Football Outsiders Staff Writer Mike Tanier

Mike Tanier

Senior Analyst
Since 2004
New Jersey

MIKE TANIER has been writing Football Outsiders Almanac chapters for so long that he feels like Ringo making yet another special guest appearance during a Paul McCartney show. Mike recently wrapped up a six-year run as the NFL Lead Columnist for Bleacher Report; his popular Monday Morning Digest feature will presumably be replaced by TikTok videos, cartoon GIFs of Lamar Jackson, and long apologies. A father of two with almost 20 years of experience as an NFL writer, Mike is proof positive that we all get by with a little help from our friends. You can find his work at, Pro Football Network, the New York Times, and here at Football Outsiders.

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Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Digest, Week 1

Hey folks! I'm back with a revamped and rebranded Monday morning wrapup.

Just to update longtime readers, I will not be writing game previews this year. After 10 years, I could use a break from that weekly grind, and B/R has me doing more features and such.

Speaking of B/R, we have quite an FO presence now with Doug Farrar spearheading the new Top 1000 scouting project and Cian Fahey scouting the quarterbacks. Come check us out, then come on back to FO for a deeper look at the numbers.

Sep 12, 2016

Mike Tanier's Combine Wrap-Up: The Coveted 40 Awards!

Hey folks! It was great seeing Aaron Schatz, Andrew Healy, Doug Farrar, Bill Barnwell, Will Carroll Brian McIntyre and other Football Outsiders new and old at this year's Scouting Combine! Here's the annual Forty Awards red carpet show. It's a hop,skip and jump around Bleacher Report to find my daily notebooks if you just couldn't get enough Combine coverage.

Mar 01, 2016