Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

25 Jan 2018, 04:06pm by Aaron Schatz

This Is The XFL, Version 2.0

In this Sports Business Journal article, Vince McMahon suggests that he's more interested in a serious football league this time around, not the crazy half-wrestling/half-football hybrid he attempted with the original XFL. The plan is to spend two years putting it together instead of just one, starting play in the spring of 2020 with 8 teams and a 10-week season. McMahon is hoping for faster games and more simplified rules when it comes to stuff like "what is a catch." He's planning to sign players who just missed NFL rosters, not to compete with the NFL for players. "It’s an opportunity to really re-imagine football -- not reinvent it," he says.

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34 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2018, 10:00am by Theo

25 Jan 2018, 12:27pm by Robert Weintraub

Rob Weintraub's SEC Alumni Trophies

Rob Weintraub picks the NFL's best player in 2017 from each school in the Southeastern Conference. (Click to read more.)

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6 comments, Last at 27 Jan 2018, 3:43am by ssereb

24 Jan 2018, 11:20am by Robert Weintraub

Rob Weintraub's ACC Alumni Trophies

Rob Weintraub picks the NFL's best player in 2017 from each school in the Atlantic Coast Conference. (Click to read more.)

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22 Jan 2018, 02:34pm by Bryan Knowles

Arizona Hires Steve Wilks as Head Coach

Ex-Panther defensive coordinator Steve Wilks takes over in Arizona.

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36 comments, Last at 28 Jan 2018, 7:04am by Treima

22 Jan 2018, 02:17pm by Andrew Potter

Injury Aftermath: Conference Championships

The Eagles and Patriots advance to the Super Bowl, with only one notable additional injury concern for either side.

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6 comments, Last at 23 Jan 2018, 1:21pm by Aaron Brooks Good Twin

20 Jan 2018, 07:06pm by Bryan Knowles

Tennessee Hires Mike Vrabel as Head Coach

The Tennessee Titans pick Mike Vrabel as their new head coach.

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20 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2018, 11:33am by Lebo

19 Jan 2018, 01:54pm by Scott Kacsmar

FiveThirtyEight: Championship QBs Under Pressure

At FiveThirtyEight, I did a mini-preview of championship weekend by looking at how the quarterbacks fared under pressure this season, and how these defenses could be a problem for them. Case Keenum and Tom Brady led all quarterbacks in QBR under pressure this season, but things may not be as easy for Nick Foles and Blake Bortles.

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18 Jan 2018, 02:28pm by Aaron Schatz

Eagles' Secret Weapon? An Analytics-Fueled Attack

There's a lot of talk about the Cleveland Browns and analytics, but as we keep saying around here, plenty of other NFL teams have been using analytics over the last few years. This Tim McManus article discusses the way the Eagles use analytics: Doug Pederson goes for it more often on fourth down, while Jim Schwartz quizzes his defensive players on the percentages so they're ready for any situation. Fun fact: the head of the Philadelphia analytics department was an FO intern for a few months, once upon a time.

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6 comments, Last at 26 Jan 2018, 8:38am by PatsFan

15 Jan 2018, 03:22pm by Andrew Potter

Injury Aftermath: Divisional Round

All four remaining teams are close to full health as we approach conference championship weekend, but the Titans may start next season without their outstanding young right tackle.

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4 comments, Last at 16 Jan 2018, 12:03pm by DezBailey

15 Jan 2018, 11:22am by Tom Gower

Titans Part with HC Mike Mularkey

First reported by Field Yates of ESPN and subsequently confirmed by the team, the Tennessee Titans have parted ways with head coach Mike Mularkey. Mularkey became the interim coach following the firing of Ken Whisenhunt mid-season 2015 and was named the permanent head coach after a rubber-stamp process that offseason because of the work he did in going 2-7. He posted a record of 9-7 both seasons and went 1-1 in the playoffs this year. (Click to read more.)

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59 comments, Last at 25 Jan 2018, 9:25am by Mr Shush