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Scramble

Scramble for the Ball: AFC Over/Unders Part I
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Scramble for the Ball: AFC Over/Unders Part I

Tom and Mike ring in the new preseason with Belichick sitcom vehicles ... in spaaaace! Read on to see precisely how much your Scramble writers have disrespected your team in the first set of over/under prognostications for 2010!

47 comments, Last at 26 Aug 2010, 12:57am by derftron

Stat Analysis

Introducing YAC+, Part II
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Introducing YAC+, Part II

How does YAC+ fluctuate from year-to-year? And which receivers have been -- and will be -- subject to its whims? Yes, a familiar FO whipping boy takes his turn yet again.

16 comments, Last at 19 Aug 2010, 1:55pm by MR

Stat Analysis

Wisdom of Crowds 2010: QB Part III
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Wisdom of Crowds 2010: QB Part III

Our final stop in quarterback projections looks at four new players, including the (possible) replacement for You-Know-Who.

2 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2010, 2:05pm by zachary

Under The Cap

Under the Cap: Rookie Contracts
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Under the Cap: Rookie Contracts

J.I. Halsell explains the 25-percent rule and other considerations a club must take in signing its first round rookies.

3 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2010, 8:42am by Theo

Ramblings

The Dick Vermeil All-Stars
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The Dick Vermeil All-Stars

Our All-Star coaching series continues with the man who may have left St. Louis too soon. This team features easy picks at many skill positions and some very interesting names on defense.

34 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2010, 12:13pm by Dean

Ramblings

Hall of Fame Argument: The Coaches
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Hall of Fame Argument: The Coaches

Doug Farrar and Mike Tanier go one-on-one to determine which coaches belong in the Hall of Fame. Don Coryell? Tony Dungy? Buddy Ryan? Choose your side, then get inside!

131 comments, Last at 05 Dec 2010, 11:13pm by Joseph F.

Stat Analysis

Introducing YAC+
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Introducing YAC+

On the heels of our research into catch rate comes YAC+, offering further insight into which players are actually effective once they get the ball in their hands. To start: Darren Sproles.

47 comments, Last at 13 Aug 2010, 8:21pm by Tim Wilson

Walkthrough

Walkthrough: O, Little Town
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Walkthrough: O, Little Town

Mike Tanier is back from Eagles camp in Bethlehem with notes on everyone from Leonard Weaver to Clay Harbor. Plus, acronyms you can use, and the real reason players are "carted off."

34 comments, Last at 17 Aug 2010, 6:05am by Jack Russell Terror

Stat Analysis

Wisdom Of Crowds 2010: QB Part II
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Wisdom Of Crowds 2010: QB Part II

Another week of crowd-sourced fantasy football projections analyzes Aaron Rodgers' impending decline and Tony Romo's questionable KUBIAK projection.

12 comments, Last at 09 Aug 2010, 11:38pm by Braada

Varsity Numbers

Varsity Numbers: Top 100 Redux
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Varsity Numbers: Top 100 Redux

To wrap up the Top 100 series, Bill Connelly visits with ESPN's Beano Cook and the captain of the 1959 Ole Miss Rebels, Charlie Flowers.

29 comments, Last at 06 Dec 2012, 3:31pm by marketing company boston