Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 May 2015, 04:18pm by Aaron Schatz

Justin Smith Officially Retiring

Justin Smith is officially retiring, which everyone pretty much expected anyway. I prefer players announcing their retirement right after their actual final season more than this recently popular practice of sitting around a couple years hoping you get one last contract, then signing a one-day deal with the team you are most identified with just so you can retire.

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138 comments, Last at 26 May 2015, 7:55pm by Mr Shush

18 May 2015, 12:28pm by Aaron Schatz

Packers Muscle Their Way Into Pitch Perfect 2

In case you were wondering how the Green Bay Packers ended up as an a cappella group in the new movie Pitch Perfect 2, it's apparently all David Bakhtiari's doing.

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2 comments, Last at 18 May 2015, 5:43pm by Dice

12 May 2015, 01:10pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Early NFC Projections for 2015

As I did a year ago, I've done a "quick version" of 2015 projections for ESPN Insider. These are not the official projections that will appear in FOA 2015. They simply regress DVOA to the mean for offense, defense, and special teams each separately, then make some small changes based on injury rates last year and certain personnel changes. The NFC projections are about as expected, except perhaps in the NFC South where we see both Atlanta and New Orleans rebounding. Easy schedules are a big help.

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25 comments, Last at 13 May 2015, 11:39pm by Will Allen

11 May 2015, 02:39pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Early AFC Projections for 2015

As I did a year ago, I've done a "quick version" of 2015 projections for ESPN Insider. These are not the official projections that will appear in FOA 2015. They simply regress DVOA to the mean for offense, defense, and special teams each separately, then make some small changes based on injury rates last year and certain personnel changes. The big story out of the AFC projections: Miami, which was pretty good last year except on special teams, should challenge New England for the AFC East title.

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23 comments, Last at 18 May 2015, 3:55pm by mehllageman56

08 May 2015, 05:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Dante Fowler Tears ACL, Out for Year

The third overall pick in this year's draft tore his ACL in his first-ever NFL practice and is done for the season. Man, fate just hates Jacksonville.

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15 comments, Last at 17 May 2015, 10:44am by SarahStewart732

08 May 2015, 12:21pm by Aaron Schatz

Support FO Writers: Robert Weintraub's New Book

It's not sports-related, but we wanted to let all our readers know about the new book from sometime FO writer Robert Weintraub: "No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII."

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06 May 2015, 01:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Wells Report on Deflategate Released

It's 243 pages, and as soon as somebody writes up a reasonable summary of what that all says and what's going to happen because of it, we'll link to it. Feel free to discuss here.

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523 comments, Last at 11 May 2015, 9:07pm by dryheat

30 Apr 2015, 07:11pm by Aaron Schatz

Mike Tanier's Round 1 Report Card

FO readers will want to keep up with this link tonight, Mike Tanier's pick-by-pick analysis over at Bleacher Report. Sure to be a lot of fun whenever the Eagles do whatever insane thing Chip Kelly is planning on.

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26 comments, Last at 08 May 2015, 12:27pm by chemical burn

28 Apr 2015, 05:45pm by Aaron Schatz

WANTED: Cover Artwork for FOA 2015

You could see your artwork on the cover of Football Outsiders Almanac 2015, and snag yourself a free copy too. (Click for details.)

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28 Apr 2015, 01:20pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL to Give Up Tax-Exempt Status

I'm not going to pretend to be any kind of expert on the legal issues involved here, but it certainly makes the league look better to no longer claim its ridiculous tax-exempt status. Obviously a big gain here is that the league no longer has to publicly disclose the salary of its top executives including Roger Goodell. Gain for the league, that is. Not necessarily a gain for us, the public.

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14 comments, Last at 30 Apr 2015, 10:44am by ChrisS