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Defensive Drops 2009
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Defensive Drops 2009

Did the trends in defensive drops from 2008 hold in 2009? Which players induced the most drops? And what happened to last year's leaders?

35 comments, Last at 14 Jun 2010, 3:43pm by chemical burn
Introducing SackSEER
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Introducing SackSEER

The FO draft toolbox expands with SackSEER, Nathan Forster's system for projecting which highly-drafted pass rushers are most likely to succeed or fail in the NFL. Hint: Stay away from anyone with two French last names.

116 comments, Last at 04 Nov 2012, 3:21pm by DCW
Washington's Small Upgrade
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Washington's Small Upgrade

A look at similar historical quarterbacks suggests that the upgrade from Jason Campbell to Donovan McNabb is surprisingly small.

142 comments, Last at 12 Apr 2010, 3:06pm by Kevin from Philly
Wisdom of Crowds in Review: WR, TE
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Wisdom of Crowds in Review: WR, TE

Our final Twitter review shows that the crowds did their best work predicting wideouts and tight ends, pegging near-exact numbers for players like Andre Johnson and Santonio Holmes.

44 comments, Last at 22 Mar 2010, 2:09pm by Jeff Fogle
Wisdom of Crowds in Review: RB
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Wisdom of Crowds in Review: RB

Before the 2009 season, we used Twitter to see what the public thought of some selected players. Learn what we all got wrong, and which breakout sophomore the FO readers pegged with surprising accuracy.

67 comments, Last at 02 Jun 2010, 2:17pm by Rich Conley
Wisdom of Crowds in Review: QB
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Wisdom of Crowds in Review: QB

Before the 2009 season, we used Twitter to see what the public thought of some selected players. Now, with the season finished, we'll review those predictions and analyze what went right or wrong, starting with quarterbacks.

73 comments, Last at 02 Apr 2010, 11:02pm by Tim Wilson

Stat of the Day: 2009 CB Charting Stats II

An old Titan, a couple young Dolphins, and a very injured Seahawk sit at the bottom of our 2009 game charting statistics for cornerbacks.

17 comments, Last at 07 Feb 2010, 2:51pm by Vince Verhei
Stat of the Day: 2009 CB Charting Stats
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Stat of the Day: 2009 CB Charting Stats

Revis Fever! Here's our first look at the best cornerbacks of 2009 according to the FO Game Charting Project. A longtime FO favorite returns to glory, while a recent subject of FO criticism gets a well-deserved apology.

56 comments, Last at 08 Feb 2010, 1:48am by tabsports
2009 Adjusted Games Lost Totals
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2009 Adjusted Games Lost Totals

Which teams rode a dramatic change in their health to the playoffs? And who might expect to do the same in 2010? We break down the injuries of 2009 with AGL.

51 comments, Last at 01 Feb 2010, 10:13pm by Steph
Show Them The Money?
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Show Them The Money?

Guest columnist Ben Singer takes a look at the "Contract Year" phenomenon, analyzing the impact of free agency on NFL player motivation and performance.

7 comments, Last at 03 Nov 2009, 2:22pm by Ryan D.