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11 May 2015, 02:39pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Early AFC Projections for 2015

As I did a year ago, I've done a "quick version" of 2015 projections for ESPN Insider. These are not the official projections that will appear in FOA 2015. They simply regress DVOA to the mean for offense, defense, and special teams each separately, then make some small changes based on injury rates last year and certain personnel changes. The big story out of the AFC projections: Miami, which was pretty good last year except on special teams, should challenge New England for the AFC East title.

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23 comments, Last at 18 May 2015, 3:55pm by mehllageman56

08 May 2015, 05:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Dante Fowler Tears ACL, Out for Year

The third overall pick in this year's draft tore his ACL in his first-ever NFL practice and is done for the season. Man, fate just hates Jacksonville.

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15 comments, Last at 17 May 2015, 10:44am by SarahStewart732

08 May 2015, 12:21pm by Aaron Schatz

Support FO Writers: Robert Weintraub's New Book

It's not sports-related, but we wanted to let all our readers know about the new book from sometime FO writer Robert Weintraub: "No Better Friend: One Man, One Dog, and Their Extraordinary Story of Courage and Survival in WWII."

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06 May 2015, 01:14pm by Aaron Schatz

Wells Report on Deflategate Released

It's 243 pages, and as soon as somebody writes up a reasonable summary of what that all says and what's going to happen because of it, we'll link to it. Feel free to discuss here.

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523 comments, Last at 11 May 2015, 9:07pm by dryheat

30 Apr 2015, 07:11pm by Aaron Schatz

Mike Tanier's Round 1 Report Card

FO readers will want to keep up with this link tonight, Mike Tanier's pick-by-pick analysis over at Bleacher Report. Sure to be a lot of fun whenever the Eagles do whatever insane thing Chip Kelly is planning on.

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26 comments, Last at 08 May 2015, 12:27pm by chemical burn

28 Apr 2015, 05:45pm by Aaron Schatz

WANTED: Cover Artwork for FOA 2015

You could see your artwork on the cover of Football Outsiders Almanac 2015, and snag yourself a free copy too. (Click for details.)

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28 Apr 2015, 01:20pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL to Give Up Tax-Exempt Status

I'm not going to pretend to be any kind of expert on the legal issues involved here, but it certainly makes the league look better to no longer claim its ridiculous tax-exempt status. Obviously a big gain here is that the league no longer has to publicly disclose the salary of its top executives including Roger Goodell. Gain for the league, that is. Not necessarily a gain for us, the public.

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14 comments, Last at 30 Apr 2015, 10:44am by ChrisS

28 Apr 2015, 01:13pm by Aaron Schatz

Dion Jordan Suspended One Year

Dolphins defensive end Dion Jordan has solidified his position as one of the great draft busts in NFL history. He had only three sacks in his first two years but won't get to turn things around because he's now earned a one-year suspension for violating the NFL drug policy. Jordan is one of the great successful calls in SackSEER history. In fact, SackSEER actually overprojected him based on his draft position.

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30 comments, Last at 30 Apr 2015, 7:51pm by chemical burn

16 Apr 2015, 06:01pm by Aaron Schatz

2014: The Year Offensive Line Continuity Died

Last year, not a single team started the same five offensive linemen in all 16 games. (Click to read more.)

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24 comments, Last at 26 Apr 2015, 2:49am by Bobman

09 Apr 2015, 11:25pm by Aaron Schatz

Troy Polamalu Retires

It's nice to see a future Hall of Famer understand that his body doesn't have much left and hang it up rather than go on one of those late-career tours playing a season for another team or two and getting cut by some random team before the season two years too late. I found it particularly interesting that Polamalu's decision was in part inspired by his Christian faith because it is Greek Orthodox Holy Week. You don't hear a lot about famous Greek Orthodox Christians, especially those who aren't actually of Greek descent.

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81 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2015, 3:23pm by Camille