06 May 2014, 03:08pm by Aaron Schatz
Great Don Banks longform writing from SI.com about the day in 1982 when the Tampa Bay Bucs drafted the wrong guy thanks to crappy speaker phone quality. The Bucs ended up making a trade to use another pick on the guy they wanted in the first place, and he was a complete bust. Meanwhile, the guy they took by accident became an All-Pro.
7 comments, Last at 09 May 2014, 4:47pm by jackgibbs
02 May 2014, 08:39pm by Aaron Schatz
A lot of these YouTube sports humor videos are pretty blah but I have to admit, this one made me laugh. Pretty amusing. (Whispers: "Tebow.")
4 comments, Last at 05 May 2014, 2:57pm by fb29
02 May 2014, 09:50am by Aaron Schatz
One team in 2013 had the top running back in broken tackles, the top wide receiver, the second-highest quarterback... and a Super Bowl title.
12 comments, Last at 05 May 2014, 3:11pm by Arkaein
29 Apr 2014, 04:47pm by Aaron Schatz
FO game charting for 2013 reveals a big reason why the Washington and Chicago defenses struggled. We also celebrate some of the game's best tacklers with the return of FO elite players in Madden 25 Ultimate Team.
5 comments, Last at 01 May 2014, 4:18pm by Kevin from Philly
23 Apr 2014, 06:32pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey kids! Schedule! Click the link above to go to the NFL.com page with the full 2014 schedule, and enjoy discussing it below. Scott Kacsmar also wrote a story for ESPN Insider on which teams are helped and hurt by schedule this year compared to last year's schedule strength.
15 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2014, 10:38am by ChrisS
23 Apr 2014, 01:37pm by Aaron Schatz
So, what if we based Run Stop Rates on how many run tackles a defense makes, not how many run tackles a specific defender makes? (Click to read more.)
4 comments, Last at 23 Apr 2014, 5:48pm by Mike B. In Va
01 Apr 2014, 01:59pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, kids! The 2014 Rookie Scouting Portfolio by our own "Futures" columnist Matt Waldman is now on sale. It's over 1,000 pages long -- seriously -- and covers 164 "skill position" prospects. You also get a post-draft add-on that discusses where each player was drafted and what that opportunity means for his fantasy value in both one-year and dynasty leagues. It costs $19.95, but ten percent of every sale is donated to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.
3 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2014, 2:13pm by Karl Cuba
26 Mar 2014, 11:50am by Aaron Schatz
The biggest of the remaining free agent dominoes fell this morning, in a surprising place. Jared Allen is headed to his old rivals in Chicago, to replace Julius Peppers. It's a four-year, $32 million contract that's more like a two-year, $15.5 million guaranteed contract. I really don't think Allen is anywhere near done. He had 11.5 sacks and 25 quarterback hurries last year (according to the FO game charting data that we're about 98 percent done cleaning up).
12 comments, Last at 31 Mar 2014, 9:41pm by Roch Bear
25 Mar 2014, 02:56pm by Aaron Schatz
Ralph Wilson, who has owned the Buffalo Bills since the founding of the American Football League in 1959, passed away today at the age of 95. We'll link an article once we have one.
3 comments, Last at 25 Mar 2014, 6:17pm by Mike B. In Va
21 Mar 2014, 06:57pm by Aaron Schatz
I figured this move needed its own thread rather than going in the big master free agency thread. Michael Vick signed a one-year deal with the New York Jets today for an undisclosed amount. This will of course do wonders for Geno Smith's confidence, I'm sure. It's not a terrible decision for Vick, however; he's reunited with offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg and the Jets will have a better defense and better chance to contend than, say, the Raiders.
20 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2014, 3:31pm by Sifter