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13 Jun 2018, 02:00pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: EdjSports Acquires Football Outsiders

We have some big news about the future of Football Outsiders.

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30 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2018, 8:54pm by Rob Eves

31 May 2018, 12:54pm by Aaron Schatz

Which Defenses Depended on "Non-Pressure Sacks" in 2017?

How does a defense get lots of sacks without great pressure? Coverage sacks and quarterbacks just tripping over their own feet. (Click to read more.)

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24 comments, Last at 13 Jun 2018, 2:38pm by cdubya

31 May 2018, 12:13pm by Aaron Schatz

From the Bench to the Booth

Good article here by Jonathan Jones on MMQB. You can instantly move into the broadcast booth if you're a Pro Bowl-quality player such as Jason Witten. But how do lower-level players move into today's diverse media landscape. Jones talks to Geoff Schwartz, Andrew Hawkins, Dan Orlovsky, and others. Some good football analysts here. There's a lot more to being a media personality than just knowing the subject, and there's no reason why great players should be better broadcasters than guys who were average starters or even bench players such as Orlovsky. Just ask Mike Mayock and Matt Bowen.

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15 comments, Last at 13 Jun 2018, 1:39pm by rpwong

22 May 2018, 06:41pm by Aaron Schatz

Here Come the Kickoff Changes

Today at the NFL Spring League Meetings, the league made some changes to kickoffs. They aren't getting rid of them entirely. Click here to see some really good graphics that do an excellent job of explaining what's changing and why.

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50 comments, Last at 11 Jun 2018, 9:25am by dbostedo

13 May 2018, 06:57pm by Aaron Schatz

Chuck Knox Passes Away at 86

Longtime NFL head coach Chuck Knox, aka "Ground Chuck" for his love of the running game, passed away today at the age of 86. Knox coached the Rams from 1973-1977 as well as 1992-1994, the Bills from 1978-1982, and the Seahawks from 1983-1991. He was NFL Coach of the Year in 1973, 1980, and 1984, once with each franchise.

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46 comments, Last at 29 May 2018, 5:46pm by Will Allen

26 Apr 2018, 04:39pm by Aaron Schatz

Sports Info Solutions Seeks 2018 Football Video Scouts

Here's a chance to work with our partners at Sports Info Solutions, putting together the charting data that will be used in Football Outsiders Almanac, on the Off The Charts Podcast, and by NFL and NCAA teams. (Click to read more.)

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25 Apr 2018, 08:02pm by Aaron Schatz

Open 2018 NFL Draft Thread

This is an open thread for discussion of the 2018 NFL draft. You can use this thread all night Thursday night during the first round, or to discuss the aftermath of Round 1 the next day, and then again Friday night (Rounds 2-3) and Saturday (Rounds 4-7). We will also have our annual Audibles at the Line staff discussions from the first two nights, published on Friday and Saturday mornings.

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146 comments, Last at 01 May 2018, 9:09am by jtr

25 Apr 2018, 06:44pm by Aaron Schatz

Off The Charts Podcast: 2018 Draft Edition

We've got a special treat for you, a big, long 50-minute special edition draft preview Off The Charts football podcast. There are tons of SIS college charting stats you won't find anywhere else, including breakdowns of the top quarterback prospects. Learn how Josh Allen doesn't always suck, and how Lamar Jackson changes defensive strategy. Plus, who had the best man coverage stats of the top cornerback prospects, what routes were the best for the top receiver prospects, and which other top offensive lineman had even more impressive blown block stats than Quenton Nelson.

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17 Apr 2018, 12:33pm by Aaron Schatz

The Taxing World of NFL Player Finances

Fascinating article from The MMQB about the complicated world of tax filing for NFL players. They owe state taxes based on where they play and practice, not where they live, which means filing a number of different state returns each year. It also means that playing teams in tax-free states can dramatically change a player's net income, to the point where it makes sense to specifically spend the bye week in a tax-free state.

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20 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2018, 3:37pm by The Ninjalectual

03 Apr 2018, 05:56pm by Aaron Schatz

Patriots Deal Brandin Cooks to Rams

A shocking NFL trade. As first announced by Adam Schefter on Twitter, the Patriots are dealing Brandin Cooks -- after only one year in New England -- plus a fourth-round pick to the Los Angeles Rams for the Rams' first-round pick (23rd overall) and a sixth-round pick. Cooks will fill the Sammy Watkins role in the Rams offense, opening up space underneath for Cooper Kupp and Robert Woods. The Patriots essentially rented Cooks for one year and used that year to upgrade from the 32nd pick in 2017 to the 23rd pick in 2018.

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85 comments, Last at 13 Apr 2018, 11:59pm by The Ninjalectual