17 Aug 2015, 05:05pm by Vincent Verhei
The real games are still nearly a month away, and several teams have already lost critical players for the season. (Click to read more.)
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16 Aug 2015, 01:51pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, so much for those stories about Philip Rivers not wanting to follow the San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles if they decide to move. Rivers is locked in now after signing a new four-year extension that includes $65 million in guaranteed money. Rivers has been that rare animal, the somewhat quietly great quarterback. He's been in the DVOA and DYAR top 10 in seven of his nine years as a starter. On the other hand, we'll have to see if he's able to age as well as Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have. Rivers turns 34 near the end of the season and will be 38 when this contract ends.
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16 Aug 2015, 01:37pm by Aaron Schatz
More media appearances to promote Football Outsiders Almanac 2015! Here I am on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas. We spoke about the Cowboys in 2015, the Curse of 370, the rise of nickel and dime defensive personnel, and whether the strategies of infamous high school coach Kevin "never punts" Kelley would work in the NFL.
11 Aug 2015, 01:50pm by Aaron Schatz
Can I make better jokes than the ones already going through your head? Geno Smith will be out 6-10 weeks after reserve linebacker IK Enemkpali (who has been cut) broke his jaw in a locker room fight this morning. Ryan Fitzpatrick becomes the Jets' starter now, at least for the first month of the season. I think the Jets may actually be a stronger wild-card contender with Fitzpatrick running the offense. Our projections love the Jets, but not because of their offense. The defense isn't affected by what happened today and frankly, Fitzpatrick is a better quarterback than Smith right now.
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10 Aug 2015, 04:45pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, let's start promoting Football Outsiders Almanac 2015! Here I am on WEEI in Boston with Christopher Price and Butch Stearns this past Sunday morning, talking about the book and the AFC East in 2015. If you can't enjoy the audio, have fun reading through WEEI's very wacky transcription program and its attempt to present the text of my appearance.
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09 Aug 2015, 07:44pm by Scott Kacsmar
Hall of Famer Frank Gifford died on Sunday at the age of 84.
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05 Aug 2015, 10:14am by Aaron Schatz
It's finally done!
04 Aug 2015, 05:56pm by Aaron Schatz
Uh-oh, Houston fans. Arian Foster injured his groin at Houston practice last night, and it looks like it's going to require surgery. That will mean going on IR-designated for return, taking Foster out of action for at least eight weeks of the regular season. So who do you want to count on alongside your questionable quarterbacks, Texans: Chris Polk, who can't stay healthy, or Alfred Blue and his league-worst rushing DVOA from last season? Or is there going to be a Chris Johnson or Knowshon Moreno signing here?
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04 Aug 2015, 02:41pm by Vincent Verhei
It's our first "So-And-So Is Out For The Season After Training Camp Injury" story of 2015. In this case it's bad news for the Baltimore Ravens, who lose starting strong safety Matt Elam to a torn biceps.
5 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2015, 11:29pm by andrew
02 Aug 2015, 02:53pm by Vincent Verhei
Earlier this week, Seattle signed quarterback Russell Wilson to a long-term deal. Now they've also extended the contract of Bobby Wagner, in some ways the quarterback of their defense. Wagner was set to make less than a million dollars this season, but will now be the highest-paid linebacker in the NFL at $10.8 million per year on a deal that runs through 2019.
67 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2015, 8:34pm by Jerry
Cincinnati returns to the No. 1 spot in our DVOA ratings, with Kansas City an even more surprising No. 1 in weighted DVOA. Plus, decline in Green Bay and Arizona isn't as horrible as total collapse in Philadelphia.