Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

27 Jun 2017, 01:08pm by Bryan Knowles

2016 Offensive Personnel Analysis

In which we ask the question: if you're not using 11 personnel, are you really playing modern football?

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28 comments, Last at 10:17am by jtr

22 Jun 2017, 04:43pm by Scott Kacsmar

Defense and Pass Pressure, 2016

Denver's defense was still great at producing pass pressure, while two NFC East teams really improved over 2015. Also: pressure splits by number of rushers, and how sacks can be overrated. Just ask Brandon Graham (or Erik Walden).

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4 comments, Last at 24 Jun 2017, 8:49am by Whidbey Bronco

20 Jun 2017, 04:07pm by Scott Kacsmar

Quarterbacks and Pressure, 2016

A look at how passers did under pressure in 2016. Who extended the play the best: Aaron Rodgers or Russell Wilson? Is there any hope for Jared Goff after his rookie year? And does Ryan Tannehill consistently struggle with pressure more than his peers?

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23 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2017, 4:48pm by Vincent Verhei

15 Jun 2017, 12:16pm by Vincent Verhei

2016 Defeats

The absence of J.J. Watt allowed a very surprising name (and his equally surprising teammates) to make the most big defensive plays in the league last year.

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31 comments, Last at 22 Jun 2017, 10:56am by Noah Arkadia

13 Jun 2017, 12:20pm by Guest

Quarterbacks and Salary, 2016

By almost any measure, Matt Ryan was the NFL's best passers last year, but Dak Prescott was nearly as effective despite being paid about 2 percent as much. Guest columnist Kevin Kolbe looks at the best values among quarterbacks in the last five years.

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34 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2017, 10:32am by nat

08 Jun 2017, 04:24pm by Scott Kacsmar

2016 YAC+

Which players were truly best last year at gaining yards after the catch? Featuring surprising wide receivers and a dominant Gronk. Also: why does Bill O'Brien's Houston offense fail to produce YAC no matter which quarterback he starts?

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13 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2017, 1:40pm by Vincent Verhei

01 Jun 2017, 03:17pm by Scott Kacsmar

2016 Receiving Plus-Minus

Antonio Brown did not lead the NFL in receiving plus-minus for the third year in a row, so which wide receiver took his spot? Also: Dak to Dez, Gronk's unique season, the horrific Rams, and the running back with hands of stone.

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9 comments, Last at 07 Jun 2017, 4:04pm by Noah Arkadia

25 May 2017, 02:47pm by Scott Kacsmar

2016 Passing Plus-Minus

Sam Bradford broke Drew Brees' record for completion percentage, but did he beat Brees to the best passing plus-minus? Also: a down year for the 2004 draft class, and an MVP falls to the bottom of the league.

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21 comments, Last at 31 May 2017, 11:17am by Noah Arkadia

23 May 2017, 03:51pm by Vincent Verhei

Adjusted Interceptions 2016

The quarterback class of 2004 had wildly different results when it came to would-be interceptions that were dropped by defenders. Ben Roethlisberger and Eli Manning were very lucky. Philip Rivers? Not so much.

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54 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2017, 1:38pm by Guest789

22 May 2017, 01:34pm by Guest

Hope For Jared Goff?

After a disastrous rookie campaign, is there hope the Rams quarterback can turn his career around? Guest columnist Damon Gulczynski pores through the FO database in search of other passers who struggled out of the gate before finding success down the line.

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35 comments, Last at 28 May 2017, 11:19pm by Vincent Verhei