04 Mar 2013, 08:05am by Mike Tanier
A look at three teams and their different philosophies about how to get under the cap. Links at the end take you to a piece about the terrible stuff on daytime television and brief profiles of five draft prospects. Also, if you didn't read my six trillion word takedown of the nutritional supplement industry, check it out!
20 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2013, 7:56pm by Raiderjoe
03 Mar 2013, 02:52pm by Matt Waldman
The 2013 Rookie Scouting Portfolio Writers Project will be under management from Footballguys co-owner Sigmund Bloom, who is running a 32-team start-up draft with fantasy football style serpentine order that includes a third-round reversal. Aaron Schatz, Ben Muth, and Matt Waldman are FO staff with teams.
8 comments, Last at 06 Mar 2013, 4:36am by andrew
03 Mar 2013, 12:37pm by Aaron Schatz
If you want to know what happened at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference this year, our own Bill Connelly and SB Nation's Andrew Sharp kept a pretty good live blog going at the SB Nation site. Video of the panels should be online in a couple of weeks, and we'll make sure to link both the Football Analytics panel and the Monday Morning Quarterback Coaching Decisions panel here at that point.
01 Mar 2013, 11:53pm by Tom Gower
If NFL teams want to use their franchise or transition tag in 2013, they must do so by Monday afternoon. This thread lists players who have been tagged, with discussion.
23 comments, Last at 12 Mar 2013, 6:56am by Franchise Consultant
01 Mar 2013, 09:46pm by Tom Gower
As first reported by Jay Glazer, Joe Flacco has reportedly reached agreement with the Baltimore Ravens on a contract extension. A source tells Adam Schefter the contract is for 6 years, $120.6 million dollars. Flacco was set to become a free agent when the new league year begins on March 12 unless the Ravens re-signed him or hit him with the franchise tag (the deadline for which is Monday).
74 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2013, 4:24pm by Bright Blue Shorts
27 Feb 2013, 01:03pm by Aaron Schatz
Hopefully this isn't another "Chip Kelly to the Browns!" thing. Jay Glazer is reporting that the 49ers and Chiefs have a done deal for Alex Smith, although it can't be announced for two weeks. Tim Kawakami on Twitter says that the 49ers will get a second-rounder this year and a similar pick in 2014. So the 49ers have 15 draft picks now for 2013. That should be interesting. Click to read more on the difference between Matt Cassel and Alex Smith.
108 comments, Last at 15 Mar 2013, 5:43am by Mr Shush
25 Feb 2013, 05:48pm by Rivers McCown
Per Peter King, Brady gets three years, $27 million, but a lot of his salary is fully guaranteed going forward. Well, you can't accuse him of not putting the team before himself. Or of having a bigger contract than Mark Sanchez.
91 comments, Last at 28 Feb 2013, 10:18pm by Anonymousse
25 Feb 2013, 07:54am by Mike Tanier
Need for Combine weekend wrap-up plus inevitable Academy Awards tie-in equals the Forty Awards, which recognize outstanding achievements in the field of February football distractions.
14 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2013, 5:46pm by Dean
23 Feb 2013, 09:23am by Mike Tanier
Greetings, draftniks! Day Two of the Combine featured lots of quarterback press conferences, and there are no Robert Griffin or Andrew Luck types in this draft when it comes to sounding charismatic and impressive at the podium, for whatever that's worth. Also, Jim Harbaugh is an odd dude.
11 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2013, 5:43pm by LionInAZ
22 Feb 2013, 10:21am by Mike Tanier
Andy Benoit and I are running around Indy trying to meet with coaches and low-level front office people, rather than generally hovering around the media room. So instead of FO-only combine reports this year, we decided to just depend on the dependable Mike Tanier to do the dependable Mike Tanier thing of finding humor and one or two actual comments of interest within the dependably repetitive day-long parade of coaches and general managers refusing to give the media any details about "THE PROCESS."
11 comments, Last at 26 Feb 2013, 12:47am by LionInAZ
Lane Johnson and D.J. Fluker were selected high in the draft, but both have troubling flaws in pass protection according to Word of Muth.