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Week in Quotes

This Week In Quotes: August 31, 2010
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This Week In Quotes: August 31, 2010

Laurence Maroney isn't happy about his Madden rating, James Harrison wasn't happy with Kyle Orton, and Rex Ryan becomes a fortune teller in this week's best quotes.

32 comments, Last at 02 Sep 2010, 10:33am by Bill Heffner

Ramblings

FO Basics: Different Kinds of Stats
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FO Basics: Different Kinds of Stats

A basic look at the different kinds of stats we use at Football Outsiders, exploring the difference between play-by-play stats and game charting stats and a few other issues.

18 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2010, 5:27pm by Aaron Schatz

Stat Analysis

Wisdom of Crowds 2010: RB/WR
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Wisdom of Crowds 2010: RB/WR

In a transitional week, the panel looks at a couple of KUBIAK darlings from Pittsburgh.

6 comments, Last at 31 Aug 2010, 9:16am by Theo

Under The Cap

Under The Cap: Top 10 Draft Picks
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Under The Cap: Top 10 Draft Picks

Facing a possible lockout in 2011, the top ten draft picks and their agents had unique circumstances to consider when negotiating their contracts.

4 comments, Last at 01 Sep 2010, 10:43am by IanWhetstone

Stat Analysis

Introducing YAC+, Part III: Quarterbacks
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Introducing YAC+, Part III: Quarterbacks

What does YAC+ say about quarterback consistency? And which awful quarterbacks make the leaderboard? The YAC+ saga ends with Part III.

21 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2010, 12:40pm by Arkaein

Varsity Numbers

Varsity Numbers Catches Fire
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Varsity Numbers Catches Fire

In both sales and football statistics, Always Be Closing.

2 comments, Last at 30 Aug 2010, 7:24pm by BGNoMore

Film Room

Cover-3: Empty Bandwagons
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Cover-3: Empty Bandwagons

This week’s Cover-3 goes under the hood with a pass rusher who deserves more attention, a backup quarterback who might be worthy of increased focus, and a coaching strategy that should be buried as quickly as possible.

32 comments, Last at 28 Aug 2010, 11:56am by Basilicus

Stat Analysis

Fantasy Risers And Fallers 2010
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Fantasy Risers And Fallers 2010

Bill Barnwell breaks down Matt Forte's chances of a rebound season, Matt Ryan vs. Joe Flacco, and other players whose fantasy value should change in 2010.

52 comments, Last at 19 Sep 2010, 5:54am by evenchunkiermonkey

FEI Ratings

FEI: Rating the Programs
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FEI: Rating the Programs

How healthy is your favorite college football program right now? Brian Fremeau's Approximated Program Power ratings have a strong relationship with championship contention and recruiting prowess. That can't be a coincidence, right?

16 comments, Last at 04 Feb 2011, 2:47pm by Kirt O

Scramble

Scramble: NFC Over/Unders Part I
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Scramble: NFC Over/Unders Part I

Scramble for the Ball makes its first visit to the NFC for the 2010 season, including a look at how Super Bowl champions fared the next season and an attempt to put the Seattle Seahawks in proper historical context.

50 comments, Last at 27 Aug 2010, 1:58pm by Dr. Mooch