01 Mar 2007, 03:02pm by Doug Farrar
Doug Farrar journeys into the NFL’s Forbidden City – the NFL Combine. (Click link to read more.)
28 Feb 2007, 10:54pm by Doug Farrar
FOXSports.com's Jay Glazer broke the news that the NFC Champion Chicago Bears have ended months of speculation by re-upping head coach Lovie Smith. The Bears will announce the deal and have a press conference on Thursday. Although numbers haven't been released, the contract will take Smith out of the realm of the greviously underpaid (he made $1.4 million in 2006), and into the elite level of Jeff Fisher, John Fox and others in that top-end tax bracket.
28 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2007, 8:14pm by empty13
26 Feb 2007, 07:48pm by Doug Farrar
Monday is the final day that Football Outsiders will have a presence at this year's Scouting Combine (Aaron's back in Bah-ston), and I wanted to wrap up our work with a final five observations. Overall, this place is the content equivalent of the Mr. Creosote scene in Monty Python's The Meaning of Life, where the fat man simply eats until he blows up.
10 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2007, 12:00pm by James, London
26 Feb 2007, 03:00am by Doug Farrar
It may have done so for much of the football-watching world, but quarterback Jared Zabransky of Boise State isn't about to let one game define him. Although it was in one of the most thrilling postseason games ever in any sport, Zabransky's MVP performance in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl is not all there is to the 6'2â€?, 219-pound quarterback. For Zabransky, it's really about a skillset of intangibles that extend far beyond the measurables.
16 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2007, 7:04pm by Chris
25 Feb 2007, 11:01pm by Doug Farrar
In Sunday's Scouting Combine wrapup, Aaron talks about the rising market for players of all skill levels and why a simple series of cap increases may not be the entire reason, Kevin Kolb as measured by the David Lewin projection system, why quarterback JaMarcus Russell and certain tight ends may be falling off the map, and the Legend of Zak DeOssie.
29 comments, Last at 27 Feb 2007, 5:43pm by Yaguar
25 Feb 2007, 01:39pm by Doug Farrar
An article I wrote for Scout.com yesterday from about Whitworth TE Michael Allan, the only Division III player invited to the Combine this year. He really helped himself with his workouts yesterday - even the scouts and analysts who were high on him already are newly impressed. Mike Mayock went out of his way to mention Allan in his press conference. It's thought that he raised himself up one or two rounds from late second-day status yesterday in the RCA Dome alone.
19 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2007, 6:18pm by Pirate
22 Feb 2007, 08:18pm by Doug Farrar
They say that if you like sausage, stay away from the sausage factory, but there are exceptions. For example, the NFL Combine. Doug Farrar has the first of four daily FO reports from Indianapolis.
6 comments, Last at 24 Feb 2007, 12:38am by Signor Sack
17 Feb 2007, 09:57pm by Doug Farrar
Somehow, I think it might have been the other way around, but no matter.
22 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2007, 11:01pm by empty13
08 Feb 2007, 01:26am by Doug Farrar
With the Scouting Combine fast approaching, approximately 320 college players are preparing for one whale of a job interview at the RCA Dome. Two of them, Mario Henderson and Gabe Hall, are getting ready at the Parisi Speed School in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, and they're profiled in this New York Times article.
18 comments, Last at 02 Mar 2007, 12:53pm by Johnny Zucchini
06 Feb 2007, 03:57pm by Doug Farrar
The sun may travel from east to west, but this year, Four Downs goes from west to east. Doug Farrar channels The Hollies, Jellyfish, and Barack Obama as he kicks off our annual feature tracking the NFL off-season.
73 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2007, 9:39pm by Tom Kelso