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24 Aug 2017, 03:49pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Worst Teams/Offenses Since 1987

In honor of the New York Jets' tank-o-rama, ESPN asked me to put together this list of the worst teams of the past 30 years by DVOA. Since our projections say the Jets will have an average or maybe even above-average defense, I also put together a list of the worst offenses and the horrible quarterbacks who made that happen. Those are the teams the Jets will truly be challenging: the 2016 Rams, the 1992 Seahawks, and the 2002 Texans.

This article is free, not ESPN Insider, so please enjoy.

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24 Aug 2017, 02:54pm by Aaron Schatz

Sports Info Solutions Seeks R&D Analyst

Hey, folks. Our charting partners at Sports Info Solutions (SIS) are looking for candidates to fill a full-time position in their Research & Development Department. Click here for the details from SIS and a link to apply for the job.

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23 Aug 2017, 01:06pm by Aaron Schatz

Aaron Schatz on The Football Analytics Show

It's another podcast appearance to promote the new Football Outsiders Almanac 2017! Here I talk to Dr. Ed Feng on his Football Analytics podcast. A lot of discussion here of how I got FO started, why passing is more important than rushing, and the teams we have higher and lower than conventional wisdom in 2017. (Wade Phillips plays a major role in both.)

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16 Aug 2017, 08:01pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Football Outsiders T-Shirts!

We've had a number of requests to bring back Football Outsiders t-shirts, and so we've got a brand new design from our friends at Cotton Bureau. Click this link and you can buy FO t-shirts in grey and black or a black FO hoodie. It's a LIMITED TIME sale, the shirts on are only available for a two-week period until August 30. In addition, we need at least a dozen people to buy t-shirts in order for any of them to be made. But we've gotten at least that many requests for shirts over the last couple years. If you're one of the person who's made one of those requests, check these shirts out!

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11 Aug 2017, 12:19pm by Aaron Schatz

Ezekiel Elliott Suspended Six Games

I'm not even sure where to start with this. I'm all for punishing domestic violence, but players with much stronger evidence against them (i.e. Josh Brown) got much shorter suspensions. Also, we're talking about an incident from before Elliott's rookie year. How on earth did the NFL investigation drag on for over a year? Why is this suspension being announced now? Of course, Elliott can now appeal...

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11 Aug 2017, 10:31am by Aaron Schatz

Aaron Schatz on Sports-Casters Podcast

Hey kids, more podcasts! I talk to the Sports-Casters podcast here about Football Outsiders Almanac 2017, Cam Newton's performance, whether the Bills can ever make the playoffs, and why FO has not gone to a subscription content model. Sorry for the poor audio quality, I had to do the interview from the car because my schedule's been a bit packed this week.

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11 Aug 2017, 10:24am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: QB Hope Index

A new feature for ESPN Insider, the QB Hope Index. I broke down the last 20 years of franchise quarterbacks to figure out what indicators help us learn when a young quarterback will fully develop, and then we give the chances for every quarterback from the last three drafts. You may be surprised to learn even Dak Prescott doesn't have a 100 percent chance of long-term success, and even Christian Hackenberg is not at zero.

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10 Aug 2017, 12:10pm by Aaron Schatz

FOA 2017 MEDIA: Late Night with Seth Meyers

A reminder for those of you who have not seen the announcement on Twitter or Facebook: I'll be appearing tonight (tomorrow morning?) on Late Night with Seth Meyers to discuss Football Outsiders Almanac 2017 and the upcoming NFL season. Seth's an FO reader and a diehard Steelers fan. UPDATE: You can now click here for a video of part of my appearance.

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09 Aug 2017, 12:05pm by Aaron Schatz

Aaron Schatz on Down on the Bank Podcast

I did a nice podcast this week with Jaugars fans on the Down by the Bank podcast. It's a good listen for folks who want to know more about me and my thoughts on analytics past just Jacksonville. We talk about why I've opened up my Twitter feed (but not this website) to politics, civil rights issues in the NFL, the current status of analytics in the NFL, how I decide on who gets chapters in FO Almanac, and my past in Daytona Beach.

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08 Aug 2017, 02:33pm by Aaron Schatz

FOA 2017 MEDIA: Houston

Rivers McCown and Stephanie Stradley have a long conversation about Football Outsiders Almanac 2017 and our unhappy projection for the Houston Texans. How can special teams be this bad for this long?

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