29 Oct 2009, 02:32pm by Aaron Schatz
Does it seem like 2009 has more awful teams than ever before? As this ESPN article points out, the difference isn't that big, and the bad teams aren't as bad as you think. Schedule strength means things are going to get better... except for Tampa Bay and Washington.
4 comments, Last at 30 Oct 2009, 12:10pm by Michael LaRocca
26 Oct 2009, 03:58pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's MNF feature on ESPN Insider points out that one surprise loss does not spoil a team's Super Bowl hopes. Every single Super Bowl champion of the DVOA Era had at least one loss with a single-game DVOA lower than what the Eagles put up against Oakland; I catalog all 15 of those games.
6 comments, Last at 28 Oct 2009, 11:46am by Kevin from Philly
21 Oct 2009, 12:15pm by Mike Tanier
We put together a glossary of route-running terms to accompany an article by Seth Wickersham in the next (non-naked) issue of ESPN The Magazine. The ESPN folks have tossed it online for those who have Insider, along with a pretty little flash app that lets you click through diagrams of the various routes.
5 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2009, 7:46pm by KO
19 Oct 2009, 01:50pm by Bill Barnwell
This week's MNF feature on ESPN takes a look at the biggest problem with the San Diego Chargers -- not the coach, not the offense, but one specific injury on defense.
4 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2009, 9:42am by C
14 Oct 2009, 12:26pm by Bill Barnwell
For ESPN this week, I did a piece looking at how Drew Brees and Philip Rivers have performed since Brees' departure from the Chargers in 2006.
13 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2009, 7:11pm by Capitan
12 Oct 2009, 03:06pm by Sean McCormick
This week's MNF feature looks at the trade of Braylon Edwards to the Jets.
3 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2009, 5:04pm by Sean McCormick
04 Oct 2009, 08:18pm by Aaron Schatz
We update an essay from Pro Football Prospectus 2005 that looked at Brett Favre's supposedly poor record indoors. The short version: The Metrodome isn't Favre's Kryptonite anymore, if it ever really was.
27 Sep 2009, 01:49pm by Bill Barnwell
Our ESPN column this week looks at quarterbacks with similar two-game streaks to Jake Delhomme's disastrous end to 2008 and start to 2009.
26 Sep 2009, 04:09pm by Aaron Schatz
ESPN Magazine asked me to look at whether there truly is such a thing as a clutch quarterback, i.e. a quarterback who always plays better in the fourth quarter of close games. This article is the (very short) result: After looking at both passer rating and DVOA, there doesn't seem to be any year-to-year correlation in the difference between a quarterback's performance in the clutch and his performance overall.
50 comments, Last at 30 Sep 2009, 12:11pm by RickD
20 Sep 2009, 07:26pm by David Gardner
In his first ESPN.com column, our new assistant editor explains how the Wildcat is the "boom-and-bust running back" of offensive formations.
4 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2009, 11:10am by Aaron Schatz