09 Apr 2013, 04:49pm by Danny Tuccitto
If you're interested, the video from this year's football analytics panel at the MIT Sloan conference is finally online. Andrea Kremer moderated; panelists were Rams COO Kevin Demoff, 49ers COO Paraag Marathe, former Patriots and Chiefs executive Scott Pioli, and -- drum roll, please -- Football Outsiders progenitor Aaron Schatz.
I was there, and I'm not saying this because he pays my bills, but Aaron was the star of the discussion. To be fair, though, he was basically the only one at liberty to offer blunt opinions. (I'd say full-throated, but he had lost his voice the day before.)
In any event, click for "Armanti Edwards, c'mon!" Stay for the DeAngelo Hall takedown.
5 comments, Last at 11 Apr 2013, 11:26pm by Insancipitory
09 Apr 2013, 02:14pm by Tom Gower
Our annual look at the NFL draft from six years ago was more of an informal, subjective look at the class of 2007. What if we look at things more objectively? (Click to read more.)
29 comments, Last at 18 Apr 2013, 12:15pm by Exystence
08 Apr 2013, 08:12pm by Matt Waldman
Major criminal charges aside, factoring character into a prospect's evaluation when you're not part of an NFL team is a dangerous proposition.
12 comments, Last at 16 Apr 2013, 1:58am by Jerry
08 Apr 2013, 06:54am by Mike Tanier
Kevin Kolb to Buffalo, Carson Palmer to Arizona, Matt Flynn to Seattle, Ryan Fitzpatrick to Tennessee, swing your partner round and round. What I want to know is: what did Drew Stanton do in past life, set fire to London or something?
22 comments, Last at 10 Apr 2013, 9:13am by Mr Shush
05 Apr 2013, 12:40pm by Aaron Schatz
The RSP Writers Project draft is now midway through the 11th round, so I thought I would link the results so far for FO readers to discuss. For those of you who didn't read about this project earlier, an explanation: Over on Matt Waldman's site, 32 different NFL writers are building teams through a straight draft. The idea is to find value while also building a team around a coherent philosophy. Writers can choose to build for now, or build for the future. Each writer is giving an explanation for his picks as well.
15 comments, Last at 08 Apr 2013, 3:34pm by Dan
04 Apr 2013, 04:09pm by Matt Waldman
Nick Whalen examines 12-15 games each of Cordarrelle Patterson, Tavon Austin, and Robert Woods to profile how elusive each receiver is in each phase of football.
2 comments, Last at 05 Apr 2013, 5:07am by CBPodge
04 Apr 2013, 11:49am by Aaron Schatz
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02 Apr 2013, 02:09pm by Aaron Schatz
Carson Palmer has been traded to Arizona for... wow, this is not a lot of compensation... a swap of 2013 late-round picks and a conditional seventh-rounder in 2014. Yes, this is the same guy who was traded for a first-round pick a couple years ago. Palmer isn't the same quarterback he was back before the injuries, but he was roughly league average a year ago, which makes him a million times better than the quarterbacks who played for Arizona. He'll be replaced in Oakland by Matt Flynn, acquired from Seattle yesterday.
51 comments, Last at 12 Apr 2013, 3:09pm by Mr Shush
01 Apr 2013, 11:52am by Rivers McCown
Our own Matt Waldman finally delivered his RSP last night after thousands of hours in the tape den. It goes without saying that we endorse the product whole-heartedly, and as someone who often doesn't put in a lot of time watching the college game during the NFL season, this is my best way to catch up on the actual strengths and weaknesses of every draftable skill player across the country. 10 percent of each sale is donated to Darkness to Light, a non-profit devoted to preventing sexual abuse in communities across the country. It's a must-read. Do yourself a favor and pick this up.
2 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2013, 9:53am by Ryan D.
01 Apr 2013, 10:54am by Mike Tanier
Mike Tanier has written every single scouting report you will ever need for the NFL Draft. Not an April Fools' joke!
11 comments, Last at 07 Apr 2013, 2:43pm by Duke
Minor weaknesses dot these teams. Except for Arizona, which needs to bring in more help to really run Bruce Arians' offense.