25 Mar 2015, 03:56pm by Aaron Schatz
I am sad. Not because I'm a Patriots fan. As a Patriots fan, it was fun watching them pull off the craziness with the declared ineligible receivers. It was fun trying to figure out what the heck was going on, and watching John Harbaugh try to figure out what the heck was going on. But that specific trick wasn't going to work over and over. It's not like life got harder for the Patriots offense today. No, I'm sad because changing the rules makes it harder for other coordinators to come up with interesting, crazy new wrinkles on what the Patriots were doing.
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23 Mar 2015, 05:39pm by Matt Waldman
Football Outsiders columnist Matt Waldman joined Ross Tucker and Evan Silva on their Fantasy Feast Podcast this morning. Here’s what they covered:
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21 Mar 2015, 01:18pm by Aaron Schatz
Hall of Famer Chuck Bednarik, famous as one of the last full-time two-way players in the NFL, passed away Saturday morning at the age of 89. Bednarik played 14 years with the Philadelphia Eagles as both center and linebacker, and was most famous for a photo that him celebrating after he ended Frank Gifford's season with a concussion (Department of "Things We Would Not Celebrate in 2015").
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16 Mar 2015, 10:08pm by Vincent Verhei
For the second time in eight days, a prominent inside linebacker for the San Francisco 49ers has retired young. Chris Borland, 24, tells ESPN's Outside the Lines that he is retiring because of concerns about the long-term effects of repetitive head trauma.
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16 Mar 2015, 03:18pm by Vincent Verhei
Headline pretty much says it all, but here it is in full sentence form: The Philadelphia Eagles are working out Tim Tebow today, per ESPN's Adam Schefter.
Should Tebow join the Eagles, he would reunite with Mark Sanchez. Because recreating the 2012 Jets is such a good idea.
So here's a question: When was the last time a team had a more entertaining offseason than the 2015 Eagles? There's always something going on with this team.
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11 Mar 2015, 02:32pm by Vincent Verhei
Day Two of free agency sees some big-but-expected moves in Dallas and Miami. Discuss all the free-agency moves all week in this thread. (Click to read more.)
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10 Mar 2015, 05:06pm by Vincent Verhei
Apparently not a fan of the limelight, ex-Tennessee Titans quarterback Jake Locker announced his retirement today. The eighth overall draft pick in 2011, Locker was a free agent and reportedly had several contract offers on the table, but chose to walk away from the game at the age of 26.
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10 Mar 2015, 03:56pm by Vincent Verhei
EVERYONE SLOW DOWN. ESPN's Adam Schefter is reporting that the Rams will trade quarterback Sam Bradford to Philadelphia in exchange for quarterback Nick Foles and draft pick compensation.
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10 Mar 2015, 03:54pm by Vincent Verhei
I swear this day is more insane than the Super Bowl. The Ravens have announced that they have traded Haloti Ngata to the Detroit Lions. That hole at defensive tackle left by Ndamukong Suh didn't last long. (Technically, it was never even open.)
We will post terms when they are announced.
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10 Mar 2015, 03:48pm by Vincent Verhei
Per initial report by Jay Glazer, confirmed by others, the New Orleans Saints are trading tight end Jimmy Graham and a fourth-round pick to the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for center Max Unger and a first-round pick. Graham is automatically the top target in Seattle's passing game, but that is a huge price to pay.
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Short-yardage passing had a good year, except at the end of the Super Bowl. We look at the return of quarterback runs, the rise in pass-happy strategy, and 2014 success rates for offense and defense.