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21 Aug 2015, 01:56pm by Sterling Xie

ESPN: Will "Defensive-Minded" Coaches Help Atlanta or Chicago?

How long does it take a defense-oriented head coach to improve a terrible defense? Apparently, a little bit longer than it takes an offense-minded head coach to improve a terrible offense. Plus, learn why 2013 was the greatest year for hiring offensive minds as new coaches, and why Marc Trestman is like Ken O'Brien.

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7 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2015, 9:06pm by Noah of Arkadia

19 Aug 2015, 12:07pm by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Andrew Luck Is Pretty Lucky with Interceptions

Andrew Luck throws a lot of interceptable passes, which he sees as his main goal of improving in 2015.

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29 comments, Last at 27 Aug 2015, 4:48am by Scott Kacsmar

13 Aug 2015, 01:54pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Five Teams on Rise/Decline in 2015

Two pieces today on ESPN Insider that both serve as a bit of a preview for people who haven't yet purchased Football Outsiders Almanac 2015. This article looks at five teams our projections have on the rise for 2015: Atlanta, New Orleans, Minnesota, St. Louis, and the New York Jets.

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27 comments, Last at 14 Dec 2015, 9:14pm by kimkom

22 Jul 2015, 11:08am by Andrew Healy

ESPN: Why Insiders Overrate Derek Carr

A recent article where Mike Sando surveyed 35 different NFL insiders ranked Derek Carr as the No. 20 quarterback in the NFL. But advanced metrics definitely do not agree. Come learn about Derek Carr's amazing 2014 red zone performance, and why it is not repeatable.

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20 comments, Last at 21 Jun 2016, 7:24am by Dusty2016

07 Jul 2015, 12:47pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Defenses Getting Older, Younger in 2015

Here are the final two parts of a four-part series for ESPN Insider looking at estimated snap-weighted age for 2015, based on projected starters, last year's snap counts, and a regression that predicts snaps for rookies based on draft pick and position. The result is a look at which defenses are getting older this year (Denver, New Orleans), which are getting younger (New England, Pittsburgh), and what that means for how good those teams might be this season.

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01 Jul 2015, 12:46pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Offenses Getting Older, Younger in 2015

This is a two-part series for ESPN Insider that's actually part of a four-part series. For the first time, we've done some work on estimated snap-weighted age for 2015, based on projected starters, last year's snap counts, and a regression that predicts snaps for rookies based on draft pick and position. The result is a look at which offenses are getting older this year (Indianapolis, Green Bay), which are getting younger (St. Louis, Tennessee), and what that means for how good those teams might be this season.

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3 comments, Last at 01 Jul 2015, 1:44pm by Perfundle

30 Jun 2015, 12:00pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Top 10 College Programs

Brian Fremeau uses his Program FEI methodology to compare his list of the top college football programs over the next few years to the ESPN Insider College Football Future Power Rankings. The ESPN experts like Ohio State the best, but for us, nothing matches the consistency of Alabama.

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24 Jun 2015, 01:35pm by Andrew Healy

ESPN: Can Patriots Offense Keep Up Historic Pace?

Andrew Healy looks at where the Patriots rank among the best offenses in NFL history over a ten-year span, and what happened to those offenses in Year 11. Will a change in QB aging trends make it easier for the Pats to stay successful?

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1 comment, Last at 25 Jun 2015, 1:34pm by Noah of Arkadia

17 Jun 2015, 11:25am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Why Rams Can't Build Offense Around Gurley

Todd Gurley could be the best running back since Adrian Peterson, but it won't matter. In the modern NFL, you simply can't build your offense around the running back. You build around the quarterback.

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38 comments, Last at 30 Jun 2015, 10:51am by BDC

03 Jun 2015, 12:24pm by Andrew Healy

ESPN: Do Tampa WR Give Winston an Edge?

How do Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans compare to the best wide-receiver duos that first-year starting quarterbacks have had throughout NFL history? Is there any sense that having two tall, successful wide receivers will help Jameis Winston develop?

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8 comments, Last at 08 Jun 2015, 10:57am by ChrisS