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
02 Jun 2014, 06:45am by Mike Tanier
It was inevitable that I would give up trying to brainstorm loopy offseason features each week and revert to something more conventional and easier to promote. Going to go unit by unit ranking teams throughout June and into July. In the event that I come up with something loopy, I will just write it midweek.
Also Sports on Earth unveils a 32-team offseason feature this week, starting with the Falcons. My usual co-conspirators, including Rob Weintraub, Russ Lande, Dan Pompeii and Andrew Garda, will be chipping in and breaking down teams throughout the month.
Finally, buy my book.
3 comments, Last at 03 Jun 2014, 3:30pm by CaffeineMan
27 May 2014, 06:53am by Mike Tanier
Something a little frothy for Memorial Day weekend, in part because I am knee deep in FO Almanac chapters! (And also Indy 500 coverage and a video project for Sports on Earth and on and on).
11 comments, Last at 29 May 2014, 12:58pm by Travis
19 May 2014, 06:44am by Mike Tanier
The NFL season hinges on these guys, from Cam Newton and Rob Gronkowski to Ike Taylor and Jay Feely.
4 comments, Last at 20 May 2014, 5:54am by Theo
14 May 2014, 07:49am by Mike Tanier
My wacky "use real pedagogy" draft grades arrive too late to be part of the FO survey, and they don't fit the format, anyway. But that does not mean you cannot hear my long-winded insights about why I hate the Steelers draft class.
NFC grades arrive tomorrow.
6 comments, Last at 15 May 2014, 11:44pm by tuluse