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Who is Jameis Winston? We Still Don't Know.

Who is Jameis Winston? We Still Don't Know.

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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Off The Charts Podcast: March 14
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Off The Charts Podcast: March 14

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.)

Browns Deal Zeitler to Giants for Vernon

Browns Deal Zeitler to Giants for Vernon

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.

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Off The Charts Podcast: March 7
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Off The Charts Podcast: March 7

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.)

Off The Charts Podcast: February 28
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Off The Charts Podcast: February 28

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.)

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Raiders, Coliseum Authority Reach Agreement for 2019

Raiders, Coliseum Authority Reach Agreement for 2019

Change of plans, kids. It looks like your Oakland Raiders are going to stay in Oakland in 2019 as your Oakland Raiders. There's also a team option in the deal for 2020 in case the Raiders' new stadium in Las Vegas is not yet ready as planned.

5 comments, Last at 01 Mar 2019, 5:25pm by LionInAZ
Off The Charts Podcast: February 21
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Off The Charts Podcast: February 21

I'm out again (this week due to illness, which is also why this is getting posted so late) so Matt Manocherian instead sits down with two SIS lead football scouts, Nathan Cooper and John Todd, to break down the wide receiver and cornerback classes for the upcoming draft according to the SIS Football Rookie Handbook.

Off The Charts Podcast: February 14
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Off The Charts Podcast: February 14

I took the week off from the podcast for some school meetings, so instead Matt Manocherian and Sports Info Solutions guest Nathan Cooper get together to discuss the upcoming SIS Rookie Handbook draft guide. They discuss this year's quarterback and defensive line prospects. (Click for audio link.)

Ravens Trade Joe Flacco to Denver

Ravens Trade Joe Flacco to Denver

The Ravens have agreed in principle on a deal to trade Joe Flacco to the Denver Broncos. Compensation is as yet unknown but will likely be a mid-round pick. The king of failed completions heads to Denver, and Case Keenum will likely be cut after just one season with the Broncos. This is an upgrade on throwing the deep ball, but is it an upgrade in any other way? Flacco last year was 16th in passing DVOA, which is nice but was also just half a season and was much better than his last three seasons.He had ranked 26th or lower in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

78 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2019, 5:19pm by LionInAZ