23 Aug 2015, 12:25pm by Aaron Schatz
Regarding an error on the stats regarding base, nickel, and dime defenses in Football Outsiders Almanac 2015. (Click to read more.)
21 Aug 2015, 02:43pm by Aaron Schatz
As is now an annual tradition, Deadspin brings the world a survey of the fabulous Football Outsiders Almanac 2015, with a paragraph from each of the 32 NFL chapters to give you a taste of the book if you haven't bought it yet. (And if you haven't bought it yet, why not? Sterling has tuition payments and Scott needs money for dinner.)
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19 Aug 2015, 05:34pm by Aaron Schatz
A couple of very unfortunate injuries today at practice: one predictable, one not. The latter would be Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin, who will now miss his second NFL season after tearing his ACL trying to cut on a pass route. I certainly don't need to explain to FO readers just how much the Panthers had a two-man passing game last year: Greg Olsen and Benjamin. This is a huge loss for the Panthers. Meanwhile, down in Miami, Louis Delmas tore his right ACL for the second time in nine months. The guy just can't stay healthy.
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18 Aug 2015, 06:16pm by Scott Kacsmar
Football Outsiders is seeking applicants to fill two intern positions to work on the injury database this season. (Click to read more.)
17 Aug 2015, 05:05pm by Vincent Verhei
The real games are still nearly a month away, and several teams have already lost critical players for the season. (Click to read more.)
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16 Aug 2015, 01:51pm by Aaron Schatz
Well, so much for those stories about Philip Rivers not wanting to follow the San Diego Chargers to Los Angeles if they decide to move. Rivers is locked in now after signing a new four-year extension that includes $65 million in guaranteed money. Rivers has been that rare animal, the somewhat quietly great quarterback. He's been in the DVOA and DYAR top 10 in seven of his nine years as a starter. On the other hand, we'll have to see if he's able to age as well as Peyton Manning and Tom Brady have. Rivers turns 34 near the end of the season and will be 38 when this contract ends.
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16 Aug 2015, 01:37pm by Aaron Schatz
More media appearances to promote Football Outsiders Almanac 2015! Here I am on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas. We spoke about the Cowboys in 2015, the Curse of 370, the rise of nickel and dime defensive personnel, and whether the strategies of infamous high school coach Kevin "never punts" Kelley would work in the NFL.
11 Aug 2015, 01:50pm by Aaron Schatz
Can I make better jokes than the ones already going through your head? Geno Smith will be out 6-10 weeks after reserve linebacker IK Enemkpali (who has been cut) broke his jaw in a locker room fight this morning. Ryan Fitzpatrick becomes the Jets' starter now, at least for the first month of the season. I think the Jets may actually be a stronger wild-card contender with Fitzpatrick running the offense. Our projections love the Jets, but not because of their offense. The defense isn't affected by what happened today and frankly, Fitzpatrick is a better quarterback than Smith right now.
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10 Aug 2015, 04:45pm by Aaron Schatz
Hey, let's start promoting Football Outsiders Almanac 2015! Here I am on WEEI in Boston with Christopher Price and Butch Stearns this past Sunday morning, talking about the book and the AFC East in 2015. If you can't enjoy the audio, have fun reading through WEEI's very wacky transcription program and its attempt to present the text of my appearance.
8 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2015, 4:05am by saurabhrampal2
New England takes over the top spot in DVOA, one of six undefeated teams that give us an almost 1-in-10 chance of a team going 16-0 in 2015. Cincinnati and Atlanta battling in the first all-undefeated Super Bowl? It could happen.