On this week's Off The Charts podcast, Aaron Schatz and Matt Manocherian talk about some of the best and most interesting under-the-radar moves of free agency, including Steven Nelson, Matt Paradis, and Adrian Amos. Plus, Buffalo throws a bunch of spaghetti at the offensive line. (Click for audio link.)
Well, so much for that. Tom Dundon invested $250 million in funding into the league, but has apparently decided that the league doesn't have the $20 million it needs to get to the end of its first season. So yet another one of these spring leagues either a) doesn't have the patience to build over a period of multiple years and/or b) completely misread the research it did on financial viability. You're up next, XFL.
As you'd expect, Kyler Murray and Dwayne Haskins are statistically the most promising quarterback prospects in this year's draft ... but how do we account for their inexperience when the track record for one-year college starters is so poor?
This week, Aaron Schatz and Matt Manocherian are joined by Mike Tanier to discuss Moneyball heresies. Was it right for the Sloan Analyics Conference to give an award to the Raiders for the Khalil Mack trade? Do we now have a problem where "analytics" has become synonymous in many circles with "tanking?" What really is the value of a draft pick compared to a veteran? (Click for audio link.)
Advanced analysis of the maddening, inconsistent Jameis Winston from Thomas Bassinger at the Tampa Bay Times serves as a bit of a preview of two things coming up from Football Outsiders. First, there's some results in here from the 2018 edition of John Kinsley's Deep Ball Project, which we'll be running soon as a guest column. Second, Bassinger himself is going to be part of Football Outsiders Almanac 2019, taking on the Atlanta and Tampa Bay chapters for us.
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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.)
Hey kids, it's a major player-for-player trade. These are always fun and we don't get many of them. Cleveland is sending right guard Kevin Zeitler and pick 155 to the Giants for pass-rusher Olivier Vernon and pick 132. (Both those picks are fourth-rounders.) The Browns made Zeitler the best-paid guard in the game a couple years ago but they'll now replace him with 2018 second-round pick Austin Corbett. It's a big upgrade for the Giants from Jamon Brown at right guard.
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.)
On this week's episode, Matt Manocherian and I discuss how to evaluate QBs, WRs, RBs, and edge rushers using both NFL combine results and analytics to project player transition from college to the NFL. Lots of discussion here of what college experience (or lack of it) means, at a number of positions. (Click for audio link.)