05 Aug 2015, 10:14am by Aaron Schatz
It's finally done!
04 Aug 2015, 05:56pm by Aaron Schatz
Uh-oh, Houston fans. Arian Foster injured his groin at Houston practice last night, and it looks like it's going to require surgery. That will mean going on IR-designated for return, taking Foster out of action for at least eight weeks of the regular season. So who do you want to count on alongside your questionable quarterbacks, Texans: Chris Polk, who can't stay healthy, or Alfred Blue and his league-worst rushing DVOA from last season? Or is there going to be a Chris Johnson or Knowshon Moreno signing here?
11 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2015, 9:50am by fest201620
31 Jul 2015, 10:31am by Aaron Schatz
The Asterisk is getting paid. Wilson and the Seahawks apparently have agreed to a four-year, $87.6 million dollar extension, though we're not sure yet if the announced money is for 2015-2018 or for 2016-2019. It looks like Wilson will now be the second-highest paid player in the game, behind Aaron Rodgers.
103 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 11:03pm by fest201620
28 Jul 2015, 12:50pm by Aaron Schatz
From cute and cuddly (Houston's Toro) to nightmare serial killers (Pat Patriot) and whatever the hell the Chargers' mascot is.
11 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 11:10pm by fest201620
27 Jul 2015, 05:17pm by Aaron Schatz
An update on when Football Outsiders Almanac 2015 will be available, in two parts. (Click to read more.)
23 Jul 2015, 01:45pm by Aaron Schatz
What do you do if you are a woman and you want to play competitive football? You get stuck wearing a bikini in a league that doesn't pay you or provide health insurance -- because it's the best competitive football you can play. This is a great bit of long-form journalism over at Grantland by Jordan Ritter Conn. I ended up watching a bit of a "Legends" Football League game when flipping channels a couple weeks ago and the quality of play was no different from your usual Arena Football game.
6 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 11:15pm by fest201620
15 Jul 2015, 07:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Finally, the 2015 KUBIAK fantasy football projections are complete and available for download. One $20 purchase lets you download unlimited updates throughout the preseason. Plus, our deal with DraftKings.com has returned, and can help you get KUBIAK for just TEN BUCKS! (Click to read more.)
10 Jul 2015, 02:38pm by Aaron Schatz
Arbitrator Harold Henderson has upheld the NFL's suspension of Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy for domestic violence, but has reduced it to four games. I know a lot of people will compare this to Tom Brady's four-game suspension for DeflateGate, or Le'Veon Bell's three-game suspension for a marijuana arrest. The differences do highlight the absurd inconsistency in when the NFL dcides to hand down suspensions, and how long they are. But also remember that the legal process with each suspension and appeal is different.
23 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 11:19pm by fest201620
09 Jul 2015, 07:37pm by Aaron Schatz
The great former Raiders (and Saints and Oilers) quarterback Kenny "The Snake" Stabler has passed away due to colon cancer at the age of 69. There was some confusion about this on Twitter earlier today, but his family has now confirmed the death. Stabler made four Pro Bowls but his career peaked in 1976. When we did the "Top 100 QB Seasons Ever" in our first book, 10 years ago, we had that season at No. 7.
16 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2015, 11:20pm by fest201620
07 Jul 2015, 12:47pm by Aaron Schatz
Here are the final two parts of a four-part series for ESPN Insider looking at estimated snap-weighted age for 2015, based on projected starters, last year's snap counts, and a regression that predicts snaps for rookies based on draft pick and position. The result is a look at which defenses are getting older this year (Denver, New Orleans), which are getting younger (New England, Pittsburgh), and what that means for how good those teams might be this season.