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22 Jul 2018, 02:58pm by Tom Gower

Tony Sparano Passes Away

Minnesota Vikings offensive line coach Tony Sparano passed away, the team announced Sunday.

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4 comments, Last at 6:41am by Bright Blue Shorts

20 Jul 2018, 12:03pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: Football Outsiders Almanac 2018 Now Available!

We're happy to announce that the PDF version of Football Outsiders Almanac 2018 is now available for download! (Click to read more.)

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18 Jul 2018, 01:02pm by Aaron Schatz

Richard Sherman's Cornerback Summit

Since Peter King left for NBC, MMQB has been passing around the weekly Monday morning column, and Robert Klemko takes it this week. He's got a lot of interesting discussion with a group of cornerbacks who Richard Sherman gathered at Stanford this offseason to work out together and share notes on opposing receivers. Klemko speaks to Sherman, Aqib Talib, and Malcolm Butler about their moves to new teams and how they might fit into those schemes. Also lots of good info in here from our partners at Sports Info Solutions. You'll find more of the SIS charting data on these players (plus A.J.

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26 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2018, 8:48am by bachslunch

16 Jul 2018, 02:21pm by Aaron Schatz

SITE NEWS: KUBIAK Update Thread (7/16)

This thread is for Football Outsiders to keep a continuous listing of the changes and updates made to the 2018 KUBIAK preseason fantasy football projections. Please do not post to this discussion thread if you are not FO staff. If you have questions about this year's KUBIAK projections, please send them to our mailbag (mailbag@footballoutsiders.com).

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1 comment, Last at 16 Jul 2018, 2:23pm by Aaron Schatz

09 Jul 2018, 05:16am by Vincent Verhei

Two-Point Study at Riley-Kolste Football

Noah Riley, a student-athlete at Lewis & Clark College in Portland (and nephew of former Oregon State Beavers/Nebraska Cornhuskers/San Diego Chargers head coach Mike Riley) went back and charted every two-point conversion in the NFL in the last seven years to find out what works best (bootlegs, pick plays, and most runs) and what doesn't (fade routes). He broke things down in great detail by play design and route combination, and included video samples of each play type. It's phenomenally comprehensive stuff that is both enlightening and educational.

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15 comments, Last at 11 Jul 2018, 2:14pm by Will Allen

01 Jul 2018, 07:13pm by Vincent Verhei

Kam Chancellor Announces Retirement

In unsurprising news, Seattle Seahawks strong safety Kam Chancellor has announced his retirement due to a neck injury suffered last year against Arizona.

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48 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2018, 9:00am by bachslunch

28 Jun 2018, 02:05pm by Vincent Verhei

Jameis Winston Suspended for Three Games

It's almost old news at this point, but it just became official today: Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Jameis Winston has been suspended for the first three games of the 2018 season.

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52 comments, Last at 22 Jul 2018, 12:20am by MC2

26 Jun 2018, 04:01pm by Aaron Schatz

How the NFL's New Helmet Rule Could Change Football as We Know It

A good look here at the NFL's new helmet rule, which is very narrowly drawn: "it's a foul if a player lowers his head to initiate and make contact with his helmet against an opponent." This rule brings up a lot of questions. What happens now when ballcarriers duck to gain extra yardage? What about quarterback sneaks? And how will they enforce this rule with linemen, who essentially make helmet contact with each other on nearly every play?

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21 comments, Last at 11 Jul 2018, 6:04am by Theo

31 May 2018, 12:54pm by Aaron Schatz

Which Defenses Depended on "Non-Pressure Sacks" in 2017?

How does a defense get lots of sacks without great pressure? Coverage sacks and quarterbacks just tripping over their own feet. (Click to read more.)

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24 comments, Last at 13 Jun 2018, 2:38pm by cdubya

31 May 2018, 12:13pm by Aaron Schatz

From the Bench to the Booth

Good article here by Jonathan Jones on MMQB. You can instantly move into the broadcast booth if you're a Pro Bowl-quality player such as Jason Witten. But how do lower-level players move into today's diverse media landscape. Jones talks to Geoff Schwartz, Andrew Hawkins, Dan Orlovsky, and others. Some good football analysts here. There's a lot more to being a media personality than just knowing the subject, and there's no reason why great players should be better broadcasters than guys who were average starters or even bench players such as Orlovsky. Just ask Mike Mayock and Matt Bowen.

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15 comments, Last at 13 Jun 2018, 1:39pm by rpwong