24 Dec 2006, 08:11pm by Aaron Schatz
Christmas time is here, by golly, disapproval would be folly. Deck the halls with hunks of holly, fill the cup and don't say when. Kill the turkeys, ducks and chickens, mix the punch, drag out the Dickens. As the playoff race a-thickens, the Eagles face T.O. again.
12 comments, Last at 25 Dec 2006, 3:25pm by Harris
22 Dec 2006, 03:54pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a catch-all thread for discussion of this week's posts on the Football Outsiders FOX blog. Covered this week: What is DeAngelo Hall doing in the Pro Bowl, why the Colts don't allow runs around left end, the top 10 special teams of the DVOA era, Delayed Reaction Hate Mail of the Week, and Mike Tanier's rant on insane Philadelphia fans who want to permanently replace Donovan McNabb with Jeff Garcia. Plus: updated 2006 charting stats on the best and worst cornerbacks. There are a few interesting surprises in there. Is Pac-Man Jones now the best cornerback in football?
34 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2006, 5:03pm by Wanker79
22 Dec 2006, 11:29am by Aaron Schatz
The game charting statistics answer today's magic question. (Click link to read more.)
21 Dec 2006, 02:36pm by Aaron Schatz
The word out of Kansas City is that Herm Edwards will consider replacing Trent Green with Brodie Croyle next season. After all, the Chiefs have scored only one touchdown in their last two games. They've played Baltimore and San Diego, but I can't imagine that there is any sort of cause-and-effect connection there, so let's get on with the Brodie Croyle Era already. By the way, Larry Johnson is still on pace for 402 carries. We'll be having a moment of silence for Johnson's career at some point in the second half of Saturday's game, when he officially passes into the danger zone.
32 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2006, 8:07pm by Yaguar
20 Dec 2006, 04:12pm by Aaron Schatz
Attention: Unsubstantiated Rumor Alert. Pro Football Talk is reporting that Carson Palmer was injured in Monday night's loss to Indianapolis, possibly as bad as a torn rotator cuff. For now, this is a rumor, but PFT does have a good record on these rumors turning out to be facts. Not a perfect record, though, so again: Unsubstantiated Rumor Alert.
38 comments, Last at 23 Dec 2006, 12:27am by Gus
19 Dec 2006, 05:51pm by Aaron Schatz
San Diego moves back on top, the Saints and Bengals drop, and the NFC West is very, very, very bad. The new DVOA ratings are here, and the commentary available on FOXSports.com.
180 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2006, 3:58am by the other Chris
19 Dec 2006, 04:57pm by Aaron Schatz
What if all 32 bowl games were kids in your high school class? The best entries are the Texas Bowl and the International Bowl. Seriously, what is the point of the International Bowl???
10 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2006, 3:07pm by zlionsfan
19 Dec 2006, 12:05pm by Aaron Schatz
The Colts run defense is terrible...unless you run around the left end. Aaron Schatz explains why. (Click link to read more.)
18 Dec 2006, 09:00pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's the weekly roundup of the best and worst games according to DVOA. Learn about the Rex Grossman 2006 Positive Thinking Psychology Tour, witness the three seasons of J.P. Losman, and gasp in amazement when you see that Chris Chambers had 10 intended passes with no catches and now has a season total DPAR twice as negative as any other wide receiver. By the way, all individual stats here on FO are updated through Week 15 (no MNF).
70 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2006, 12:44pm by noah of the ark
18 Dec 2006, 01:40pm by Aaron Schatz
David Scott calls Saturday night's game the "all-time worst, American, professional TV broadcast." Seriously, how did the NFL Network let Dick Vermeil go on the air when he could not talk? On the other hand, Vermeil was excellent as an analyst, and so was Marshall Faulk when he entered the booth, and even Deion Sanders wasn't half-bad. (Although I could have done without Vermeil's constant references to "remember how you used to do that with the Rams, Marshall?") Public opinion on the NFL Network seems mixed, but my individual opinion is pretty mixed too.
47 comments, Last at 19 Dec 2006, 2:42pm by azibuck