01 Jul 2013, 08:35am by Mike Tanier
This was really hard to write. The Hernandez case has made me feel physically sick a few times: an occupational hazard, no doubt. Here's what I think of the sport we love these days, and also what I think of people who use terrible crimes like this to be as callous or cynical as possible.
32 comments, Last at 03 Jul 2013, 11:54pm by LionInAZ
24 Jun 2013, 06:44am by Mike Tanier
Lots of option breakdowns!
7 comments, Last at 26 Jun 2013, 3:12am by Jerry
18 Jun 2013, 06:49am by Mike Tanier
My all-third string team, because people are talking so much about third stringers these days. I based the list mainly on the name recognition of the guys: I have no doubt that there are 30 late-round rookies and undrafted free agents who are better than Chilo Rachal right now, but I went with people who have some kind of track record. Fun, a little informative, and about 2,500 words of non-stop passive aggression.
5 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2013, 1:05am by LionInAZ
10 Jun 2013, 06:49am by Mike Tanier
The usual suspects get my unusual treatment.
2 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2013, 12:10pm by zenbitz
03 Jun 2013, 06:52am by Mike Tanier
The Steelers running game: awful in 2012, sorta new in 2013. I will be writing the Steelers chapter for FOA 2013. That chapter takes more of a big picture view of the Steelers organization, but this article provides some sneak previews into the player, unit, and coaching comments.
7 comments, Last at 15 Jun 2013, 12:27pm by steveNC
28 May 2013, 07:01am by Mike Tanier
This Tuesday edition of Mandatory Monday finds me building Mount Rushmores out of mashed potatoes. An all 3rd string QB Mount Rushmore, a USFL Mount Rushmore, a glasses Mount Rushmore, and much more.
21 comments, Last at 30 May 2013, 3:06pm by Dean
20 May 2013, 06:05pm by Mike Tanier
Oops! Forgot to link up Mandatory Monday! I am writing the Bengals chapter of Football Outsiders Almanac this year, and after putting the rough draft together, I assembled this piece on Andy Dalton from the research. So, halfway between "sneak preview" and "time saver," but you get your Bengals on. Also, stop by the Tailgater blog for Bengals wide receiver Top Fives (lots of Isaac Curtis), and specials on RG3's wedding registry, Rob Gronkowski, and that fugitive from the Seven Soldiers of Victory, DR. JESSE JUPITER.
35 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2014, 9:32pm by LV Monogram Vernis Veske
13 May 2013, 10:09am by Mike Tanier
Thought I would write a football article about football this week.
6 comments, Last at 14 May 2013, 5:58am by Insancipitory
06 May 2013, 08:43am by Mike Tanier
If there is one thing I will strive for, moving forward with draft coverage, it will be as much specificity as possible, especially when we get into the whole "character" thing. May this be the last year that we read an inflammatory scouting report about anyone, quarterback or other, black or white, and wonder whether the scout/draftnik completely lost his objectivity and just went after the kid.
26 comments, Last at 08 May 2013, 8:22pm by LionInAZ
02 May 2013, 05:42pm by Mike Tanier
Draft grades, teacher style.
37 comments, Last at 06 May 2013, 12:17pm by bravehoptoad