Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

06 Sep 2016, 11:46am by Vincent Verhei

ESPN: Is Sam Bradford Really an Upgrade over Shaun Hill?

Hey, did you notice in Football Outsiders Almanac 2016, where we compared Shaun Hill and Sam Bradford's career stats and noticed how similar they are? Well... surprise!

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13 comments, Last at 08 Sep 2016, 12:29am by LionInAZ

02 Sep 2016, 10:42am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Conference Schedule Swaps

How much of a difference is there in strength of schedule among the best teams in the best college football conferences?

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01 Sep 2016, 03:26pm by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: Most Likely To Run The Table

Counting down the 20 teams most likely to run the table through the college football regular season, and highlighting the dates each is most likely to trip up.

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29 Aug 2016, 03:00pm by Rivers McCown

ESPN: Joey Bosa's Holdout Won't Affect His Play

The San Diego Chargers finally agreed to a contract with No. 3 overall pick Joey Bosa today. There are no details yet on which side blinked when it comes to the "offset language" they were fighting over. However, a historical look at rookie holdouts by top-ten picks suggests that the holdout won't actually affect the production the Chargers can expect to get from Bosa in his first NFL season.

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4 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2016, 11:57am by Theo

29 Aug 2016, 12:19pm by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Worst Week 1 Starters for Defending Super Bowl Champs

In a new feature at ESPN Insider, I look at the worst QB situations ever for defending Super Bowl champions. There's a big gap between 47 teams and the 1986 Bears, and then a huge chasm between the 1986 Bears and two Broncos teams, including the current Broncos.

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3 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2016, 5:56pm by Aaron Schatz

24 Aug 2016, 11:53am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: Overrated, Underrated from #NFLRank

Each year, ESPN polls a number of writers and editors to make up a list of the top 100 players in the NFL, and each year Football Outsiders writes an article auditing the list and giving players we feel are overrated or underrated by the list. This year is no exception. We choose Adrian Peterson, Jordan Reed, and Marcus Peters as overrated, and Russell Wilson, Lavonte David, and David DeCastro as underrated.

The ESPN reader comments are certainly enjoyable.

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7 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2016, 11:30am by ramirez

17 Aug 2016, 09:45am by Aaron Schatz

ESPN: NFL's Most Likely Worst-to-First Teams

Over on ESPN Insider, I take a look at the eight last-place teams from 2015 and which one is most likely to make the postseason according to our playoff odds simulation. Things are looking good for Dallas, and San Diego's going to be in the playoff race too. San Francisco and Cleveland, not so much.

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15 Aug 2016, 08:34am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: Carr, Rodgers, Luck Among Least Accurate 2015 QBs

Last week at ESPN Insider, we looked at the top 10 most accurate passers of 2015 in C%+ (derived from drop-adjusted passing plus-minus). This week we looked at six passers among the bottom 10, including Derek Carr, Aaron Rodgers and Andrew Luck.

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09 Aug 2016, 08:20am by Scott Kacsmar

ESPN: NFL's 10 Most Accurate Passers

At ESPN Insider, we looked at the top 10 quarterbacks from 2015 in drop-adjusted passing plus-minus, which was converted into a rate statistic we denote as C%+. This is a much better measure of accuracy than traditional completion percentage since the distance of direction of each throw is accounted for. Russell Wilson led all players, while Ben Roethlisberger, Carson Palmer and Andy Dalton also experienced career-best seasons.

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6 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2016, 11:07pm by BigNose

04 Aug 2016, 11:21am by Brian Fremeau

ESPN: In-Season Improvement and Regression

It is rare for any team to consistently improve week in and week out, but we can compare performances from the beginning of the year with those at the end to see which college football teams improved and which ones regressed in 2015.

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1 comment, Last at 10 Aug 2016, 4:49pm by xizzim