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
13 Sep 2009, 03:09pm by Aaron Schatz
Our first ESPN MNF feature of the year looks at the Buffalo Bills, who may be starting the most inexperienced offensive line of any team in at least a decade (and that includes expansion teams).
1 comment, Last at 14 Sep 2009, 10:25pm by lechrus2@yahoo com
09 Sep 2009, 12:36pm by Mike Tanier
Our division-by-division previews for ESPN Insider finish up with this look at the AFC North, with an older running back on the decline and a couple of younger running backs on the rise.
06 Sep 2009, 04:44pm by Bill Barnwell
My time with the wonderful, miserable NFC North ends with these four dispatches for ESPN Insider.
12 comments, Last at 09 Sep 2009, 7:28am by paytonrules
02 Sep 2009, 06:18pm by Bill Barnwell
Just catching up on our "Ones to Watch" feature for ESPN Insider; the AFC and NFC South versions have been posted.
7 comments, Last at 03 Sep 2009, 6:51pm by Mr Shush
02 Sep 2009, 04:13pm by The Outsiders
In case you haven't seen the latest copy of ESPN the Magazine, this year's NFL preview has a ton of content from Football Outsiders, including division picks straight from FOA 2009 (including each team's projection broken down into percentage chance of being a Super Bowl contender, playoff contender, and so on). The focus of the issue as a whole is on the offensive line, and part of that focus is a giant glossary of offensive line terms written by Mike Tanier. ESPN has also expanded this glossary online with a couple of features.
2 comments, Last at 02 Sep 2009, 8:31pm by speedegg
31 Aug 2009, 11:08pm by J.I. Halsell
As part of a larger ESPN package looking at backup quarterbacks around the NFL, J.I. Halsell looks at which teams devote the most and least salary cap room to the quarterback position as a whole, and second-string quarterbacks in particular.
1 comment, Last at 26 Oct 2009, 1:09am by RN
24 Aug 2009, 12:53pm by The Outsiders
Our division-by-division previews continue at ESPN Insider with this look at the AFC East. We explain our high expectations for Randy Moss and Dustin Keller, and our tempered expectations for Terrell Owens.
20 Aug 2009, 04:32pm by The Outsiders
Our ESPN Insider player capsules continue with a look at the NFC East, including discussion a possible future star in the Giants offensive backfield and another in the Cowboys defensive backfield.
1 comment, Last at 24 Aug 2009, 9:11am by Tim Wilson