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.)
37 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2013, 11:41am by Mr Shush
26 Mar 2013, 10:04am by Aaron Schatz
Don't pussy out on us, Chip.
10 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2013, 2:11pm by Kal
24 Mar 2013, 06:05pm by Aaron Schatz
Elvis Dumervil today signed with the Baltimore Ravens, where he'll replace Paul Kruger. I guess that means that the Ravens didn't feel Courtney Upshaw was ready to start. The reports on Dumervil's contract are a little confusing, but apparently it's a "five-year deal" (yeah, right) where Dumervil will get $8.5 million in the first season but count only $2.5 million on the cap. The Broncos are apparently looking at either John Abraham or Dwight Freeney to replace him.
8 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2013, 3:16pm by warez software
04 Mar 2013, 06:29pm by Aaron Schatz
A big day for Kansas City: They franchised left tackle Branden Albert and re-signed both prodigal son/wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and punter Dustin Colquitt. Bowe was 56th in DVOA among wide receivers this year, but it's just another in a long line of years where Bowe has advanced stats that look unimpressive compared to other No. 1 receivers but far surpass the rest of his Kansas City teammates. Colquitt led the NFL in our gross punting value metric this season. Albert may be moving over to right tackle if the Chiefs, as many expect, take Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel with the first overall pick.
33 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2013, 6:33pm by Sifter
03 Mar 2013, 12:37pm by Aaron Schatz
If you want to know what happened at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference this year, our own Bill Connelly and SB Nation's Andrew Sharp kept a pretty good live blog going at the SB Nation site. Video of the panels should be online in a couple of weeks, and we'll make sure to link both the Football Analytics panel and the Monday Morning Quarterback Coaching Decisions panel here at that point.