23 May 2013
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. Since I can't help out myself, I wanted to see if perhaps some of our readers could help out by donating money to help pay the costs for some of the lower-income kids. Over 85 percent of the kids need help paying the registration costs. You can make a donation here on the camp's website. In addition, there are still some spots open, so if you live in New England or New York and have a son (or daughter) in junior high or high school who loves football, check out the camp website. Your son could be catching passes from Rex Ryan and then enjoying a goddamn snack.
Five different teams from last year's DVOA top eight rank in the bottom half of the league through four weeks of 2014. What can we learn from other teams with similar starts in the past?