12 Jan 2017, 05:15pm by Tom Gower
It's official. The Los Angeles Rams have hired Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay as their new head coach. McVay, who turns 31 in two weeks, is the youngest head coach in modern NFL history and will be younger than some of the players on his team's roster. The Washington offenses he coordinated ranked 28th in 2014, 12th in 2015, and 5th in 2016 by DVOA. After "fixing" Kirk Cousins, his next job will be to help "fix" Jared Goff and the rest of the Rams 32nd-ranked offense, while improving the defense and selling the team in one of the biggest media markets. A very interesting hire.
25 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2017, 11:26pm by tuluse
12 Jan 2017, 02:21pm by Tom Gower
It passed a bit under the radar, but 2016 was a historical season for running backs and how much schedule affected their productivity through the prism of our advanced stats. (Click to read more.)
6 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2017, 10:07pm by LionInAZ
12 Jan 2017, 12:19pm by Aaron Schatz
This has been a possibility for the last couple years, and reporting that it was final started to circulate last night. Now it's official: the San Diego Chargers will become the Los Angeles Chargers.
133 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2017, 3:27pm by theslothook
11 Jan 2017, 05:35pm by Vincent Verhei
It's not official yet, but all signs point to the Buffalo Bills hiring Carolina Panthers defensive coordinator Sean McDermott as head coach.
6 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2017, 4:32pm by mjb
11 Jan 2017, 04:11pm by Aaron Schatz
OK, the head coaching dominoes are beginning to fall, starting with the best available job. Miami defensive coordinator Vance Joseph will take over in Denver. No, the Dolphins defense was not good this year, and it faded down the stretch. Look instead at what Joseph did before that with the Houston defensive backs (2011-2013) and Cincinnati defensive backs (2014-2015). You don't hire a head coach to scheme, you hire a head coach to manage personnel and serve as locker room CEO. A lot of people I know in the NFL have long been very high on Joseph's ability to do those things.
48 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2017, 10:14am by jtr
10 Jan 2017, 07:42pm by Aaron Schatz
Announcing the Football Outsiders players for Madden 17 Ultimate Team from wild-card weekend. (Click to read more.)
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09 Jan 2017, 05:56pm by Tom Gower
The Jacksonville Jaguars have made a decision on their next head coach, and the name is a familiar one. Doug Marrone, who began the 2016 season as the offensive line coach and ended it as the interim head coach, has been named to the permanent job.
30 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2017, 4:37pm by Bright Blue Shorts
09 Jan 2017, 04:51pm by Andrew Potter
Monday afternoon updates on the injury news for every team left in the NFL Playoffs after wild-card weekend.
6 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2017, 4:38am by Amily
09 Jan 2017, 02:25pm by Mike Tanier
Going back into recent history, there are plenty of examples of teams with huge wins in the first round that go down to defeat in the second round. Allow us to drop a bucket of ice water on all four of this weekend's big winners.
4 comments, Last at 12 Jan 2017, 9:38am by CM
The Saints were 2016's oldest team, and the Rams were once again the youngest. Are more rookies starting than ever before in the NFL? 2016 was the youngest season we have tracked yet.