20 Aug 2013, 02:18pm by Aaron Schatz
It is time for our annual call for more FO game charters. Click here for more details.
1 comment, Last at 23 Aug 2013, 1:47am by red bottom shoes
19 Aug 2013, 01:20pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's something you don't often see in the NFL: a "challenge trade," where a player is getting straight-up dealt for another player at the same position solely to see who can improve with a change of scenery. The 49ers will try to get something out of Jonathan Baldwin, and the Chiefs get to figure out if there is any hope for A.J. Jenkins. Can anyone remember a similar deal in recent NFL history?
42 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2013, 6:23pm by RickyJohjima
19 Aug 2013, 08:43am by Aaron Schatz
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2 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2013, 8:11am by CBPodge
15 Aug 2013, 12:04pm by Aaron Schatz
Over at ESPN Insider, I look at which teams are most likely to snag the No. 1 overall pick and a shot at Jadeveon Clowney. Well, we list all our projected last place teams, and of course that includes Atlanta... which finishes 8-8 or better in over half our simulations and isn't going anywhere near the No. 1 overall pick.
29 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2013, 11:52am by bravehoptoad
14 Aug 2013, 12:42pm by Aaron Schatz
Have you had trouble getting a response to an e-mail regarding a technical or refund issue with KUBIAK or FOA 2013? We just discovered that Gmail was nice enough to code all our support e-mails as "Spam," which explains why people have not heard back from us. We're going through them all now and trying to fix things. Our apologies. UPDATE: Click here to read about what to do if you had trouble purchasing with a credit card through Paypal.
07 Aug 2013, 10:47am by Aaron Schatz
With no reason to believe that Geno Smith would be better than Mark Sanchez right now, and no reason to believe that starting Smith right now would help him long-term, why not use Sanchez to give Smith a little space to learn the NFL game and the Marty Mornhinweg offense?
9 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2013, 11:11am by Bob Squared
06 Aug 2013, 04:11pm by Aaron Schatz
We're proud to welcome Scott Kacsmar, often known as "Captain Comeback," to the Football Outsiders family. (Click to read more.)
21 comments, Last at 16 Aug 2013, 3:32pm by Bobman
05 Aug 2013, 11:26am by Aaron Schatz
Packers' left tackle Bryan Bulaga tore his ACL during Saturday's Green Bay "Family Night" scrimmage and is probably done for the season. Bulaga's transition from right tackle to left was by no means guaranteed to go smoothly, but he was still the Packers' best tackle. Aaron Rodgers can help cover for that line's problems against mediocre and bad defenses, but it's the kind of issue that I would bet gets magnified when we get to the postseason. At least the Packers now have the whole season to figure out their line and get some cohesion between those players.
37 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2013, 3:44pm by Jimmy
02 Aug 2013, 12:10pm by Aaron Schatz
In honor of Bill Parcells entering the Hall of Fame this weekend, here's a re-post of the "Bill Parcells All-Stars" article from 2010 that kicked off our series on coaching all-star teams.
84 comments, Last at 20 Jul 2010, 8:14am by dryheat
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