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Futures: Sam Darnold
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Futures: Sam Darnold

He's not a finished product and he has some clear flaws, but the USC quarterback might be the most tantalizing prospect in this year's draft class. Guest columnist Seth Galina explains.

13 comments, Last at 09 Apr 2018, 11:51am by Aaron Brooks Good Twin
Beating the NFL at Drafting QBs
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Beating the NFL at Drafting QBs

An alternative to QBASE: What if we told you that functional mobility was all you needed to predict the success of the top quarterback prospects? And that by one measure of that mobility, the top prospect in the class was USC's Sam Darnold?

25 comments, Last at 13 May 2018, 1:47pm by BigBlue6790
Defense and Rest Time
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Defense and Rest Time

Do defenses really wear out over the course of a game? Do defenses benefit from long drives that give them more time to rest on the sideline? Guest columnist Ben Baldwin investigates.

30 comments, Last at 23 Mar 2018, 3:23pm by Pat
Situational Play-Action Passing in the NFL
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Situational Play-Action Passing in the NFL

What down and distance make the most sense for play-action passes? And does it matter whether the quarterback is under center or in the shotgun? Guest columnist Ben Baldwin explores.

10 comments, Last at 15 Mar 2018, 1:31pm by ChrisS
2017 Adjusted Pythagorean Wins
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2017 Adjusted Pythagorean Wins

Blake Bortles made his name as the king of garbage time -- so it's ironic that if you take garbage time away, the Jacksonville Jaguars (and divisional rival Houston Texans) come out as two teams most likely to improve in 2018.

13 comments, Last at 06 Jul 2018, 10:47am by redsoxu571
Rushing Success and Play-Action Passing
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Rushing Success and Play-Action Passing

Conventional wisdom says you need a strong running game to get the most out of play-action passing. Guest columnist Ben Baldwin breaks down the numbers to find if that's really true.

31 comments, Last at 20 Feb 2018, 2:01pm by Pat
Bargaining Table vs. Court Room: Player Discipline in the NFL
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Bargaining Table vs. Court Room: Player Discipline in the NFL

If the NFL suspended Ezekiel Elliott, then why is the Cowboys' runner still playing? And if he's still playing, why is he likely to be suspended next year? Boston-based lawyer Chetan Tiwari fills us in.

4 comments, Last at 29 Sep 2017, 8:02am by Jerry
The Year In Quotes: 1986
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The Year In Quotes: 1986

The USFL folds, the NFL goes MTV, Buddy Ryan runs his mouth, and the Giants win the Super Bowl thanks in part to a little-known defensive coordinator who proceeds to fade away into obscurity.

13 comments, Last at 18 Sep 2017, 7:11pm by LionInAZ
The Week In Quotes: August 18, 2017
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The Week In Quotes: August 18, 2017

In the world of NFL quotes, Marshawn Lynch is the gift that keeps on giving. Plus: some great plays in practice, some terrible plays in practice, wicked rhymes, and Guy Fieri.

11 comments, Last at 22 Aug 2017, 7:14pm by ThePride87
Quarterbacks and Salary, 2016
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Quarterbacks and Salary, 2016

By almost any measure, Matt Ryan was the NFL's best passers last year, but Dak Prescott was nearly as effective despite being paid about 2 percent as much. Guest columnist Kevin Kolbe looks at the best values among quarterbacks in the last five years.

34 comments, Last at 20 Jun 2017, 10:32am by nat