12 Jun 2006, 01:30pm by Aaron Schatz
"A witness told [Pittsburgh TV station WTAE] that Roethlisberger went over the handlebars, hit the windshield of another vehicle, then hit the ground. Roethlisberger was reportedly not wearing a helmet at the time of the accident." Roethlisberger broke his jaw, a sinus, and most of his teeth, and there are conflicting reports about whether he injured his knees or just had road burn take off the skin.
309 comments, Last at 17 Jun 2006, 10:33am by Melish
04 Jun 2006, 04:05pm by Aaron Schatz
Dan Lewis is looking for folks to cover specific NFL teams for his ArmchairGM Wiki project. Click the link and check it out.
4 comments, Last at 05 Jun 2006, 11:53am by DNL
31 May 2006, 10:11pm by Aaron Schatz
DVOA? We don't need no stinkin' DVOA. For the first time, Football Outsiders brings you totally, completely subjective power rankings. Let the arguments begin!
140 comments, Last at 08 Jun 2006, 3:51pm by Doug
29 May 2006, 11:11pm by Aaron Schatz
Attention, Peter King. This is the Dallas offensive line speaking. Please put the crack pipe down.
136 comments, Last at 09 Jun 2006, 10:10pm by centrifuge
25 May 2006, 05:59pm by Aaron Schatz
I keep meaning to post about this and then it slips my mind because of all the work on the book, but Doug Drinen of pro-football-reference has started a blog doing a lot of fun little statistical analyses. He's one of my inspirations so folks should check it out, he seems to be posting roughly once a day. For example, here's one asking a question that I've wondered about ever since our original "Better to Have Rushed and Lost" article -- why do coaches treat third-and-2 as a passing situation when the run is so much more successful?
28 comments, Last at 29 May 2006, 12:44am by MJK
22 May 2006, 12:31pm by Aaron Schatz
Pat Kirwan on the rise of the two-TE set, and the advantage it gives to the offense. The Cowboys' selection of Anthony Fasano and the Patriots' selection of David Thomas are both examples of how many teams now want to have not one but two or even three starting-quality tight ends. From PFP 2006, the teams that ran two-TE sets most often in 2005:
The lowest? Cincinnati and the New York Giants.
48 comments, Last at 25 May 2006, 5:32pm by Ilanin
11 May 2006, 11:03am by Aaron Schatz
Well, this is a bit of a shock. The guy is old, but he was still playing well last year. The Jaguars are probably wishing he had said something before the draft. Perhaps they would have taken Chad Jackson instead of Marcedes Lewis. I think this decision makes it less likely that the Jaguars will overtake the Colts this year. Who are the starters there now? Ernest Wilford and Matt "I Was a Teenage Quarterback" Jones? Please tell me it won't be Reggie Williams.
78 comments, Last at 16 May 2006, 10:21am by E
09 May 2006, 10:09am by Aaron Schatz
No, this is not an Onion headline. Hardcore football fans everywhere will slobber when they read about the new features in this year's Madden, because they're concentrating on all those guys who don't get any stats. I'm not sure what the average video gamer is going to think of this, but before each play you can pick a specific blocker and then play as that blocker, with specific moves to cut block, attempt to counter a defensive spin move, or try to pancake the defender. As this article puts it, "Madden NFL 07 isn't really about Mr. MVP ... Madden 07 is really about Walter Jones.
80 comments, Last at 16 May 2006, 5:25pm by Vash
04 May 2006, 11:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Remember a couple of weeks ago when we all laughed at the Patriots signing Martin Grammatica? That was nothing compared to Atlanta signing Seth Marler. We are really scraping the bottom of the kicker barrel now. Do the Falcons understand just how bad Marler was? You are talking about a guy who has not kicked in the NFL in three years, and in his one season was worth an astonishing 27 points below the average NFL kicker. Did Todd Peterson kill Jim Mora's children or something?
10 comments, Last at 15 May 2006, 12:26pm by Jim
28 Apr 2006, 03:41pm by Aaron Schatz
Hidden in this article about Javon Walker wanting out of Green Bay is the news that Donald Driver has also told the Packers to restructure his deal or trade him. Last receiver out of Green Bay, please turn off the lights.
15 comments, Last at 22 Apr 2007, 12:40am by kevin