02 Jan 2013, 12:49am by Aaron Schatz
Due to some technical issues, when we posted our Playoff Odds Report on Monday it was based on only 5,000 simulation runs. This led to some strange results that didn't quite make sense. (For example, a NE-SF Super Bowl was listed as more likely than a DEN-SF Super Bowl even though DEN is more likely to make the Super Bowl than NE.) We've now got an updated version that runs 50,000 simulations and provides more accurate odds. The 12 teams are still in the same order, but there are some small changes.
02 Jan 2013, 12:07am by Tom Gower
In Tuesday's rare press conference, Chicago Bears general manager Phil Emery expounded on how he evaluated the Bears offensive line. Sean Jensen provides the transcript, which clocks in at 2,234 words, and it's well worth reading as a rare in depth insight into a GM's thought process.
20 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2013, 10:24am by Anonymousse
31 Dec 2012, 02:48pm by Aaron Schatz
Finally, no more "sources reporting." It is done.
38 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2013, 6:30pm by Will Allen
31 Dec 2012, 02:44pm by Aaron Schatz
OK, hard to argue with this one, I guess, although these aren't the first guys I would have fired this morning. Who wants to go run a team without a quarterback! Can I see a show of hands?
32 comments, Last at 03 Jan 2013, 11:48am by wr
31 Dec 2012, 01:47pm by Aaron Schatz
Just one stat to encapsulate J.J. Watt's amazing 2012 season. (Click to read more.)
40 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2013, 8:08am by lyle
31 Dec 2012, 12:42pm by Mike Tanier
A little football, a little basketball, and some bodily function humor. Happy New Year.
5 comments, Last at 01 Jan 2013, 1:33am by Big-Hairy-Andy
31 Dec 2012, 12:03pm by Aaron Schatz
Here's a series of links to each of FO's discussions of Black Monday firings. (Click to read more.)
31 Dec 2012, 12:01pm by Aaron Schatz
This one, I don't get. Lovie Smith was 10-6 this year. Did the team fall apart in the second half of the season? Yes. Two straight years? Yes. Was the team hit by roughly a zillion injuries the last two Novembers? Yes. Did the Bears ever stop playing hard, or did they not give their all to win in the final week of the season with the playoffs on the line? Nope. Maybe the Bears higher-ups need to be looking at the training staff, not the head coach.
89 comments, Last at 07 Jan 2013, 12:13pm by snoopy369
31 Dec 2012, 11:58am by Aaron Schatz
Link to come. We look forward to the Bills hiring another head coach that nobody else was thinking about hiring. Perhaps they would like to completely turn things over, and also fire Buddy Nix and replace him with a GM that nobody else was thinking about hiring?
18 comments, Last at 04 Jan 2013, 12:36am by Duke
Word of Muth breaks down film of Alex Gibbs coaching and speaking over a cut-up tape. Find out the secrets of the man who's built big seasons for everyone from Terrell Davis to Warrick Dunn.