27 Aug 2009, 04:30pm by Vince Verhei
Jason Lisk over at the pro-football-reference.com blog has put together a neat little study of quarterback "personality" profiles, measuring the STYLE of each passer (as opposed to quality) and sorting them into groups. Tom Brady shows up in the same group as Len Dawson, Danny White, Dave Krieg, and Josh McCown -- they're all better at collecting completions or touchdowns than yards, they have a lot of touchdowns AND interceptions, and they're more likely to take a sack than throw a pick.
34 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2009, 1:55am by DeltaWhiskey
26 Aug 2009, 12:10pm by Vince Verhei
Bit of a late slip on this one, but Andy Benoit of NFLTouchdown.com has a story on the importance of generating a pass rush without blitzing, with a sprinkling of data from ourselves on which teams were most and least likely to rush four.
5 comments, Last at 27 Aug 2009, 10:09pm by Dan
23 Aug 2009, 03:17pm by Vince Verhei
Our optimistic forecast for the Seahawks was based in part on a return to health for the offensive line. Then guard Mike Wahle retired after failing to recover from offseason shoulder surgery. Then tackle Walter Jones underwent another round of arthroscopic surgery on his left knee. Though the surgery was deemed successful, Jones will likely miss the first two weeks of the regular season.
14 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2009, 12:40pm by Independent George
19 Aug 2009, 01:57pm by Vince Verhei
"I really have no interest in what Brett Favre does. He kind of lost me a few years ago by retiring and un-retiring and here and there."
"I asked a few friends here, maybe 10 or 12 people we were out with last night. I said, 'What do you think about Brett Favre going back to the Vikings?' You know who cared? Nobody."
"I think he has been a great flamboyant quarterback, but he has made more stupid plays than any great quarterback that I've ever seen. Look at his final game in a Packers uniform. He blew that game [NFC championship] against the Giants."
12 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2009, 10:17pm by Will Allen
17 Aug 2009, 01:43pm by Vince Verhei
Here is the second set of FO team capsules for ESPN INSIDER, looking at three important players for each team in 2009.
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13 Aug 2009, 08:42pm by Vince Verhei
... the Philadelphia Eagles. Broken by Chris Mortensen during the Steelers-Cardinals game on ESPN. Ironically, the last Vick story that Mort reported was that Vick would not be indicted for dog fighting. We'll see if this story is more accurate.
141 comments, Last at 18 Aug 2009, 10:13pm by Loomis
07 Aug 2009, 01:44pm by Vince Verhei
We thought you should know.
13 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2009, 11:22pm by Bobman
01 Aug 2009, 11:05pm by Vince Verhei
In FOA 2009, we suggested that the Seahawks' offense was virtually guaranteed to be healthier this year. Perhaps we were wrong. After failing a physical, guard Mike Wahle was released by the Seattle Seahawks on the first day of training camp. Wahle has struggled to recover from arthroscopic surgery on his shoulder over the offseason, and will likely retire. The Seahawks will move right guard Rob Sims (who played only one game last year over to left guard, and Mansfield Wrotto (four starts last season) will battle second-round draft pick Max Unger for the right guard slot.
10 comments, Last at 03 Aug 2009, 12:31pm by Alljack
23 Jul 2009, 05:02pm by Vince Verhei
Yes, Thursday night. Why they would want to go up against the ratings juggernaut that is TNA wrestling on Spike TV is beyond me.
47 comments, Last at 28 Jul 2009, 11:37pm by jimmo
24 Jun 2009, 08:18pm by Vince Verhei
If you're a general manager, and you tune into the Pro Bowl to see your defensive end openly campaigning on national television to leave your team, how do you make him happy? For Panthers GM Marty Hurney, the answer was simple: You offer him a one-year, $16.7 million deal. That's $16.7 million in guaranteed money -- Peppers could make another $2.5 million if he reaches playoff- and Pro Bowl-related incentives.
17 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2009, 10:51pm by Alex51