Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Jan 2017, 02:26pm by Aaron Schatz

FO on The Ringer NFL Show

Special podcast appearance here on The Ringer NFL Show, discussing the Super Bowl LI matchups with Robert Mays. Hear Greg Cosell give his breakdown as well! And of course, we'll have even more breakdown next week with our own Off The Charts Podcast.

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27 Jan 2017, 02:47pm by Aaron Schatz

Bridgewater Likely to Miss Entire 2017 Season

Well, that sucks. It's been rumored, as Bridgewater's injury apparently has an 18-month average recovery timeframe. The guy is going to be a free agent in 2018 having not played for two years. Ugh. By the way, this is a video rather than article, so just be aware when clicking. You can discuss below without watching video.

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20 Jan 2017, 06:52pm by Aaron Schatz

NFC Championship Preview 2017

"Last team with the ball wins" is a cliche, but sometimes cliches are the best way to get across the central narrative of an important game. If you like great quarterback play, you have to watch the NFC Championship Game.

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20 Jan 2017, 12:23pm by Aaron Schatz

Ravens LB Zach Orr to Retire

Surprising news out of Baltimore, where linebacker Zach Orr is retiring from the NFL after three seasons. He led the Ravens in tackles this year but an injury near the end of the year led to finding a congenital neck/spine condition that would endanger Orr if he played further. I'm sure there will be discussion about how this is yet another young player retiring from the NFL, but it's not solely due to injuries from the game itself. That's not what the word "congenital" means.

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19 Jan 2017, 03:12pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: January 19

Hey, it's time to preview the conference championships with the Off The Charts Podcast. How special is this year's final four of top quarterbacks? Has Aaron Rodgers really been better than Matt Ryan over the last two months? What's the clear strategy for Green Bay's defense to try to stop Ryan? Why should the Steelers be worried about the Patriots run game? And lots more. (Click for audio link.)

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19 Jan 2017, 02:55pm by Aaron Schatz

Raiders File Las Vegas Paperwork

I never know when to post this stuff in Extra Points. Do we wait until they actually move? Until the owners approve? Is just filing paperwork enough? Anyway, the Raiders are moving to Las Vegas assuming they can get approval from 23 out of 31 other owners. (They will.) Apparently, they will stay in Oakland for the next two seasons, because their lease says they can and the Vegas stadium isn't built yet. So, that should be interesting. It's not like there's a history of fans turning on teams after they announce they're moving out of town, or anything.

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16 Jan 2017, 07:31pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 19 DVOA Ratings

The cream rose to the top in this year's playoffs, as the final four teams all ranked seventh or higher in DVOA this season.

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16 Jan 2017, 01:12pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Most Improved Units of 2016

Today's ESPN piece looks at the most improved units of 2016, including the Atlanta offense that powered the Falcons into the NFC Championship Game. How did these units improve, and what's likely to be the result in 2017?

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13 Jan 2017, 01:25am by Aaron Schatz

Chargers Hire Anthony Lynn as Head Coach

More head coaching news: In less than a year, Anthony Lynn has gone from running backs coach to offensive coordinator to interim head coach of the Bills to head coach of the new Los Angeles Football Clippers. This is interesting, because Lynn has been a coach in the league for 17 years but always as a position coach until Greg Roman was fired by Buffalo early in this season. He's never gone through a training camp in any kind of management position -- not as a coordinator, let alone as a head coach.

This leaves San Francisco as the last open job. Anyone want it?

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12 Jan 2017, 03:33pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: January 12

Some thoughts about the new head coach hires in Denver and Buffalo, and then previews of the four divisional round games. Lots of information in here about how various units are trending up or down during the second half of the season. (Click for audio link.)

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