Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

14 Nov 2016, 06:16pm by Tom Gower

Alshon Jeffery Suspended Four Games For PED Violation

Chicago Bears wide receiver Alshon Jeffery has been suspended four games for a violation of the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances. The fifth-year wide receiver, playing this season under the franchise tag, ranked 16th among qualifying WRs in receiving DYAR and 20th in DVOA heading into yesterday's loss to Tampa Bay. He will miss Chicago's games at the Giants, home against the Titans and 49ers, and at Detroit before returning to face the Packers in Week 15.

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5 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2016, 10:17am by bigpoppapump

02 Nov 2016, 10:55am by Tom Gower

Vikings OC Norv Turner Resigns

Big news this morning from Adam Schefter: Minnesota Vikings offensive coordinator Norv Turner has resigned in the wake of Monday's lousy offensive performance against the Chicago Bears. Tight ends coach Pat Shurmur takes over the reins of DVOA's 24th-ranked offense.

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50 comments, Last at 23 Nov 2016, 12:45pm by usernaim250

31 Oct 2016, 12:33pm by Tom Gower

NFL Trade Deadline: Jamie Collins to Browns

The NFL trade deadline doesn't normally produce in the manner of news. But Adam Schefter just dropped a big one: the New England Patriots have traded linebacker Jamie Collins to the Browns for a third-round compensatory pick.

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100 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2016, 7:27am by herewegobrowniesherewego

29 Oct 2016, 02:04pm by Tom Gower

Jaguars Fire OC Greg Olson

The Jacksonville Jaguars have reportedly fired their offensive coordinator, Greg Olson. The move comes one day after head coach Gus Bradley said there would be no staff changes, and two days after Blake Bortles amused a national television audience with his errant passes against the Tennessee Titans before rebounding to finish with 354 yards passing and three touchdowns. Jacksonville ranked 29th in offensive DVOA before Thursday night's game.

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7 comments, Last at 31 Oct 2016, 7:31am by Hummingbird Cyborg

26 Oct 2016, 04:20pm by Tom Gower

DVOA vs. Me on Titans Offense

For my personal site, I took a deeper look at the numbers behind why feel I right complaining most weeks in Audibles about a Titans offense that DVOA currently rates as the 11th-best in the league.

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6 comments, Last at 29 Oct 2016, 1:41pm by blarneyforbreakfast

10 Oct 2016, 12:00pm by Tom Gower

Ravens Fire OC Marc Trestman

The Baltimore Ravens this morning fired offensive coordinator Marc Trestman in the wake of yesterday's 16-10 loss to Washington. Trestman, notorious at times for gleefully abandoning the run, called 50 passes to just 18 runs even though Terrence West and Buck Allen were averaging more yards per play running than Joe Flacco was throwing. Marty Mornhinweg, who had been serving as quarterbacks coach, replaces him.

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22 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2016, 5:56pm by Steve in WI

08 Oct 2016, 01:35pm by Tom Gower

Book Review: After Further Review

Mike Pereira's new book details his early days as an Alaskan baseball player, his bout with cancer, and his career as the NFL's Supervisor of Officials -- and the changes he would make to improve the game.

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7 comments, Last at 11 Oct 2016, 3:58pm by Bright Blue Shorts

06 Sep 2016, 11:19pm by Tom Gower

FOA 2016 MEDIA: Steph Stradley

More Football Outsiders Almanac 2016 in the media. This time, it's the latest installment with FO fan Steph Stradley, who runs a Texans blog hosted by the Houston Chronicle. Topics discussed include projecting the Texans, Brock Osweiler and what the Texans might have done otherwise, perennially dismal special teams units and how much they matter, and that the AFC South isn't very good. Somehow, Jadeveon Clowney's name did not come up, believed to be a first in 2016 Texans-related content.

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1 comment, Last at 07 Sep 2016, 2:58pm by JFP

30 Aug 2016, 03:37pm by Tom Gower

Teddy Bridgewater Dislocates Knee, Tears ACL

Bad breaking news coming out of Vikings practice today, as starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with what was reported to be a non-contact left knee/leg injury. Mike Zimmer canceled practice 25 minutes in, soon after the injury happened, and Vikings players were cursing, slamming helmets, and praying for him before an ambulance arrived to take Bridgewater to the hospital. Zimmer is expected to have a press conference later this afternoon to give additional information. Updates to come as we know more.

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71 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2016, 11:09am by morganja

29 Aug 2016, 11:53am by Tom Gower

MMQB: Kaepernick, Romo, Siemian, and FOA

In this week's Monday Morning Quarterback, Peter King naturally starts with a discussion about some backup quarterback and some before the game thing you may have heard about this weekend before looking at the effect of Tony Romo's back injury. Peter then talks with presumptive Denver Broncos starting quarterback about the effect of his ACL tear on his pre-draft process and his subsequent climb to presumptive starter for the defending Super Bowl champions. Also in this week's edition, Mr. King lists some of his favorite tidbits from Football Outsiders Almanac 2016.

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10 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2016, 5:19pm by LionInAZ