05 Aug 2004, 11:26am by Aaron Schatz
Tennessee defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz is well-known for using statistical analysis to improve his game plans. He started reading our website after the playoffs and has shared his ideas with us. Now he answers some questions for our readers, discussing how he takes analysis similar to ours and uses it to improve his team on the field. He also talks about his relationship with position coaches, what to expect from his defense this year, and an honest scouting report on the offenses of the NFC South (since he doesn't have to play them for another three years).
05 Aug 2004, 10:29am by Al & Aaron
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. Why is New Orleans the least interesting team of 2004? Just how much can Aaron write about the Arizona Cardinals? What does Al have in common with the Minnesota front office? What is Aaron's beef with SportsCenter? Is Chicago? Is Not Chicago? Scramble for the Ball is in the room.
02 Aug 2004, 01:47pm by Michael David Smith
It's the holy grail of football research: How do you separate the ability of a running back from the ability of his blockers? Michael David Smith has a simple first step, comparing the great running backs of the past to their backups. Find out the answers to such questions as "What is the best offensive line to have no members in Canton?" and "Who the heck is Barry Redden?" (No, he's not "the other Tick" -- that was Barry Hubris.)
02 Aug 2004, 01:43pm by Aaron Schatz
Aaron on the big year Clinton Portis should expect in Washington, and the big shoes he leaves behind in Denver. Quentin Griffin fans are not going to be pleased.
30 Jul 2004, 01:27pm by admin
In honor of our first anniversary, here are some of our best articles, our best lines, and our best cartoons. A good introduction to the world of Football Outsiders.
30 Jul 2004, 12:46pm by admin
For no reason other than the fact that I'm in a bit of a goofy mood this morning, here is a look at some of the strangest search refers in the one year that we've run Football Outsiders.
26 Jul 2004, 11:57am by Russell Levine
Russell Levine on one of the NFL's most devoted -- and, as of this weekend, most emotionally devastated -- fanbases. Perhaps there is a light at the end of the tunnel which will allow the Dol-fans to eventually forgive Ricky Williams.
25 Jul 2004, 11:07am by Aaron Schatz
Or, as the article was originally titled, Ricky Williams is Pretty Much Screwed. Perhaps Ricky knew this and it helped him make his decision. Here's the article we wrote for the new book Pro Football Forecast, when everyone thought Ricky was coming back for 2004 and wanted to know if he would return to his 2002 performance level. Read and learn something you didn't know about Eric Dickerson -- and something Ravens fans won't want to know about Jamal Lewis. Plus, some comments on possible Ricky replacements, and the picture that clearly shows why Miami is in trouble.
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21 Jul 2004, 11:14am by Aaron Schatz
From July 2004, here's our look at what to expect after the renewed enforcement of illegal contact, along with a 2005 update on where we were right, and where we were wrong. Hint: The prediction of one veteran receiver's first 1,000-yard season was right on the money.
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21 Jul 2004, 06:07am by admin
With apologies to John Madden, we actually wrote some of a book. A big announcement about Brassey's Pro Football Forecast, a combined effort of Football Outsiders and Football Project that will be appearing in bookstores this preseason. Plus, a few other site-related notes, including the names of the winners of the Football Outsiders Offseason Contest.