06 Sep 2016, 11:19pm by Tom Gower
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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30 Aug 2016, 03:37pm by Tom Gower
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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29 Aug 2016, 11:53am by Tom Gower
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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25 Jul 2016, 01:59pm by Tom Gower
Per Ian Rapoport on Twitter. Suspended for the first four games, but Josh Gordon is eligible to play after that. The talented and troubled receiver finished ninth in receiving DYAR in 2013, but played just five games in 2014 and did not play in 2015.
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27 Jun 2016, 10:15am by Tom Gower
Heading into the dead of the NFL offseason, MMQB kicks off a week honoring the legendary football writer Paul "Dr. Z" Zimmerman, knocked out of the writing game by strokes in 2008. Peter King's MMQB column starts things off with a look at Z's current status, residing in a New Jersey assisted living facility.
As outlined in today's column, here are the plans for articles later this week:
'• On Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, we’ll have three excerpts from his book: Dr. Z on journalism, and his well-traveled career; his all-time team (offense); and his all-time team (defense).
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27 May 2016, 10:42am by Tom Gower
Rex and Rob Ryan open up to Jenny Vrentas of the MMQB about, oh, all sorts of things, like the Bills' 2015 defensive struggles, what went wrong in New Orleans, working together, working for Bill Belichick, sleeping in the office in January, struggles with weight, getting fired, and some other stuff.
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16 May 2016, 12:15pm by Tom Gower
Our offseason Four Downs series continues with a division-by-division look at each team's biggest remaining holes and their most notable UDFA signings. Defense is the order of the day, except for the Colts, who are still relying on Frank Gore.
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11 May 2016, 12:29pm by Tom Gower
Great long piece on MMQB by Robert Klemko, looking at the development and training of the quarterbacks picked in the 2016 draft. A lot of the things are unsurprising-most of them played 7-on-7 football, not just in the fall, virtually all of them worked with specialized QB coaches outside their family and normal high school coaches, family support was key, and, yes, many of those families had money to pay for those specialized coaches-but there's a lot to read and consider in this detailed article.
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02 May 2016, 01:06pm by Tom Gower
FO's Tom Gower checks in from Chicago with a first-person account of what it's like to cover the NFL draft on the scene.
15 comments, Last at 06 May 2016, 11:29pm by LionInAZ
14 Apr 2016, 10:09am by Tom Gower
Big news at the top of the NFL draft this morning, as the Los Angeles Rams completed a trade with the Tennessee Titans to acquire the first overall pick. The Rams give up their first-round pick (15), both of their second-round picks (43 and 45), their third-round pick (76), and 2017 first-round and third-round picks. In addition to the #1 pick, the Rams got picks 113 and 177.
105 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2016, 11:31am by theslothook