07 Jan 2013, 07:01pm by Aaron Schatz
Major loss for the Seattle pass rush as the Seahawks try to win the Super Bowl. Chris Clemons tore his ACL on that awful D.C. turf yesterday and is done for the year, and probably part of next year as well. Unless he's secretly Adrian Peterson.
26 comments, Last at 09 Jan 2013, 10:56am by ptfe
07 Jan 2013, 12:21pm by Aaron Schatz
We continue our update of Weighted DVOA ratings into the playoffs, plus single-game ratings for all four Wild Card contests.
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06 Jan 2013, 01:22pm by Aaron Schatz
I'll buy this one because it comes from "team sources." Doug Marrone will leave Syracuse to become the new head coach of the Buffalo Bills. Marrone previously was offensive coordinator for Sean Payton and the Saints from 2006-2008; working for Payton suggests that Marrone may be open to a more analytical perspective that would match team president Russ Brandon's recent announcement that he plans to form an analytics department in the front office.
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04 Jan 2013, 07:59pm by Aaron Schatz
OK, so, apparently Chip Kelly is staying at Oregon now. Never mind.
61 comments, Last at 08 Jan 2013, 11:40pm by Kal
04 Jan 2013, 07:42pm by Aaron Schatz
Our previews of the AFC wild card games are jam-packed with stats as always, showing just how the Bengals got hot, the Texans got cold, and the Colts got #chuckstrong.
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04 Jan 2013, 01:05pm by Aaron Schatz
I did a "Google+ hangout" video chat last night with two guys from Field Gulls, a Seahawks fan site on SB Nation. I was apparently in a jaunty mood and wouldn't shut up, so this thing goes on a long time, an hour and a half. We get into how FO started, where DVOA comes from and how it has developed over time, and we talk a lot about the Seahawks and this weekend's game as well. Lots of good FO stuff for non-Seahawks fans too, and you get to see what the back of my office looks like. Enjoy.
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04 Jan 2013, 11:53am by Aaron Schatz
The other shoe drops, as the Chiefs today parted ways with GM Scott Pioli. All indications are that the Chiefs will be hiring Andy Reid as their new head coach, and they're going to want to join him up with a new GM who shares his personnel philosophies. UPDATE: And a few minutes later, the reports came out that the Chiefs and Reid have in fact agreed to a contract and he will become their head coach.
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02 Jan 2013, 07:06pm by Aaron Schatz
Former FO writer Bill Barnwell and I both join Bill Simmons to talk about the NFL playoffs on the B.S. Report's "Smart Guy Wednesday." Good way to get some previews of what will be in Friday's FO game previews. Also, I'm honestly curious where Barnwell and I disagree. Now you can find out!
7 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2013, 12:32pm by Gauss
02 Jan 2013, 03:34pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey everybody! Time for the second edition of our Playoff Challenge game. Here's how it works: You need to pick a roster consisting of 2 QB, 4 RB, 4 WR, and 2 TE. You must pick one player from each of the 12 playoff teams, no duplicates. Whoever has the highest fantasy score during the playoffs wins a copy of Football Outsiders Almanac 2013 and the 2013 KUBIAK fantasy football projections. Standard fantasy scoring, no PPR. Thanks again to former Scramble writer Ian Dembsky for the idea for this game. We'll close entries on Saturday morning.
14 comments, Last at 02 Jan 2013, 5:02pm by Aaron Schatz
02 Jan 2013, 02:00pm by Aaron Schatz
This seemed like a good possibility after his triceps injury earlier this season, but today Ray Lewis made it official: He will retire after the playoffs, no matter how far the Baltimore Ravens make it. Some players may have been a little better at their peak, but for sustained greatness over a long period, it's hard to argue against the idea that Lewis is the greatest linebacker in NFL history. He's been considered "overrated" for so long that he's actually been underrated for quite some time.
49 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2013, 3:38pm by cisforcookie