13 Apr 2010, 10:04pm by Vincent Verhei
This week's ESPN Insider column looks at Playmaker Score, the method for analyzing top wide receiver prospects that we introduced in Football Outsiders Almanac 2009. Dez Bryant has far and away this year's top score, with Dezmon Briscoe as our sleeper to watch and Arrelious Benn as the most likely bust.
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08 Apr 2010, 05:32pm by Aaron Schatz
This week's ESPN Insider feature takes a look at four big-name defenders who switched teams this offseason, using the new defensive similarity scores: Antonio Cromartie, Karlos Dansby, Kyle Vanden Bosch, and Julius Peppers.
2 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2010, 12:40am by Spielman
30 Mar 2010, 10:24am by Bill Barnwell
This week's ESPN Insider feature takes a look at the best and worst offensive linemen in 2009 according to blown blocks tracked by our game charters.
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26 Mar 2010, 10:44am by Aaron Schatz
Here's a look at 10 sleeper picks who might bring value in the later rounds of the 2010 NFL draft.
8 comments, Last at 29 Mar 2010, 9:57am by Kevin from Philly
16 Mar 2010, 03:00pm by Bill Barnwell
This week's ESPN article is on the performance of backs inside the 5-yard line, a topic I've discussed more than once but haven't written (from what I remember, at least) a full story on. This covers LaDainian Tomlinson's performance and the player who had a historically-bad performance inside the 5-yard line in 2009.
6 comments, Last at 18 Mar 2010, 1:19am by huh?
09 Mar 2010, 11:14am by Bill Barnwell
This week's ESPN feature is on which teams should be using the uncapped year to jettison underproductive players.
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01 Mar 2010, 03:16pm by Bill Barnwell
Fresh off the presses, our Speed Score article reveals the sleeper back of the 2010 class (it's Ben Tate), and provides a list of middling comparables for C.J. Spiller.
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25 Feb 2010, 10:55am by Bill Barnwell
Our ESPN feature this week is on five Combine myths, covering everything from Mike Mamula's status as the preeminent "Workout Warrior" bust to the hand size of wide receivers.
6 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2010, 10:25am by MilkmanDanimal
01 Feb 2010, 10:29am by Tim Gerheim
The second part of today's two-fer at ESPN Insider looks at how Peyton Manning has done against Gregg Williams defenses over the past few seasons. Manning generally is excellent against the blitz, but looking back, Tim Gerheim finds something very interesting: In three games against Williams defenses since we started game charting (2006 Redskins and 2008 Jaguars), Manning has struggled against Williams' blitzes and just killed his secondary when Williams' defenses only sent the standard four.
1 comment, Last at 02 Feb 2010, 1:32am by Stan
01 Feb 2010, 10:25am by Ned Macey
A two-part feature on ESPN Insider today takes a look at how each quarterback has done against the defensive scheme favored by this week's opponent. First up, Ned Macey looks at the Saints against the Cover-2 over the past three years, and what's changed in 2009.