aka Big Hairy Andy
Anglo-Scot (so, Briton) ANDREW POTTER blames Mega Drive classics John Madden Football and Joe Montana Sports Talk Football for his transatlantic love of the gridiron game. He joined Football Outsiders in 2013 to help with the infamous Twitter Audibles experiment, and still compiles Audibles at the Line to this day. Though outwardly a fan of the New Orleans Saints, inwardly the Angus resident still yearns for his first gridiron love: NFL Europe’s Scottish Claymores.
Newbie quarterbacks go 0-3 in their playoff debuts. Old Saint Nick leads another seasonal upset (courtesy of an ill-timed Cody Parkey crossbar challenge). Both road teams advance in the AFC. The only matchup of two playoff veterans sees both take a back seat, as running and defense are the order of the day in Dallas.
Bryan, Andrew, and friends are back for another go-round of the Staff Playoff Draft. Chiefs and Saints abound, while Ravens and Eagles fail to take off. Can you beat them in the Best of the Rest challenge?
35 comments, Last at 17 Jan 2019, 06:03am by Sean Clark
The 2018 regular season has ended, and the playoff field is set. Your Audibles crew discusses the action on a final day that is equal parts predictable (every single top-five seed with anything to play for won) and incredible (fourth-and-season in Baltimore again, and the Eagles are back in the playoffs).
What moment best sums up Jacksonville's 2018 season? Did Joe Haden's pass interference call against the Saints merit an entire capsule of its own? Your Audibles crew discusses the action as the AFC playoff race goes down to the final week with almost nothing yet guaranteed.
For the second year in a row, Andrew and Bryan take pity on superstars stuck on shocking squads, and grant 20 lucky players new life as members of playoff-bound teams. On a related note, Bryan and Andrew attempt to figure out just who those playoff teams ARE.
27 comments, Last at 21 Dec 2018, 01:33pm by danplatt17
One AFC wild-card contender loses two defenders for the year in a shutout victory, while another loses its starting halfback. The rest of the playoff field suffers a variety scrapes and sprains, but fortunately nothing that should linger into January.
2 comments, Last at 18 Dec 2018, 05:44pm by jw124164