Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

24 Aug 2014, 04:43pm by Aaron Schatz

BREAKING NEWS: Sam Bradford Tears ACL Again, Out for Year

Tough break here for the Rams and for Sam Bradford, who will miss the entire 2014 season after another tear in his left ACL in Saturday night's preseason game against Cleveland. It's the same ACL he tore in the middle of last year. Veteran Shaun Hill now becomes the Rams' starting quarterback; he at least has a good track record of avoiding turnovers. They'll surely be scouring the waiver wire the next week or two to find a better backup than Austin Davis. Meanwhile, this is probably the end for Bradford in St. Louis, as he has a cap number around $16 million for next year.

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22 Aug 2014, 12:41pm by Aaron Schatz

Move Extra Points to the One

Mike Tanier's solution to the "XP are easy" problem: Move them to the 1-yard line, and more coaches will go for two, which will make the game more exciting.

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21 Aug 2014, 12:27pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: FOA 2014 Kindle Version

No, seriously, we finally made this work. (Click to read more.)

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20 Aug 2014, 09:46pm by Aaron Schatz

25 Maps That Explain College Football

Uh-oh, somebody introduced the SBNation people to the Vox people. Mix politics and college football and you know this all ends with Jonathan Chait complaining about Ohio State again.

Actually, there are some pretty cool maps in here: where players come from, why they all end up in the SEC, and why they all wouldn't have ended up in the SEC 50 years ago since, you know, a lot of them are African-American.

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19 Aug 2014, 03:16pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Call for New Game Charters

It is time for our annual call for more FO game charters. Click here for more details.

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19 Aug 2014, 12:56pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Top Impact Rookies 2014

This piece for ESPN Insider looks through our various rookie projection systems not just for guys with strong projections, but for guys who will also have the opportunity to be very important this season.

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14 Aug 2014, 07:01pm by Aaron Schatz

Sports Analytics Innovation Summit: September 10-11

Football Outsiders has signed on as a media partner for the Sports Analytics Innovation Summit in San Francisco, September 10-11. Find out more here.

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12 Aug 2014, 11:21pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: 2013 Game Charting Data Now on Sale

Yes, finally, I've got the 2013 game charting data put together and ready for download. You can purchase this data at the FO store for $25. Or, buy 2012 and 2013 together for $40 and save $10. For those who contributed to last year's game charting project, an e-mail is on the way soon so you can get your copy of the data. And the usual "looking for game charters in 2014" post will surely be up shortly.

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12 Aug 2014, 01:48pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Niners' Playoff Chances are 50-50

Everyone thinks of San Francisco as one of the NFL's most dominant teams, so why does FOA 2014 only give them a 51 percent chance to make the playoffs this year? In an ESPN Insider article, I explain a bit about why projections are so grouped around 8-8, and why the 49ers' defense may not be as good as we think -- at least through the end of October.

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11 Aug 2014, 02:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Aaron Schatz on Advanced Football Analytics Podcast

I can't, I won't, and I don't stop... promoting Football Outsiders Almanac 2014. Here's a very long appearance on the Advanced Football Analytics podcast hosted by Dave Collins. Among the subjects we cover: the decision to list "edge rushers" as their own position in this year's book, how we determine replacement level, the concept of "Platonic team quality," difficulties with the game charting project, and my hatred of illegal celebration penalties.

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