Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

28 Aug 2015, 03:33pm by Aaron Schatz

Football 101: Jet Sweep vs. End Around vs. Reverse

Someone sent me this link on Twitter, and it's a really good guide to understanding one of my pet peeves about football on television: announcers who can't understand the difference between a jet sweep, an end around, a reverse, and a double reverse. Familiarize yourself with the lingo! Note that there also are some folks who DO think there's a difference also between a "jet sweep" and a "fly sweep," though the linked article lists them as the same play.

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29 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2015, 9:03pm by Vincent Verhei

27 Aug 2015, 11:28am by Mike Tanier

How Preseason ACL Injuries Can Be Drastically Reduced

What's the best way for analytics to help teams? The answer is pretty clear. We don't write about it much at FO because it's all internal data that we can't get on the outside, but the best analytics are the sports science analytics that will improve player performance and help prevent injuries. We know how to prevent a lot of the non-contact preseason injuries that are caused by a "one size fits all" method of practice and a poor understanding of how to slowly ease into conditioning. But the data doesn't help if the coaches won't change their ways.

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9 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2015, 12:04am by jguariglia

25 Aug 2015, 11:50pm by Scott Kacsmar

Scandrick Tears ACL; Big Injuries Piling Up

Orlando Scandrick tore his ACL on Monday. We look at other season-ending injuries to starters from the injury database. (Click to read more.)

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19 comments, Last at 27 Aug 2015, 4:34pm by Tom Gower

25 Aug 2015, 12:18pm by Scott Kacsmar

Snaps by Draft Picks (Homegrown Packers vs. Foreigner Colts)

We look at how many snaps teams used on players they drafted in 2014. (Click to read more.)

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13 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2015, 8:45pm by Football.Head

24 Aug 2015, 12:12pm by Andrew Potter

Preseason Week 2 Injury Aftermath

The Packers lose Jordy Nelson for the 2015 season.

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17 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2015, 10:19am by Raiderjoe

23 Aug 2015, 12:25pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Quick Note on FOA 2015 Errors

Regarding an error on the stats regarding base, nickel, and dime defenses in Football Outsiders Almanac 2015. (Click to read more.)

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21 Aug 2015, 02:43pm by Aaron Schatz

FOA 2015 MEDIA: Deadspin

As is now an annual tradition, Deadspin brings the world a survey of the fabulous Football Outsiders Almanac 2015, with a paragraph from each of the 32 NFL chapters to give you a taste of the book if you haven't bought it yet. (And if you haven't bought it yet, why not? Sterling has tuition payments and Scott needs money for dinner.)

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2 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2015, 9:53pm by LionInAZ

19 Aug 2015, 05:34pm by Aaron Schatz

Kelvin Benjamin, Louis Delmas Tear ACLs

A couple of very unfortunate injuries today at practice: one predictable, one not. The latter would be Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who will now miss his second NFL season after tearing his ACL trying to cut on a pass route. I certainly don't need to explain to FO readers just how much the Panthers had a two-man passing game last year: Greg Olsen and Benjamin. This is a huge loss for the Panthers. Meanwhile, down in Miami, Louis Delmas tore his right ACL for the second time in nine months. The guy just can't stay healthy.

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13 comments, Last at 11 Sep 2015, 5:44am by ramsingh

18 Aug 2015, 06:16pm by Scott Kacsmar

SITE NEWS: FO Seeks Interns for Injury Database (UPDATE)

Football Outsiders is seeking applicants to fill two intern positions to work on the injury database this season. (Click to read more.)

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17 Aug 2015, 05:05pm by Vincent Verhei

Preseason Week 1 Injury Aftermath

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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11 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2015, 4:06am by saurabhrampal2