03 Apr 2017, 12:19pm by Tom Gower
Atlanta's run to the Super Bowl in 2016 was set up in part by a bold trade made in 2011. Does that mean other Super Bowl contenders should take similar risks in 2017?
50 comments, Last at 10 Apr 2017, 12:00pm by Bright Blue Shorts
31 Mar 2017, 12:26pm by Tom Gower
The first 11 picks of 2011 include a future MVP, a future Super Bowl MVP, and a future three-time Defensive Player of the Year. Also, Blaine Gabbert.
38 comments, Last at 07 Apr 2017, 9:14pm by LionInAZ
28 Mar 2017, 02:45pm by Tom Gower
In addition to approving the centralization of all replay reviews at this week's meeting in Arizona, NFL owners approved two other rule changes Tuesday. First, they passed a tremendously anti-fun, sadly pro-safety rule to ban defensive players leaping over the offensive line on place kicks. Second, they approved an automatic ejection for egregious hits to the head, which will undoubtedly lead to more fevered columns than actual penalties in 2017.
35 comments, Last at 04 Apr 2017, 2:09pm by Tomlin_Is_Infallible
03 Mar 2017, 08:54am by Tom Gower
Welcome to the NFL's worst division, where every team has gaping holes at critical positions with no obvious answers in sight.
21 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2017, 4:09am by Bright Blue Shorts
28 Feb 2017, 02:38pm by Tom Gower
The long-running battle between the Kansas City Chiefs and Eric Berry has ended with a victory for Berry. With the franchise tag deadline approaching, the Chiefs and Berry agreed to terms on a deal Ian Rapoport is reporting to be for $78 million over six years, including a $20 million signing bonus and $40 million in total guarantees.
9 comments, Last at 02 Mar 2017, 11:51am by barf
16 Feb 2017, 04:59pm by Tom Gower
Great X & O piece today by Matt Bowen, breaking down 20 plays run by NFL teams that other NFL teams should probably steal. Obviously, not every team is going to run the Titans' or Patriots' QB sweep, but there's a lot of good stuff in here. I'm particularly fond of the Seahawks' 3 Mable to deal with trips.
7 comments, Last at 19 Feb 2017, 12:23pm by Tomlin_Is_Infallible
02 Feb 2017, 01:28am by Tom Gower
Late night breaking news: Indianapolis Colts punter Pat McAfee has decided to retire and join Barstool Sports. Just 29, he cites his third knee surgery in four seasons as one of the reasons to make the move now. He had a bit of a down year by our numbers in 2016, but has been one of the better punters in the league and also a pretty darned good kickoff man.
6 comments, Last at 02 Feb 2017, 2:19pm by ansum
12 Jan 2017, 05:15pm by Tom Gower
It's official. The Los Angeles Rams have hired Washington offensive coordinator Sean McVay as their new head coach. McVay, who turns 31 in two weeks, is the youngest head coach in modern NFL history and will be younger than some of the players on his team's roster. The Washington offenses he coordinated ranked 28th in 2014, 12th in 2015, and 5th in 2016 by DVOA. After "fixing" Kirk Cousins, his next job will be to help "fix" Jared Goff and the rest of the Rams 32nd-ranked offense, while improving the defense and selling the team in one of the biggest media markets. A very interesting hire.
25 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2017, 11:26pm by tuluse
12 Jan 2017, 02:21pm by Tom Gower
It passed a bit under the radar, but 2016 was a historical season for running backs and how much schedule affected their productivity through the prism of our advanced stats. (Click to read more.)
6 comments, Last at 13 Jan 2017, 10:07pm by LionInAZ
09 Jan 2017, 05:56pm by Tom Gower
The Jacksonville Jaguars have made a decision on their next head coach, and the name is a familiar one. Doug Marrone, who began the 2016 season as the offensive line coach and ended it as the interim head coach, has been named to the permanent job.
30 comments, Last at 11 Jan 2017, 4:37pm by Bright Blue Shorts