30 Sep 2016, 03:12pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a sample from our brand new Premium Charting Data, listing broken tackles by defense for the first three weeks of 2016. (Click to read more.)
6 comments, Last at 03 Oct 2016, 11:51am by RoninX
29 Sep 2016, 05:47pm by Aaron Schatz
As Greg Bedard points out here, defensive pass interference penalties are at an all-time high through three weeks. We've already had 60 DPI calls through 48 games. If DPI was a player, he would be the No. 2 receiver on the Green Bay Packers. So, what's the solution? Bedard suggests reinforcing the idea of "uncatchable" passes, making DPI reviewable, and emphasizing the word "significantly" in the phrase "significantly hinders."
50 comments, Last at 09 Oct 2016, 2:48pm by turbohappy
27 Sep 2016, 08:45pm by Aaron Schatz
Originally reported by Ian Rapaport of NFL.com: "Texans star DL J.J. Watt has re-injured his back and is expected to be out for an extended period of time. Could be the season." Obviously there are more details to come, but this is a pretty big deal. It's hard to think of a non-quarterback who impacts a game when healthy more than Watt. He clearly hasn't been healthy this year, and a setback is the worst news Houston could get, especially if he's done for the season.
25 comments, Last at 10 Oct 2016, 9:17am by ZDNeal
26 Sep 2016, 03:32pm by Andrew Potter
Will Russell Wilson's knee injury force him to miss the first game of his career?
9 comments, Last at 27 Sep 2016, 3:22pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
23 Sep 2016, 03:14pm by Aaron Schatz
OK, this is kind of nuts. Patriots quarterback Jacoby Brissett apparently tore a ligament in his right thumb during the second half of last night's 27-0 win over Houston, when Vince Wilfork fell on him in the third quarter. There seems to be disagreement among reporters about how bad the injury is, with Mike Petraglia of WEEI reporting that Brissett needs surgery but Ian Rapoport of NFL.com saying the injury may not be bad enough to keep Brissett out in Week 4.
86 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2016, 11:12am by Noah Arkadia
22 Sep 2016, 07:12am by Mike Tanier
Hey gang! Tanier here promoting a story I am particularly proud of.
This is the story of how an ex-NFL player with brain damage got a service dog. And how that player is helping to solve the service dog shortage in America and trying to get dogs to veterans, ex-players and anyone else who needs them.
24 comments, Last at 25 Sep 2016, 12:43am by Bobman
21 Sep 2016, 12:56pm by Vincent Verhei
Adrian Peterson opts for knee surgery on a Wednesday filled with injury news.
17 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2016, 11:56pm by Bobman
19 Sep 2016, 03:23pm by Vincent Verhei
Danny Woodhead's major knee injury headlines a painful week for running backs around the league.
15 comments, Last at 22 Sep 2016, 11:11am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
19 Sep 2016, 02:18pm by Aaron Schatz
Roger Goodell's fickle finger of fate has once again pointed towards an NFL team, this time the Seattle Seahawks. They'll lose a 2017 fifth-round pick for violating offseason rules prohibiting excessive contact in OTAs. At least this penalty seems to be a joint decision of the NFL and the NFLPA after watching practice video of the workout in question, rather than just Goodell's random decision.
13 comments, Last at 28 Sep 2016, 4:43pm by scraps
16 Sep 2016, 01:38pm by Aaron Schatz
This is some varsity-level scapegoating here. Greg Roman took a backup quarterback nobody wanted and turned that into a top-10 offense by DVOA even though LeSean McCoy and Sammy Watkins couldn't always stay healthy. Meanwhile, the Bills defense collapsed last season. And yet, after a 37-31 loss, who gets fired? That's right, goodbye Greg Roman, being replaced by RB coach Anthony Lynn.
34 comments, Last at 21 Sep 2016, 5:36pm by jtr
Where does Matt Ryan rank among playoff quarterbacks now? Was 2016 even a top-five postseason in Tom Brady's career? Scott Kacsmar's annual look at playoff drive stats also includes the first look at 1986-88 postseason DVOA.