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Hope For Jared Goff?
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Hope For Jared Goff?

After a disastrous rookie campaign, is there hope the Rams quarterback can turn his career around? Guest columnist Damon Gulczynski pores through the FO database in search of other passers who struggled out of the gate before finding success down the line.

35 comments, Last at 28 May 2017, 11:19pm by Vincent Verhei
2017 NFL Draft Report Card Report
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2017 NFL Draft Report Card Report

The biggest trade of 2017 determined both the most and least popular drafts this year. Meanwhile, high-risk draft strategies in Cincinnati, Oakland, and Houston drew strongly mixed reactions from the pundits.

25 comments, Last at 05 May 2017, 3:58pm by Raiderjoe
Futures: Deshaun Watson
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Futures: Deshaun Watson

You'll rarely see a quarterback make as many good plays and as many bad ones as Clemson's passer did in 2016. Guest columnist Seth Galina breaks down the tape and says the positives significantly outweigh the negatives.

6 comments, Last at 11 May 2017, 7:46am by bubqr
Presenting Adjusted Pythagorean Theorem
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Presenting Adjusted Pythagorean Theorem

Guest writer Brett Lieblich asks if we can we make Pythagorean wins more accurate by removing garbage-time scores. The results suggest a little less optimism for the Steelers in 2017, and a bit more for the Seahawks.

10 comments, Last at 21 Apr 2018, 12:50pm by medelste

The Year In Quotes: 1987

This companion piece for our 1987 DVOA ratings and commentary takes us back to the Year of the Scab and reviews the strangest stories of one of the NFL's strangest seasons.

19 comments, Last at 28 Mar 2017, 8:22pm by LionInAZ
The Year in Quotes: 1988
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The Year in Quotes: 1988

George H.W. Bush was elected president. Rain Man was movie of the year. Rick Astley was non-ironically popular. But people around the NFL were saying ridiculous things, just like they do today.

12 comments, Last at 06 Feb 2017, 12:32am by LionInAZ
Book Excerpt: View from the O-Line
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Book Excerpt: View from the O-Line

After nearly four decades as an NFL offensive line coach, Howard Mudd has collected all his wisdom and knowledge on the subject in his upcoming book. In this excerpt, Mudd and others share their favorite blockers ever, and Walter Jones shares his secret technique for finishing off pass-rushers.

12 comments, Last at 15 Sep 2016, 5:18pm by Will Allen
The Month In Quotes: July 2016
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The Month In Quotes: July 2016

Just before training camp, NFL players seemed most concerned with rehabbing injuries, and the drugs they used to deal with the pain of those injuries.

3 comments, Last at 11 Aug 2016, 12:11am by LionInAZ
Defense and Pass Pressure, 2015
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Defense and Pass Pressure, 2015

The Broncos once again finish at the top of the charts, but it was their division rivals in San Diego who were most reliant on a strong pass rush last year.

11 comments, Last at 17 Jul 2016, 10:43am by Noah Arkadia
The Month in Quotes: June 2016
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The Month in Quotes: June 2016

The draft is over, free agency is over, and the first preseason game is still a full month away. So let's talk about drugs!

12 comments, Last at 18 Jul 2016, 11:37pm by LionInAZ