27 Jul 2015, 05:17pm by Aaron Schatz
An update on when Football Outsiders Almanac 2015 will be available, in two parts. (Click to read more.)
24 Jul 2015, 05:35pm by Vincent Verhei
In 2010, a 22-year-old Josh Freeman was among the NFL's top ten quarterbacks in touchdowns, passer rating, touchdown rate, interception rate, game-winning drives, total offense, and passing DYAR and DVOA. The rest of his career has been, well, the rest of his career. One of the strangest cases of promise and then collapse you'll ever see.
Miami will enter training camp with Ryan Tannehill, Matt Moore, and McLeod Bethel-Thompson as its quarterbacks.
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24 Jul 2015, 02:23pm by Vincent Verhei
Junior Galette had 10 sacks last season and 12 in 2013, and the Saints have reportedly paid him $18 million in the past year. And now, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, they are cutting ties with him.
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23 Jul 2015, 01:45pm by Aaron Schatz
What do you do if you are a woman and you want to play competitive football? You get stuck wearing a bikini in a league that doesn't pay you or provide health insurance -- because it's the best competitive football you can play. This is a great bit of long-form journalism over at Grantland by Jordan Ritter Conn. I ended up watching a bit of a "Legends" Football League game when flipping channels a couple weeks ago and the quality of play was no different from your usual Arena Football game.
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22 Jul 2015, 08:44am by Mike Tanier
Another week, another Urban Legend. This one takes us back to DeflateGate 77.
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16 Jul 2015, 08:57am by Mike Tanier
Hey folks, Tanier here. This Bo Jackson article is the first in a multi-part series on NFL Urban Legends. Hope you enjoy.
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15 Jul 2015, 07:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Finally, the 2015 KUBIAK fantasy football projections are complete and available for download. One $20 purchase lets you download unlimited updates throughout the preseason. Plus, our deal with DraftKings.com has returned, and can help you get KUBIAK for just TEN BUCKS! (Click to read more.)
15 Jul 2015, 03:20pm by Vincent Verhei
With barely an hour to go before Wednesday's deadline, a trio of franchise tag players came to long-term deals with their clubs today.
Wide receiver Dez Bryant has agreed to a five-year deal with the Dallas Cowboys worth up to $70 million with $45 million guaranteed, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport. He would have made $12.8 million this season had he signed his franchise tender.
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10 Jul 2015, 02:38pm by Aaron Schatz
Arbitrator Harold Henderson has upheld the NFL's suspension of Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy for domestic violence, but has reduced it to four games. I know a lot of people will compare this to Tom Brady's four-game suspension for DeflateGate, or Le'Veon Bell's three-game suspension for a marijuana arrest. The differences do highlight the absurd inconsistency in when the NFL dcides to hand down suspensions, and how long they are. But also remember that the legal process with each suspension and appeal is different.
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09 Jul 2015, 07:37pm by Aaron Schatz
The great former Raiders (and Saints and Oilers) quarterback Kenny "The Snake" Stabler has passed away due to colon cancer at the age of 69. There was some confusion about this on Twitter earlier today, but his family has now confirmed the death. Stabler made four Pro Bowls but his career peaked in 1976. When we did the "Top 100 QB Seasons Ever" in our first book, 10 years ago, we had that season at No. 7.
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This year's update to the playoff drive stats show that the football gods may have been on Peyton Manning's side this time. Also: Cam Newton and Alex Smith enter the mix, and why we should be comparing Andrew Luck to Dan Marino.