20 Jan 2017, 12:23pm by Aaron Schatz
Surprising news out of Baltimore, where linebacker Zach Orr is retiring from the NFL after three seasons. He led the Ravens in tackles this year but an injury near the end of the year led to finding a congenital neck/spine condition that would endanger Orr if he played further. I'm sure there will be discussion about how this is yet another young player retiring from the NFL, but it's not solely due to injuries from the game itself. That's not what the word "congenital" means.
6 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2017, 3:21pm by Theo
19 Jan 2017, 02:55pm by Aaron Schatz
I never know when to post this stuff in Extra Points. Do we wait until they actually move? Until the owners approve? Is just filing paperwork enough? Anyway, the Raiders are moving to Las Vegas assuming they can get approval from 23 out of 31 other owners. (They will.) Apparently, they will stay in Oakland for the next two seasons, because their lease says they can and the Vegas stadium isn't built yet. So, that should be interesting. It's not like there's a history of fans turning on teams after they announce they're moving out of town, or anything.
57 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2017, 10:08am by Bright Blue Shorts
19 Jan 2017, 02:03pm by Vincent Verhei
This went totally under the radar, but Saints receiver Michael Thomas set a rookie wide receiver record for receiving DYAR this year. (Click to read more.)
10 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2017, 10:04pm by Raiderjoe
16 Jan 2017, 02:45pm by Andrew Potter
AFC teams fared notably better than NFC teams as far as injuries are concerned as the playoff field was whittled down to four.
4 comments, Last at 22 Jan 2017, 1:16pm by Andrew Potter
13 Jan 2017, 04:10pm by Vincent Verhei
The Pittsburgh Steelers playoff game in Kansas City this Sunday has been moved from a 1:05 p.m. EST kickoff to 8:20 p.m. EST due to an ice storm that is expected to hit the region that morning.
13 comments, Last at 15 Jan 2017, 11:14am by RobotBoy
13 Jan 2017, 01:25am by Aaron Schatz
More head coaching news: In less than a year, Anthony Lynn has gone from running backs coach to offensive coordinator to interim head coach of the Bills to head coach of the new Los Angeles Football Clippers. This is interesting, because Lynn has been a coach in the league for 17 years but always as a position coach until Greg Roman was fired by Buffalo early in this season. He's never gone through a training camp in any kind of management position -- not as a coordinator, let alone as a head coach.
This leaves San Francisco as the last open job. Anyone want it?
21 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2017, 3:08pm by Scott C
12 Jan 2017, 05:15pm by Tom Gower
It's official. The Los Angeles Rams have hired Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay as their new head coach. McVay, who turns 31 in two weeks, is the youngest head coach in modern NFL history and will be younger than some of the players on his team's roster. The Washington offenses he coordinated ranked 28th in 2014, 12th in 2015, and 5th in 2016 by DVOA. After "fixing" Kirk Cousins, his next job will be to help "fix" Jared Goff and the rest of the Rams 32nd-ranked offense, while improving the defense and selling the team in one of the biggest media markets. A very interesting hire.
25 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2017, 11:26pm by tuluse
12 Jan 2017, 02:21pm by Tom Gower
It passed a bit under the radar, but 2016 was a historical season for running backs and how much schedule affected their productivity through the prism of our advanced stats. (Click to read more.)
6 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2017, 10:07pm by LionInAZ
12 Jan 2017, 12:19pm by Aaron Schatz
This has been a possibility for the last couple years, and reporting that it was final started to circulate last night. Now it's official: the San Diego Chargers will become the Los Angeles Chargers.
133 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2017, 3:27pm by theslothook
Where does Matt Ryan rank among playoff quarterbacks now? Was 2016 even a top-five postseason in Tom Brady's career? Scott Kacsmar's annual look at playoff drive stats also includes the first look at 1986-88 postseason DVOA.