11 May 2016, 12:29pm by Tom Gower
Great long piece on MMQB by Robert Klemko, looking at the development and training of the quarterbacks picked in the 2016 draft. A lot of the things are unsurprising-most of them played 7-on-7 football, not just in the fall, virtually all of them worked with specialized QB coaches outside their family and normal high school coaches, family support was key, and, yes, many of those families had money to pay for those specialized coaches-but there's a lot to read and consider in this detailed article.
12 comments, Last at 18 Jun 2016, 11:23pm by LastTitan
09 May 2016, 06:02pm by Vincent Verhei
Kenneth Arthur at Sports On Earth has put together the most fun random offseason thought experiment I've seen in a while: Is it possible to put together a trade in which every NFL team gives a player to get a player ... with every team coming out improved when all is said and done?
20 comments, Last at 11 May 2016, 10:01am by Raiderjoe
05 May 2016, 04:54pm by Vincent Verhei
This piece by Pete Prisco of CBS Sports has been making the rounds the past few days.
10 comments, Last at 09 May 2016, 8:30am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
03 May 2016, 04:31pm by Aaron Schatz
Those "next-gen stats" on NFL broadcasts are pretty useless, but there's actually a ton of interesting things you can do with the Zebra data that tracks player movement with chips in each player's shoulder pads. Nik Oza from the Georgetown Sports Analysis club got access to similar data as part of the 2016 MIT Sloan Conference "Hackathon" and shares here some of the things teams will be able to do with this tracking data.
3 comments, Last at 05 May 2016, 3:51pm by Tomlin_Is_Infallible
25 Apr 2016, 12:52pm by Aaron Schatz
The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a 2-1 decision, overturning the previous overturning of Tom Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension. The essential finding here is that in the last CBA, the NFLPA negotiated away any legal rights for players. Roger Goodell's broad discretion under the CBA means he can essentially do anything to any player for any reason at any time.
376 comments, Last at 02 May 2016, 9:56am by justanothersteve
20 Apr 2016, 05:36pm by Vincent Verhei
In surprising news, the Carolina Panthers have rescinded their franchise tag on Josh Norman, meaning that effective immediately the veteran cornerback is free to sign with any team he pleases -- and it seems a sure thing that team won't be the Panthers.
"After a number of conversations with Josh's agent we realized that a long-term deal was not attainable," Carolina general manager Dave Gettleman said. "We have decided to rescind the Franchise Tag freeing Josh to immediately become a UFA. We thank Josh for all his contributions and truly wish him well."
51 comments, Last at 27 Apr 2016, 10:11am by Bright Blue Shorts
20 Apr 2016, 02:23pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, another big trade at the top of the NFL draft. The Cleveland Browns are trading the No. 2 pick in this year's NFL draft to the Philadelphia Eagles for five selections over the next two years.
The Browns get the 2016 first-round pick (No. 8 overall), the Eagles' third-round and fourth-round picks in 2016. They also get the Eagles' 2017 first-round pick and the Eagles' 2018 second-rounder. The Eagles get the No. 2 pick this year and... reports seem to disagree on whether they also get this year's Cleveland fourth-round pick or a conditional 2017 fourth-round pick.
187 comments, Last at 13 May 2016, 12:46pm by jammer2
14 Apr 2016, 07:30pm by Scott Kacsmar
The 2016 NFL schedule is released.
38 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2016, 2:16am by Jaylinsati
14 Apr 2016, 10:09am by Tom Gower
Big news at the top of the NFL draft this morning, as the Los Angeles Rams completed a trade with the Tennessee Titans to acquire the first overall pick. The Rams give up their first-round pick (15), both of their second-round picks (43 and 45), their third-round pick (76), and 2017 first-round and third-round picks. In addition to the #1 pick, the Rams got picks 113 and 177.
105 comments, Last at 20 Apr 2016, 11:31am by theslothook
10 Apr 2016, 06:25pm by Vincent Verhei
Step One: D'Brickashaw Ferguson retires. The fourth overall draft pick in 2006, Ferguson was perfectly durable, starting every game for the Jets over the next decade and making the Pro Bowl in 2009, 2010, and 2011.
44 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2016, 2:49pm by Ivarsson.se
Trevor Siemian and Carson Wentz rank in the bottom three in average air yards. Do good quarterbacks usually increase their air yards with more experience, or do their passes actually get shorter over time?