Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

04 Mar 2015, 01:48pm by Aaron Schatz

Vikings Deal Matt Cassel to Bills

Well, the Bills certainly are tired of being ignored in the headlines. Second day, second trade. They will send those infamous "undisclosed draft picks" to Minnesota for Matt Cassel. Cassel is the very definition of a replacement-level quarterback and will replace Kyle Orton, who was slightly better than that. Have fun throwing endless screen passes to Sammy Watkins and LeSean McCoy, Matthew.

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70 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2015, 4:27pm by bloggesrdog

03 Mar 2015, 07:34pm by Tom Gower

Bills, Eagles Swap Alonso, McCoy

Trade-bomb from Adam Schefter: The Bills have notified LB Kiko Alonso he will be traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for RB LeSean McCoy.

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135 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2015, 7:08am by bubqr

02 Mar 2015, 10:00pm by Vincent Verhei

Texans Grant Johnson Permission to Seek Trade

Andre Johnson is second behind Reggie Wayne among active players in both receptions and receiving yards, but it appears two-time NFL receiving champion has reached the end of the line in Houston. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans have given Johnson permission to seek a trade, and if no deal can be made, they will cut the best player in franchise history.

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37 comments, Last at 08 Mar 2015, 5:26pm by Mr Shush

02 Mar 2015, 02:53pm by Vincent Verhei

2015 Franchise Tags Announced

Here is all your 2015 franchise tag news. (Click to read more.)

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69 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2015, 7:12pm by tuluse

27 Feb 2015, 06:33pm by Matt Waldman

RSP Film Room: QB Coach Will Hewlett on Jameis Winston

Hewlett has consulted with NFL, UFL, and NCAA coaches and continues to work with quarterbacks in the SEC, ACC, Big 10 and other conferences. He joins Matt Waldman in the RSP Film Room.

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1 comment, Last at 04 Mar 2015, 3:40pm by umuddafadda

27 Feb 2015, 01:24pm by Aaron Schatz

The Combine Survivor Effect

For years now, analytics people have been attempting to find some sort of correlation between NFL combine results and success in the league, so we can use the combine to provide some guidance on who should be drafted, and when. For the most part, these studies fail to find any connection. Even when we play around with combine results here at FO, we don't really get good forecasts unless we blend them with college game stats, as in Playmaker Score and SackSEER. This is a really interesting theory from Brian Burke over at Advanced Football Analytics explaining why this is.

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3 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2015, 4:28pm by bloggesrdog

24 Feb 2015, 02:16pm by Vincent Verhei

How Madden Ratings Are Made

Neil Paine at FiveThirtyEight has a look at the folks at Electronic Arts who determine which players get a 95 and which get a 94, and then deal with the fallout from unhappy NFL stars. Includes a brief look at the history of football video games, including the phenomenally under-rated Front Page Sports: Football Pro, which had the best playbook editor I've ever seen.

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18 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2015, 4:28pm by bloggesrdog

24 Feb 2015, 07:48am by Matt Waldman

RSP Boiler Room: UGA WR Chris Conley

Chris Conley blew up the Combine. He looks good on tape, too.

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1 comment, Last at 27 Mar 2015, 4:28pm by bloggesrdog

23 Feb 2015, 10:46am by Matt Waldman

Conversion Program: OT T.J. Clemmings

Eric Stoner gives an excellent primer of o-line footwork while profiling his pet project in this year’s draft, a former defensive lineman converted to offensive tackle.

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19 Feb 2015, 11:02am by Andrew Healy

One Play Away: Most Influential Plays in NFL History

After a wild postseason that included the most influential play in NFL history (by a mile), here is an updated version of some analysis that I've done at Football Perspective, a list of the 25 most important plays in the Super Bowl era.

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34 comments, Last at 27 Mar 2015, 4:28pm by bloggesrdog