31 Jul 2013, 05:06pm by Aaron Schatz
This is a really good idea. Ted Bartlett of Denver Broncos blog "It's All Over Fatman" has come up with an idea to describe defensive schemes using a series of letters, as if they were personalities in the Myers-Briggs Indicator. You end up with descriptions that are much more detailed than just "3-4" vs. "4-3," not to mention more applicable in a league where teams now have to play nickel or dime the majority of the time. The splits:
Stack (2-gap) vs. Penetrate (1-gap)
Downhill run D vs. Flow run D
Man vs. Zone
Coverage-oriented vs. Blitz-oriented
26 comments, Last at 04 Aug 2013, 3:11pm by Scott Crowder
31 Jul 2013, 04:30pm by Rivers McCown
Bill Barnwell checks in with a look at the general manager tree branching out from Green Bay, and examines the total value of all the draft-day trades that Green Bay has managed to make under Ted Thompson.
5 comments, Last at 02 Aug 2013, 12:34pm by Turin
31 Jul 2013, 03:50pm by Tom Gower
Discussing Football Outsiders Almanac 2013 with Stephanie Stradley's Ultimate Texans blog.
31 Jul 2013, 03:50pm by Rivers McCown
I talked to Adam Czech of ALLGBP.com about the state of the Packers heading into the season.
30 Jul 2013, 08:38pm by Aaron Schatz
So much for that great addition the Seahawks made this offseason. The details don't seem to be quite clear, but Percy Harvin has tweeted that he's having surgery on the torn labrum in his hip. He'll be out for at least half the season, possibly more. Sidney Rice is also having some sort of knee problem that has him going to Switzerland for treatment, but the Seahawks claim he will be ready not just for the start of the regular season but for the start of the preseason.
8 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2013, 2:03pm by Noah of Arkadia
30 Jul 2013, 10:52am by Rivers McCown
While nominally about all sports, Dr. James Andrews (and Mike Philbrick) looks at some of the more famous NFL careers ended by injury for Grantland: Gale Sayers and Johnny Unitas. What would have happened to them today?
38 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2013, 7:28pm by Karl Cuba
30 Jul 2013, 10:47am by Rivers McCown
Same great MMQB taste, linked one day later!
I always struggle with the definition of "overlooked" when it comes to the NFL media. Can anything really be overlooked in a world where Leger Douzable has 300+ Google News stories?
6 comments, Last at 30 Jul 2013, 10:33pm by duh
29 Jul 2013, 08:25am by Mike Tanier
The answer to the question in the headline is No. John Idzik has them talking a good game, which is at least a step toward playing a good game.
24 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2013, 5:03am by Joel Martinez
28 Jul 2013, 06:41pm by Aaron Schatz
I just got home from a week of vacation on Cape Cod, tossed open my Internet browser, and discovered that EVERYONE IS BROKEN NOW. Dennis Pitta, Dan Koppen, and Jeremy Maclin are all done for the year. (Click to read more.)
17 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2013, 2:46pm by TomKelso
Seattle's dominant win over New Orleans strengthens their lead in the Football Outsiders DVOA ratings. Plus, a look at recent improvements for the Eagles and Jaguars, and historically strong run defense for the Lions and Jets.