19 May 2006, 10:17pm by Mike Tanier
Hi. Remember us? We're back from insane book deadline week and happy to bring you the second edition of Best Player Available analysis from Sean McCormick, plus the usual AFC West goofiness from Mike Tanier. Who's ready for some Chargers parking news?
81 comments, Last at 05 Jul 2006, 1:13pm by San Diego Ken
12 May 2006, 12:54pm by Mike Tanier
In our new feature exploring weird stats of NFL history, Mike Tanier explains that it takes more than a bad offensive line to give up 104 sacks in a season. For the 1986 Eagles, it took a cocky coach, three shell-shocked passers, lots of rookie blockers, and a failed experiment in quarterback rotation.
104 comments, Last at 09 Jun 2006, 3:17pm by Justin Zeth
01 May 2006, 08:38am by Mike Tanier
Click. Clack. Football Outsiders are in the house. Here's a transcript of our second draft chat from BP.com, conducted Sunday at noon in the middle of the fourth round.
40 comments, Last at 03 May 2006, 12:02pm by Pat
18 Apr 2006, 11:44pm by Mike Tanier
Combine numbers are swell, but they don't give you football instincts. To get you ready for this year's draft, Mike Tanier takes a look at some of the less talked-about skills that scouts and coaches are analyzing as teams build their draft boards. New: pocket presence. Also being discussed here: Offensive line footwork and leg strength.
86 comments, Last at 02 May 2006, 10:33pm by cjfarls
30 Mar 2006, 01:06pm by Mike Tanier
A cone of silence has descended over the AFC West. Priest Holmes is mum on his health status. The Chargers' top brass has muzzled Marty Schottenheimer and A.J. Smith. The Broncos made some noise by trading up in the draft, but they are hush-hush about who they are taking. And the Raiders are keeping quiet about their new philosophy: a Commitment to Queen-Sized Beds.
87 comments, Last at 14 Apr 2006, 2:09am by EVinSD
01 Mar 2006, 11:22am by Mike Tanier
What's on the menu in this NFC West edition of Four Downs? How about Cardinals football on a retractable shingle? Plus, a short march for Shaun Alexander, Marc Bulger representin' the Lollipop Guild, foolproof free agent strategies, and the usual Norv Turner bashing.
50 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2006, 10:36pm by young curmudgeon
20 Feb 2006, 03:46pm by Mike Tanier
Two teams court T.O., Al Davis seeks swagger, ex-assistants fire off at Marty Schottenheimer, Herm Edwards and Gunther Cunningham talk turkey, A.J. Smith and Drew Brees play chicken, and Ty Law and Jason Whitlock drink Grey Goose. Mike Tanier brings you all of this, plus all of the Heimerdinger you can handle.
58 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2006, 4:24am by Ryan
27 Jan 2006, 09:54am by Mike Tanier
Superstar receiver. Ex-quarterback. Special teams gunner. Blocker extraordinaire. Ultimate team player. Cheap-shot artist. R/C racing enthusiast. Asian-American role model. In the final Too Deep Zone of the year, Mike Tanier provides fast facts on a player some feel is so underrated that he's overrated and a man Benedictine monks call "a wonderful human being."
89 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2006, 7:38pm by Tom
18 Jan 2006, 04:03pm by Mike Tanier
When it comes to this weekend's championship games, home is where the hair is. Or, in the case of Matt Hasselbeck, where the hair isn't. Mike Tanier's prediction? In the end, the two best offensive lines in football will face off in Super Bowl XL.
61 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2006, 1:45pm by Sid
13 Jan 2006, 01:42am by Mike Tanier
Offensive linemen, even great ones, often toil in anonymity. Mike Tanier profiles the five starters on the Seahawks offensive line, learning how five disparate personalities combine to form one of the best blocking fronts in the NFL.
32 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2006, 3:50pm by Xao