07 Dec 2010
Our look at why Josh McDaniels failed for ESPN Insider details the history of McDaniels's defensive tinkering, and how the free agent patches held up for one year before totally failing this time around. (You may recognize the concept from the FOA2010 essay.)
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.