10 Oct 2016, 09:31am by Mike Tanier
Everything is just a subliminal meditation on the state of American politics and societal discourse.
14 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2016, 2:48pm by nat
07 Oct 2016, 12:05pm by Aaron Schatz
As Bill James always pointed out, the best managers and coaches will use players in ways which accentuate their strengths and hide their weaknesses. So when you put a player in a position that accentuates his weaknesses, is it really right to blame him when it goes badly? Nobody ever said Bene' Benwikere was one of the best cornerbacks in the league. He's better suited to play the slot than the outside.
9 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2016, 12:30pm by morganja
03 Oct 2016, 04:23pm by Andrew Potter
Will Carson Palmer and Cam Newton be available for Arizona and Carolina in Week 4?
4 comments, Last at 08 Oct 2016, 4:29pm by justanothersteve
03 Oct 2016, 09:03am by Mike Tanier
Gotta remember to keep posting these. This week's Digest is a glorified reason to pile on the Jets and complain for the umpteenth time about how boring Ravens football is.
30 Sep 2016, 03:12pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a sample from our brand new Premium Charting Data, listing broken tackles by defense for the first three weeks of 2016. (Click to read more.)
6 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2016, 11:51am by RoninX
29 Sep 2016, 05:47pm by Aaron Schatz
As Greg Bedard points out here, defensive pass interference penalties are at an all-time high through three weeks. We've already had 60 DPI calls through 48 games. If DPI was a player, he would be the No. 2 receiver on the Green Bay Packers. So, what's the solution? Bedard suggests reinforcing the idea of "uncatchable" passes, making DPI reviewable, and emphasizing the word "significantly" in the phrase "significantly hinders."
50 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2016, 2:48pm by turbohappy
27 Sep 2016, 08:45pm by Aaron Schatz
Originally reported by Ian Rapaport of NFL.com: "Texans star DL J.J. Watt has re-injured his back and is expected to be out for an extended period of time. Could be the season." Obviously there are more details to come, but this is a pretty big deal. It's hard to think of a non-quarterback who impacts a game when healthy more than Watt. He clearly hasn't been healthy this year, and a setback is the worst news Houston could get, especially if he's done for the season.
25 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2016, 9:17am by ZDNeal
26 Sep 2016, 03:32pm by Andrew Potter
Will Russell Wilson's knee injury force him to miss the first game of his career?
9 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2016, 3:22pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
25 Sep 2016, 08:38pm by Brian Fremeau
The Les Miles era is over after 12 seasons in Baton Rouge. Miles survived an attempted coup late in 2015 but an underwhelming 2-2 start this year for a team with legitimate preseason playoff aspirations was enough evidence for LSU to pull the plug.
3 comments, Last at 26 Sep 2016, 12:22pm by rj1
23 Sep 2016, 03:14pm by Aaron Schatz
OK, this is kind of nuts. Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett apparently tore a ligament in his right thumb during the second half of last night's 27-0 win over Houston, when Vince Wilfork fell on him in the third quarter. There seems to be disagreement among reporters about how bad the injury is, with Mike Petraglia of WEEI reporting that Brissett needs surgery but Ian Rapoport of NFL.com saying the injury may not be bad enough to keep Brissett out in Week 4.
86 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2016, 11:12am by Noah Arkadia
The Saints were 2016's oldest team, and the Rams were once again the youngest. Are more rookies starting than ever before in the NFL? 2016 was the youngest season we have tracked yet.