17 Feb 2013, 03:00pm by Matt Waldman
Forget Leon Sandcastle. He’s a joke – albeit a hilarious one. I’ve dug deep into my contacts to unearth a gem. A prospect so good that he will make you wonder if his career will be on par with the all-time greats. In fact, I guarantee it.
24 comments, Last at 24 Feb 2013, 4:05pm by ndw74
15 Feb 2013, 05:57pm by Matt Waldman
If you’re an NFL team or analyst and you’re not looking for the next unsung quarterback with potential to develop into a winning starter then you’re not doing your job.
29 comments, Last at 24 Feb 2013, 9:04pm by Noah of Arkadia
15 Feb 2013, 12:58pm by Aaron Schatz
No link yet. The highest-profile release of the offseason so far? Yes, he's 36, but he was Defensive Player of the Year a couple years ago. Let's see... a team that is close to a title, that could use a hard-hitting safety who can also play nickelback... Hmmm, I can't think of any team like that. (Hi, Patriots.)
21 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2013, 10:26pm by diggler
14 Feb 2013, 01:19pm by Rivers McCown
Normally I just let Mike take care of linking his stuff here on his own, but this is one of my favorite things he has ever written. I'm not going to tell you why, because I can't talk about another site's writers.
19 comments, Last at 16 Feb 2013, 7:01pm by Jerry
14 Feb 2013, 07:41am by Matt Waldman
The 6-4, 264-lb. tight end from South Carolina has a lot of tools to become a valuable contributor to an NFL offense as a late-round or UDFA option.
13 Feb 2013, 08:06pm by Danny Tuccitto
After the debacle of their opening drives during the playoffs, I did a post for Niners Nation looking at what DVOA and our drive stats (thanks to Jim Armstrong) had to say about the matter. In addition to that main story, stats-savvy FO readers would probably be intrigued by the subplot: Even in a split as granular as opening offensive possessions, there's a stark contrast between what a drive-level statistic says and what a play-level statistic says.
1 comment, Last at 15 Feb 2013, 5:05am by Bill Walsh's Holy Ghost
13 Feb 2013, 03:46pm by Rivers McCown
Gil Brandt has his own numerical measure for this year's college quarterback crop. It's sort of hard to tell how successful this formula is without any real background on it, but here's something to whet your appetite for the Lewin Career Forecast.
11 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2013, 7:55am by samedayessay
12 Feb 2013, 07:42pm by Mike Tanier
It's that time of year: time for me to count down the top five players by position for all 32 NFL teams. This year, I am counting down wide receivers, and I am doing it at my little Tailgater blog over at Sports on Earth.
The Patriots are up first; I am starting with the AFC so I can put off worrying about 1930s "ends" for a few weeks or months. I will post an XP every time I complete a division, but feel free to stop by the Tailgater from time to time to see what I am up to. If it is too weird or wonky for the main site, it will be there.
69 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2013, 5:52am by Subrata Sircar
11 Feb 2013, 05:02pm by Rivers McCown
This week's MMQB focuses on Joe Flacco's contract (and quarterback contracts in general), wonders what the Bengals will do with their enviable cap situation, and looks at Rob Ryan's history.
54 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2013, 1:02pm by Noah of Arkadia
11 Feb 2013, 01:28pm by Aaron Schatz
The Eagles and Michael Vick have worked on a restructured one-year contract that will apparently keep Vick in Philadelphia as Chip Kelly's first starting quarterback. Vick had been set to make $15.5 million in the third season of a six-year, $100 million contract. Adam Schefter on Twitter said Vick could make "up to" $10 million in 2013.
16 comments, Last at 13 Feb 2013, 3:30pm by Theo
Lane Johnson and D.J. Fluker were selected high in the draft, but both have troubling flaws in pass protection according to Word of Muth.