24 Feb 2017, 04:22pm by Vincent Verhei
The NFL has announced the compensatory picks in the 2017 draft based on 2016 free agency losses. Big winners this year are the Bengals, Browns, Broncos, and Chiefs, who get four extra draft picks each. The Seahawks also deserve notice -- they only get two compensatory picks, but both are in the third round. They are the only team with two third-rounders.
Starting this year, compensatory picks can also be traded, so this is potentially a big story for all teams.
16 Feb 2017, 04:59pm by Tom Gower
Great X & O piece today by Matt Bowen, breaking down 20 plays run by NFL teams that other NFL teams should probably steal. Obviously, not every team is going to run the Titans' or Patriots' QB sweep, but there's a lot of good stuff in here. I'm particularly fond of the Seahawks' 3 Mable to deal with trips.
7 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2017, 12:23pm by Tomlin_Is_Infallible
09 Feb 2017, 01:11pm by Aaron Schatz
In case you didn't see this at ESPN or catch him talking about it on Twitter, Brian Burke's model of Hall of Fame chances using neural networks is kind of fascinating. This article talks about the HOF chances of top current players; Matt Ryan basically would have gone from "almost no chance" to "almost assured" with a Super Bowl win. It also discusses which HOF QB and RB are outliers, starting with Floyd Little and the newly elected Terrell Davis. Davis seems to suggest a change in voting trends to make running backs more like quarterbacks.
20 comments, Last at 23 Feb 2017, 9:16am by dryheat
05 Feb 2017, 06:15am by Scott Kacsmar
Just what the internet needed: another Super Bowl LI preview, this time from Scott Kacsmar.
9 comments, Last at 09 Feb 2017, 7:56am by MC2
04 Feb 2017, 08:48pm by Scott Kacsmar
The NFL Honors reveals the award winners for the 2016 season.
12 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2017, 7:09pm by Theo
04 Feb 2017, 08:38pm by Scott Kacsmar
The 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class is revealed.
77 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2017, 8:36pm by anon76returns
02 Feb 2017, 02:25pm by Aaron Schatz
Football Outsiders is seeking a new Technical Director to help complete a long-awaited upgrade to Drupal 8 and then maintain our site afterwards. (Click to read more.)
02 Feb 2017, 01:28am by Tom Gower
Late night breaking news: Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has decided to retire and join Barstool Sports. Just 29, he cites his third knee surgery in four seasons as one of the reasons to make the move now. He had a bit of a down year by our numbers in 2016, but has been one of the better punters in the league and also a pretty darned good kickoff man.
6 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2017, 2:19pm by ansum
01 Feb 2017, 06:35pm by Vincent Verhei
Do you like to play in football box pools, especially in the Super Bowl? Are you curious about how the NFL's rule changes on extra points (both kicks and two-point attempts) are changing typical final scores? Good news! Greg Guglielmo at Eldo.co has researched the answers to those exact questions, and put together graphs that show just how weird scores have been in the past two years compared to prior seasons.
2 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2017, 12:21pm by ChrisS
The Panthers need tackles, the Saints need pass-rushers, the Bucs need a safety, while the conference champs need help on... offense?