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
22 Sep 2016, 07:12am by Mike Tanier
Hey gang! Tanier here promoting a story I am particularly proud of.
This is the story of how an ex-NFL player with brain damage got a service dog. And how that player is helping to solve the service dog shortage in America and trying to get dogs to veterans, ex-players and anyone else who needs them.
24 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2016, 12:43am by Bobman
21 Sep 2016, 12:56pm by Vincent Verhei
Adrian Peterson opts for knee surgery on a Wednesday filled with injury news.
17 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2016, 11:56pm by Bobman
19 Sep 2016, 03:23pm by Vincent Verhei
Danny Woodhead's major knee injury headlines a painful week for running backs around the league.
15 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2016, 11:11am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
19 Sep 2016, 02:18pm by Aaron Schatz
Roger Goodell's fickle finger of fate has once again pointed towards an NFL team, this time the Seattle Seahawks. They'll lose a 2017 fifth-round pick for violating offseason rules prohibiting excessive contact in OTAs. At least this penalty seems to be a joint decision of the NFL and the NFLPA after watching practice video of the workout in question, rather than just Goodell's random decision.
13 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2016, 4:43pm by scraps
16 Sep 2016, 01:38pm by Aaron Schatz
This is some varsity-level scapegoating here. Greg Roman took a backup quarterback nobody wanted and turned that into a top-10 offense by DVOA even though LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins couldn't always stay healthy. Meanwhile, the Bills defense collapsed last season. And yet, after a 37-31 loss, who gets fired? That's right, goodbye Greg Roman, being replaced by RB coach Anthony Lynn.
34 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2016, 5:36pm by jtr
13 Sep 2016, 12:54pm by Aaron Schatz
I figured I should provide a place for FO readers to debate these horrible monstrosities. After all, we've always been about having fun with elements of fandom, not just stat analysis. These uniforms are mostly awful, and the fact that they didn't color coordinate so that both teams in a game would wear them at the same time seems ridiculous too. The whole thing is ridiculous. The best ones are the ones that are naturally traditional, like the Giants in all white with the red and blue trim. Last year's Rams-Bucs game, on the other hand, was a hiddeous affront against nature.
47 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2016, 10:51pm by TomKelso
12 Sep 2016, 04:21pm by Andrew Potter
Robert Griffin's latest injury highlights the fallout from Week 1.
27 comments, Last at 16 Sep 2016, 1:27pm by Bobman
12 Sep 2016, 07:44am by Mike Tanier
Hey folks! I'm back with a revamped and rebranded Monday morning wrapup.
Just to update longtime readers, I will not be writing game previews this year. After 10 years, I could use a break from that weekly grind, and B/R has me doing more features and such.
Speaking of B/R, we have quite an FO presence now with Doug Farrar spearheading the new Top 1000 scouting project and Cian Fahey scouting the quarterbacks. Come check us out, then come on back to FO for a deeper look at the numbers.
16 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2017, 4:08am by instafollowers
Thanks a lot, Dak Prescott. Now more people will think the fourth round is still a gold mine for quarterbacks, but the data says otherwise. The update to our quarterback draft study for 1994-2016 shows little has changed: finding a good QB is really hard.