28 Aug 2006, 04:20pm by Aaron Schatz
Is Kerry Collins a star quarterback? No. Is Kerry Collins better than Billy Volek at this point? Probably. It will take him a couple of weeks to learn the offense, but this is a good signing for the Titans. First, Collins gives them a better chance to make a surprise run at the playoffs if their defense comes together and takes a step forward. Second, it increases the chance that Vince Young will spend the year on the sidelines learning and improving.
24 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2006, 12:22am by emcee fleshy (atl/sd)
25 Aug 2006, 12:46pm by Aaron Schatz
With our server problems finally fixed, Aaron sorts through three weeks of delayed e-mail to answer your questions about KUBIAK and Pro Football Prospectus 2006. Explained within: 2006 DVOA schedule strength for each offense, our wide receiver projections, the new method for adjusting kicker and defense ranks in KUBIAK, and just what the heck are those dots in the FOX score graphic.
36 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2006, 6:25pm by zlionsfan
25 Aug 2006, 11:17am by Aaron Schatz
Whenever someone asks me about Pac-Man Jones, I tell them what the book says -- he had a much better rookie year than people realize, and he has a great instinct for the game, but he needs maturity. It looked like he had really grown up in training camp this year, until he went and got himself arrested again last night.
16 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2006, 12:22pm by Tom Kelso
24 Aug 2006, 11:32am by Aaron Schatz
Let us now praise great punters. Not ROBO-PUNTERs, but great punters nonetheless.
35 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2006, 3:11pm by Shane S.
22 Aug 2006, 11:29pm by Aaron Schatz
The Washington Redskins have traded a third-round pick to the Atlanta Falcons for running back T.J. Duckett. The Falcons then turned around and traded a third-round choice to Denver for wide receiver Ashley Lelie. Does this mean Portis' injury is more serious than first reported? Lelie is an interesting replacement for Brian Finneran but it seems to me that he duplicates Roddy White's strengths and weaknesses. Perhaps with Vick's arm strength, maybe it is best to have two deep threats. Anyway, I'm off to screw with KUBIAK yet again...
134 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2006, 7:05pm by Sid
22 Aug 2006, 03:54pm by Aaron Schatz
Yes, the rumors are true. Will Carroll's injury column will no longer be appearing at Football Outsiders; instead, he's moved on to the greener pastures of ESPN.com. However, even though Will is no longer part of Football Outsiders, he's still part of Football Outsiders. Huh? The explanation: He won't be writing for us during the season, but he'll still be contributing to Pro Football Prospectus 2007. We're here to provide him with things like similarity scores and he's around when the FO staff has injury questions.
25 comments, Last at 23 Aug 2006, 11:44pm by Otis the Pug
20 Aug 2006, 06:37pm by Aaron Schatz
And to think, we almost put Frank Gore on the cover of the book. This doesn't change Gore's projection much; we already expected him to easily beat out Barlow for the SF starting job. You can drop Cedric Houston down your cheatsheets, finally. Unless Barlow pulls a Lee Suggs and blows his physical...
40 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2006, 7:28pm by Sid
19 Aug 2006, 01:47pm by Aaron Schatz
The Texans really screwed up with Domanick Davis; apparently, his surgery didn't go well, they didn't realize it, and now the running back position is a mess. Who's the sleeper here -- Wali Lundy or Vernand Morency? And do we all just assume that Gary Kubiak's offense will give us a valuable fantasy running back? Or was the Denver running game so good not only because of the "one cut" system, but also because of the ability to identify undervalued talent at the offensive line and running back positions?
11 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2011, 10:34pm by xiaoz
12 Aug 2006, 07:36pm by Aaron Schatz
When teams are heavily penalized, who is responsible? It turns out there's plenty of blame to go around: not only to the players, but to the officials. Some officiating crews simply call more penalties than others, and different officiating crews call different penalties at different rates. When you get stuck with the more penalty-happy refs, you end up like the New York Giants: second in penalties in 2005, but also first in penalties by their opponents.
44 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2006, 3:55pm by Irish Fan
09 Aug 2006, 03:29pm by Aaron Schatz
Time to once again open the FO Mailbag with questions on KUBIAK, defensive line stats, and partial success on third down. Plus, the results of the 2006 "Old Faces in New Places" contest and yet more Eli Manning similarity score talk.
37 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2006, 8:35pm by Jim