14 Feb 2007, 03:55pm by Bill Barnwell
Put on a pot of coffee; this edition of Four Downs is chock full of info. Bill Barnwell looks at overused running backs, second-half receivers, the Colts' #2 receiver, Dallas Clark, and the worst run defenses in the history of DVOA. See if you can guess what they all relate to before reading the article.
77 comments, Last at 24 Feb 2007, 11:33pm by Josh
12 Feb 2007, 05:59pm by P. Ryan Wilson
In 2005, the NFC East was the league's best division with a historically strong collection of coaches. In 2006, one of those coaches lost his ability to motivate, one lost his ability to pick personnel, one quit, and one needs time off for his family. Three teams made the playoffs, but two of them backed in. What will become of the NFC East in 2007?
80 comments, Last at 26 Mar 2007, 9:00pm by Jason Mulgrew aka Lord J Rocka
08 Feb 2007, 11:50pm by Michael David Smith
All four AFC West teams had disappointing endings to their seasons. One has a new offensive coordinator, one has a new defensive coordinator, and one has both. The fourth team has the same coordinators and quote-worthy head coach. Where do they go from here? Four Downs has some answers.
79 comments, Last at 28 Mar 2007, 11:59am by T
06 Feb 2007, 03:57pm by Doug Farrar
The sun may travel from east to west, but this year, Four Downs goes from west to east. Doug Farrar channels The Hollies, Jellyfish, and Barack Obama as he kicks off our annual feature tracking the NFL off-season.
73 comments, Last at 10 Feb 2007, 9:39pm by Tom Kelso
21 Jun 2006, 03:42pm by Aaron Schatz
We finish our "Best Player Available" analysis and the latest round of Four Downs by taking a look at the new arrivals in the AFC East: Two exiled New Orleans defenders, some talented young defensive backs, a couple rookie Dolphins with family connections to the NFL, one PFP 2006 coverboy, and a new challenger for the title of "Football Outsiders' Favorite Player."
232 comments, Last at 17 Jul 2006, 9:08pm by Norm
17 Jun 2006, 12:08pm by Bill Barnwell
The Eagles and Giants subscribe to the Best Player Available philosophy. The Redskins, it seems, do not. And the Cowboys had a third philosophy in 2006, grabbing players with less upside but even less downside. Plus, LaVar Arrington gets Postonized. It's all in the latest edition of Four Downs.
276 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2006, 11:08am by BobL
13 Jun 2006, 08:53am by Michael David Smith
It's all about defense in the NFC North, where three teams took linebackers with their top pick and the other one added to the top defense in the league with yet more defensive players. Here's a look at the draft and free agent moves around the division.
104 comments, Last at 17 Jul 2006, 1:20am by David Ferrier
07 Jun 2006, 01:25pm by P. Ryan Wilson
Cincinnati may have reached with some late picks, and Baltimore didn't need to give away a sixth-round pick, but otherwise all four AFC North teams score very well according to Sean McCormick's Best Player Available analysis. Plus, Ryan Wilson has the rest of the news from the division, as the Bengals work towards locking up their offensive linemen long-term and the Ravens wait for Steve McNair. And wait, and wait, and ... hey, wait a minute, the wait is over!
82 comments, Last at 22 Dec 2006, 3:52am by Bill
03 Jun 2006, 11:01pm by Guest
Good times in the NFC South, as the Falcons get a first-round cornerback in the second round and the Saints get a first-pick player with the second pick. They also may have snagged the best undrafted free agent available. Meanwhile, Carolina makes an unexpected choice at running back, and Tampa Bay makes some unexpected choices on the offensive line. Sean McCormick has Best Player Available analysis and Darrel Michaud has the rest of the news from around the division in the latest edition of Four Downs.
61 comments, Last at 24 Jun 2006, 2:10am by Stephen Yang
30 May 2006, 10:27pm by Ned Macey
Mario, I just met an end named Mario, and suddenly that name will never be the same to me. Sean McCormick attacks the AFC South with Best Player Available analysis -- hint, this guy Reggie Bush was still on the board for Houston -- while Ned Macey brings you the rest of the news including a similarity scores table for Jimmy Smith which was supposed to go in PFP 2006. We spent a lot of time on it so it has to go somewhere.
147 comments, Last at 13 Oct 2006, 6:30pm by Gerry