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28 Aug 2015, 03:33pm by Aaron Schatz

Football 101: Jet Sweep vs. End Around vs. Reverse

Someone sent me this link on Twitter, and it's a really good guide to understanding one of my pet peeves about football on television: announcers who can't understand the difference between a jet sweep, an end around, a reverse, and a double reverse. Familiarize yourself with the lingo! Note that there also are some folks who DO think there's a difference also between a "jet sweep" and a "fly sweep," though the linked article lists them as the same play.

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29 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2015, 9:03pm by Vincent Verhei

27 Aug 2015, 10:56pm by Aaron Schatz

FOA 2015 MEDIA: Sports-Casters Podcast

Want to hear me talk about Football Outsiders Almanac 2015 and the upcoming season for about a half an hour? I made my annual appearance on The Sports-Casters podcast. You'll want to forward in about 30 minutes to hear my interview. They also talk to Adam Lazarus about his new book on the glory days of the Joe Gibbs Redskins.

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26 Aug 2015, 01:00pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Top 25 Prospects 2015

Here's the ESPN Insider version of our Top 25 Prospects list from Football Outsiders Almanac 2015. Once again, this is our annual list of the top prospects among later-drafted and undrafted players who aren't rookies anymore, but are still young with potential to blossom and become important pieces on their teams. Pittsburgh's Martavis Bryant is this year's No. 1.

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23 Aug 2015, 12:25pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Quick Note on FOA 2015 Errors

Regarding an error on the stats regarding base, nickel, and dime defenses in Football Outsiders Almanac 2015. (Click to read more.)

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21 Aug 2015, 02:43pm by Aaron Schatz

FOA 2015 MEDIA: Deadspin

As is now an annual tradition, Deadspin brings the world a survey of the fabulous Football Outsiders Almanac 2015, with a paragraph from each of the 32 NFL chapters to give you a taste of the book if you haven't bought it yet. (And if you haven't bought it yet, why not? Sterling has tuition payments and Scott needs money for dinner.)

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2 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2015, 9:53pm by LionInAZ

19 Aug 2015, 05:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Kelvin Benjamin, Louis Delmas Tear ACLs

A couple of very unfortunate injuries today at practice: one predictable, one not. The latter would be Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who will now miss his second NFL season after tearing his ACL trying to cut on a pass route. I certainly don't need to explain to FO readers just how much the Panthers had a two-man passing game last year: Greg Olsen and Benjamin. This is a huge loss for the Panthers. Meanwhile, down in Miami, Louis Delmas tore his right ACL for the second time in nine months. The guy just can't stay healthy.

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13 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2015, 5:44am by ramsingh

16 Aug 2015, 01:51pm by Aaron Schatz

Philip Rivers Signs Four-Year Extension

Well, so much for those stories about Philip Rivers not wanting to follow the San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles if they decide to move. Rivers is locked in now after signing a new four-year extension that includes $65 million in guaranteed money. Rivers has been that rare animal, the somewhat quietly great quarterback. He's been in the DVOA and DYAR top 10 in seven of his nine years as a starter. On the other hand, we'll have to see if he's able to age as well as Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have. Rivers turns 34 near the end of the season and will be 38 when this contract ends.

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17 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2015, 4:06am by saurabhrampal2

16 Aug 2015, 01:37pm by Aaron Schatz

FOA 2015 MEDIA: Dallas

More media appearances to promote Football Outsiders Almanac 2015! Here I am on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas. We spoke about the Cowboys in 2015, the Curse of 370, the rise of nickel and dime defensive personnel, and whether the strategies of infamous high school coach Kevin "never punts" Kelley would work in the NFL.

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14 Aug 2015, 04:21pm by Aaron Schatz

San Francisco and Losing Defensive Players

Why do we project San Francisco to decline in 2015? Very few teams in recent years have lost quite so much defensive talent in the offseason.

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34 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2015, 11:39am by Shattenjager

13 Aug 2015, 01:54pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Five Teams on Rise/Decline in 2015

Two pieces today on ESPN Insider that both serve as a bit of a preview for people who haven't yet purchased Football Outsiders Almanac 2015. This article looks at five teams our projections have on the rise for 2015: Atlanta, New Orleans, Minnesota, St. Louis, and the New York Jets.

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26 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2015, 9:37am by ChrisS