25 Sep 2012, 12:57pm by Vincent Verhei
It's rare that you can see the obvious effect of a missing player other than a quarterback, but it is pretty clear when looking at the numbers for the Pittsburgh defense with and without Troy Polamalu since 2008.
4 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2012, 5:59pm by DisplacedPackerFan
18 Sep 2012, 12:05pm by Vincent Verhei
Um, probably not. But Cutler's numbers are somewhat similar to some other recent quarterbacks who did have postseason success.
25 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2012, 10:08am by mareeno13
11 Sep 2012, 12:24pm by Aaron Schatz
Vince Verhei points out just how much the Giants' Week 1 loss hurt them when it comes to winning a tight division. Based on a simulation run yesterday, the Giants' playoff odds dropped from 45.7 percent to 19.8 percent in one day. (This may be different from the odds posted later today due to Monday Night Football results.)
19 comments, Last at 12 Sep 2012, 12:13pm by Eddo
22 Aug 2012, 12:34pm by Vincent Verhei
ESPN Insider today published Scouts Inc.'s annual scouting ratings and ranks of the top players in the NFL. Vince Verhei here details where Football Outsiders stats suggest players are overrated or underrated by Scouts Inc.
21 Aug 2012, 02:45pm by Aaron Schatz
This is sort of a continuation of last week's ESPN feature about teams with the most and least depth. Here's a look at the "skill players" with the biggest gap between their value and the value of their backups. Bonus obscure Transformers reference included with the wide receiver obviously listed at number one.
7 comments, Last at 25 Aug 2012, 5:02am by MadPacker
16 Aug 2012, 10:34am by Rivers McCown
The three thinnest and three deepest teams in the NFL get the ESPN treatment.
15 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2012, 11:25am by PackersRS
07 Aug 2012, 11:21am by Sean McCormick
Can the Jets' improve their passing game in 2012? It really depends on Mark Sanchez, not Tim Tebow.
8 comments, Last at 15 Aug 2012, 2:49pm by chemical burn
25 Jul 2012, 11:21am by Aaron Schatz
Here's the AFC half of our list of "small sample size all-stars" from 2011, featuring a couple of fullback/H-back hybrids and a couple of new Baltimore defensive starters.
1 comment, Last at 26 Jul 2012, 11:33am by Dr. And I'm a Steelers Fan
24 Jul 2012, 11:30am by Aaron Schatz
At ESPN Insider, a look at some players who put up big numbers in limited playing time in 2011, including Matt Flynn, Randall Cobb, and Junior Galette.
17 Jul 2012, 10:48am by Aaron Schatz
Once again this year, the Top 25 Prospects list is republished at ESPN.com Insider, topped by Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin. Great intro to FOA 2012 if you haven't read it yet; for those of you with the book, this is the exact same list.
3 comments, Last at 03 Mar 2013, 1:56am by perruques