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
05 Feb 2013, 04:14pm by Aaron Schatz
Why are 10-6 and 9-7 teams suddenly winning Super Bowls so often? Maybe there's no reason for this trend. In fact, maybe it isn't a trend at all.
93 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2013, 3:17pm by Furious Llama
04 Feb 2013, 07:20pm by Aaron Schatz
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45 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2013, 12:28pm by ammek
04 Feb 2013, 01:47pm by Aaron Schatz
Joe Flacco just won the Super Bowl despite being just 17th in QB DYAR during the season. Eli Manning won it back in 2007 even though he was 40th in DYAR. What happened to only the best quarterbacks winning Super Bowls? Neil Paine points out that this really isn't any different from the rest of Super Bowl history.
30 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2013, 6:51pm by The Ninjalectual
02 Feb 2013, 10:42pm by Aaron Schatz
It looks like voters split the baby by giving Peyton Manning the Comeback Player of the Year award while handing the MVP to Adrian Peterson. Other winners included Bruce Arians as Coach of the Year, J.J. Watt as almost-unanimous Defensive Player of the Year (49 of 50 votes, the other going to Von Miller), and Robert Griffin and Luke Kuechly as Offensive and Defensive Rookie of the Year.
Of course, these awards aren't really as important as the FO Reader Awards, which we'll announce in a week or so.
48 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2013, 2:51pm by Mr Shush
01 Feb 2013, 04:22pm by Aaron Schatz
This article about Phil Simms has a lot of interesting anecdotes, both from his time with the Giants and his time as a broadcaster. His hatred of stats definitely seems to be tied to his own strengths and weaknesses as a player. Hopefully, Simms will read this article about himself, see the quotes from me, and finally learn how to pronounce "Asante Samuel."
18 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2013, 4:34pm by James-London
31 Jan 2013, 11:20pm by Aaron Schatz
I appeared today on Chris Price's podcast on the website for Boston radio station WEEI, talking about the Patriots this season and what they should do this offseason. This is really Patriots-centric, so if you don't like to hear me talking about the Patriots, don't listen to this. If you want to know where I would like to see Brent Grimes playing next year, then do listen to it.
2 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2013, 8:41pm by P_ATL