12 Jul 2012, 03:23pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders Almanac 2012 (PDF version) and the KUBIAK fantasy football spreadsheet are now on sale. Find out more details in this post. Now with samples!
09 Jun 2013, 10:33pm by Aaron Schatz
The big deal here is not that the Bears shipped off a tremendously disappointing former high pick. And it isn't that a certain former high pick was supposed to be a big star who would represent those of us who, shall we say, don't share holidays with most NFL players. After all, Mitchell Schwartz turned out to be pretty good.
8 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2013, 3:37pm by Steve in WI
31 May 2013, 09:09pm by Aaron Schatz
This has been rumored for a while. Unfortunately, Pro Football Weekly wasn't able to transfer enough of its audience from print to the Web, and will shut its doors.
6 comments, Last at 02 Jun 2013, 7:14pm by usctrojan11
31 May 2013, 11:20am by Aaron Schatz
Not all tackles are created equal. Which defenders this year did the most to stop receivers after the catch -- especially when they weren't actually covering that receiver themselves?
6 comments, Last at 05 Jun 2013, 10:51pm by thatsanjoseguy
28 May 2013, 06:40pm by Aaron Schatz
Nobody does a colossal data dump blog post like Chase Stuart, and that is not meant to be criticism. This look at which teams have drafted most often from the same universities is really interesting, although it doesn't necessarily represent the current administrations because the list goes back to even before the merger. What will really jump out at you is how many teams have their "most popular" school as a geographic neighbor. The top school for the Rams is UCLA, while it is USC for the Raiders, Chargers, and 49ers.
22 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2013, 2:26am by Nelet
28 May 2013, 02:41pm by Aaron Schatz
Lorenzo Alexander, Matthew Slater, and the other top special-teams playmakers of 2012.
6 comments, Last at 13 Jun 2013, 5:53am by hair
23 May 2013, 03:00pm by Aaron Schatz
Some readers know that I've volunteered the last two summers at Eric Mangini's one-day Football Fundamentals camp in Hartford. You may remember my article last year about The Greatest 7-on-7 Team That Ever Was. Unfortunately, this year I'm not going to be able to make it because we're behind on Football Outsiders Almanac 2013 and I'm going into seven-days-a-week mode after Brown reunion weekend this Saturday.
22 May 2013, 02:39pm by Aaron Schatz
Uh-oh. Multiple sources are reporting that Michael Crabtree tore his Achilles tendon in yesterday's OTAs. That's a big loss for the 49ers considering how well Crabtree and Kaepernick clicked after Kaepernick moved into the starting lineup last year. A torn Achilles used to mean you would miss the entire season. Recently, players such as Terrell Suggs have worked their way back to play half a season, albeit not at full strength. We'll have to see if Crabtree is able to do that as well.
18 comments, Last at 23 May 2013, 6:02pm by theslothook
20 May 2013, 10:30am by Aaron Schatz
Who stole Bill Belichick's cojones in 2012, and are they the same people who stole Mike Smith's cojones? Here are Aggressiveness Index numbers for all head coaches in 2012 plus an added bonus: updated career AI numbers for the top 84 head coaches going back to 1991.
48 comments, Last at 03 Jun 2013, 10:31pm by nat
17 May 2013, 04:43pm by Aaron Schatz
The Washington Post has an excellent four-part series that ran yesterday and today about medical issues in the NFL. Some of the graphics use detail from the FO injury database.
7 comments, Last at 22 May 2013, 1:29pm by markus