Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

08 Dec 2017, 05:26pm by Scott Kacsmar

FiveThirtyEight: How Aggressive Is Your QB?

At FiveThirtyEight, Scott Kacsmar looks at which quarterbacks are the most conservative and aggressive this season as measured by how often they throw short of a successful play.

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4 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2017, 9:55am by Raiderjoe

07 Dec 2017, 11:48am by Aaron Schatz

Cleveland Fires Sashi Brown; Giving Up on Analytics? (UPDATE: Dorsey Hired)

The Browns this morning fired Sashi Brown. The scuttlebutt is that they will be getting rid of the entire analytics-based front office staff. It was obvious there was a long battle between head coach Hue Jackson and the front office, and Jackson has won. Owner Jimmy Haslam has committed to Jackson and said Jackson will be the head coach in 2018 even if the Browns finish 0-16. (Click to read more.)

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86 comments, Last at 10 Dec 2017, 11:17am by herewegobrowniesherewego

06 Dec 2017, 05:30pm by Vincent Verhei

Commissioner Goodell Signs Five-Year Extension

The 2017 NFL season has been most famous for political protests; on-again, off-again domestic violence suspensions; and most recently, exceedingly violent behavior and safety concerns. For all that chaos, however, the league is still clearly making boatloads of money, because today they extended commissioner Roger Goodell to a five-year contract worth up to $200 million. That's $40 million per year; for comparison's sake, the league's highest-paid player, Matthew Stafford, will average about $26 million per year over the course of his contract.

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50 comments, Last at 09 Dec 2017, 5:58am by Bright Blue Shorts

04 Dec 2017, 04:27pm by Vincent Verhei

Rob Gronkowski Suspended One Game

The NFL has suspended New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski for one game following his late hit to a prone, defenseless Tre'Davious White during Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills. Gronkowski will miss next Monday night's game against the Miami Dolphins. He has appealed the suspension. Video of the hit is available here.

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239 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2017, 10:42pm by MC2

04 Dec 2017, 03:38pm by Andrew Potter

Injury Aftermath: Week 13

A very, very mild Week 13 sees only one major injury that we know of, but it hits a key starter on an AFC playoff contender.

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13 comments, Last at 08 Dec 2017, 12:46pm by starzero

04 Dec 2017, 01:18pm by Tom Gower

Giants Fire HC McAdoo, GM Reese

The New York Giants cleaned house Monday morning, firing head coach Ben McAdoo and general manager Jerry Reese.

McAdoo led the Giants to a playoff spot in his first season as head coach last year, but yesterday's loss to the Raiders dropped this version of the Giants to 2-10. That alone would be one thing, but a season of clubhouse drama, performances with dismal apparent effort, and the mishandling of Eli Manning's benching proved too much.

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64 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2017, 10:56pm by LionInAZ

04 Dec 2017, 08:13am by MikeTanier

Monday Morning Digest: Giants a Mess With or Without McAdoo, Saints Surging

Also: Jimmy Garoppolo's quietly impressive 49ers debut and the mystery of how a team can "win the draft" for two years yet still turn to a player who has been out of football for three years to be the focal point of their offense.

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5 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2017, 2:28pm by dryheat

30 Nov 2017, 03:12pm by Vincent Verhei

Josh Gordon to Start for Browns Against Chargers

For the first time since December of 2014, Josh Gordon is going to play in an NFL football game. Cleveland head coach Hue Jackson has announced that Gordon will start (!) at wide receiver this Sunday when the Browns take on the Los Angeles Chargers.

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27 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2017, 2:37pm by Richie

28 Nov 2017, 04:44pm by Vincent Verhei

Giants Benching Eli Manning

Eli Manning has started 210 consecutive regular-season games, the second-longest streak by a quarterback in NFL history behind Brett Favre's 297. He will not start a 211th consecutive game, though. The Giants announced on Tuesday that Geno Smith will start at quarterback against the Oakland Raiders. They said they will use the next five games to evaluate Smith and Davis Webb, a third-round rookie out of California, though they did not say that Webb will play this week.

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121 comments, Last at 03 Dec 2017, 9:11pm by Alternator

27 Nov 2017, 04:25pm by Andrew Potter

Injury Aftermath: Week 12

A mild week for bone and muscle unfortunately features the longest concussion list of the season so far.

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6 comments, Last at 29 Nov 2017, 2:29pm by MilkmanDanimal