28 Jul 2013, 06:41pm by Aaron Schatz
I just got home from a week of vacation on Cape Cod, tossed open my Internet browser, and discovered that EVERYONE IS BROKEN NOW. Dennis Pitta, Dan Koppen, and Jeremy Maclin are all done for the year. (Click to read more.)
17 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2013, 2:46pm by TomKelso
22 Jul 2013, 04:57pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders player pages have been updated with 2012 stats. (Click to read more.)
22 Jul 2013, 12:33pm by Aaron Schatz
Our top-25 prospects list from the book finally gets the ESPN treatment. Everson Griffen is No. 1.
2 comments, Last at 25 Jul 2013, 1:25pm by LionInAZ
19 Jul 2013, 10:06am by Aaron Schatz
The PDF version of Football Outsiders Almanac 2013 is now available for download! If you have already bought a copy (probably in some sort of KUBIAK package deal), just go to MY FO DOWNLOADS in the upper right part of the website to download the new file that includes the entire book. If you haven't bought it yet, it's only $12.50. Click here to buy it.
10 Jul 2013, 11:32am by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders is looking for a programmer who can write a parsing program that will help us compile Audibles at the Line each week during the season. We're looking for some sort of code that will go through the Gmail thread, pick out everybody's comments, and then paste them all in one big document so that Rivers McCown can then go through and edit. If you think you can program something like this, please e-mail us at info-at-footballoutsiders.com with subject line AUDIBLES PARSER. Thanks.
12 comments, Last at 12 Jul 2013, 11:10am by jbird1785
27 Jun 2013, 11:51am by Aaron Schatz
ESPN recently ran its "Future Power Rankings," rating each team on how well set up they are for the future. In this piece, I take a look at the bottom five teams and what they need to do to improve: Jacksonville, Oakland, Buffalo, Tennessee, and the New York Jets.
24 comments, Last at 15 Jul 2013, 2:38pm by Karl Cuba
26 Jun 2013, 04:21pm by Aaron Schatz
Without Rob Gronkowski? Now that's a bigger question.
16 comments, Last at 27 Jun 2013, 11:29pm by chemical burn
26 Jun 2013, 10:33am by Aaron Schatz
So there you go, folks. Clearly he did something. The Patriots will take a huge cap hit from the $12.5 million signing bonus they gave Hernandez a year ago, so you could argue that they did the moral thing by cutting him now instead of waiting to see what he would be charged with. Or, you could argue that they did the immoral thing because they are the Patriots and everything they do is evil.
327 comments, Last at 06 Jul 2013, 10:44am by MJK
24 Jun 2013, 04:09pm by Aaron Schatz
Not usually the caliber of free-agent signing that deserves its own XP post, but 1) things in the NFL are really, really slow right now, and 2) this is one of the offseason's biggest holes that was still waiting to be filled. Bishop can play middle linebacker, which moves Erin Henderson back to the weak side and out of sub packages. It also means the Vikings aren't stuck starting either special teamer Marvin Mitchell or Patriots reject Tyrone McKenzie. Now, can someone please explain to me who is going to be Seattle's third linebacker?
14 comments, Last at 05 Jul 2013, 8:32am by DisplacedPackerFan
22 Jun 2013, 03:35pm by Aaron Schatz
We've had a number of complaints from readers about the fact that we have not yet put up a thread to discuss Aaron Hernandez's legal problems. Readers were kind enough to thread-jack a discussion of the Houston Texans running game in order to accuse us of ignoring the Hernandez case due to our pro-Patriots bias. If you have made this complaint, I recommend you read our FAQ page which plainly spells out which team every FO staff member roots for so that you know how to properly accuse us of bias.
162 comments, Last at 28 Jun 2013, 11:58am by sundown