29 Aug 2006, 04:00pm by Aaron Schatz
Here is the text of today's chat at BaseballProspectus.com, featuring the "top ten things we've learned at Football Outsiders." Of course, this actually goes to 11, which is one larger. I answered questions for about two hours, the longest and most active chat at BP.com yet.
51 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 10:35pm by Will Allen
28 Aug 2006, 09:55pm by Aaron Schatz
On one hand, we seem to be in the middle of a paradigm shift when it comes to knee injuries. Carson Palmer, Braylon Edwards, Daunte Culpepper -- all these guys are coming back faster than anyone ever imagined. On the other hand, you have whatever is wrong with Domanick Davis, which nobody seems very clear about. But today, Gary Kubiak named sixth-round pick Wali Lundy as his starter and suggested that the Texans might cut Davis on Friday. It would truly be an astonishing turn of events.
47 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 12:46pm by Mr Shush
28 Aug 2006, 06:51pm by Aaron Schatz
The Raiders have taken Mike Tanier's biting criticism from PFP 2006 to heart and descended into total self-parody.
86 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2006, 1:11pm by mactbone
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