18 Jul 2007, 02:16pm by Aaron Schatz
The FO staff was discussing this one on e-mail and I think we all agree with Adam Schein. Cory Redding???
38 comments, Last at 23 Jul 2007, 10:06pm by Matt Millen
18 Jul 2007, 10:40am by Aaron Schatz
Thanks to Doug Drinen and Matt Melton for answering a question that has always been on the big, long Football Outsiders "ideas to do" list: Would the Pythagorean Theorem work better for football if we somehow lessened the importance of blowouts? The answer: In the NFL no, in college football yes. The best part of this post is that it contains no mention of "Ookie."
13 comments, Last at 19 Jul 2007, 1:03pm by MJK
17 Jul 2007, 06:15pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, that turned out to be a complete failure. I'm sure there was a way this could have worked out better -- if the Dolphins had not hurried Culpepper back from the injury so early, perhaps. Next stop Jacksonville? And is that a good thing or a bad thing for the Jaguars, who are one consistent quarterback and one breakout receiver away from being major Super Bowl contenders?
31 comments, Last at 19 Jul 2007, 9:00pm by MJK
07 Jul 2007, 01:30pm by Aaron Schatz
July, July, never seemed so strange. There's nothing to write about these days but lists. Michael Silver of SI.com takes on the always fun and controversial task of ranking the 32 owners. Robert Kraft comes in number one, and it is pretty hard for even the most angry Patriots-hater to argue with that one. Not only does the guy run a winning team, but he gives a ton of money to charity and he's building a big mall out by Gillette Stadium that's actually going drive business to Foxboro the other 355 days of the year.
42 comments, Last at 13 Jul 2007, 2:14am by Raiderjoe
06 Jul 2007, 11:13pm by Aaron Schatz
This just terrible, awful news for the five remaining die-hard Joey Harrington fans.
112 comments, Last at 11 Jul 2007, 10:55am by Will Allen
06 Jul 2007, 05:14pm by Aaron Schatz
USA Today's annual NFL salary database has been updated with 2006 numbers, and it turns out the highest-paid player in 2006 was... Richard Seymour. You know, from that team that refuses to pay players what they are worth, the Patriots. Of course, he's only number one because USA Today is counting all signing bonuses up front, and Seymour's was an astronomical $24 million. Plus, paying Seymour that much money makes a lot more sense than what the Vikings are paying Bryant McKinnie (third on the list) and what the Lions are paying Jeff Backus (fifth). Sort through the database.
23 comments, Last at 09 Jul 2007, 6:42pm by James C
27 Jun 2007, 01:16pm by Aaron Schatz
With the book done, I'm trying to get back to answering FO mailbag questions on the FOX blog. Really. This one asks about Stomps in reverse: Is it true that "good teams don't allow themselves to get blown out?"
13 comments, Last at 09 Jul 2007, 11:45am by zlionsfan
26 Jun 2007, 03:23pm by Aaron Schatz
Return with us now to days of old, when Brett Favre couldn't win the big game, Steve McNair was a HO, and the Baltimore Ravens had a great offense and a terrible defense. (Yes, really.) The DVOA era expands past one decade with this look at the 1996 season.
115 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2007, 9:32pm by Packer Pete
26 Jun 2007, 12:42pm by Aaron Schatz
Are you ready for an extra 10 yards of football? I always enjoy watching a little CFL, and the season begins this Thursday. Since we don't have anyone writing a preview article this year, I figured I would link to the most interesting CFL story I could find. This year's big story in the CFL is the changing at the guard at quarterback with a number of teams. The biggest battle is in Toronto, where the legendary 43-year-old Damon Allen may be supplanted by former New England and Kansas State quarterback Michael Bishop.
37 comments, Last at 27 Jun 2007, 8:53pm by zlionsfan
25 Jun 2007, 05:02pm by Aaron Schatz
The crackdown on players who get into off-field trouble continues. There was good news out of Chicago also, as the Bears announced a five-year extension for their excellent cornerback Nathan Vasher. No details on that one yet.
108 comments, Last at 27 Jun 2007, 10:55pm by Kevin Eleven