16 Jan 2015, 04:08pm by Aaron Schatz
John Fox is one of only six coaches in NFL history to take two different teams to a Super Bowl. Now he'll try to make it three as the new head coach of the Chicago Bears.
44 comments, Last at 4:38pm by bloggesrdog
16 Jan 2015, 11:20am by Aaron Schatz
Seattle brings out the NFL's best running game against a team that has trouble stopping the run. Can a hobbled Aaron Rodgers somehow have enough success against the stellar Seattle defense to overcome all the yards Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch will gain?
122 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2015, 2:01pm by Sid
16 Jan 2015, 11:20am by Aaron Schatz
Great article over at the MMQB site about the former college football players who have made a second career as actors and body doubles in football movies and commercials. They all want to grow up to be the Old Spice Guy.
4 comments, Last at 4:38pm by bloggesrdog
16 Jan 2015, 11:00am by Aaron Schatz
Prize for whoever can work the best "Settlers of Catan" reference into tweets during the NFC Championship Game.
49 comments, Last at 4:38pm by bloggesrdog
14 Jan 2015, 12:43pm by Aaron Schatz
Because I just can't get enough of writing about the 1991 Philadelphia Eagles, here's a look at where the 2012-2014 Seattle Seahawks defense ranks all-time. I ranked all defenses over three-year periods by harmonic mean of DVOA. If we Andreas Shepard's estimated historical DVOA ratings to go back to 1950, the 2012-2014 Seahawks are 18th and the 1969-1971 Minnesota Vikings are No. 1. This article also specifically explains why Seattle's defense was not as good this year, and how that changed in the last six weeks.
4 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2015, 7:33pm by Will Allen
14 Jan 2015, 11:31am by Aaron Schatz
I think Mike Florio has the best sarcastic take on this hire: "Raiders are either brilliant or the opposite of it." Jack Del Rio had some good years running the Jacksonville Jaguars in the early part of this century, but he seems like the kind of veteran head coach you bring in when you have a team with a strong offense that needs to improve on defense to get over the hump. Does he really seem like the guy to build a team that needs building from scratch like the Raiders? Isn't this a team that needs to blow the doors off the building with a really creative young hire?
60 comments, Last at 4:39pm by bloggesrdog
13 Jan 2015, 11:59pm by Aaron Schatz
The New York Jets have their new brain trust. Arizona defensive coordinator Todd Bowles will be the Jets' new head coach. I'm sure that he'll have lots of fun with the 3-4 defense Rex Ryan left behind. Muhammad Wilkerson and Sheldon Richardson certainly give him the equivalent of Darnell Dockett and Calais Campbell.
27 comments, Last at 4:39pm by bloggesrdog
12 Jan 2015, 04:45pm by Aaron Schatz
Updated weighted DVOA ratings through two weeks of the 2014 postseason have Seattle on top and New England and Green Bay right behind, but Indianapolis a few places back.
68 comments, Last at 14 Jan 2015, 8:47pm by tuluse
11 Jan 2015, 01:00pm by Aaron Schatz
The Bills have broken the seal on the new hiring season. They'll be bringing in Rex Ryan as their new head coach. This is a really odd hiring. For the moments, let's set aside arguments from those people who think Rex Ryan is not a good head coach. But why would you hire a guy who has never been able to manage an offense and develop a quarterback, and put him in charge of a team with no offensive coordinator or quarterback in place?
66 comments, Last at 4:40pm by bloggesrdog
09 Jan 2015, 05:04pm by Aaron Schatz
The NFL's best offenses at home look to improve to 9-0 in their buildings this year, but the Cowboys and Colts have enough offense and a puncher's chance to pull off upsets.
29 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2015, 9:53am by apbadogs