11 Jul 2007, 07:12pm by Mike Tanier
Full house backfield? Check. Dangerous tight end and former college quarterback turned slash receiver at fullback? Check. Reverse to the split end? Check. Today's play has the makings of something special. So why did the Redskins execute it so poorly? Today, we analyze an almost-disastrous reverse to Santana Moss, looking for ways to make it better while preserving its delightful wackiness.
29 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2009, 4:43am by Dracula Poker
09 Jul 2007, 02:11pm by Mike Tanier
Mike Tanier has a look at all the stories (or non-stories) in the NFL this July. (Click link to read more.)
06 Jul 2007, 05:11pm by Mike Tanier
A few months ago, Mike Tanier wrote about the new independently-made "mockumentary" Leaf, about everyone's favorite quarterback bust. Mike mentioned that he had a small role in the film, basically playing himself. The folks from Parking Lot Films have put out a film clip from the movie, shown on the NFL Network and other places, and it stars... our very own Mike Tanier! For those of you who always wondered what he looks like, now is your chance.
6 comments, Last at 09 Jul 2007, 9:00am by Ilanin
05 Jul 2007, 12:25pm by Mike Tanier
Three words sum this story up nicely: Worst. Defense. Ever.
53 comments, Last at 12 Jul 2007, 1:15am by DolFan 316
03 Jul 2007, 01:33pm by Mike Tanier
The best way to score in goal-to-go situations is to run the ball, but no playbook would be complete without a few goal line pass plays to keep the defense guessing. Today, we'll draw up two passes for the tight end: one a traditional rollout, the other designed to leave a Hall of Famer wide open in the corner of the end zone.
30 comments, Last at 09 Jul 2007, 12:58pm by MRH
25 Jun 2007, 11:54am by Mike Tanier
It's third and short. Time to go with two backs, three tight ends, and a power running play, right? Heck no! We're going no-huddle and empty backfield for today's play: a Colts gamble that, thanks to a crazy bounce, paid big dividends for the Titans.
32 comments, Last at 10 Jul 2007, 11:54pm by josh
21 Jun 2007, 01:09pm by Mike Tanier
Vince Young is in the shotgun. Will he handoff? Rollout? Run? Throw? Norm Chow doesn't want you to know. Today's play is a fake option pass that would look right at home in Mack Brown or Urban Meyer's playbook.
30 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2007, 6:36pm by xmenehune
19 Jun 2007, 01:42pm by Mike Tanier
Summer is here, and the time is right to start installing new plays. Over the next few weeks, Football Outsiders will take you on a tour of some of the NFL's most interesting plays, from rollout options to end arounds. In this introductory column, Mike Tanier explores how NFL coaches are creating exotic formations out of ordinary personnel groupings.
34 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2007, 4:03am by lobolafcadio
14 Jun 2007, 12:16pm by Mike Tanier
Statistics don't measure everything. Take "swagger," that mysterious, manly saunter that separates winners from losers in professional sports. In this Football Outsiders re-run from November 2005, Mike Tanier tackles the tough swagger questions and learns how to walk like a champion.
31 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2007, 6:34am by Jake
31 May 2007, 05:49pm by Mike Tanier
How does a running back rush for 995 and 997 yards in consecutive seasons? Dave Hamptonâ€™s struggle to reach 1,000 yards is a tale of bad luck, bad coaching, and perseverance for a gifted running back on an often terrible team.
38 comments, Last at 23 Jun 2007, 11:34am by Dennyworld