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24 Feb 2014, 05:35pm by Aaron Schatz

LCF 2014: The Year It Means Nothing

Have you been eagerly awaiting the LCF projections to tell you which quarterback should be chosen No. 1 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft? Well, then it kind of sucks to be you.

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53 comments, Last at 04 Mar 2014, 6:41am by MC2

23 Feb 2014, 11:07pm by Aaron Schatz

All Estimated DVOA Ratings, 1950-2013

You may remember Andreas Shepard's article with estimated DVOA ratings going back to 1950. Over on Chase Stuart's Football Perspective site, they've put together a couple of tables with all of the estimated ratings for all 1,638 teams. Note these are all estimated ratings, rather than a mix of estimated and actual ratings like we ran here at Football Outsiders; therefore the 1962 Packers are on top, not the 1991 Redskins.

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11 comments, Last at 25 Feb 2014, 3:18pm by tuluse

18 Feb 2014, 12:44pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Madden Ultimate Team Content for February 21

During the offseason, we'll continue to be choosing star players for special Football Outsiders elite cards in Madden 25 Ultimate Team, based on strong performances in our various stats in 2013.

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1 comment, Last at 25 Feb 2014, 3:11pm by LionInAZ

12 Feb 2014, 07:29pm by Aaron Schatz

Cap-Strapped Saints Cut Three Veteran Defenders

It's defense overhaul time in New Orleans, as the Saints today cut veteran defensive end Will Smith, cornerback Jabari Greer, and safety Roman Harper. Actually... that's not so much of a defensive overhaul. Smith missed last season with a torn ACL. Greer was demoted to nickelback and Harper to third safety. While Greer used to be an FO binky, I think Smith is really the name here. He could be a really nice veteran addition if there's a team out there that needs a situational pass rusher and wants to get jiggy with it.

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12 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2014, 12:07am by Joseph

11 Feb 2014, 06:51pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Seeking 1987 Videotapes

Time for one of our occasional calls looking for videotapes of old games so we can complete past seasons of play-by-play and do DVOA/DYAR ratings. (Click to read more.)

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4 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2014, 2:11pm by jklps

11 Feb 2014, 02:54pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Madden Ultimate Team Content for February 14

During the offseason, we'll continue to be choosing star players for special Football Outsiders elite cards in Madden 25 Ultimate Team, based on strong performances in our various stats in 2013. This week, we're starting with a whole offensive line representing the top five teams in Adjusted Line Yards, our stat which breaks down runs of different lengths to get an idea of which teams get the best run blocking.

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10 Feb 2014, 11:41pm by Aaron Schatz

2013 Football Outsiders Awards

This year's best offensive player may have been obvious, but the Football Outsiders readers and national media had disagreements about a number of awards, including Defensive MVP, Rookie of the Year, and Coach of the Year.

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85 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2014, 10:29am by Mr Shush

09 Feb 2014, 10:03pm by Aaron Schatz

Missouri DE Michael Sam To Be First Openly Gay NFL Player

Well, here we go. The time has come, and this isn't going to be like Jason Collins, some backup coming out in his late 30's. Michael Sam of Missouri, reigning SEC Defensive Player of the Year and mid-round draft prospect, came out tonight in an interview with ESPN's Chris Connelly. Sam came out to his coaches and teammates in August, had a great season, and now will head to the NFL. We have to wait for the combine drills, but I must admit, I'm even a little bit more curious about the SackSEER projections now.

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50 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2014, 11:36am by justanothersteve

06 Feb 2014, 10:23pm by Aaron Schatz

Deadspin's Big Book of Black Quarterbacks

This is Deadspin's attempt to not only create a comprehensive list of African-American quarterbacks in the NFL, but to give them each a biography, ranging from one or two sentences about guys who washed out quickly to long, detailed discussion of men like Fritz Pollard, Michael Vick, and Steve McNair. They literally had to have the Gawker technical people raise the character limit for a post to make this thing publishable.

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34 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2014, 10:50am by Kevin from Philly

06 Feb 2014, 02:07pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: 2014 Playoff Challenge Winner!

Congratulations to reader Douglas Daley of Haymarket, Virginia, who won our 2014 Playoff Challenge with his team "dougied." He'll get a free copy of next season's KUBIAK projections and FOA 2014.

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6 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2014, 11:18am by ooter