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02 Aug 2013, 12:10pm by Aaron Schatz

The Bill Parcells All-Stars

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.

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84 comments, Last at 20 Jul 2010, 8:14am by dryheat

31 Jul 2013, 05:06pm by Aaron Schatz

The Defensive Scheme Type Indicator

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

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26 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2013, 3:11pm by Scott Crowder

30 Jul 2013, 08:38pm by Aaron Schatz

Percy Harvin Will Have Hip Surgery

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.

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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 Us

Happy 10th anniversary to Football Outsiders, which launched on the Internet on July 30, 2003.

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77 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2013, 8:53am by Dean

28 Jul 2013, 06:41pm by Aaron Schatz

July 27: The Day Everybody Broke Down

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.)

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17 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2013, 2:46pm by TomKelso

22 Jul 2013, 04:57pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Updated Player Pages

Football Outsiders player pages have been updated with 2012 stats. (Click to read more.)

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22 Jul 2013, 12:33pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Top 25 Prospects

Our top-25 prospects list from the book finally gets the ESPN treatment. Everson Griffen is No. 1.

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2 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2013, 1:25pm by LionInAZ

19 Jul 2013, 10:06am by Aaron Schatz

UPDATED AGAIN: FOA 2013 (v3) and 2012 Game Charting Now Available!

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.

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10 Jul 2013, 11:32am by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: FO Needs Programming Help

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.

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12 comments, Last at 12 Jul 2013, 11:10am by jbird1785

27 Jun 2013, 11:51am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: How NFL's Worst Teams Can Improve

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.

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24 comments, Last at 15 Jul 2013, 2:38pm by Karl Cuba