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13 Jul 2018, 10:56am by Bryan Knowles

2017 Run Defense by Number of Backs

Our annual look at defensive success against multiple-back formations sees Seattle struggling to stop fullbacks, Indianapolis begging teams to use fullbacks, and Arizona trying to remember what a fullback even is.

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4 comments, Last at 15 Jul 2018, 12:39pm by Theo

11 Jul 2018, 12:16pm by Bryan Knowles

2017 Run Offense by Number of Backs

Our annual look at two-back rushing attempts features Chip Kelly's legacy in Philadelphia (but not San Francisco), Green Bay's fading memories of John Kuhn, and a Super Bowl matchup between two teams with very different philosophies.

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3 comments, Last at 4:53am by Bright Blue Shorts

21 Jun 2018, 05:48pm by Bryan Knowles

2017 Defensive Personnel Analysis

Defenses have taken a wide variety of responses to the rise of 11 personnel. Is any one system better than another? And how has the rise of the "moneybacker" changed defensive philosophy?

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21 comments, Last at 27 Jun 2018, 10:58pm by TheIdealGrassLaw

19 Jun 2018, 12:22pm by Bryan Knowles

2017 Offensive Personnel Analysis

It's a three-receiver league, but for the first time since 2010, the frequency of 11 personnel actually went down last year. Was it a blip, or sign of things to come?

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11 comments, Last at 28 Jun 2018, 6:57am by Bright Blue Shorts

14 May 2018, 12:50pm by Bryan Knowles

Four Downs: NFC West

While the Rams added gobs of talent to their interior line and secondary, do they have enough pass-rushing to win a Super Bowl? The 49ers also need pass-rushers, while the Cardinals need a corner and the Seahawks -- as always -- need offensive linemen.

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4 comments, Last at 15 May 2018, 4:08am by Bryan Knowles

19 Apr 2018, 10:26am by Bryan Knowles

2018 Free Agency Cost-Benefit Analysis

Is Kirk Cousins the best free-agent quarterback in recent memory? Should Trumaine Johnson or Malcolm Butler have gotten the larger contract? And what makes a free-agent contract good or bad, anyway?

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23 comments, Last at 25 Apr 2018, 5:35pm by The Ninjalectual

10 Apr 2018, 12:07pm by Bryan Knowles

Joe Thomas All-Stars (Defensive Edition)

The Joe Thomas All-Stars flips to the defensive side of the ball. It isn't just the 2004 Buffalo Bills, we promise! There are some Buccaneers here, too!

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14 comments, Last at 19 Apr 2018, 10:37am by BJR

09 Apr 2018, 12:17pm by Bryan Knowles

Joe Thomas All-Stars (Offensive Edition)

Introducing the Joe Thomas All-Stars: the greatest players in NFL history who never played in a playoff game. From the 'Aints to the Factory of Sadness and everywhere in between, these are the players who shone brightest in terrible conditions.

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27 comments, Last at 12 Apr 2018, 4:04pm by gomer_rs

10 Mar 2018, 05:48pm by Bryan Knowles

Browns Trade for Everyone (UPDATE: Shelton Gone)

In the span of a few hours, the Browns added starters at quarterback, wide receiver, and cornerback.

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52 comments, Last at 12 Mar 2018, 12:28pm by mehllageman56

02 Mar 2018, 05:54pm by Bryan Knowles

Speed Score 2018

Penn State's Saquon Barkley puts up the fourth-highest Speed Score of all time, and starts scouts a-drooling.

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21 comments, Last at 11 Mar 2018, 4:43pm by CaffeineMan