Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:44:54 -0400
The NFL is changing the way it handles instant replay reviews. Say goodbye to shots of on-field officials dipping their heads under hoods to look at monitors. Instead, all replays will be viewed in the NFL's offices in New York, and Senior Vice President of Officiating Dean Blandino will have final say on all replay calls.
Tue, 21 Mar 2017 15:16:42 -0400
Thanks a lot, Dak Prescott. Now more people will think the fourth round is still a gold mine for quarterbacks, but the data says otherwise. The update to our quarterback draft study for 1994-2016 shows little has changed: finding a good QB is really hard.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:10:45 -0400
Let's go back in time 30 years, when a four-week player strike threw the entire league into turmoil. We've got advanced stats for both the regular players and the strikebreakers, plus a San Francisco 49ers team that led the league in both offense and defense but imploded in one of the greatest upsets in NFL postseason history.
Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:18:41 -0400
This companion piece for our 1987 DVOA ratings and commentary takes us back to the Year of the Scab and reviews the strangest stories of one of the NFL's strangest seasons.
Fri, 10 Mar 2017 10:08:32 -0500
Discussion this time around focuses on the combine, anti-Dallas game plans, insufferable gloating, man-on-wolf combat, and an all-time awkward family photo.
Thu, 09 Mar 2017 19:20:04 -0500
In a sad story, one of the NFL's best talent evaluators has been fired by his third team in the past eight years due to his ongoing struggles with alcoholism.
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:55:55 -0500
This is our open thread to discuss all the free agent movement, trades, cuts, and other news for the first few days of free agency, starting with the "legal tampering period" that begins at noon Eastern on March 7. As of new league year 4pm EST March 9, we're updating with official signings and details. (Click to read more.)
Tue, 07 Mar 2017 10:11:00 -0500
The Super Bowl champions need to boost their pass rush. Defense is also in demand in Miami and New York, while the Bills are looking for receivers to complement Sammy Watkins.
Mon, 06 Mar 2017 11:38:36 -0500
The haves and the have-nots, an AFC North tradition at this point. The haves want wide receivers. The have-nots want ... everything.
Sun, 05 Mar 2017 10:48:27 -0500
Leonard Fournette, Dalvin Cook, and Christian McCaffrey run near-identical times, but Speed Score weighs in on which 40-yard dash was most impressive.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 09:56:23 -0500
Part II on ESPN Insider: As we did last year, the FO staff put together a bold move recommendation for all 32 teams. There's a lot of Alshon Jeffrey talk here. NFC piece is written by Vincent Verhei, Bryan Knowles, Andrew Potter, and Carl Yoder.
Fri, 03 Mar 2017 07:54:38 -0500
Welcome to the NFL's worst division, where every team has gaping holes at critical positions with no obvious answers in sight.
Thu, 02 Mar 2017 06:41:46 -0500
The Broncos and Chargers need more retooling along the offensive line, the Raiders could use some cornerbacks, and the Chiefs have some issues in the heart of their defense.
Wed, 01 Mar 2017 12:16:13 -0500
New ESPN Insider piece: As we did last year, the FO staff put together a bold move recommendation for all 32 teams. The Bills should let Stephon Gilmore walk, the Steelers should re-sign Le'Veon Bell instead of just franchising him, and more suggestions. AFC piece is written by Aaron Schatz, Rivers McCown, Tom Gower, and Scott Kacsmar. NFC will run on Friday.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:38:03 -0500
The long-running battle between the Kansas City Chiefs and Eric Berry has ended with a victory for Berry. With the franchise tag deadline approaching, the Chiefs and Berry agreed to terms on a deal Ian Rapoport is reporting to be for $78 million over six years, including a $20 million signing bonus and $40 million in total guarantees.
Tue, 28 Feb 2017 12:41:55 -0500
Dallas needs help in the secondary (as usual), the Giants need running backs, and Philadelphia needs receivers. As for Washington... well, that's complicated.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:23:28 -0500
Antonio Brown is gonna get paid. It's a four-year deal at $68 million, but front-loaded. That's interesting because it should help the Steelers keep Brown all four years. It will be $18.5 million the first three years, $12.5 million in 2020. Brown is the best wide receiver in the game -- you can argue Julio Jones, though I'll still take Brown. Our stats absolutely love him. He was No. 1 in DYAR in both 2014 and 2015, two of the top ten seasons in DYAR history. He had an off-year in 2016 and still finished No. 7. Also, he makes the NFL fun.
Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:56:36 -0500
Here's a running thread to discuss announcements on franchise tags. (Click to read more.)
Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:30:52 -0500
The Vikings and Lions need linemen, the Packers ponder secondary concerns, and the Bears look to finally move on from Jay Cutler.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:01:32 -0500
Rivers McCown looks at five players who could be a little undervalued on the free agent market based on past play and athletic profile.