24 Mar 2013, 06:05pm by Aaron Schatz
Elvis Dumervil today signed with the Baltimore Ravens, where he'll replace Paul Kruger. I guess that means that the Ravens didn't feel Courtney Upshaw was ready to start. The reports on Dumervil's contract are a little confusing, but apparently it's a "five-year deal" (yeah, right) where Dumervil will get $8.5 million in the first season but count only $2.5 million on the cap. The Broncos are apparently looking at either John Abraham or Dwight Freeney to replace him.
8 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2013, 3:16pm by warez software
04 Mar 2013, 06:29pm by Aaron Schatz
A big day for Kansas City: They franchised left tackle Branden Albert and re-signed both prodigal son/wide receiver Dwayne Bowe and punter Dustin Colquitt. Bowe was 56th in DVOA among wide receivers this year, but it's just another in a long line of years where Bowe has advanced stats that look unimpressive compared to other No. 1 receivers but far surpass the rest of his Kansas City teammates. Colquitt led the NFL in our gross punting value metric this season. Albert may be moving over to right tackle if the Chiefs, as many expect, take Texas A&M's Luke Joeckel with the first overall pick.
33 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2013, 6:33pm by Sifter
03 Mar 2013, 12:37pm by Aaron Schatz
If you want to know what happened at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference this year, our own Bill Connelly and SB Nation's Andrew Sharp kept a pretty good live blog going at the SB Nation site. Video of the panels should be online in a couple of weeks, and we'll make sure to link both the Football Analytics panel and the Monday Morning Quarterback Coaching Decisions panel here at that point.
28 Feb 2013, 10:13am by Aaron Schatz
The numbers like this class of quarterbacks much more than the scouts do, unless we're talking about Mike Glennon or Tyler Bray.
57 comments, Last at 28 Apr 2013, 6:54pm by Theo
27 Feb 2013, 01:03pm by Aaron Schatz
Hopefully this isn't another "Chip Kelly to the Browns!" thing. Jay Glazer is reporting that the 49ers and Chiefs have a done deal for Alex Smith, although it can't be announced for two weeks. Tim Kawakami on Twitter says that the 49ers will get a second-rounder this year and a similar pick in 2014. So the 49ers have 15 draft picks now for 2013. That should be interesting. Click to read more on the difference between Matt Cassel and Alex Smith.
108 comments, Last at 15 Mar 2013, 5:43am by Mr Shush
18 Feb 2013, 12:22pm by Aaron Schatz
The Patriots need to solidify cornerback (again), the Bills need to invest in some linebackers, the Dolphins need a No. 1 receiver, and the Jets need a whole new set of "skill" players.
27 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2013, 10:50pm by LionInAZ
15 Feb 2013, 12:58pm by Aaron Schatz
No link yet. The highest-profile release of the offseason so far? Yes, he's 36, but he was Defensive Player of the Year a couple years ago. Let's see... a team that is close to a title, that could use a hard-hitting safety who can also play nickelback... Hmmm, I can't think of any team like that. (Hi, Patriots.)
21 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2013, 10:26pm by diggler
11 Feb 2013, 04:19pm by Aaron Schatz
Adrian Peterson, Joe Staley, and Bobby Wagner are just a few of the players chosen as the year's best in our tenth annual Football Outsiders reader awards.
85 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2013, 4:42pm by Hardy
11 Feb 2013, 01:28pm by Aaron Schatz
The Eagles and Michael Vick have worked on a restructured one-year contract that will apparently keep Vick in Philadelphia as Chip Kelly's first starting quarterback. Vick had been set to make $15.5 million in the third season of a six-year, $100 million contract. Adam Schefter on Twitter said Vick could make "up to" $10 million in 2013.
16 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2013, 3:30pm by Theo
06 Feb 2013, 04:17pm by Aaron Schatz
After I saw the table in this article showing the explosion in the media's use of the phrase "elite quarterback," I was put on suicide watch. Of course, Joe Theismann is one of the people to blame for this nonsense. Can we please take this phrase behind the barn and beat it to death with a shovel?
60 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2013, 12:42am by jebmak