02 Feb 2017, 02:25pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders is seeking a new Technical Director to help complete a long-awaited upgrade to Drupal 8 and then maintain our site afterwards. (Click to read more.)
01 Feb 2017, 07:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's our Super Bowl LI preview on the Off The Charts Podcast. We go very in-depth trying to figure out how the Atlanta defense has improved over the last few weeks, how the Falcons are likely to attack the Patriots defense, and how Tom Brady fares against different coverages. (Click to read more.)
01 Feb 2017, 01:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Michael Vick's essay on why he'll always think of himself as an Atlanta Falcon is just really nice. A love letter to the fanbase, with the added benefit of some very funny comments about Madden 2004.
12 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2017, 12:17pm by ChrisS
31 Jan 2017, 04:31pm by Aaron Schatz
This fascinating feature from The Washington Post counts down the top 100 high school prospects from National Signing Day 2007 and what happened to them in the 10 years since. It's sort of surprising how often even the best prospects from high school don't end up making a career in the NFL. Also, how many of them sell medical equipment now.
5 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2017, 11:21am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
31 Jan 2017, 12:32am by Aaron Schatz
An unstoppable offense led by the MVP. A dynasty seeking one more title. That's not just the recipe for Super Bowl LI. It was also the recipe for Super Bowl XXIII. Now the Bengals, 49ers, and all of 1988 have been fully analyzed for DVOA ratings.
113 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2017, 3:26pm by JoeyHarringtonsPiano
30 Jan 2017, 04:35pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey everyone! The 14th annual Football Outsiders Reader Awards are now open for voting. This is our chance to find out who the FO readers think should be MVP, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year, and more. We poll on overrated and underrated players (based on the Pro Bowl) and which ads you found the most entertaining and annoying during games this year. We've also got a special question this year to find out which young quarterback the FO readers prefer. Please vote before Saturday afternoon!
28 Jan 2017, 02:31pm by Aaron Schatz
I finally wrote a full article on one of my favorite topics, "hidden rings." This is an all-star team of players who you may not know won the Super Bowl because they didn't do it with the team they are historically associated with. I get to discuss many all-time greats including Lomas Brown, Hacksaw Reynolds, Larry Centers, and of course Bernie Kosar. Best of all, unlike most FO content on ESPN, this article is not on Insider. It's free!
15 comments, Last at 31 Jan 2017, 4:10am by MC2
28 Jan 2017, 02:26pm by Aaron Schatz
Special podcast appearance here on The Ringer NFL Show, discussing the Super Bowl LI matchups with Robert Mays. Hear Greg Cosell give his breakdown as well! And of course, we'll have even more breakdown next week with our own Off The Charts Podcast.
27 Jan 2017, 02:47pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, that sucks. It's been rumored, as Bridgewater's injury apparently has an 18-month average recovery timeframe. The guy is going to be a free agent in 2018 having not played for two years. Ugh. By the way, this is a video rather than article, so just be aware when clicking. You can discuss below without watching video.
25 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2017, 11:08am by ChrisS
20 Jan 2017, 06:52pm by Aaron Schatz
"Last team with the ball wins" is a cliche, but sometimes cliches are the best way to get across the central narrative of an important game. If you like great quarterback play, you have to watch the NFC Championship Game.
32 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2017, 1:08pm by medelste