11 Aug 2014, 07:23am by Mike Tanier
Remember that episode of Star Trek TNG where Wesley created a warp bubble, and Dr. Crusher was trapped inside it, and the rest of the crew kept disappearing until it was just her and Picard on the Enterprise? And Picard was all like, "no biggie, we can pilot this starship ourselves?" But it was still creepy and spooky and a little desperate?
I can't say why I have been thinking about that episode a lot lately. I just have.
Anyway, here is a look back at the preseasons of some great rookie quarterbacks.
04 Aug 2014, 07:42am by Mike Tanier
The Preseason Watchability Guide is back! It debuted on Walkthrough a few years ago. Stick around for the link at the end to my attempt to retrace Johnny Manziel's drinking steps in suburban Cleveland.
28 Jul 2014, 07:48am by Mike Tanier
Or as I titled it: A Welcome Distraction.
It would be easy to go with the flow and just shout what everyone else is shouting. The easiest thing in the world. Best of all, we all take turns labeling each other "courageous" for shouting it. But maybe all the overdramatic shouting is part of the problem.
21 Jul 2014, 08:27am by Mike Tanier
This should tide you over until the Almanac drops!
14 Jul 2014, 07:54am by Mike Tanier
It really is a thankless, hopeless task trying to compare a bunch of 24 year olds who are clearly on the rise with a bunch of 35-40 year olds climbing down from Mount Olympus. But I give it a whirl.
17 comments, Last at 18 Jul 2014, 10:43am by tuluse
07 Jul 2014, 03:58pm by Mike Tanier
We did the offensive lines, now here are the guys they block for. We'll use stats like broken tackles and success rate to figure out which teams have the best running backs, which teams have the worst, and which teams have the worst who would have been the best if this was currently 2010. (Hi, Oakland!)
30 Jun 2014, 07:47am by Mike Tanier
In which Justin Tucker, Matthew Slater, Jon Ryan and others take center stage.
1 comment, Last at 30 Jun 2014, 12:19pm by Pen
23 Jun 2014, 08:29am by Mike Tanier
Top receiver corps, to be specific, and I consider tight ends and running backs who can catch as part of the corps.
23 comments, Last at 25 Jun 2014, 2:26pm by morganja
16 Jun 2014, 06:54am by Mike Tanier
There's a link in this article to a blog entry about where the Seahawks rank among the best secondaries of history. It's a little like an old school Walkthough "Top Five."
3 comments, Last at 18 Jun 2014, 8:51am by Kevin from Philly
09 Jun 2014, 07:16am by Mike Tanier
Lots of FO analysis weaved into these ratings. After years working here in various capacities, I still discover new things hidden right under my nose, in plain sight. The defensive DVOA ratings against running backs and tight ends makes a fascinating indicator of the "shape" of a front seven's performance: maybe they are forcing tight ends and backs to block all the time, or covering them well, or abandoning too much in the name of pass rush (the Browns), leaving the screen and hot read game wide open.
7 comments, Last at 16 Jun 2014, 9:42pm by panthersnbraves