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12 Sep 2006, 10:59pm by Aaron Schatz

Put the B-team in, ESPN

Watch the Salon ad thingy then skip past all the baseball stuff to get to King Kaufman's important point: How good was the team that did the second MNF game last night? Are there words in the English language capable of describing the improvement when you go from Tirico, Theismann and Kornheiser to Brad Nessler, Ron Jaworski and Dick Vermeil? Can we please, please, please have them every week? Pretty please? Seriously, let's start an e-mail campaign.

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58 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2006, 2:06pm by David

12 Sep 2006, 10:32pm by Aaron Schatz

Week 2 DVOA Ratings

The most accurate rating in the NFL returns for 2006 with a new wrinkle: an early-season rating that combines preseason projections with early results to get a more accurate look at team strengths. UPDATE: Commentary is now found here on FOXSports.com.

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112 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2006, 7:39pm by Smartmonies

11 Sep 2006, 02:22pm by Aaron Schatz

Branch to Seahawks for 2007 First-Round Pick

Our long national nightmare is over. This is great news for Seahawks fans, and not such great news for Patriots fans, but a first-round selection is pretty good value. They just need Doug Gabriel or Ben Watson to really come through.

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297 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2006, 12:35am by Kevin11

11 Sep 2006, 01:51am by Aaron Schatz

Deion Branch

Was Deion Branch worth the price the Seahawks paid? And how much will New England miss him? (Click link to read more.)

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11 Sep 2006, 01:47am by Aaron Schatz

Was Shaun Alexander's poor Week 1 a sign of breakdown?

The curse of 370 looked apparent in week one for Shaun Alexander. How did other victims do in their first game? Aaron Schatz examines further. (Click link to read more.)

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07 Sep 2006, 12:56am by Aaron Schatz

2006 DVOA Projections

Here are the 2006 DVOA projections, including 5,000 simulations of the 2006 season to give each team's chances of making the playoffs or winning the division.

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138 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2006, 5:13pm by John Morgan

03 Sep 2006, 03:50pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Mailbag

The latest mailbag features some items left out of PFP 2006, including which receivers were thrown the most (or fewest) long and short passes and which teams are trending upwards in 2006 due to the "third down DVOA" rule.

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21 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2006, 6:22pm by Nate

01 Sep 2006, 01:02pm by Aaron Schatz

UPDATE: Branch Files Grievance with NFLPA

Really? I swear, I thought this would all get resolved with Branch staying in New England. Anyway, who knows if it is true, but Mike Florio is reporting at PFT that two teams have offered Branch a six-year, $36 million contract. The rumor also says one of these teams is the Jets (aka Patriots South), who have offered the Patriots a second-round pick and "a pretty good player." Since the Jets are going to suck this year, that's one hell of a good pick, practically a first-rounder. Only one problem: who the heck on the Jets is a "pretty good player" who fills a Patriots need?

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482 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2006, 2:24pm by Starshatterer

30 Aug 2006, 12:04pm by Aaron Schatz

Why Bad Hamstrings Happen to Good Wide Receivers

To go along with their agreement to broadcast Sunday Night Football, NBC Sports has redesigned and expanded its website. In the football realm, at least, they are attempting to compete with ESPN, SI, FOX, and CBS Sportsline. Now, while nobody should ever get the wrong impression -- FOXSports.com is by far the best NFL website out there, that Ned Macey guy is very interesting and that Mike Tanier guy is always funny -- NBC did make a nice move by hiring Tom Curran away from the Providence Journal-Bulletin to be their lead NFL writer.

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25 comments, Last at 04 Sep 2006, 1:37pm by stan

29 Aug 2006, 04:00pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Chat at Baseball Prospectus

Here is the text of today's chat at BaseballProspectus.com, featuring the "top ten things we've learned at Football Outsiders." Of course, this actually goes to 11, which is one larger. I answered questions for about two hours, the longest and most active chat at BP.com yet.

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51 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 10:35pm by Will Allen