by Jimmy

16 Nov 2007, 03:43pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: DEN/TEN Second-Year Stars

This week's Monday Night Football column runs similarity scores for the second-year offensive players for Denver and Tennessee: Jay Cutler, Brandon Marshall, Tony Scheffler, LenDale White, and Vince Young.

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16 comments, Last at 20 Nov 2007, 1:40pm by pharmboyrick

16 Nov 2007, 12:51pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Numbers Crunching: Week 11

Here's this week's stat notebook for ESPN.com. Find out what opponents really think of the Philadelphia cornerbacks, the shocking truth about the Chargers and Jaguars, and yet another reason why Adrian Wilson rules.

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14 comments, Last at 17 Nov 2007, 3:08am by admin