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
19 May 2006, 10:17pm by Mike Tanier
Hi. Remember us? We're back from insane book deadline week and happy to bring you the second edition of Best Player Available analysis from Sean McCormick, plus the usual AFC West goofiness from Mike Tanier. Who's ready for some Chargers parking news?
81 comments, Last at 05 Jul 2006, 1:13pm by San Diego Ken
08 May 2006, 04:19pm by Doug Farrar
For the next round of Four Downs, we're pleased to present Sean McCormick's "Best Player Available" analysis for each division, along with the usual gang commenting on other moves by each team before and since the draft. Up first: The NFC West, where Arizona focuses on the best player available, Seattle drafts for need, and San Francisco casts a wide net in search of receivers.
117 comments, Last at 07 Jul 2006, 4:21pm by FAN
14 Apr 2006, 12:15pm by Bill Barnwell
Buffalo throws money at a wide receiver nobody wanted, New England throws money at the best defensive end in football, and Miami throws passes to a wide receiver that may not be as good as people think. Meanwhile, the Jets are just trying to figure out who's going to be throwing, period. Welcome FO intern Bill Barnwell as he takes us around the AFC East in the final pre-draft Four Downs.
94 comments, Last at 14 May 2006, 3:45pm by al