28 May 2013, 06:40pm by Aaron Schatz
Nobody does a colossal data dump blog post like Chase Stuart, and that is not meant to be criticism. This look at which teams have drafted most often from the same universities is really interesting, although it doesn't necessarily represent the current administrations because the list goes back to even before the merger. What will really jump out at you is how many teams have their "most popular" school as a geographic neighbor. The top school for the Rams is UCLA, while it is USC for the Raiders, Chargers, and 49ers.
22 comments, Last at 10 Jun 2013, 2:26am by Nelet
28 May 2013, 06:16pm by Rivers McCown
Mike Sando at the NFC West looks at the running backs who did the most against "loaded" boxes. The best was ... Chris Johnson? Who's been screwing with this machine?
2 comments, Last at 30 May 2013, 2:53pm by V
28 May 2013, 07:01am by Mike Tanier
This Tuesday edition of Mandatory Monday finds me building Mount Rushmores out of mashed potatoes. An all 3rd string QB Mount Rushmore, a USFL Mount Rushmore, a glasses Mount Rushmore, and much more.
21 comments, Last at 30 May 2013, 3:06pm by Dean
27 May 2013, 12:22pm by Rivers McCown
This week, Peter talks Urlacher memories, Memorial Day, and does his annual roundup of quotes from commencement speeches.
14 comments, Last at 03 Jun 2013, 12:25pm by Lance
23 May 2013, 03:00pm by Aaron Schatz
Some readers know that I've volunteered the last two summers at Eric Mangini's one-day Football Fundamentals camp in Hartford. You may remember my article last year about The Greatest 7-on-7 Team That Ever Was. Unfortunately, this year I'm not going to be able to make it because we're behind on Football Outsiders Almanac 2013 and I'm going into seven-days-a-week mode after Brown reunion weekend this Saturday.
23 May 2013, 01:33am by Danny Tuccitto
Three months after the 49ers played in Super Bowl XLVII, NFL owners awarded Super Bowl L to Santa Clara, site of the team's new stadium. In Super Bowl history, how many times has that happened?
18 comments, Last at 28 May 2013, 10:55am by Travis
22 May 2013, 02:39pm by Aaron Schatz
Uh-oh. Multiple sources are reporting that Michael Crabtree tore his Achilles tendon in yesterday's OTAs. That's a big loss for the 49ers considering how well Crabtree and Kaepernick clicked after Kaepernick moved into the starting lineup last year. A torn Achilles used to mean you would miss the entire season. Recently, players such as Terrell Suggs have worked their way back to play half a season, albeit not at full strength. We'll have to see if Crabtree is able to do that as well.
18 comments, Last at 23 May 2013, 6:02pm by theslothook
20 May 2013, 06:05pm by Mike Tanier
Oops! Forgot to link up Mandatory Monday! I am writing the Bengals chapter of Football Outsiders Almanac this year, and after putting the rough draft together, I assembled this piece on Andy Dalton from the research. So, halfway between "sneak preview" and "time saver," but you get your Bengals on. Also, stop by the Tailgater blog for Bengals wide receiver Top Fives (lots of Isaac Curtis), and specials on RG3's wedding registry, Rob Gronkowski, and that fugitive from the Seven Soldiers of Victory, DR. JESSE JUPITER.
34 comments, Last at 29 May 2013, 4:20pm by ViciousChickenOfBristol
17 May 2013, 04:43pm by Aaron Schatz
The Washington Post has an excellent four-part series that ran yesterday and today about medical issues in the NFL. Some of the graphics use detail from the FO injury database.
7 comments, Last at 22 May 2013, 1:29pm by markus
17 May 2013, 04:18pm by Tom Gower
Per Adam Schefter et al., the NFL announced today Seattle Seahawks defensive end Bruce Irvin has been suspended four games for violating the NFL's performance-enhancing drugs policy. Hey, Chris Clemons, how's that ACL rehab going?
51 comments, Last at 23 May 2013, 1:17pm by Revenge of the NURBS
Word of Muth breaks down film of Alex Gibbs coaching and speaking over a cut-up tape. Find out the secrets of the man who's built big seasons for everyone from Terrell Davis to Warrick Dunn.