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Predicting the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class
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Predicting the 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame Class

Our 2018 Pro Football Hall of Fame predictions look at the most decorated defender since 1986, the best WR since Jerry Rice, and the "other" middle linebacker. Also: poison pills, Terrell Owens' value, and the forgotten Patriot.

54 comments, Last at 10 Aug 2017, 3:20pm by Raiderjoe
Randy Moss: First-Ballot Hall of Famer
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Randy Moss: First-Ballot Hall of Famer

Would you bet on Randy Moss being a first-ballot Hall of Famer? Straight cash, homie. Alas, since he's a wide receiver, we have our doubts it will happen. But Moss left no doubts as to his greatness on the field. This is his HOF case.

45 comments, Last at 08 Aug 2017, 11:25am by MilkmanDanimal
Jarvis Landry's Value, Part II
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Jarvis Landry's Value, Part II

Our second look at Jarvis Landry's value examines the main reason his catches are lacking in value, and the new charting data that shows how Miami may not be using him properly.

8 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2017, 3:22pm by Scott Kacsmar
Jarvis Landry's Value, Part I
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Jarvis Landry's Value, Part I

Jarvis Landry is tied for the most catches (288) in NFL history thru three years, but why hasn't this translated into value for Miami's offense? What is his value compared to other No. 1 wideouts?

7 comments, Last at 02 May 2018, 3:10pm by Pappy13
2016 Slot vs. Wide: Defense
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2016 Slot vs. Wide: Defense

Our final part in looking at slot vs. wide targets focuses entirely on defenses. Which first-round rookie corners had tough times in 2016? Who was the weak link in Denver's No-Fly Zone? Also: the Falcons have a secondary to watch out for in 2017.

5 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2017, 11:51am by Tomlin_Is_Infallible
2016 Slot vs. Wide: RBs and TEs
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2016 Slot vs. Wide: RBs and TEs

Part II of our look at slot vs. wide targets focuses on running backs and tight ends. Was Le'Veon Bell used more diversely than David Johnson? Also: is there actually a stat where Rob Gronkowski ranked last among his peers?

7 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2017, 3:46pm by Scott Kacsmar
2016 Slot vs. Wide: WRs and QBs
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2016 Slot vs. Wide: WRs and QBs

We have new data showing where receivers line up at the snap, and how quarterbacks do throwing wide or to the slot. You might be surprised to see where Matt Ryan is best, and where Alex Smith struggled the most in Kansas City.

9 comments, Last at 31 Jul 2017, 11:56am by Tomlin_Is_Infallible
2016 Play-Action Defense
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2016 Play-Action Defense

Can your defense sniff out a play-action fake? If you live in Texas, you're in luck! If you're in a Great Lakes state, on the other hand...

2 comments, Last at 17 Jul 2017, 1:02am by Wade8813
2016 Play-Action Offense
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2016 Play-Action Offense

We take a look at play-action passing from 2016, as numbers return to a state of normalcy after the great Zone-Read Revolution.

9 comments, Last at 29 Aug 2017, 5:20pm by msabercr
Colin Kaepernick: Into the Black
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Colin Kaepernick: Into the Black

With training camp approaching, Colin Kaepernick remains a free agent. We look at how more than just football reasons are driving this, and how Kaepernick would be an extreme rarity in NFL history if his age-30 season never actually happens.

84 comments, Last at 06 Aug 2017, 3:05pm by Bright Blue Shorts