14 Oct 2006, 01:17am by Tim Gerheim
Bye weeks killing your fantasy team? You and everybody else. Including Tim Gerheim, who chimes in with this week's FO stat-based start and sit recommendations.
14 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2006, 6:45pm by Smeghead
13 Oct 2006, 04:51pm by Aaron Schatz
So, I've been trying to figure out what to do about the Football Outsiders FOX blog, and alerting people to the content. We don't want to link every piece back to FO, because we want people to get used to checking it on their own, but we also don't want our dedicated readers to miss the stuff we're writing over there. So I'm going to try this, a weekly look at what we covered on the FOX blog on Friday afternoons, which can be a catch-all thread for discussion of these topics free from the standard "FO stats are dumb" FOX commenters.
18 comments, Last at 20 Oct 2006, 11:13am by kleph
13 Oct 2006, 02:48pm by Michael David Smith
The Detroit Lions are 1-14 since 2002 in games started by quarterbacks not named "Joey Harrington." Perhaps he wasn't the problem? My argument in favor of giving Harrington the benefit of the doubt in Miami.
22 comments, Last at 19 Oct 2006, 3:28pm by Patrick
12 Oct 2006, 06:50pm by Mike Tanier
As in, is this the week the Steelers finally turn it around? Or will they be stopped by the 2-2 Kansas City Chiefs, led by the second-highest rated passer in the league (seriously) and an improved defense? Also in the latest Rundown: the Eagles vs. Little Tuna, Baltimore's media overreaction, and the new (now old) Atlanta offense.
24 comments, Last at 14 Oct 2006, 3:04am by Kal
10 Oct 2006, 06:55pm by Bill Barnwell
But, what about Randall Cunningham and Steve Young?
Burned to toast?
Vaporized to milk shake?
Or... escaped to ESPN?!?
Until we know, we'll have to see whether running quarterbacks do, as Bill Simmons hypothesized three weeks ago, flame out quicker than slower ones. Like Shredder.
35 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2006, 1:57am by B
09 Oct 2006, 09:21pm by Aaron Schatz
The game between the Cowboys and Eagles ended up a lot closer than the personal competition between Donovan McNabb and Terrell Owens. T.O. had the lowest DPAR of any receiver this week, and Drew Bledsoe had the lowest DPAR of any quarterback. So, who gets the blame? Plus: Eli Manning and Alex Smith play well, and Vince Young needs to play more shotgun.
59 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2006, 12:47am by Crushinator
09 Oct 2006, 03:32am by Doug Farrar
Two marquee games turned far more on the efforts of the "undercards" than the antagonists, especially the brilliance of one defensive coordinator. The hype story was revenge, but the real tale told was of incomprehensible noise when it came to that receiver from Dallas. The Chargers overcame last week's loss to send the Super Bowl champs into a deeper hole, and Albert Haynesworth may have a rival in the "Cheap Shot" department.
38 comments, Last at 12 Oct 2006, 9:34pm by Jerry
06 Oct 2006, 05:55pm by Michael David Smith
I got a lot of e-mails and one phone call in response to my column on Al Davis this week. That phone call was from Dave Pear, a former Raiders lineman who disagreed with the kind words I had for Davis. My column this week stems from my conversation with Pear.
35 comments, Last at 16 Oct 2006, 12:29pm by Dave Pear
04 Oct 2006, 05:28pm by Mike Tanier
Ah, the fetid, compost-like smell of overripe hype.
69 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2006, 10:53am by Moses
03 Oct 2006, 06:00pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's this week's look at the best and worst performances of the week by DPAR, delayed a day due to the Jewish holiday. That's right, DPAR -- this week we add in opponent adjustments for the first time. It was a big week for quarterbacks named Marc(k) and a bad week for quarterbacks recovering from ACL injuries. Also: Is Reggie Bush the NFL's worst running back when it comes to actual running? (By the way, DVOA ratings are also delayed due to the holiday, and Any Given Sunday is delayed because Ned had some travel problems this weekend.)
40 comments, Last at 06 Oct 2006, 6:35pm by NewsToTom