Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 May 2015, 02:26pm by Vincent Verhei

Ryan Clady Tears ACL, Likely to Miss Season

Per ESPN's Adam Schefter on Twitter: "Broncos Pro Bowl LT Ryan Clady tore his left ACL during practice Wednesday and is likely to miss the 2015 season, a league source told ESPN."

Clady was a first-team All-Pro in 2009 and 2012, and a Pro-Bowler in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2014.

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33 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2015, 3:25pm by Camille

26 May 2015, 01:33pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: 2014 Stats/Sim Scores Added to Player Pages

It got delayed by a lot of other things going on around Football Outsiders headquarters, but we've finally got all the FO player pages fully updated with 2014 stats. We've also updated the similarity scores at the bottom of player pages. Pretty much every player with significant playing time last season, other than offensive linemen and special teams specialists, is now listed with top ten similar players going back to either 1978 (offense) or 1997 (defense). For example, you can find that the most similar stats to A.J. Green in 2012-2014 belong to Larry Fitzgerald in 2006-2008, and the most similar stats to Jared Allen in 2012-2014 belong to Robertr Porcher in 1999-2001. (Click to read more.)

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5 comments, Last at 12 Aug 2015, 2:28am by sam8899

21 May 2015, 05:53pm by Aaron Schatz

How Lavonte David Became So Inexplicably Good

Here's a good piece from SB Nation about our current No. 1 favorite underrated NFL player, Tampa Bay linebacker Lavonte David. The Miami high school product dreamed of playing for the U, but ended up following a winding road through community college and Nebraska to a home on Florida's other coast.

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4 comments, Last at 24 May 2015, 8:42pm by chemical burn

21 May 2015, 03:50pm by Vincent Verhei

Marcell Dareus Suspended For Season Opener

We'll just quote this Tweet from @AroundTheNFL verbatim: "Bills DT Marcell Dareus suspended first game of the 2015 season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse." This is concerning an arrest in 2014. The Bills will host the Colts in Week 1 without their defensive tackle.

Dareus has released an apologetic statement through the team's PR account.

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5 comments, Last at 26 May 2015, 7:49am by Kevin from Philly

19 May 2015, 06:08pm by Aaron Schatz

Extra Points Will Move to the 15

The NFL owners today officially voted to move the line of scrimmage for extra points back to the 15, making the XP now equivalent to a 33-yard field goal. The line of scrimmage remains the 2 for the 2-point conversion. In addition, returning a blocked kick, fumble, or interception on a point-after try will now be worth two points for the defense.

I hate this rule change so much. Why do we need to make the point-after try complicated? If you want to increase excitement, just move the line of scrimmage to the 1 to encourage going for 2-point conversions.

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139 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2015, 3:26pm by Camille

19 May 2015, 09:08am by Mike Tanier

Deflategate, Roaring 20's Style: New England's 1st Controversial Champions

Hey folks, Tanier here! With DeflateGate slowly eroding my sanity, I jumped at the chance Bleacher Report gave me to tell the story of the Providence Steam Roller. It was meant to just be an oddball feature about 1920s football, but I found some fun parallels with the current state of NFL football in New England.

Take the time to link and share this one. If we get lots of "reader engagement," B/R will let me write more stuff about old-timey football.

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18 comments, Last at 28 May 2015, 4:37am by Dan

18 May 2015, 04:18pm by Aaron Schatz

Justin Smith Officially Retiring

Justin Smith is officially retiring, which everyone pretty much expected anyway. I prefer players announcing their retirement right after their actual final season more than this recently popular practice of sitting around a couple years hoping you get one last contract, then signing a one-day deal with the team you are most identified with just so you can retire.

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138 comments, Last at 26 May 2015, 7:55pm by Mr Shush

18 May 2015, 04:17pm by Vincent Verhei

Dolphins Extend Tannehill Through 2020

The Miami Dolphins have signed Ryan Tannehill to a contract extension that will keep the quarterback in Miami through 2020. Adam Schefter reports that the deal is for $96 million, including $45 million guaranteed.

Tannehill's passing DVOA in his first three seasons: -9.9%, -9.8%, and then 4.1% in 2014.

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74 comments, Last at 21 May 2015, 5:34pm by theslothook

18 May 2015, 12:28pm by Aaron Schatz

Packers Muscle Their Way Into Pitch Perfect 2

In case you were wondering how the Green Bay Packers ended up as an a cappella group in the new movie Pitch Perfect 2, it's apparently all David Bakhtiari's doing.

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2 comments, Last at 18 May 2015, 5:43pm by Dice

11 May 2015, 05:41pm by Scott Kacsmar

Deflategate Punishment for Patriots Announced

The Patriots' punishment for Deflategate is revealed.

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833 comments, Last at 18 Jun 2015, 5:18pm by MJK