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24 Sep 2005, 01:36pm by Aaron Schatz

1999 DVOA Ratings and Commentary

I was dreaming when I wrote this, so sue me if it goes astray. But when I woke up this morning, I realized this piece was really late. The sky was full of footballs, Marshall Faulk was running everywhere. Since the Titans play the Rams this week, I know you might really care. Two thousand-zero-zero? Party's over, now it's 2005. But tonight we've got DVOA from 1999. (cue guitar solo)

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23 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2005, 9:56pm by Ryan Carney

22 Sep 2005, 10:23am by Aaron Schatz

Check Out This Batch of Coaching Candidates

Jay Glazer looks at the top coaching candidates as the rumor mill (Tice) gets spinning (Tice) extra early this year (Tice). Our man Jim Schwartz is here. (When you read "Schwartz has worked with statistical analysts to study down-and-distance decisions," or some such thing, that's a reference to FO.) So is Pittsburgh O-Line coach Russ Grimm, who was also mentioned as a possible head coaching candidate in the Steelers chapter of PFP 2005.

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47 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2005, 2:55am by Aaron

13 Sep 2005, 01:52pm by Aaron Schatz

FO Notes

Whatever happened to Snap Judgment, when will there be a DVOA projections mailbag, and the answers to other questions you might have about FO in the new season.

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08 Sep 2005, 03:58pm by Aaron Schatz

Medi-hawk-rity: Hawks Have Proven Great at Being Average

In the last 20 years, how many times have the Seattle Seahawks had a record that did not fall between 10-6 and 6-10? Believe it or not, the answer is once: 1992, when they went 2-14. Greg Bishop of the Seattle Times asked us to do a little research for this article on the NFL's most terminally wheel-spinning franchise, and we discovered that Seattle on average finishes just 1.3 wins away from 8-8 every year, the lowest figure in the NFL.

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21 comments, Last at 04 Jul 2006, 1:16am by Bryan

06 Sep 2005, 11:00am by Aaron Schatz

Fantasy Player Protection

This is just kooky: Insurance for your fantasy football team. How much do you have to be spending on fantasy football to actually buy something like this? (Thanks to Lucas Ruprecht at Pro Trade for the link.)

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12 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2005, 5:55pm by Catfish

06 Sep 2005, 10:44am by Aaron Schatz

2005 DVOA Projections

Long awaited, never duplicated, here are the 2005 Football Outsiders DVOA projections based on complicated formulas that take into account everything from red zone performance to recent drafts to tenure of coordinators. If they prove accurate, look out for the Carolina Panthers, the Cincinnati Bengals, and -- yes, yet again the numbers love them -- the Tampa Bay Bucs.

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130 comments, Last at 05 Oct 2005, 3:38pm by james

04 Sep 2005, 11:28am by Aaron Schatz

Cuts o' Plenty

Let's see if we can do a quick roundup of the biggest cuts from yesterday's 53-man roster deadline. The Pats cut WR David Terrell. The Eagles cut DE Hugh Douglas and FB Jon Ritchie. The Chiefs ditched fourth-rounder Craphonso Thorpe, and headline writers wept. The Jags cut Fuamatu-Ma'afala, and spell-checkers cheered. San Francisco cut former top Denver pick CB Willie Middlebrooks. Miami cut RB Lamar Gordon, and Denver cut RB Quentin Griffin (following PFP's advice). Oakland cut DE Anttaj Hawthorne (so much for that supposed sixth-round steal) and TE Teyo Johnson (ACHTUNG!

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43 comments, Last at 07 Sep 2005, 12:33pm by Ryan Mc

02 Sep 2005, 07:26pm by Aaron Schatz

Saints to Open in New Jersey

Obviously, there's no way to make this season normal for the New Orleans Saints. But is it heartless for me to say that this is unfair to Philadelphia, Dallas, and Washington? They couldn't find a neutral location for this game? I guess they don't want to make it look like the Saints are leaving Louisiana for good to move to San Antonio or Los Angeles, even though we've known for months, long before the devastation of this hurricane, that the Saints were probably leaving Louisiana for good to move to San Antonio or Los Angeles.

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46 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2005, 10:25pm by Jerry

02 Sep 2005, 11:18am by Aaron Schatz

Defenders Insist Ugly Stats Not a True Sign

I think this article from the San Diego Union-Tribune brings up something that people often forget when discussing preseason results. Yes, the Chargers defense seems to be struggling in the preseason, but there is no game planning. Nobody schemes the opposing quarterback, nobody studies film tendencies, they just throw guys out there and run vanilla strategies to see how they look on the field.

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15 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2005, 10:37pm by Pat

01 Sep 2005, 01:21am by Aaron Schatz

Corey Simon to Colts

Holy Perfect Match, Batman.

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81 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2005, 1:13pm by Jim A