02 Feb 2013, 10:42pm by Aaron Schatz
It looks like voters split the baby by giving Peyton Manning the Comeback Player of the Year award while handing the MVP to Adrian Peterson. Other winners included Bruce Arians as Coach of the Year, J.J. Watt as almost-unanimous Defensive Player of the Year (49 of 50 votes, the other going to Von Miller), and Robert Griffin and Luke Kuechly as Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Of course, these awards aren't really as important as the FO Reader Awards, which we'll announce in a week or so.
48 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2013, 2:51pm by Mr Shush
01 Feb 2013, 04:22pm by Aaron Schatz
This article about Phil Simms has a lot of interesting anecdotes, both from his time with the Giants and his time as a broadcaster. His hatred of stats definitely seems to be tied to his own strengths and weaknesses as a player. Hopefully, Simms will read this article about himself, see the quotes from me, and finally learn how to pronounce "Asante Samuel."
18 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2013, 4:34pm by James-London
31 Jan 2013, 11:20pm by Aaron Schatz
I appeared today on Chris Price's podcast on the website for Boston radio station WEEI, talking about the Patriots this season and what they should do this offseason. This is really Patriots-centric, so if you don't like to hear me talking about the Patriots, don't listen to this. If you want to know where I would like to see Brent Grimes playing next year, then do listen to it.
2 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2013, 8:41pm by P_ATL
31 Jan 2013, 05:14pm by Aaron Schatz
With one defense playing better of late, and one defense playing worse, this matchup looks much closer than it would have a month ago.
21 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2013, 6:22pm by Foolio
29 Jan 2013, 03:41pm by Aaron Schatz
It's time to vote in the tenth annual Football Outsiders reader awards balloting. This is your chance to have your say on the best and worst players and coaches of the year. UPDATE: Because of a technical snafu, none of the voting prior to Tuesday Noon EST saved properly. If you voted before noon, please vote again. Sorry for the annoyance.
23 Jan 2013, 06:39pm by Aaron Schatz
At the risk of starting another irrational Brady-Manning argument... This is an interesting post by Neil Paine over at Chase Stuart's site, looking at which quarterbacks have won more or less in the playoffs than what you would expect based on the Vegas line. It's great to call it the Manning Index because it has a Manning at the top and a Manning at the bottom. Also interesting is that Tom Brady isn't the only veteran quarterback who had a lot of playoff success early, and very little later in his career.
137 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2013, 11:55am by Noah of Arkadia
22 Jan 2013, 06:19pm by Aaron Schatz
From @MilkmanDanimal on Twitter:
I suppose no chance of a "Tim Brown goes bats@$t crazy" XP for the sole purpose of watching Raiderjoe try to explain it all?
Oh, I don't see why not. Lord knows I don't get this story at all. As Mike Florio points out, why are Jerry Rice and Tim Brown complaining that Bill Callahan threw the ball too much?
66 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2013, 8:13am by Mr Shush
22 Jan 2013, 11:07am by Aaron Schatz
Our current leading team is called "PISS ANT," with a small lead and Joe Flacco and Frank Gore as his final two players. There are a couple of teams in striking range with a Kaepernick/Rice combination.
7 comments, Last at 03 Apr 2013, 2:39am by Cathedralplumbing
21 Jan 2013, 01:37pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are the DVOA ratings for the Conference Championship Games, plus a look at where Baltimore and San Francisco have improved over the past few weeks.
115 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2013, 2:05pm by Scott Crowder
20 Jan 2013, 02:10pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, this is a story. According to the ref-watching site FootballZebras.com, the NFL fixed performance grades for referee Jerome Boger in order to ensure that Boger would qualify to be the referee for Super Bowl XLVII. Boger was downgraded on eight games, which should disqualify him from officiating in the playoffs, but appealed and had all eight reversed. But here's a question: Why on earth would the NFL fix things so Jerome Boger is officiating the Super Bowl? What's special about Boger. I have no idea.
32 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2013, 12:23pm by Anon2345