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Play-Action Passing and Game Conditions
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Play-Action Passing and Game Conditions

Guest columnist Ben Baldwin returns with more analysis of play-action passing data. Is it best to use play-action when ahead, or when trailing? Late in the game, or early? And does it matter how often a team passes after showing a handoff -- and is that tendency becoming more common?

12 comments, Last at 17 Mar 2019, 6:51pm by Hoodie_Sleeves

Podcasts

Off The Charts Podcast: March 14
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Off The Charts Podcast: March 14

Aaron Schatz and Matt Manocherian are joined this week by special guest Kevin Cole of RotoGrinders. We discuss an exciting week of trades and the first few days of NFL free agency, breaking down the biggest moves. Then we talk about what we can learn about real on-the-field football from fantasy football and DFS projections. (Click for audio link.)

Futures

Futures: Brian Burns
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Futures: Brian Burns

Some teams will pass on Florida State's edge defender over concerns about how his slight frame will hold up in the run game -- and others will see his speed and athleticism and value him as a useful pass-rusher right out of the gate.

1 comment, Last at 14 Mar 2019, 3:49pm by jw124164

Four Downs

Four Downs: AFC West
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Four Downs: AFC West

Four Downs wraps up with a look at the AFC West. The Chiefs need a half-dozen new defensive starters, the Broncos and Chargers need to revamp their offensive lines, and the Raiders need to turn the Khalil Mack trade into the next Khalil Mack.

2 comments, Last at 13 Mar 2019, 8:58am by cstoos

Extra Points

2019 Free Agency Discussion
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2019 Free Agency Discussion

This is our open thread to discuss all the free agent movement, trades, cuts, and other news for the first few days of free agency, starting with the "legal tampering period" that begins at noon Eastern on March 11. (Click to read more.)

133 comments, Last at 18 Mar 2019, 8:48am by Mr Shush

Recent Articles

Four Downs

Four Downs: AFC South
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Four Downs: AFC South

Everyone has passing needs down south -- the Jaguars need someone to throw them, the Colts need someone to catch them, the Titans need someone to pressure them, and the Texans need someone to cover them.

8 comments, Last at 09 Mar 2019, 6:16pm by Noah Arkadia

Podcasts

Off The Charts Podcast: March 7
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Off The Charts Podcast: March 7

This week's episode of the Off The Charts podcast takes on the question we ask each year in the FO awards balloting: which team is next year's most likely surprise Super Bowl contender? Matt and I break down the offseason situations for the top four vote-getters in this year's awards: Cleveland, San Francisco, Denver, and Tampa Bay. How can these teams improve and make the playoffs next year? (Click for audio link.)

Futures

Futures: Devin Bush
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Futures: Devin Bush

The Michigan linebacker's speed and athleticism will allow him to make plenty of splash plays against NFL passing games -- but does he have the physicality to defend runs in the middle of the field?

3 comments, Last at 10 Mar 2019, 6:28pm by LionInAZ

Four Downs

Four Downs: AFC North
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Four Downs: AFC North

The Ravens have committed to Lamar Jackson at quarterback -- now they need to commit to getting him some better receivers. Meanwhile, the Bengals need a tight end, the Browns need a wideout, and the Steelers need defensive backs.

4 comments, Last at 11 Mar 2019, 4:45pm by CaffeineMan

Stat Analysis

Speed Score 2019
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Speed Score 2019

An underwhelming class of running back prospects puts up a record-low combine performance.

22 comments, Last at 07 Mar 2019, 11:50pm by lightsout85