04 Apr 2013, 11:49am by Aaron Schatz
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02 Apr 2013, 02:09pm by Aaron Schatz
Carson Palmer has been traded to Arizona for... wow, this is not a lot of compensation... a swap of 2013 late-round picks and a conditional seventh-rounder in 2014. Yes, this is the same guy who was traded for a first-round pick a couple years ago. Palmer isn't the same quarterback he was back before the injuries, but he was roughly league average a year ago, which makes him a million times better than the quarterbacks who played for Arizona. He'll be replaced in Oakland by Matt Flynn, acquired from Seattle yesterday.
51 comments, Last at 12 Apr 2013, 3:09pm by Mr Shush
29 Mar 2013, 05:41pm by Aaron Schatz
The Dallas Cowboys have signed Tony Romo to a "six-year" extension (starting in 2014) for $108 million. It will significantly lower his 2013 cap number but also pay him $55 million guaranteed -- surprisingly, that's more guaranteed money than the Ravens gave Joe Flacco earlier this offseason. How do the two compare? (Click to read more.)
37 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2013, 11:41am by Mr Shush
26 Mar 2013, 10:04am by Aaron Schatz
Don't pussy out on us, Chip.
10 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2013, 2:11pm by Kal
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