29 Dec 2014, 09:20am by Mike Tanier
Lots and lots and lots of stuff this week, including my pick for Undrafted Rookie of the Year.
9 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2014, 5:23pm by Kevin from Philly
28 Dec 2014, 09:06pm by Aaron Schatz
Once again this year, we'll keep an open thread all day on the Monday after the season to announce firings. And once again, it all starts Sunday night with the announcement that Jim Harbaugh and the 49ers have parted ways. (Click to read more.)
190 comments, Last at 31 Dec 2014, 7:57pm by Hurt Bones
27 Dec 2014, 09:14am by Mike Tanier
If you see Cam Newton on a recumbent bicycle, please give him as much space as you would give any motorist.
18 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2015, 8:22am by Lewans
27 Dec 2014, 02:29am by Tom Gower
In this week's SNF column for NBC sports, I take a look at Le'Veon Bell, why his rushing numbers may not be quite as good as you think, and how his value in the passing game makes up for it. Includes an "Oh, hey, here's why Todd Haley is doing this thing that doesn't seem to make sense" explanation.
2 comments, Last at 27 Dec 2014, 8:51am by Theo
26 Dec 2014, 09:23pm by Vincent Verhei
Brian Hoyer: Out with a deep bruise to his right shoulder/bicep area.
Johnny Manziel: Out with a hamstring injury.
And so the Cleveland Browns' starting quarterback against Baltimore will be Connor Shaw, an undrafted rookie out of South Carolina who has spent 16 weeks on Cleveland's practice squad. Shaw will be the Browns' 22nd different starting quarterback in the past 16 years, joining such luminaries as Spergon Wynn, Ken Dorsey, and Thaddeus Lewis.
Shaw started for three years for the Gamecocks, twice finishing second in the SEC in completion percentage.
25 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2014, 4:27am by Jerry
26 Dec 2014, 06:06pm by Vincent Verhei
The Kansas City Chiefs' minuscule playoff odds have taken another hit. Starting quarterback Alex Smith will miss the must-win Week 17 game against San Diego with a lacerated spleen. Chase Daniel will start in Smith's place. It will be the second start of Daniels' career. The first? Week 17 last year, also against San Diego.
5 comments, Last at 29 Dec 2014, 4:48am by The Hypno-Toad
26 Dec 2014, 01:53pm by Matt Waldman
When it comes to player evaluation, seemingly minor issues often get magnified with the intensity of pressure. Utah State Chuckie Keaton’s performance versus Wake Forest is proof.
23 Dec 2014, 09:09pm by Scott Kacsmar
The 2015 Pro Bowl rosters are revealed. Who was snubbed?
73 comments, Last at 05 Jan 2015, 9:59am by Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom
23 Dec 2014, 01:36am by Rivers McCown
Danny Tuccitto and Rivers McCown sit down with their former full-time employer, founder and editor-in-chief of Football Outsiders, Aaron Schatz. We discuss the grander scheme of the football analytics landscape, Aaron's early beginnings into the field, and, of course, the band Versus.
2 comments, Last at 24 Dec 2014, 7:51pm by Jerry
Possibly the closest Super Bowl matchup in history also poses the question: how much does it mean when certain aspects of an NFL team improve dramatically in the second half of the season?