03 Jul 2007, 01:33pm by Mike Tanier
The best way to score in goal-to-go situations is to run the ball, but no playbook would be complete without a few goal line pass plays to keep the defense guessing. Today, we'll draw up two passes for the tight end: one a traditional rollout, the other designed to leave a Hall of Famer wide open in the corner of the end zone.
30 comments, Last at 09 Jul 2007, 12:58pm by MRH
28 Jun 2007, 05:33pm by Bill Barnwell
Wes Welker was actually a good player despite being mired in the Dolphins' offense the last few years, so he should be great with Tom Brady and the Patriots, right? Bill Barnwell doesn't think so, and if you'll listen he'll tell you exactly why.
68 comments, Last at 12 Jun 2012, 4:10pm by Anonymous2012
26 Jun 2007, 03:23pm by Aaron Schatz
Return with us now to days of old, when Brett Favre couldn't win the big game, Steve McNair was a HO, and the Baltimore Ravens had a great offense and a terrible defense. (Yes, really.) The DVOA era expands past one decade with this look at the 1996 season.
115 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2007, 9:32pm by Packer Pete
25 Jun 2007, 11:54am by Mike Tanier
It's third and short. Time to go with two backs, three tight ends, and a power running play, right? Heck no! We're going no-huddle and empty backfield for today's play: a Colts gamble that, thanks to a crazy bounce, paid big dividends for the Titans.
32 comments, Last at 10 Jul 2007, 11:54pm by josh
21 Jun 2007, 01:09pm by Mike Tanier
Vince Young is in the shotgun. Will he handoff? Rollout? Run? Throw? Norm Chow doesn't want you to know. Today's play is a fake option pass that would look right at home in Mack Brown or Urban Meyer's playbook.
30 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2007, 6:36pm by xmenehune
19 Jun 2007, 01:42pm by Mike Tanier
Summer is here, and the time is right to start installing new plays. Over the next few weeks, Football Outsiders will take you on a tour of some of the NFL's most interesting plays, from rollout options to end arounds. In this introductory column, Mike Tanier explores how NFL coaches are creating exotic formations out of ordinary personnel groupings.
34 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2007, 4:03am by lobolafcadio
14 Jun 2007, 12:16pm by Mike Tanier
Statistics don't measure everything. Take "swagger," that mysterious, manly saunter that separates winners from losers in professional sports. In this Football Outsiders re-run from November 2005, Mike Tanier tackles the tough swagger questions and learns how to walk like a champion.
31 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2007, 6:34am by Jake
06 Jun 2007, 11:47pm by Bill Barnwell
The Tennessee Titans replace both their top rusher and top receiver, but they aren't the first NFL team to face this problem. Are they in for a long year? Bill Barnwell investigates.
43 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2007, 9:37pm by DolFan 316
31 May 2007, 05:49pm by Mike Tanier
How does a running back rush for 995 and 997 yards in consecutive seasons? Dave Hamptonâ€™s struggle to reach 1,000 yards is a tale of bad luck, bad coaching, and perseverance for a gifted running back on an often terrible team.
38 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2007, 11:34am by Dennyworld
29 May 2007, 10:35am by Ned Macey
The NFL draft may have been a month ago, but we have one last division to review. The Bears get a weapon for Rex Grossman. The Lions stay put and draft the best player on the board. The Packers upset their franchise player but may have still had a good draft. The Vikings draft some quality players but ignore their passing game.
177 comments, Last at 07 Jun 2007, 6:56pm by zlionsfan