06 Sep 2016, 11:19pm by Tom Gower
More Football Outsiders Almanac 2016 in the media. This time, it's the latest installment with FO fan Steph Stradley, who runs a Texans blog hosted by the Houston Chronicle. Topics discussed include projecting the Texans, Brock Osweiler and what the Texans might have done otherwise, perennially dismal special teams units and how much they matter, and that the AFC South isn't very good. Somehow, Jadeveon Clowney's name did not come up, believed to be a first in 2016 Texans-related content.
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06 Sep 2016, 06:52pm by Aaron Schatz
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03 Sep 2016, 11:12am by Sterling Xie
In a move completely out of left field, the Eagles have reportedly traded Sam Bradford to the recently quarterback-needy Vikings for a 2017 first-round pick and 2018 fourth-round pick. The move was first reported by ESPN's Adam Schefter.
It certainly seems like a hefty price tag to pay for Bradford, who has never posted an above-average and healthy season (at least if you put stock in DVOA, and if you're reading this, you surely do). This is especially true given that Bradford is ostensibly a one-year rental. However, given the structural damage Teddy Bridgewater suffered in addition to his torn ACL, perhaps the Vikings also see Bradford as insurance for 2017. Philadelphia has already paid out the entirety of Bradford's $11 million signing bonus, but Minnesota would still be on the hook for a $17 million cap hit if they keep Bradford through next season, per Spotrac. At the very least, if Bradford is competent, it's easy to imagine Rick Spielman picking up the quarterback's $4 million option in March.
Meanwhile, the Eagles somehow recouped more than they gave up for Bradford in the first place. Howie Roseman has now mostly restocked what Philly lost from its draft cupboard in trading up for Carson Wentz, who is now a step closer to taking the reins under center for good.
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02 Sep 2016, 12:09pm by The Outsiders
Teams need to cut down their rosters to 53 men by 4 p.m. EDT on Saturday. We'll keep track of the big-name cuts, trades, and IR moves in this thread. (Click to read more.)
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01 Sep 2016, 12:03pm by Brian Fremeau
Dirk Chatelain writing for the Omaha World-Herald presents potential reasons for an apparent decline in home field advantage in college football -- specifically highlighted in the Big Ten and Big 12. Among the hypotheses for why? More balanced officiating due to instant replay booth reviews.
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30 Aug 2016, 03:37pm by Tom Gower
Bad breaking news coming out of Vikings practice today, as starting quarterback Teddy Bridgewater went down with what was reported to be a non-contact left knee/leg injury. Mike Zimmer canceled practice 25 minutes in, soon after the injury happened, and Vikings players were cursing, slamming helmets, and praying for him before an ambulance arrived to take Bridgewater to the hospital. Zimmer is expected to have a press conference later this afternoon to give additional information. Updates to come as we know more.
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30 Aug 2016, 05:07am by Vincent Verhei
What started as a preseason experiment is now an official lineup change: Trevor Siemian will be the starting quarterback for the Super Bowl champion Denver Broncos when they kick off the regular season on September 8 against Carolina.
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29 Aug 2016, 11:53am by Tom Gower
In this week's Monday Morning Quarterback, Peter King naturally starts with a discussion about some backup quarterback and some before the game thing you may have heard about this weekend before looking at the effect of Tony Romo's back injury. Peter then talks with presumptive Denver Broncos starting quarterback about the effect of his ACL tear on his pre-draft process and his subsequent climb to presumptive starter for the defending Super Bowl champions. Also in this week's edition, Mr. King lists some of his favorite tidbits from Football Outsiders Almanac 2016.
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27 Aug 2016, 02:53pm by Scott Kacsmar
Tony Romo's back injury in Thursday night's preseason game is expected to cost the Dallas quarterback 6-10 weeks.
50 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2016, 11:00am by Mike B. In Va
Looking back at FEI's preseason projections, we find that most teams did about what they were supposed to do -- but not in the Big Ten, where things got screwy.