31 Oct 2014, 12:07pm by Aaron Schatz
University of Houston head coach Tony Levine disagrees with statisticians about the random nature of turnovers, and has tried to build his team's strategy around winning the turnover margin consistently. Is this truly possible, or have the Cougars just had two lucky years?
17 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2014, 10:49pm by Whatev
28 Oct 2014, 06:40pm by Aaron Schatz
Five teams in the NFL are 6-1 or 6-2. One of those teams, Denver, ranks among the best teams we've ever tracked. None of the other four teams even rank in the DVOA top ten right now. Why not?
139 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2014, 10:39am by mitch
28 Oct 2014, 04:20pm by Aaron Schatz
Tampa Bay is your one team active at the trade deadline, trading safety Mark Barron to St. Louis for fourth- and sixth-round picks, and backup linebacker Jonathan Casillas to the Patriots for... oh, probably not much, but it isn't announced yet. Barron is the big deal here. Really, if I ran an NFL team I would happily trade a fourth and a sixth to get a guy who just two years ago was the No. 7 overall pick in the whole draft... and who has been completely misused by his current head coach. Mark Barron is a strong safety. He belongs in the box. He is not your Cover-2 deep guy.
19 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2014, 11:02am by dryheat
21 Oct 2014, 06:34pm by Aaron Schatz
Denver: great team, or the greatest team? Would you be satisfied with "one of the ten greatest teams?" Plus: hard times in the NFC South, where defense goes to die.
163 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2014, 12:23am by ziuziu
20 Oct 2014, 05:29pm by Aaron Schatz
From our own J.J. Cooper in his other life as a writer for Baseball America, here's a list of the top five baseball prospects among current NFL players. Peyton Manning and John Fox certainly wish Russell Wilson had played better in short-season ball.
2 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2014, 5:21pm by justanothersteve
18 Oct 2014, 03:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Over at ESPN Insider, a look at the Denver Broncos defense which ranks No. 2 in DVOA so far this season.
15 Oct 2014, 11:56pm by Aaron Schatz
A play-by-play breakdown of Monday night's game shows how little Robert Quinn accomplished against 49ers tackle Joe Staley. (Click to read more.)
14 comments, Last at 17 Oct 2014, 10:13pm by LionInAZ
15 Oct 2014, 03:27pm by Aaron Schatz
Thanks to Chase Stuart on Twitter for pointing out this well-written analysis of the state of the New York Jets. There's a persuasive argument here that it's time to move on from Rex Ryan. Personally, I think Ryan did a very good job in New York his first few years but I agree that it is time for a new direction there. And as writer Joe Caporoso points out, when you look just at players brought in during the last two seasons, blaming John Idzik for the problems doesn't really seem realistic.
50 comments, Last at 01 Jun 2015, 12:14pm by ibrahimefouad
14 Oct 2014, 05:48pm by Aaron Schatz
Why is John Harbaugh so happy? His math-lovin' left guard just told him how much the numbers love the Ravens this year. But why aren't the numbers as excited as the public when it comes to the Dallas Cowboys?
124 comments, Last at 19 Oct 2014, 4:47pm by theslothook
09 Oct 2014, 05:26pm by Aaron Schatz
We don't normally throw up news XP for college players, but this is the current Heisman favorite, after all. Apparently, some sort of NCAA rules violation is being investigated.
6 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2014, 5:20pm by Eddo