Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 May 2015, 01:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Wells Report on Deflategate Released

It's 243 pages, and as soon as somebody writes up a reasonable summary of what that all says and what's going to happen because of it, we'll link to it. Feel free to discuss here.

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523 comments, Last at 11 May 2015, 9:07pm by dryheat

30 Apr 2015, 07:11pm by Aaron Schatz

Mike Tanier's Round 1 Report Card

FO readers will want to keep up with this link tonight, Mike Tanier's pick-by-pick analysis over at Bleacher Report. Sure to be a lot of fun whenever the Eagles do whatever insane thing Chip Kelly is planning on.

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26 comments, Last at 08 May 2015, 12:27pm by chemical burn

28 Apr 2015, 05:45pm by Aaron Schatz

WANTED: Cover Artwork for FOA 2015

You could see your artwork on the cover of Football Outsiders Almanac 2015, and snag yourself a free copy too. (Click for details.)

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28 Apr 2015, 01:20pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL to Give Up Tax-Exempt Status

I'm not going to pretend to be any kind of expert on the legal issues involved here, but it certainly makes the league look better to no longer claim its ridiculous tax-exempt status. Obviously a big gain here is that the league no longer has to publicly disclose the salary of its top executives including Roger Goodell. Gain for the league, that is. Not necessarily a gain for us, the public.

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14 comments, Last at 30 Apr 2015, 10:44am by ChrisS

28 Apr 2015, 01:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Dion Jordan Suspended One Year

Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has solidified his position as one of the great draft busts in NFL history. He had only three sacks in his first two years but won't get to turn things around because he's now earned a one-year suspension for violating the NFL drug policy. Jordan is one of the great successful calls in SackSEER history. In fact, SackSEER actually overprojected him based on his draft position.

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30 comments, Last at 30 Apr 2015, 7:51pm by chemical burn

16 Apr 2015, 06:01pm by Aaron Schatz

2014: The Year Offensive Line Continuity Died

Last year, not a single team started the same five offensive linemen in all 16 games. (Click to read more.)

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24 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2015, 2:49am by Bobman

09 Apr 2015, 11:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Troy Polamalu Retires

It's nice to see a future Hall of Famer understand that his body doesn't have much left and hang it up rather than go on one of those late-career tours playing a season for another team or two and getting cut by some random team before the season two years too late. I found it particularly interesting that Polamalu's decision was in part inspired by his Christian faith because it is Greek Orthodox Holy Week. You don't hear a lot about famous Greek Orthodox Christians, especially those who aren't actually of Greek descent.

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80 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2015, 9:58am by chemical burn

09 Apr 2015, 11:35am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN Insider NFL Front Office

Following in the footsteps of ESPN's NBA coverage, ESPN Insider has put together a group of writers called the ESPN Insider NFL Front Office that mocks the conversations that would take place in a real front office. Mark Dominik serves as general manager, Herm Edwards as head coach, and Louis Riddick as director of pro personnel. Mel Kiper and Todd McShay take turns serving as director of college scouting, and yours truly holds the role of analytics department. This week we've been discussing what we would do with the top five picks in the draft were we running those five teams.

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7 comments, Last at 09 May 2015, 4:06pm by SarahStewart732

03 Apr 2015, 01:55pm by Aaron Schatz

SackSEER 2015 (ESPN Insider version)

Get a sneak peak at the top edge-rusher prospects according to our SackSEER system, which likes Vic Beasley and Randy Gregory but is lukewarm on Shane Ray and Dante Fowler.

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2 comments, Last at 03 Apr 2015, 4:52pm by Led

31 Mar 2015, 12:18pm by Aaron Schatz

Aggressiveness Index 2014

A look at fourth-down decision making in 2014 highlights Sean Payton, Marc Trestman, and... wait, this can't be right... Jim Caldwell? Plus: Chip Kelly may be less aggressive than you think he is.

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20 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2015, 10:21am by Aaron Schatz