31 Jul 2013, 05:06pm by Aaron Schatz
This is a really good idea. Ted Bartlett of Denver Broncos blog "It's All Over Fatman" has come up with an idea to describe defensive schemes using a series of letters, as if they were personalities in the Myers-Briggs Indicator. You end up with descriptions that are much more detailed than just "3-4" vs. "4-3," not to mention more applicable in a league where teams now have to play nickel or dime the majority of the time. The splits:
Stack (2-gap) vs. Penetrate (1-gap)
Downhill run D vs. Flow run D
Man vs. Zone
Coverage-oriented vs. Blitz-oriented
26 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2013, 3:11pm by Scott Crowder
30 Jul 2013, 08:38pm by Aaron Schatz
So much for that great addition the Seahawks made this offseason. The details don't seem to be quite clear, but Percy Harvin has tweeted that he's having surgery on the torn labrum in his hip. He'll be out for at least half the season, possibly more. Sidney Rice is also having some sort of knee problem that has him going to Switzerland for treatment, but the Seahawks claim he will be ready not just for the start of the regular season but for the start of the preseason.
8 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2013, 2:03pm by Noah of Arkadia
30 Jul 2013, 03:27pm by Aaron Schatz
Happy 10th anniversary to Football Outsiders, which launched on the Internet on July 30, 2003.
77 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2013, 8:53am by Dean
28 Jul 2013, 06:41pm by Aaron Schatz
I just got home from a week of vacation on Cape Cod, tossed open my Internet browser, and discovered that EVERYONE IS BROKEN NOW. Dennis Pitta, Dan Koppen, and Jeremy Maclin are all done for the year. (Click to read more.)
17 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2013, 2:46pm by TomKelso
22 Jul 2013, 04:57pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders player pages have been updated with 2012 stats. (Click to read more.)
22 Jul 2013, 12:33pm by Aaron Schatz
Our top-25 prospects list from the book finally gets the ESPN treatment. Everson Griffen is No. 1.
2 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2013, 1:25pm by LionInAZ
19 Jul 2013, 10:06am by Aaron Schatz
The PDF version of Football Outsiders Almanac 2013 is now available for download! If you have already bought a copy (probably in some sort of KUBIAK package deal), just go to MY FO DOWNLOADS in the upper right part of the website to download the new file that includes the entire book. If you haven't bought it yet, it's only $12.50. Click here to buy it.
10 Jul 2013, 11:32am by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders is looking for a programmer who can write a parsing program that will help us compile Audibles at the Line each week during the season. We're looking for some sort of code that will go through the Gmail thread, pick out everybody's comments, and then paste them all in one big document so that Rivers McCown can then go through and edit. If you think you can program something like this, please e-mail us at info-at-footballoutsiders.com with subject line AUDIBLES PARSER. Thanks.
12 comments, Last at 12 Jul 2013, 11:10am by jbird1785
27 Jun 2013, 11:51am by Aaron Schatz
ESPN recently ran its "Future Power Rankings," rating each team on how well set up they are for the future. In this piece, I take a look at the bottom five teams and what they need to do to improve: Jacksonville, Oakland, Buffalo, Tennessee, and the New York Jets.
24 comments, Last at 15 Jul 2013, 2:38pm by Karl Cuba
26 Jun 2013, 04:21pm by Aaron Schatz
Without Rob Gronkowski? Now that's a bigger question.
16 comments, Last at 27 Jun 2013, 11:29pm by chemical burn