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.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 15:22:12 -0500
The NFL has announced the compensatory picks in the 2017 draft based on 2016 free agency losses. Big winners this year are the Bengals, Browns, Broncos, and Chiefs, who get four extra draft picks each. The Seahawks also deserve notice -- they only get two compensatory picks, but both are in the third round. They are the only team with two third-rounders.
Starting this year, compensatory picks can also be traded, so this is potentially a big story for all teams.
Fri, 24 Feb 2017 11:29:24 -0500
The Panthers need tackles, the Saints need pass-rushers, the Bucs need a safety, while the conference champs need help on... offense?
Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:35:27 -0500
Our postseason look at the biggest weakness on each team starts out west, where offensive (and kicking) talent has proven to be in short supply.
Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:12:57 -0500
The 2016 study of failed completions finds an undesirable record for Joe Flacco, and praise for... Matt Barkley? Also: another depressing Rams sequel, Matt Ryan's weak spot, gadget receivers, and Tom Coughlin's teams are on the rise.
Thu, 16 Feb 2017 15:59:35 -0500
Great X & O piece today by Matt Bowen, breaking down 20 plays run by NFL teams that other NFL teams should probably steal. Obviously, not every team is going to run the Titans' or Patriots' QB sweep, but there's a lot of good stuff in here. I'm particularly fond of the Seahawks' 3 Mable to deal with trips.
Wed, 15 Feb 2017 15:34:14 -0500
Where does Matt Ryan rank among playoff quarterbacks now? Was 2016 even a top-five postseason in Tom Brady's career? Scott Kacsmar's annual look at playoff drive stats also includes the first look at 1986-88 postseason DVOA.
Mon, 13 Feb 2017 13:04:48 -0500
It's our annual list of the best, the worst, and the most unforgettable, as voted by you, the readers. 2016 was a great year for the Patriots, the Falcons, the Cowboys, and Tecmo Bo nostalgia.
Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:50:02 -0500
Five days later, people on both sides are still getting over the Super Bowl.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 12:11:05 -0500
In case you didn't see this at ESPN or catch him talking about it on Twitter, Brian Burke's model of Hall of Fame chances using neural networks is kind of fascinating. This article talks about the HOF chances of top current players; Matt Ryan basically would have gone from "almost no chance" to "almost assured" with a Super Bowl win. It also discusses which HOF QB and RB are outliers, starting with Floyd Little and the newly elected Terrell Davis. Davis seems to suggest a change in voting trends to make running backs more like quarterbacks.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:53:30 -0500
Inspired by Brian Fremeau's similar article on losers of the NCAA National Championship, here's a look at the best Super Bowl losers of the last 25 years according to DVOA. These ratings include the playoffs and remove "sit the starters" games. You know the 2007 Patriots are No. 1 but No. 2 and No. 3 are probably a surprise. And, honestly... I may need to look into why we have the 2001 Rams so low next time I go to improve the system.
Thu, 09 Feb 2017 11:14:20 -0500
Which teams should be in the market for Tony Romo's services?
Wed, 08 Feb 2017 11:03:07 -0500
Your Scramble writers are still trying to come to grips with what exactly happened Sunday night. Also: the most exciting Super Bowls in history, results of our various playoff contests, and a whole mess of commercials in the final Scramble for the 2016 season.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 15:39:47 -0500
Greatest comeback, or greatest collapse in Super Bowl history? Where did the Falcons go wrong? Also: the Patriots have become the NFL's hardest kill. Better adjust the win probability models again.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:06:19 -0500
The Falcons offense achieves a balance of first-down mastery and third-down misery that may be unprecedented in DVOA history. Plus: James White and Julio Jones are your players of the game.
Mon, 06 Feb 2017 00:21:28 -0500
Seriously, did that really happen!?
Sun, 05 Feb 2017 05:15:02 -0500
Just what the internet needed: another Super Bowl LI preview, this time from Scott Kacsmar.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 19:48:56 -0500
The NFL Honors reveals the award winners for the 2016 season.
Sat, 04 Feb 2017 19:38:29 -0500
The 2017 Pro Football Hall of Fame class is revealed.
Fri, 03 Feb 2017 12:39:01 -0500
Here's another Super Bowl LI preview from us. We're looking at a number of under-the-radar stats that will affect the game, including: the Patriots' excellent yards after catch average, which quarterback should get blitzed, and whether Matt Ryan has a strong history with fourth-quarter comebacks.