14 Jul 2004, 11:25am by Al & Aaron
Scramble is back! Al and Aaron (sitting in for a busy Ian) debate the 2004 over-under lines and predict which teams are headed up and down this season. Learn the horrible secret about Baltimore, the hidden advantage of the AFC East, and the reason why Hanukkah will be a cause for celebration in Denver this year. Plus a new cartoon from Jason Beattie.
12 Jul 2004, 05:43am by admin
Pete Prisco of CBS Sportsline made his picks for the top 50 players in the NFL. Now, the Football Outsiders team discusses who should have been higher, who should have been lower, and who Prisco missed completely. The result: Our own first annual top 50 list. Guaranteed to start a thousand arguments!
2 comments, Last at 15 Nov 2010, 9:23pm by hero
09 Jul 2004, 01:05pm by Michael David Smith
Only four teams that made the playoffs in 2003 had made the playoffs the year before. So why is there so much agreement on the newstands when it comes to the 2004 forecast? Michael David Smith has a closer look at five magazines that want your seven dollars.
08 Jul 2004, 02:00am by Aaron Schatz
It started as an article about Terrell Owens moving to the Eagles. Look closer, however, and an interesting pattern emerges. Marvin Harrison, Eric Moulds, Amani Toomer, Keyshawn Johnson, Owens: all of them declined in 2003. What is in store for the greatest wide receiver draft class of all time as they enter their ninth seasons in the NFL?
22 Jun 2004, 11:07am by Aaron Schatz
The Green Bay Packers are one of the teams at the forefront of using statistical analysis to improve on-field performance, and the man who leads that effort is Director of Research and Development Mike Eayrs. Aaron recently had a chance to ask him a few questions about his career and the work he does with the Packers.
21 Jun 2004, 02:06am by Michael David Smith
Ladies and gentlemen, start your arguments. Instead of a list of the best ever, Michael David Smith traces the history of football's premier position with a timeline of the best signal-callers. Find out why Otto Graham, Brett Favre, and Y.A. Tittle are here... while John Elway and Joe Namath are not.
15 Jun 2004, 12:53pm by Aaron Schatz
Last week's article on run defense spawned a good discussion that featured a lot of interesting questions. Aaron buries his nose in the Football Outsiders NFL database (don't let it fall into the wrong hands!) to find the answers.
1 comment, Last at 05 Aug 2005, 8:46pm by David Brude
14 Jun 2004, 11:43am by Russell Levine
BCS officials solve the problem of four bowl games that don't necessarily produce a definitive champion by adding... a fifth bowl game that doesn't necessarily produce a definitive champion! Russell tackles the latest iteration of BCS silliness.
08 Jun 2004, 01:24pm by Aaron Schatz
In which Aaron attempts, yet again, to pierce a hole in the conventional wisdom among football writers that says run defense is the best indicator of a team's playoff chances.