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Four Downs: NFC East
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Four Downs: NFC East

Our look at the biggest holes on each NFL roster begins in the east, where New York and Washington need passers, while Dallas and Philadelphia need coverage help.

14 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2019, 2:36pm by Pat
AAF Season Preview
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AAF Season Preview

The Alliance of American Football kicks off this weekend, with eight teams vying to be the inaugural champions. For now, the league's biggest stars are the coaches, including Rick Neuheisel, Mike Singletary, and Steve Spurrier

42 comments, Last at 18 Feb 2019, 10:23am by TimK
New York Jets Hire Adam Gase to Coach

New York Jets Hire Adam Gase to Coach

Adam Gase to coach New York Jets

37 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2019, 7:04am by BJR
Packers Fire Head Coach Mike McCarthy

Packers Fire Head Coach Mike McCarthy

The Green Bay Packers fire Mike McCarthy after 13 years as head coach

47 comments, Last at 04 Dec 2018, 10:41pm by theslothook
Buccaneers Fire Defensive Coordinator Mike Smith

Buccaneers Fire Defensive Coordinator Mike Smith

The Buccaneers are the first team to make a coordinator change in 2018.

6 comments, Last at 21 Oct 2018, 11:05am by Theo
Every Drew Brees Pass, Analyzed

Every Drew Brees Pass, Analyzed

The Advocate charts every pass Drew Brees has made since joining the Saints in 2006.

1 comment, Last at 06 Sep 2018, 3:42am by bubqr
Cut Day Megathread

Cut Day Megathread

A thread for discussing all the various moves and news of cutdown day.

25 comments, Last at 05 Sep 2018, 9:47am by jtr
FO Mailbag: Does Defense Dip Down in December?
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FO Mailbag: Does Defense Dip Down in December?

A question from a reader has us diving into week-by-week DVOA splits, looking at how both run and pass defense change over the course of the year. Is wear and tear to blame for defensive declines, or does Old Man Winter have something to say?

14 comments, Last at 14 Aug 2018, 12:54pm by crw78

Jason Verrett Out for Season. Again.

Jason Verrett has reportedly torn his Achilles during a conditioning test in Chargers training camp.

2 comments, Last at 01 Aug 2018, 4:12pm by theslothook
2017 Play-Action Defense
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2017 Play-Action Defense

Our look at play-action pass in 2017 flips to the defensive side of the ball. Carolina was historically good, Houston was historically bad, and a long-standing question about year-to-year correlation gets cleared up.

3 comments, Last at 20 Jul 2018, 9:35am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin