14 Feb 2007, 03:55pm by Bill Barnwell
Put on a pot of coffee; this edition of Four Downs is chock full of info. Bill Barnwell looks at overused running backs, second-half receivers, the Colts' #2 receiver, Dallas Clark, and the worst run defenses in the history of DVOA. See if you can guess what they all relate to before reading the article.
77 comments, Last at 24 Feb 2007, 11:33pm by Josh
13 Feb 2007, 03:15pm by Aaron Schatz
For the fourth straight year, FO readers have made their choices in the Football Outsiders Awards. Here is the first half of the results, with the best and worst players and coaches of 2006.
116 comments, Last at 14 Mar 2007, 1:52pm by Ryan
12 Feb 2007, 05:59pm by P. Ryan Wilson
In 2005, the NFC East was the league's best division with a historically strong collection of coaches. In 2006, one of those coaches lost his ability to motivate, one lost his ability to pick personnel, one quit, and one needs time off for his family. Three teams made the playoffs, but two of them backed in. What will become of the NFC East in 2007?
80 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2007, 9:00pm by Jason Mulgrew aka Lord J Rocka
09 Feb 2007, 04:32pm by Bill Barnwell & Ian Dembsky
Our measly sum is only, oh, about 6,000 words. Scramble finishes off 2006 with our Free Agent Finale. Plus: Playoff Fantasy Draft results, the Prop Bet tallies, and, as always with Scramble, a goodbye.
78 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2007, 2:20am by Bill Barnwell
08 Feb 2007, 11:50pm by Michael David Smith
All four AFC West teams had disappointing endings to their seasons. One has a new offensive coordinator, one has a new defensive coordinator, and one has both. The fourth team has the same coordinators and quote-worthy head coach. Where do they go from here? Four Downs has some answers.
79 comments, Last at 28 Mar 2007, 11:59am by T
07 Feb 2007, 01:26pm by Alex Carnevale
This week: The NFL loves Christianity, unless it is attempting to put on a Super Bowl party. The NFL pension plan is bad, and concussions are even worse. Plus: What does the President of the United States have against the Chicago Bears?
36 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2007, 12:05am by emcee fleshy (atl/sd)
06 Feb 2007, 03:57pm by Doug Farrar
The sun may travel from east to west, but this year, Four Downs goes from west to east. Doug Farrar channels The Hollies, Jellyfish, and Barack Obama as he kicks off our annual feature tracking the NFL off-season.
73 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2007, 9:39pm by Tom Kelso
05 Feb 2007, 11:30am by admin
When you've been great for a decade, does it matter that your title year might not have been your best year? Which Manning was MVP, Peyton or Danieal? How many men can a Rhodes walk over before you can call him a man? Does a kind and gentle head coach trump a jerk coach-GM combo? Clearly, that one is a yes. Congratulations to the Indianapolis Colts, Super Bowl XLI Champions.
296 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2007, 9:08pm by Sid
01 Feb 2007, 05:14pm by Aaron Schatz
The Colts have offense. The Bears have defense. But an NFL game is never that simple. Chicago's defense was trending downwards, the Indianapolis defense trending upwards -- until both reverted to form two weeks ago. Is Rex Grossman actually Trent Dilfer, or is Peyton Manning actually Albert Pujols? Here's the Football Outsiders preview of Super Bowl XLI, packed to the gills with numbers and stats.
143 comments, Last at 05 Feb 2007, 11:45am by Nathan
01 Feb 2007, 12:43pm by Alex Carnevale
This week: Tony Dungy is the nicest guy in the world, Peyton Manning and Brian Urlacher are aware of each other's existence, and Hispanic sports fans apparently have never seen Tony Gonzalez introduce himself on Sunday Night Football. Plus: Tony Dungy, still the nicest guy in the world one sentence later!
35 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2007, 3:06pm by Alex