18 Feb 2014, 12:44pm by Aaron Schatz
During the offseason, we'll continue to be choosing star players for special Football Outsiders elite cards in Madden 25 Ultimate Team, based on strong performances in our various stats in 2013.
1 comment, Last at 25 Feb 2014, 3:11pm by LionInAZ
17 Feb 2014, 12:27pm by Rivers McCown
PK talks more fallout from Sam, the Wells Report, and, for some reason, T.J. Oshie.
36 comments, Last at 23 Feb 2014, 5:58pm by LionInAZ
17 Feb 2014, 08:47am by Mike Tanier
A little Michael Sam, a little Incognito, a lot of Blake Bortles, and an effort to help you get through the next two weeks with your sanity in check.
6 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2014, 11:15pm by dbostedo
14 Feb 2014, 01:36pm by Rivers McCown
Well, so much for all that vindication Richie Incognito was claiming he'd have on Twitter a few days ago. Deadspin has a roundup of the worst of the worst from the 144-page report. John Jerry and Mike Pouncey apparently aren't angels either.
51 comments, Last at 23 Feb 2014, 3:41am by The Ninjalectual
14 Feb 2014, 08:55am by Mike Tanier
Dan Pompeii. Russ Lande. Mike Tanier. Keepin' it unreal. 'Nuff Said.
23 comments, Last at 17 Feb 2014, 7:40pm by LionInAZ
12 Feb 2014, 07:29pm by Aaron Schatz
It's defense overhaul time in New Orleans, as the Saints today cut veteran defensive end Will Smith, cornerback Jabari Greer, and safety Roman Harper. Actually... that's not so much of a defensive overhaul. Smith missed last season with a torn ACL. Greer was demoted to nickelback and Harper to third safety. While Greer used to be an FO binky, I think Smith is really the name here. He could be a really nice veteran addition if there's a team out there that needs a situational pass rusher and wants to get jiggy with it.
12 comments, Last at 15 Feb 2014, 12:07am by Joseph
11 Feb 2014, 06:51pm by Aaron Schatz
Time for one of our occasional calls looking for videotapes of old games so we can complete past seasons of play-by-play and do DVOA/DYAR ratings. (Click to read more.)
4 comments, Last at 12 Feb 2014, 2:11pm by jklps
11 Feb 2014, 02:54pm by Aaron Schatz
During the offseason, we'll continue to be choosing star players for special Football Outsiders elite cards in Madden 25 Ultimate Team, based on strong performances in our various stats in 2013. This week, we're starting with a whole offensive line representing the top five teams in Adjusted Line Yards, our stat which breaks down runs of different lengths to get an idea of which teams get the best run blocking.
11 Feb 2014, 11:21am by Rivers McCown
OK, so the battle for the Browns' front office has been decided and the winner is... the assistant GM? Apparently? Who the heck knows at this point. Joe Banner and Mike Lombardi are out. Ray Farmer has been promoted to general manager, a title which he will surely hold for at least the next six days. This franchise has no stability. It has negative stability. No, worse, it has "i" stability. The stability of this franchise is an imaginary number.
89 comments, Last at 14 Feb 2014, 1:16pm by Tim Wilson
10 Feb 2014, 08:16am by Mike Tanier
An offseason "risers and fallers" piece, in which teams with young cores and cash to spend (Eagles, Colts) get better and old teams in cap trouble fall (Saints, Steelers). Click around Sports on Earth for our GM for a Day series: Rob Weintraub has the latest installment, about the Buccaneers, but we are updating daily. Also: lots of Michael Sam coverage.
3 comments, Last at 11 Feb 2014, 6:18pm by Sisyphus
Is Kurt Warner a Hall of Fame quarterback? We dissect both sides of the case from multiple angles.