26 Aug 2014, 12:37pm by Aaron Schatz
It's time for our annual SB Nation tour where each of the 32 SB Nation blogs gets a chance to ask us about their team's forecast in Football Outsiders Almanac. (Click for links.)
35 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2014, 10:15pm by Scott Kacsmar
25 Aug 2014, 01:20pm by Vince Verhei
This week, Peter King says the Seahawks are the most talented team he's seen all summer, but he doesn't like their odds of repeating. Plus, thoughts on Sam Bradford's fate, a peek inside Arizona's war room on draft day, Joe Haden on new pass coverage rules, and more.
35 comments, Last at 27 Aug 2014, 1:59pm by Dennis
25 Aug 2014, 10:46am by Matt Waldman
Nebraska runner Ameer Abdullah’s 43-yard touchdown vs. Illinois offers a sound example of the difficulties of judging speed without a stopwatch, but why it’s still as important as the 40-time.
4 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2014, 2:04pm by tuluse
25 Aug 2014, 07:23am by Mike Tanier
This is, in some ways, my ultimate Mandatory Monday at Sports on Earth. In other ways, it is just another On the Rise list.
10 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2014, 8:30am by Ryan D.
24 Aug 2014, 05:47pm by Scott Kacsmar
Scott Kacsmar talks 2014 season predictions with Greg Rasheed, including Super Bowl favorites, surprise teams, RGIII's awful slides, the impact of Darrelle Revis and all the penalty flags.
1 comment, Last at 28 Aug 2014, 8:58pm by RIDE
24 Aug 2014, 04:43pm by Aaron Schatz
Tough break here for the Rams and for Sam Bradford, who will miss the entire 2014 season after another tear in his left ACL in Saturday night's preseason game against Cleveland. It's the same ACL he tore in the middle of last year. Veteran Shaun Hill now becomes the Rams' starting quarterback; he at least has a good track record of avoiding turnovers. They'll surely be scouring the waiver wire the next week or two to find a better backup than Austin Davis. Meanwhile, this is probably the end for Bradford in St. Louis, as he has a cap number around $16 million for next year.
44 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2014, 12:42am by SuperGrover
22 Aug 2014, 12:41pm by Aaron Schatz
Mike Tanier's solution to the "XP are easy" problem: Move them to the 1-yard line, and more coaches will go for two, which will make the game more exciting.
19 comments, Last at 24 Aug 2014, 4:24pm by JoeyHarringtonReigns
21 Aug 2014, 09:08pm by Vince Verhei
Robert Mays at Grantland searches for an NFL equivalent to the NBA's corner three-pointer, a low-risk, high-reward play that works for most teams in most situations. After you've read his research and his conclusion, you might be interested in this and this.
Hat tip to reader Bowl Game Anomaly for the suggestion.
3 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2014, 2:32pm by Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom
21 Aug 2014, 12:27pm by Aaron Schatz
No, seriously, we finally made this work. (Click to read more.)
10 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2014, 11:20am by tigerden27
20 Aug 2014, 09:46pm by Aaron Schatz
Uh-oh, somebody introduced the SBNation people to the Vox people. Mix politics and college football and you know this all ends with Jonathan Chait complaining about Ohio State again.
Actually, there are some pretty cool maps in here: where players come from, why they all end up in the SEC, and why they all wouldn't have ended up in the SEC 50 years ago since, you know, a lot of them are African-American.
1 comment, Last at 21 Aug 2014, 9:13am by Will Allen
In an opening week where even the elite teams in college football looked mortal, the SEC had two big surprises in Texas A&M and Georgia defeating their South Carolinian opponents by big scores.