20 Sep 2006, 01:09pm by Aaron Schatz
On opening night, Ron Jaworski took Art Shell to task for calling too many long pass plays with seven-step drops. The Raiders offensive line simply could not hold up in the face of pressure and Aaron Brooks couldn't get passes off. This week against Baltimore, same thing, but after the game, Shell claimed he only called two seven-step drops all game. John Ryan of the San Jose Mercury-News called up Jaws, and Jaws watched the BAL-OAK tape and counted 13 seven-step drops. Who's right? I don't know about you, but my money is on Jaws.
48 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2006, 5:18am by hwc
20 Sep 2006, 11:27am by Aaron Schatz
I think most Football Outsiders readers would easily pick Bob Costas over Chris Berman, but would you pick NBC's new Football Night in America over ESPN's old NFL Primetime? Robert Weintraub from Slate thinks not, and I agree. Thanks to reader Jimmy Ryals for the tip.
71 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2006, 3:03am by Jerry
20 Sep 2006, 01:04am by Aaron Schatz
The Saints are 2-0…and 31st in DVOA. Aaron Schatz explains why and compares them to other teams with similar starts in the DVOA era. (Click link to read more.)
19 Sep 2006, 05:20pm by Aaron Schatz
Two games played, two sets of DVOA ratings. One represents 2006 only, while the other is our new rating that combines 2006 with the preseason projection. Baltimore rules the roost in one, Seattle in the other. Freedom of choice is what you want, freedom of choice is what you've got. UPDATE: Commentary is now found here on FOXSports.com.
227 comments, Last at 23 Sep 2006, 3:39pm by Chuck
19 Sep 2006, 01:09am by Aaron Schatz
Is Reggie Williams hot start to the season real or a fluke? Aaron Schatz uses similarity scores to try and find out. (Click link to read more.)
18 Sep 2006, 08:04pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's the latest Quick Reads at FOXSports.com with PAR for all quarterbacks in Week 2 plus the top running backs and receivers. Peyton Manning has one of the best quarterback performances in FO history, but did anyone notice? Michael Vick has one of the best quarterback rushing performances in FO history, and everyone noticed. Plus, one of our favorite whipping boys pulls the big donut against the Chargers.
68 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2006, 3:47pm by Wanker79
15 Sep 2006, 01:26am by Aaron Schatz
New England has taken an unorthodox approach to their practice squad. (Click link to read more.)
14 Sep 2006, 04:13pm by Aaron Schatz
Raise your hand if you want to read a really, really bad NFL analyst. Come on, you know you want to. I've got to give props to Alex Rubin, one of the FO interns, who thoroughly excoriates one of the lamest Week 1 "jump to conclusions" columns in newspaper history, written by Roger Brown of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer. Honestly, this thing has to be seen to be believed.
51 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2006, 12:14pm by In the know
14 Sep 2006, 12:33pm by Aaron Schatz
Remember William Krasker's footballcommentary.com? Well, there's a new website, Pigskin Revolution, that's doing much the same thing, with a strategy model that looks at the decisions that coaches make during games. Here's their review of Monday's Washington-Minnesota contest.
35 comments, Last at 17 Sep 2006, 10:07am by Frigo
14 Sep 2006, 01:31am by Aaron Schatz
Does Shaun Alexander avoid the curse of 370 due to his propensity to run out of bounds and scoring long touchdown runs? Aaron Schatz examines that ability as well as compares him to other running backs in the league. (Click link to read more.)