04 Nov 2013, 07:25am by Mike Tanier
Winning more and enjoying it less? Welcome to the Seahawks' and Chiefs' world! Stick around to the end for links to my latest Run to Win takedown and a (somewhat) tongue-in-cheek look at five teams that should be out-chipping Chip Kelly.
21 comments, Last at 05 Nov 2013, 6:20pm by LionInAZ
03 Nov 2013, 02:51pm by Aaron Schatz
It was a bit shocking last week when Miami tackle Jonathan Martin left the team and was put on the non-football injury list for "emotional reasons." But we're starting to get some more information on what's going on in the Miami locker room and it seems to take the usual rookie hazing to a new (and surprisingly financial) level. Dolphins veterans are apparently pressuring some rookies into paying for meals until they've exhausted their $390,000 rookie salaries.
176 comments, Last at 09 Nov 2013, 12:14am by Will Allen
01 Nov 2013, 04:16pm by Aaron Schatz
Justin Blackmon just can't get his act together, and the Jacksonville Jaguars just can't catch a break. Blackmon has been suspended eight games (i.e. the rest of the year) for blowing the NFL substance abuse policy, again. He's allowed to apply for reinstatement in 2014. This doesn't appear to be about performance-enhancing drugs. The guy needs rehab. Remember when Blackmon came out and he was supposed to be "Dez Bryant, but with a better head on his shoulders?"
17 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2013, 9:01am by Revenge of the NURBS
01 Nov 2013, 12:19pm by Scott Kacsmar
The Colts have gone from "worst 11-5 team in NFL history" to DVOA powerhouse. Scott Kacsmar previews Sunday's game in Houston with the Houston Chronicle's Stephanie Stradley.
3 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2013, 4:13pm by Bobman
01 Nov 2013, 06:33am by Mike Tanier
This week: the Ponzi scheme at the heart of Chiefs economics, Tony Gonzalez in an Andy Reid suit, Dallas Cowboys using educational software, a Josh McCown retrospective, and more. Always more.
1 comment, Last at 01 Nov 2013, 4:46pm by funkdoc
30 Oct 2013, 09:18pm by Matt Waldman
Sounds like an adult film, right? It is and it isn’t. What I witnessed from Washington’s passing offense against Denver this weekend was so nasty it will compel viewers take a long shower afterwards. Equally disturbing is that this film possesses a lot of elements of an exploitation flick and I had a difficult time watching an innocent, young talent treated this way. Worst of all, it’s difficult to assess blame and there in lurks the elements of psychological horror that chills the blood.
Read the rest at the RSP Blog.
29 comments, Last at 02 Nov 2013, 10:28pm by greybeard
30 Oct 2013, 03:34pm by Rivers McCown
Brian Burke makes an interesting point in this piece for Slate: Would Dallas have been better off punting from the Detroit 26 last weekend just because Detroit would have tried to play for a tying field goal?
27 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2013, 2:31am by MC2
30 Oct 2013, 02:08pm by Aaron Schatz
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30 Oct 2013, 07:06am by Mike Tanier
Tanier here, doing what I do best: assigning grades in November! There is some good data here about how much no-huddle teams are running and fourth down aggressiveness, plus my usual opinions.
27 comments, Last at 01 Nov 2013, 2:49am by MC2
Is a high-variance quarterback inherently worth more to a team that's a fringe contender? What in the heck has gotten into Jerricho Cotchery? Why is Jared Cook so confusing?