03 Oct 2006, 06:00pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's this week's look at the best and worst performances of the week by DPAR, delayed a day due to the Jewish holiday. That's right, DPAR -- this week we add in opponent adjustments for the first time. It was a big week for quarterbacks named Marc(k) and a bad week for quarterbacks recovering from ACL injuries. Also: Is Reggie Bush the NFL's worst running back when it comes to actual running? (By the way, DVOA ratings are also delayed due to the holiday, and Any Given Sunday is delayed because Ned had some travel problems this weekend.)
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30 Sep 2006, 05:00pm by Aaron Schatz
The two biggest games of NFL Week 4 each match up two of the seven remaining unbeaten teams. They will be played on the first day of October, but these games may have major implications for playoff seeding in January.
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30 Sep 2006, 04:50pm by Aaron Schatz
Plus 10 touchdowns. That's 125 points in your high school fantasy football league. Um, at any point did his coach perhaps think, "hey, maybe it's a good time to give that freshman fourth-stringer a few carries?"
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29 Sep 2006, 06:28pm by Aaron Schatz
The latest mailbag features questions about DVOA, DAVE, dropped passes, and how Brady Quinn fares in our new rookie quarterback projection system. Plus: Now you can get our 2005 game charting data, and we uncover Pro Football Prospectus 2004: The Lost Year.
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29 Sep 2006, 12:31pm by Aaron Schatz
A new website called Sports Media Guide is going to be interviewing writers from all over the world of sports journalism, and they decided to interview me last week. Here it is for those who are curious to read my stream-of-consciousness ramblings about Football Outsiders. Honestly, I apparently forgot how to speak in complete sentences that day.
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29 Sep 2006, 12:07am by Aaron Schatz
How often is a team forced to use an emergency quarterback? Aaron Schatz takes a look. (Click link to read more.)
27 Sep 2006, 05:05pm by Aaron Schatz
We forgot to link this great article from Sunday's New York Times Magazine, the story of Ole Miss tackle Michael Oher, adapted from Michael Lewis' new book Blind Side. I've got an advance copy of the book and plan on writing a review, either here at FO or for another publication or website. By the way, I also wrote the Keeping Score column in the NY Times this past Sunday, but I figured there was no reason to link it here -- FO readers are used to our shpiel about Edgerrin James and the Arizona offensive line by now. (Free registration required)
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27 Sep 2006, 04:52pm by Aaron Schatz
We've spent so much time debating the future of the Saints in New Orleans that nobody has really noticed the problems they're having a few hundred miles down I-10. Jacksonville is market #42, the smallest in the league outside of Buffalo and Green Bay (and the Packers actually represent the larger Milwaukee market). Unable to sell all his tickets, Jaguars owner Wayne Weaver is covering sections of seats with tarps to make the stadium look less empty and to hopefully raise prices by lowering supply. Is it possible for the Jaguars to become financially solvent?
100 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 12:24pm by Sam!
27 Sep 2006, 12:35am by Aaron Schatz
Sometimes the team a player is drafted by can make all the difference. Aaron Schatz compares Matt Leinart and Jay Cutler’s KUBIAK projections if they were to trade places. (Click link to read more.)
26 Sep 2006, 09:22pm by Aaron Schatz
Idle San Diego takes the top spot this week. The Saints move way up after stomping the Falcons, but our new system that combines early results with preseason projection is still somewhat skeptical. It's Dave's fault, really. UPDATE: Commentary is finally available on FOXSports.com.
186 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2006, 2:30pm by DavidH