25 Apr 2013, 06:26pm by Aaron Schatz
To get you ready for the draft and give you knowledge on players (both sure first-round picks and sleepers), here's an archive of FO's 2013 draft content. (Click to read more.)
24 Apr 2013, 03:35pm by Aaron Schatz
Checking out 2012 Offensive Line Continuity Scores. (Click to read more.)
7 comments, Last at 29 Apr 2013, 3:34pm by Bobman
23 Apr 2013, 09:54pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, it's "is the NFL ready for a gay player" article No. 52,617. Only this time, it's about a specific guy: Alan Gandreau, who kicked for Middle Tennessee State from 2009-2012. At first maybe you're thinking "oh, not another publicity stunt." But this is not like that "first woman to kick at a regional combine" story, which was a joke, just a ridiculous waste of time. This guy is an actual kicker from an actual Division I school who was a semifinalist for the Lou Groza Award as a junior.
9 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2013, 5:33pm by Anonymous13
19 Apr 2013, 03:11pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, look kids. Mike Tanier has a podcast at Sports on Earth, and I'm on it. I talk about the draft, LCF, Speed Score, SackSEER, and a little bit of a preview of Playmaker Score. Also featured: Russ Lande and poor placement of apostrophes.
2 comments, Last at 22 Apr 2013, 7:08pm by aabdcom
18 Apr 2013, 08:38pm by Aaron Schatz
The NFL announced the full 2013 schedule tonight. Here's a link and a thread for you to discuss which teams have particularly easy or hard stretches. I'm very happy that, at least at first glance, it doesn't look like the league did that crazy thing it did in 2012 where numerous division rivalries had both games scheduled within three or four weeks of each other.
53 comments, Last at 24 Apr 2013, 1:51am by Scott C
08 Apr 2013, 10:32am by Aaron Schatz
Andrew Luck threw a lot of interceptions last year, but he could have thrown a lot more if defenders had better hands.
34 comments, Last at 14 Apr 2013, 11:58pm by NeShep
05 Apr 2013, 12:40pm by Aaron Schatz
The RSP Writers Project draft is now midway through the 11th round, so I thought I would link the results so far for FO readers to discuss. For those of you who didn't read about this project earlier, an explanation: Over on Matt Waldman's site, 32 different NFL writers are building teams through a straight draft. The idea is to find value while also building a team around a coherent philosophy. Writers can choose to build for now, or build for the future. Each writer is giving an explanation for his picks as well.
15 comments, Last at 08 Apr 2013, 3:34pm by Dan
04 Apr 2013, 11:49am by Aaron Schatz
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02 Apr 2013, 02:09pm by Aaron Schatz
Carson Palmer has been traded to Arizona for... wow, this is not a lot of compensation... a swap of 2013 late-round picks and a conditional seventh-rounder in 2014. Yes, this is the same guy who was traded for a first-round pick a couple years ago. Palmer isn't the same quarterback he was back before the injuries, but he was roughly league average a year ago, which makes him a million times better than the quarterbacks who played for Arizona. He'll be replaced in Oakland by Matt Flynn, acquired from Seattle yesterday.
51 comments, Last at 12 Apr 2013, 3:09pm by Mr Shush
29 Mar 2013, 05:41pm by Aaron Schatz
The Dallas Cowboys have signed Tony Romo to a "six-year" extension (starting in 2014) for $108 million. It will significantly lower his 2013 cap number but also pay him $55 million guaranteed -- surprisingly, that's more guaranteed money than the Ravens gave Joe Flacco earlier this offseason. How do the two compare? (Click to read more.)
38 comments, Last at 1:05pm by OUT