31 Jul 2013, 07:25pm by Danny Tuccitto
Using DVOA splits based on our charting data, we've solved the mystery of Josh Freeman's disappearance in Weeks 12-17. Turns out it he acquired an acute case of blitz-induced paranoia.
7 comments, Last at 05 Aug 2013, 10:00pm by BamBamBuc
30 Jul 2013, 03:27pm by Danny Tuccitto
In the twilight of a dangerous career, Michael Vick earns what may be his final stint on top... but not in a particularly good way.
39 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2013, 5:17pm by theslothook
24 Jul 2013, 06:58am by Danny Tuccitto
When it comes to pressure, Roger Goodell just let the air out of one defense's balloon.
11 comments, Last at 30 Jul 2013, 4:46pm by jchavlik
06 Jul 2013, 11:30pm by Danny Tuccitto
Over at Chase Stuart's site, valued FO reader Shattenjager has a guest post about the NFL coaching career of Marion Campbell. The five-act long read begins with Campbell's apprenticeship under George Allen and (especially) Norm Van Brocklin. It then navigates through his years at the helm of Atlanta and Philadelphia (and Atlanta again), culminating with an answer to the title's question.
If you're a fan of thoughtful forays into NFL history or often wonder -- as I do -- how some head coaches keep getting hired despite all qualifications to the contrary (or you just like supporting your FO brethren), click over and give it a read. God knows we all need a break from the latest iteration of "Police Investigating Aaron Hernandez for Possible Role in _________."
20 comments, Last at 10 Jul 2013, 2:25am by RickD
31 May 2013, 04:15pm by Danny Tuccitto
Conventional wisdom says to ignore the 40-yard dash on a running back's pro day. Turns out we really just need to ignore half of it.
26 comments, Last at 05 Aug 2013, 12:27pm by brpjac
23 May 2013, 01:33am by Danny Tuccitto
Three months after the 49ers played in Super Bowl XLVII, NFL owners awarded Super Bowl L to Santa Clara, site of the team's new stadium. In Super Bowl history, how many times has that happened?
28 comments, Last at 18 Jul 2013, 4:26am by telechargement de sexe zoophilie
10 May 2013, 05:23am by Danny Tuccitto
I'm in the midst of working on a running back projection model that will run in Football Outsiders Almanac 2013, and came across this incredible (at least to me) factual nugget: From 1999 to 2013, there have been 431 college running backs who either were invited to the NFL combine or were drafted despite no combine invitation. Of those 431, 266 amassed some amount of DYAR over the course of their NFL careers.
Of those 266 running backs, only three got drafted as true* sophomores, and their names are LeSean McCoy (2009), Dion Lewis (2011), and Bryce Brown (2012, though his situation was much more complicated). You don't have to be Mike Tanier to notice that the Andy Reid-era Philadelphia Eagles were responsible for all three picks.
Obviously, McCoy's track record speaks for itself and Brown was a dynamic replacement in limited action last season, so this isn't a critique. Rather, it's simply an observation worth relaying to our readership; I have no clue (as yet) what to make of it in relation to the larger picture of projecting college backs.
*Five other running backs since 1999 have been drafted as redshirt sophomores: Willis McGahee (2003), Knowshon Moreno (2009), Ryan Williams (2011), Ronnie Hillman (2012), and Lamar Miller (2012).
12 comments, Last at 12 May 2013, 10:17am by Doc Beara
07 May 2013, 02:48pm by Danny Tuccitto
The Patriots need the pass rush to step up, the Bills need more consistent work from their cornerbacks, the Dolphins hope Johnathan Martin can adequately protect Ryan Tannehill, and Geno Smith hopes he has someone to throw to in New York.
25 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2013, 1:21am by sahawilliam
25 Apr 2013, 02:08pm by Danny Tuccitto
Tom Brady woke up sucking on a lemon. He's one of the best draft picks in NFL history, but not No. 1. Everything in its right place.
51 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2013, 3:49pm by The Cash Box Blueprint
16 Apr 2013, 12:10pm by Danny Tuccitto
Which colleges have produced the most relative value in the draft? Start with Miami, LSU, Pitt, and a surprisingly productive SWAC school.
57 comments, Last at 27 Apr 2013, 7:23pm by Ryan Quincy