23 Jan 2013, 06:39pm by Aaron Schatz
At the risk of starting another irrational Brady-Manning argument... This is an interesting post by Neil Paine over at Chase Stuart's site, looking at which quarterbacks have won more or less in the playoffs than what you would expect based on the Vegas line. It's great to call it the Manning Index because it has a Manning at the top and a Manning at the bottom. Also interesting is that Tom Brady isn't the only veteran quarterback who had a lot of playoff success early, and very little later in his career.
137 comments, Last at 30 Jan 2013, 11:55am by Noah of Arkadia
22 Jan 2013, 06:19pm by Aaron Schatz
From @MilkmanDanimal on Twitter:
I suppose no chance of a "Tim Brown goes bats@$t crazy" XP for the sole purpose of watching Raiderjoe try to explain it all?
Oh, I don't see why not. Lord knows I don't get this story at all. As Mike Florio points out, why are Jerry Rice and Tim Brown complaining that Bill Callahan threw the ball too much?
66 comments, Last at 03 Feb 2013, 8:13am by Mr Shush
22 Jan 2013, 11:07am by Aaron Schatz
Our current leading team is called "PISS ANT," with a small lead and Joe Flacco and Frank Gore as his final two players. There are a couple of teams in striking range with a Kaepernick/Rice combination.
8 comments, Last at 22 May 2013, 4:44am by stuart
21 Jan 2013, 04:02pm by Mike Kurtz
Mike delves into legal and illegal helmet-to-helmet contact and looks at the interaction of rulesmaking and player motivation that is making the NFL an increasingly dangerous place. (Click to read more.)
64 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2013, 6:13pm by LionInAZ
21 Jan 2013, 08:29am by Mike Tanier
Despite the title, this is not a long "I knew Flacco when he was 15" piece; I just start with a bit about the excitement here in my corner of Camden County. Then, it is off to a frame-by-frame rundown of the Patriots during their line-up drill before halftime, and making fun of the Falcons. Enjoy!
2 comments, Last at 21 Jan 2013, 12:23pm by Peregrine
20 Jan 2013, 02:10pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, this is a story. According to the ref-watching site FootballZebras.com, the NFL fixed performance grades for referee Jerome Boger in order to ensure that Boger would qualify to be the referee for Super Bowl XLVII. Boger was downgraded on eight games, which should disqualify him from officiating in the playoffs, but appealed and had all eight reversed. But here's a question: Why on earth would the NFL fix things so Jerome Boger is officiating the Super Bowl? What's special about Boger. I have no idea.
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18 Jan 2013, 05:07pm by Aaron Schatz
Grantland says there is no such thing as the red zone, which is right and wrong at the same time. (Click to read more.)
42 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2013, 2:48pm by Ryan D.
18 Jan 2013, 10:55am by Mike Tanier
Myth making, and such.
11 comments, Last at 19 Jan 2013, 5:49pm by The Ninjalectual
17 Jan 2013, 10:58pm by Aaron Schatz
It looks like the last piece of the puzzle has fallen into place, as the Arizona Cardinals will hire Bruce Arians away from the Indianapolis Colts to be their new head coach. You know, the guy who was interim coach this year with a 9-3 record, and led the Pittsburgh offense to top 10 rankings in DVOA the three previous years. Wait... why did the Steelers get rid of him again?
No, I'm serious, I'm not sure why they did it.
41 comments, Last at 22 May 2013, 5:49am by stuart
The Falcons and Bucs are still lacking edge rushers, the Saints need someone to protect Drew Brees, and the Panthers desperately need a second good wideout.