26 Aug 2014, 02:03pm by Aaron Schatz
Wait, what? The Patriots have a habit of doing this right before the season with aging veterans, don't they? First Lawyer Milloy, then Richard Seymour, now they've dealt 32-year-old Pro Bowl guard Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay for tight end Tim Wright (good receiver, can't block) and a pick. Everyone's jumping to conclusions on Twitter, but it's hard to judge the trade until we know what the pick is. But still... it feels like the Pats are always playing fifth dimensional chess. Is Mankins in decline? Is this about the cap space for a Darrelle Revis extension?
171 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2014, 9:06am by Will Allen
26 Aug 2014, 12:37pm by Aaron Schatz
It's time for our annual SB Nation tour where each of the 32 SB Nation blogs gets a chance to ask us about their team's forecast in Football Outsiders Almanac. (Click for links.)
35 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2014, 10:15pm by Scott Kacsmar
24 Aug 2014, 04:43pm by Aaron Schatz
Tough break here for the Rams and for Sam Bradford, who will miss the entire 2014 season after another tear in his left ACL in Saturday night's preseason game against Cleveland. It's the same ACL he tore in the middle of last year. Veteran Shaun Hill now becomes the Rams' starting quarterback; he at least has a good track record of avoiding turnovers. They'll surely be scouring the waiver wire the next week or two to find a better backup than Austin Davis. Meanwhile, this is probably the end for Bradford in St. Louis, as he has a cap number around $16 million for next year.
44 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2014, 12:42am by SuperGrover
22 Aug 2014, 12:41pm by Aaron Schatz
Mike Tanier's solution to the "XP are easy" problem: Move them to the 1-yard line, and more coaches will go for two, which will make the game more exciting.
19 comments, Last at 24 Aug 2014, 4:24pm by JoeyHarringtonReigns
21 Aug 2014, 12:27pm by Aaron Schatz
No, seriously, we finally made this work. (Click to read more.)
10 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2014, 11:20am by tigerden27
20 Aug 2014, 09:46pm by Aaron Schatz
Uh-oh, somebody introduced the SBNation people to the Vox people. Mix politics and college football and you know this all ends with Jonathan Chait complaining about Ohio State again.
Actually, there are some pretty cool maps in here: where players come from, why they all end up in the SEC, and why they all wouldn't have ended up in the SEC 50 years ago since, you know, a lot of them are African-American.
1 comment, Last at 21 Aug 2014, 9:13am by Will Allen
19 Aug 2014, 03:16pm by Aaron Schatz
It is time for our annual call for more FO game charters. Click here for more details.
19 Aug 2014, 12:56pm by Aaron Schatz
This piece for ESPN Insider looks through our various rookie projection systems not just for guys with strong projections, but for guys who will also have the opportunity to be very important this season.
4 comments, Last at 20 Aug 2014, 9:13pm by PaddyPat
14 Aug 2014, 07:01pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders has signed on as a media partner for the Sports Analytics Innovation Summit in San Francisco, September 10-11. Find out more here.
12 Aug 2014, 11:21pm by Aaron Schatz
Yes, finally, I've got the 2013 game charting data put together and ready for download. You can purchase this data at the FO store for $25. Or, buy 2012 and 2013 together for $40 and save $10. For those who contributed to last year's game charting project, an e-mail is on the way soon so you can get your copy of the data. And the usual "looking for game charters in 2014" post will surely be up shortly.