30 Sep 2010, 01:01pm by Aaron Schatz
In conjunction with a big ESPN HOT READ feature today on special teams gunners, this Insider piece looks at the leaders over the past five seasons in three new FO special teams stats: Return Tackles, Return Stops, and Return Saves. If you have been looking for a stat that finally gives Brendon Ayanbadejo, Chase Blackburn, and Kassim Osgood the love they deserve, this is it. For non-ESPN Insiders, we'll re-introduce these stats on FO near the end of the season with an article detailing 2010 leaders.
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30 Sep 2010, 01:00pm by Bill Barnwell
Bill Barnwell sits in on Numbers Crunching this week while Aaron Schatz is busy finishing up the KUBIAK midseason update, and he has details on the Giants' struggles in short yardage, the Steelers' struggles in Shotgun, and how the Rams and Falcons defenses have saved themselves on third down.
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28 Sep 2010, 01:41pm by Vincent Verhei
This week's Any Given Sunday explains how the Saints have the same problems now that they had in both 2008 and 2009: When the defense isn't playing with a lead, it is just not very good.
25 Sep 2010, 12:32pm by Mike Kurtz
This week's MNF Insider feature looks at Mike Martz and his history improving offenses.
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23 Sep 2010, 05:37pm by Brian Fremeau
In this week's ESPN Insider piece, Brian Fremeau discusses Boise State's "schedule gap," how much less difficult it is than those of other BCS title contenders, and how much the Broncos need to dominate their remaining schedule to have a chance at the national title game.
7 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2010, 4:04pm by Scott P.
23 Sep 2010, 02:00pm by Bill Barnwell
This week's fantasy matchups column talks about players who are undervalued because of their early schedule before going into the usual analysis.
5 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2010, 8:40pm by jarjets89
23 Sep 2010, 11:10am by Aaron Schatz
It's always hard to find good Numbers Crunching stuff after just two games, but this mix of 2009 and 2010 stats has some interesting tidbits, including suggestions on what the Cowboys should do against the Texans and how the Saints should game-plan for Matt Ryan.
6 comments, Last at 24 Sep 2010, 10:12am by drobviousso
21 Sep 2010, 12:15pm by Vincent Verhei
Can you name the last offensive lineman drafted by Dallas in the first round? Hint: It was in 1981.
8 comments, Last at 04 Oct 2010, 7:48pm by stephenmcf
18 Sep 2010, 01:16pm by Bill Barnwell
This week's Monday Night Football feature column is on the expected turnover regression for the 49ers and Saints this year, using drive stats and historical comparables.
2 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2010, 11:08am by DrewBrees4MVP
16 Sep 2010, 08:55pm by Aaron Schatz
Among the tidbits in this week's Numbers Crunching: The Steelers defense could (maybe) slow down Chris Johnson, the Cardinals should stay spread against Atlanta, and the Panthers should break a lot of tackles this week.