Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

18 Dec 2016, 06:53pm by Tom Gower

Jaguars Fire HC Gus Bradley

In the wake of today's blown lead and loss to the Houston Texans that dropped them to 2-12 on the season, the Jacksonville Jaguars have fired head coach Gus Bradley. Bradley provided great enthusiasm but found little success on the field in nearly four seasons in Jacksonville. He finishes with a career record of 14-48. An interim head coach was not immediately announced.

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20 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2016, 5:50am by Vincent Verhei

16 Dec 2016, 05:35pm by Aaron Schatz

NFL Is Botching Kickoff Returns

A lot of readers have asked me to run numbers on kickoff returns this year, to find out if returners really are making a mistake by taking it out of the end zone so often. I never have found the time, so it's nice that Benjamin Morris at FiveThirtyEight has done it for me.

"If the entire league had simply taken a knee on these 356 kickoffs it returned out of the endzone, it would have saved a combined 1,108 yards of field position."

So stop taking the damn kickoffs out of the end zone. Stop it already. Just stop.

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10 comments, Last at 17 Dec 2016, 8:34pm by LionInAZ

13 Dec 2016, 07:35pm by Vincent Verhei

Le’Veon Bell Is the Most Dominant Player in the NFL

Is Pittsburgh's running back really an MVP candidate? (Click to read more.)

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42 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2016, 9:43pm by jonnyblazin

13 Dec 2016, 12:21pm by Andrew Potter

2017 London Games Announced

The NFL has announced the four matches to be played in London during the 2017 regular season, which include maiden visits for the Arizona Cardinals, the Baltimore Ravens, and the Cleveland Browns. A game each will be played in Weeks 3, 4, 7, and 8. (Click to read more.)

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42 comments, Last at 16 Dec 2016, 4:46pm by Raiderjoe

12 Dec 2016, 04:10pm by Andrew Potter

Week 14 Injury Aftermath

The latest updates on injuries to players around the league. Notable names include Ryan Tannehill, Matthew Stafford, Aaron Rodgers, and ... Jon Dorenbos?

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6 comments, Last at 13 Dec 2016, 10:51am by jtr

12 Dec 2016, 03:53pm by Vincent Verhei

Jeff Fisher Finally Fired

Just 13 games after he signed a two-year contract extension, Jeff Fisher has been fired as head coach of the Los Angeles Rams.

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65 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2016, 5:29pm by The Ninjalectual

12 Dec 2016, 08:03am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: Packers Pick Off Seahawks to Pump Up Playoff Bid

There's not quite as much Packers as the headline suggests. But there is an open letter to the Dak Benchers, and I transform briefly into a Turf Wizard.

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1 comment, Last at 12 Dec 2016, 9:13am by big10freak

05 Dec 2016, 05:47pm by Andrew Potter

A Case of the Mondays

As a counterpoint to our weekly injury column, here's an article from FOX in which four NFL players share how rough post-game recovery is even for the healthy players. (Click to read more.)

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11 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2017, 10:40pm by kikumecu

05 Dec 2016, 04:30pm by Andrew Potter

Week 13 Injury Aftermath

One of the league's defensive stars is done for the year, as several playoff contenders suffer important injuries in an unlucky Week 13.

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7 comments, Last at 07 Dec 2016, 10:56am by andrew

05 Dec 2016, 08:50am by Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest: Chiefs, Steelers, Packers and the Art of Winning Ugly

Despite the headline, this is mostly snow pictures and Jeff Fisher jokes.

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6 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2016, 12:21pm by jtr